For beginners, you might think that riding ATV is fun and exciting. You’re right! It is fun and exciting. This is especially true if you’re riding it with a bunch of highly energetic friends with a dash of impulsiveness. But wait….this is something that we think you should know before you start calling all your friends for an ATV bash. Have you got all your gears together yet? Have you got the complete or at least, the necessary ATV apparel at your disposal right now? If not, the first thing you have to do is to go out and get yourself a set of ATV apparel and accessories that are necessary.
Now, there are different parts of your body that is susceptible to injury. The eyes, hands, head and feet. These are body parts that are easily injured when you’re riding ATV and they need to be fully protected.
The head – wear a helmet. Not just A helmet, not just ANY helmet but a helmet designed for ATV riding. There are many different brands, makes and types of ATV helmets out in the market. Types of helmets that give you full protection over your head and eyes…and ones that doesn’t. The most important thing about buying an ATV helmet is that they fit right, feel comfortable and don’t swirl around your head whenever you turn it. Regardless of your preference, style and taste, we’re pretty sure you’ll find one that you like without too much difficulty. The price range for ATV helmets varies tremendously depending on the materials used and features. A good ATV helmet can be bought for between $100 and $400.
The hands – Gloves. Now, during a fall from the ATV, most of the time, among the first to make contact with the ground are your hands. And since your hands are filled with delicate bones and muscles, they need to be protected. Injuring your hand during an ATV outing can be quite dramatic – in fact, it can affect your daily routine and life as well. So, make sure you invest in a good pair of gloves to keep your hands out of harm’s way. And while you’re at it, get yourself a pair of elbow pads as well. If your hands don’t meet the ground first, your elbows will…otherwise, your head will.
The feet – ATV boots. You’d think any type of boots will do, right? But no, the conventional boots are not adequately padded for ATV riding and they won’t make a difference whether you’re wearing one of not when you’re riding on an ATV. Proper ATV boots are thick and made of high quality materials to ensure that your feet don’t slip off the footrests. On top of that, ATV boots are really way cooler than conventional boots, anyway.