CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Remember, it’s better to give…
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
The time of year has once again arrived, and it’s possible you haven’t even thought of a gift for your loved ones or riding buddies yet. ATV and UTV parts, accessories, and even safety gear are not exactly cheap. We all have different budgets, so we’ve come up with a list of practical gift ideas. From riding gear to spray-on cleaners to tires, we tried to find things that will be more widely appreciated.
Specific parts like a brake-caliper rebuild might be too personal or specific, so we populated our list with unique items that a wide range of OHV fans can enjoy. While you contemplate what to get friends for Christmas, we hope the products we’ve listed here can help guide you.
FALCON RIDGE COUGAR 729 TIRE
Has your best buddy run his tires down a little too far and you’re starting to get concerned? Falcon Ridge has a wide selection of tires to choose from, and this Cougar is said to have great grip for inspiring more confidence on the trail. Chances are you’ll be riding with him anyway, so Christmas may be a good excuse to get him squared away. Prices vary within their product line, but the Cougar 729 tires range from $179–$212.
MOOSE RACING STREET KIT WITH SWITCHES
Control your horn, hazards and turn signals with back-lit LED rocker switches with this all-in-one street kit. The kit comes with a mounting bracket and pre-wired so you can plug-and-play. You can mount the switches just about anywhere you think is convenient. MSRP is listed at $439.95. Another practical holiday gift idea.
ODI ROGUE MX SINGLE-PLY GRIP
This grip uses extra-large, raised rubber pads, which help provide shock absorption and control. The surface pattern is aggressive, making for better grip in all conditions. This is a great stocking stuffer and for a retail price of $12.95. You’ll get black, blue, red, orange and soft grey options.
FALCON RIDGE MIRROR
Here’s another simple gift idea that can be a real help on the trail. Easy to install, and you can adjust the tension to make it easier or harder to reposition. They offer several different color-accented trim kits to pick from. It’s 12 inches wide, and you can purchase one for $69.49
TUSK PRO TORQUE CVT BELT
This belt is designed to last longer and withstand higher temperatures, and one may fit in a stocking this Christmas. This is a quality product that comes with a one-year warranty and is made with proven materials. You can buy one on Rocky Mountain ATV/MC’s website for a retail price of $115.
MOOSE RACING SAHARA PANTS AND JERSEY
Some younger people may not remember this style, but it was the style for much of the 1990s. Moose has brought the retro look back, along with four other new color choices for 2023. If an older sibling or parent was racing or riding back in that time, the retro gear could be a nice throwback and fun surprise on Christmas morning. The pants retail for $149.95 and the jersey for $49.95.
CAN-AM’S XPS SERIES SPRAY CLEANER AND POLISH
For that friend who has to have a shiny, new-looking machine every ride. This cleaner is said to mitigate UV damage and reduce the build-up of mud. It’s designed as a multi-purpose cleaner, helping keep your machines nice and shiny after a cleaning. This cleaner can be used on plastic or painted surfaces. It comes in 12-ounce cans and retails for $9.99.
FMF VISION POWERBOMB GOGGLES
These goggles feature a removable nose guard that gives great coverage and protects you from roost. With an anti-fog-coated polycarbonate lens, you’ll maximize clear vision on the trail even when you start to get overheated. And, no matter what model of adult-size FMF goggles you get, the lenses are universal. Multiple lens options are available, including a variety of colored mirror and dual-pane tinted. They retail for $52.50.
USWE RAW 4L DIRT BIKING HYDRATION PACK
Everyone loves a backpack to carry more things. We find it’s easier to stay hydrated when you have a supply of water connected to your body. USWE’s packs are known for their ergonomic performance fit meant for top athletes to compete with. The hydration bladder can carry up to 4 liters of liquid, as well as provide a good amount of storage for tools and snacks. The 4-liter pack retails for $124.99, and you can check out other size options on their website at www.uswe.com.
SOLID HELMETS S13 MOTO HELMET
We picked this helmet because it’s a reasonable price with stylish modern design. Solid also offers integrated communication mounting for all its helmets. DOT certified with three color options with sizes that include medium, large, XL and XXL for $139.99.
ETRAILER RATCHET-STRAP 4-PACK
Who doesn’t need more ratchet straps? Ratchet-style straps are safe and secure for transporting quads or UTVs—much better than cam-lock straps. eTrailer has many options of different lengths and weight ratings, which can be found on their website. This four-pack will cost you $38.67.
FASST COMPANY FLEXX BARS
Does someone you know suffer from wrist or hand pain? Put one of these under the tree this year! What is it? A handlebar that has suspension built into it. They are designed to reduce fatigue and literally add flex to your ride without taking away feel. And, you can adjust the amount of flex with different elastomers provided from Fasst Company. They retail for $399.99, and they also offer them for mountain bikes.
DJI POCKET 2 MINI HANDHELD ACTION CAMERA
We’ve been using this camera for a better part of a year and have produced some great action with it. The stabilization and video quality are remarkable, and the settings offer endless options for different exposures, slow motion and microphone accessibility. It may be the most exciting gift that can fit in a stocking this year. It even has a “Follow Me” mode, which is handy for filming yourself when no one else is around.
Z1R F.I. FRACTAL HELMET
Here’s another helmet for your consideration this holiday season. We think it’s Z1R’s most stylish helmet yet, and it comes in a shade of blue, red and fully black. Constructed of an injected polycarbonate shell that is DOT and ECE certified. Also for this year, they’ve stepped up to a new level of safety by integrating MIPS into the Fractal helmet. The retail price is $179.95.
THOR REBOUND GLOVES
Here’s a simple but effective gift! What makes this glove special to us is the extra padding you find near the knuckle. It’s amazing that more companies don’t incorporate this feature. They are designed with a great combination of comfortable elasticity, durability and breathability. Having an adjustable Velcro strap makes it easier to take the gloves off. You can purchase a pair for $34.95.