BUYER’S GUIDE: UTV Seats
When it comes to your UTV, the stock seats are only comfortable to a certain extent. Aftermarket seats provide a number of benefits compared to the stockers in your machine. Whether you are out cruising trails for fun or going as fast as possible over rough terrain, you want a comfortable and safe seat to sit in at all speeds. We got in contact with PRP, Pro Armor, Mastercraft and Beard to help narrow the selection down for those scratching their heads about what seats to buy.
MASTERCRAFT COMPASS, $359.95 up to 900cc & $394.95 for 1000cc
Mastercraft Racing seats can be found in Trophy Trucks and Class 1 cars to jeeps and UTVs. The new Compass is a bolt-in seat for the Polaris RZR to provide increased comfort, safety and support in any terrain. Mastercraft took the same technology from their top-of-the-line race seats and scaled it down to fit the RZR. Each seat is constructed of an open mesh liner, high resiliency foam for comfort and durability, and a precision-crafted tubular frame. Five point restraint slots and loops come standard on each seat. Two Compass models are available to fit the new RZR 1000s and another to fit the previous RZR 900s and smaller. Available colors are black/red, black/silver and black/orange. To contact Mastercraft, you can call them at (619) 449-9455 or visit their website: www.master craftsafety.com.
BEARD TORQUE, $399.99 each
The Beard Torque seat is a full-suspension containment seat designed specifically for performance UTV applications. It offers added comfort and stability with unmatched side containment and support, works great with racing-harness seat belts, and bolts directly to OEM seat mounts. Beard’s suspension technology consists of a rigid tubular steel frame, an intricate web of energy-absorbing components acting in unison for maximum comfort and support even in the harshest environment. These will fit the Wildcat 1000, RZR 570, 800 or XP 900, and is only available in black. To order a set, you can call Rocky Mountain ATV/MC at (801) 465-3140 or visit them at www.rockymountain atvmc.com.
BEARD SUPER-TZ, $449.99
Super-TZ features Beard’s signature suspension technology and excellent comfort and containment for increased driver control. Beard’s suspension technology consists of a rigid tubular steel frame and an intricate web of energy-absorbing components. The Super-TZ was developed specifically to fit the cockpit of today’s high-performance UTVs, and it fits like a glove. Integrated four-point safety-harness slots make it fully compatible with Beard’s harness systems. Installation is as easy as unbolting the old seats and bolting in the new seats onto the OEM mounts. These will fit the Wildcat 1000, RZR 570, 800 or XP 900, and the only available color is black. To order a set, you can call Rocky Mountain ATV/MC at (801) 465-3140 or visit them at www.rocky mountainatvmc.com.
PRP HIGH BACK, $299 each
PRP Seats’ High Back is a classic suspension seat modified to fit your UTV. The multi-density foam and PRP’s unique frame construction give you superior comfort. The marine grade vinyl cover resists fading from the sun and withstands harsh weather. Over 70 color and material options provide many choices to customize your machine. PRP built their seats to directly mount to the RZR 570/800/900 or S 900/ XP 1000 models, and mounts are available for Arctic Cats and Can-Ams. To contact PRP, call them at (800) 317-6253 or visit www.prp seats.com.
GT/S.E., $425 each
The GT/S.E. takes PRP’s best-selling Original GT and adds additional accents, as well as contrasted, vertical stitching. The multi-density foam and PRP’s unique frame construction give you superior comfort. A marine grade vinyl cover resists fading from the sun and withstands harsh weather, the GT/S.E. also features a standard mesh drain in the seat base so water and sand won’t collect where you sit. Over 70 color and material options provide many choices to customize your machine. PRP builds their seats to directly mount to the RZR 570/800/900 or S 900/ XP 1000 models, and mounts are available for Arctic Cats and Can-Ams. To contact PRP, call them at (800) 317-6253 or visit www.prpseats.com.
PRO ARMOR G2 MUD, $429.95
The all-new G2 Mud suspension seat from Pro Armor is designed to give a driver or passenger the most comfort and performance possible. Several advanced features include easy pass-through belt slots, multidensity foams, powdercoated frames and a sand drain. The sand drain allows water and debris to fall through the bottom of the seat to help keep you clean and dry. Vibrant marinegrade vinyl and a stunning design will complement any XP1K, XP1K 4, XP 900 and XP 800 while still mounting onto the OEM seat base. To contact Pro Armor, visit them at www.pro armor.com or call (951) 343-9270.
Pro Armor has a new seat, the F1, that will be available to the public very soon. The F1 will have a new design with a center headrest opening, outside straps to secure a harness, and back and lumbar support. A pass-through for mud or sand and a mesh drain are also featured on the F1. Available colors will be black, black/red, black/orange, black/ white and black/blue. To contact Pro Armor, visit them at www.proarmor. com or call (951) 343-9270