ATV Clothing Selection: Casual Vs. Pro Gear


There are a few important topics you might be thinking about for an upcoming ATV tour, and one of these will definitely be what to wear. Are you okay wearing normal, casual clothing, or do you need professional or specialty gear for your ride? 

At Mild to Wild Rhino Tours, we provide all safety gear and necessary equipment for our Zion National Park ATV tours, and we’re also happy to make basic recommendations about what to wear from a basic clothing perspective. The answers to client questions here vary, however — we offer programs where you can drive your own ATV, but also those where you’ll just be a passenger, and some people’s choice of clothing will change based on which position they’re in, or on other factors. This two-part blog series will go over some essentials, from the kinds of things you can and should wear for your ATV ride to those that should not be worn in any circumstances.

Casual, Standard Clothing

For many people, especially ATV passengers (but also many drivers), it’s completely acceptable to wear standard, casual clothing when participating on an ATV tour. This might include jeans, shorts, a t-shirt or blouse, and sneakers or other sturdy shoes.

If you’re choosing to dress in this way, make sure you’re comfortable with being active and potentially getting dirty — ATVing is definitely not like a leisurely walk through the park. And if you know you’ll be traveling at high speeds (this isn’t the case on our tours, but can be in other ATV situations), we recommend at least considering certain specialty items like a chest protector, which we’ll discuss later.

Specialty, Professional Clothing

On the other hand, if you’re a driver for an ATV tour, there are some items you may want to have with you in order to be safe and comfortable. First and foremost amongst these is professional clothing that’s specific to ATV driving. This might include things like riding pants, a riding jacket, gloves, boots, and a helmet.

Chest protectors are also highly recommended for drivers, as they can help to prevent injury in the event of a fall or collision. And finally, sunglasses and sunscreen are always important when spending time outside in the sun.

Now, there is no rule whatsoever that you have to completely outfit yourself with these products. Maybe you’re just looking for some quality riding pants that will keep your normal jeans from getting ripped up on the tour. Or you have a sturdy pair of shoes you want to bring along as an extra layer against the possibility of cold weather. That’s perfectly okay, and our staff will be more than happy to help you with whatever you need.

In part two of our series, we’ll look into another important area: Things NOT to wear on your ATV ride under any circumstances.

For more on this, or to learn about our beautiful ATV tours of Zion National Park, speak to the team at Mild to Wild Rhino Tours today.

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