We’re back with the 2022 Holiday UTV Gift Guide! This year, we reached out to the wider offroad community to find out what their picks are for the offroad enthusiast would be. We’ve gather gift picks from athletes to media personalities, fabricators to videographers, and audio specialists to speed junkies. From $10 to $1000+, we have a pick sure to cover your bases this holiday season!
Disclaimer: None of the included products below are sponsored or paid for. These are actual recommendations submitted from the offroading community! These are presented in order of appearance on Episode 87 of The SXS Guys Offroad Podcast!
25 Holiday Gift Guide Ideas for Offroad Enthusiasts
Big Z’s Pick – AGM Jack Rod Stand
During the recording of the Holiday Gift Guide Podcast episode, I was so focused on everybody else’s picks that, I forgot to mention my pick this year! AGM Products makes a bunch of great offroad accessories, but one of the most innovative this year was the Jack Rod Stand. This turns most any floor-style jack into a jack stand! Simply extend the jack, extend the Jack Rod Stand between the front axle and load plate, and then lock it into place and relieve the pressure from the jack. Genius!
#1 – AO Coolers
AO Coolers manufactures cost competitive, high quality, soft coolers and accessories for the adventure seeker in your life. Make sure to take your hydration and snacks out on the trail while keeping them fresh. Side note: Using a cooler, rather than the boxes they come in, gives you a way to pack out what you pack in!
Kraftwerks Offroad is best known for their supercharger kits for the Kawasaki KRX 1000, but they also have kits for most of the popular UTVs on the market. The Honda Talon doesn’t quite have the room for the integration of a pulley-driven supercharger. The Kraftwerks team has brought their knowledge from the Honda automotive tuning market to the UTV scene with a fully bolt-on turbo kit bringing the Talon up to 140+ whp!
Kinetic ropes are a must-have in any offroad scenario. Team that up with a pair of soft shackles for closed-loop recovery and you are all set to pull any buddy out of a hole, mud, or sticky situation!
Push Turbo is best known for all of their snowmobile performance turbo upgrades but they also service the UTV market as well. With full build Stage 1 Kits starting at 7-10 PSI, returning up to 225HP, going up to Stage 3 Kits at 8-35+ PSI and up to 400HP!
LSK is known for their truck accessories and UTV cages, but their doors are some of the best looking non-flat style doors on the market! The LSK doors for the Maverick X3 are very aggressive while maintaining plenty of surface for wrapped graphics to shine. Door kits come with all the required hardware, gas struts, inner door frames and latches!
#6 – Gator Waders
Gator Waders are a staple in the southeast United States! These high quality waders are the mudder’s go-to for keeping clean, and even warm! Now with a full line of offroad apparel for all conditions there are options for all style, and size, of riders that will be getting wet and dirty this season!
#7 – Feel Baja Apparel
Finding offroad racing apparel can sometimes be a change for the UTV community. Most teams have small runs and are limited to being sold at events. Clothing brands like Feel Baja can bring some of that race vibe back to your closet with apparel hitting multiple offroad enthusiast styles. From trophy trucks to baja buggies and UTVs, Feel Baja has all the desert racing vibes you need.
Amped Offroad was born out of G-Force Racing Gear and continues the dedication to affordable safety gear in the UTV market. With two and three inch strap, clasp or auto-buckle options, and multiple colors to match your rig, these affordable harnesses are an easy upgrade to any factory side-by-side. Once you’re back from ripping in the dirt, the included shoulder pads are removable and washable. Most harnesses have their pads sewn in. Make sure you’re safe, comfortable, and clean every time you ride.
If you own a Can-Am Maverick X3, you know that getting to the battery can be difficult when using aftermarket seats or operating in confined spaces. The Battery Jump Post Kit from UTV Stereo will allow you to relocate the battery terminals to the rear firewall area in the passenger rear wheel well. This makes attaching a trickle charger or jump cables very simple and easy to access.
If you have every done a night ride, you know how usefull a dome light can been when trying to find and read your maps, find that thing you dropped, dig through a bag, or simply be able to check your gear. The touch-sensitive dome light from Dune Gear makes finding the switch super easy and quick… just tap the light and it’s on or off. This is especially useful if you’ve already used up all of your dash switch locations!
We have long been advocates of packing out what you pack in on the trail. We’ve even recommend these in the past. The fact is that if we do not keep our trails clean, we will eventually face legislative pressure and lose access to these areas. Keeping a Sak-It on your vehicle means there’s always a place for trash. Whether it is your trash or trash picked up on the trail, the Sak-It bags are an easy, no-brainer, for any offroader!
#12 – Maxima Racing Oils SC1
SC1 by Maxima Racing Oils is the defacto go-to for “new plastics in a can”. This silicone spray will bring your black plastics to life with a nice sheen and provide your vehicles wrapped graphics that smooth silky finish they started with. As with all silicone sprays, you’ll want a clean car before application, and will need to reapply after each ride to keep it looking fresh!
Fire safety in offroad is always top of mind for any experienced enthusiast. One of the most common conversation had with new offroaders is to get a fire extinguisher. What most people don’t realize is that most extinguishers only last 8-15 seconds! The Element fire extinguishers are small and compact, acting much like a road flare. Once stricken, the Element extinguisher will create a cloud around the fire and suffocate the fire. They have both 50 second and 100 second options along with various mounting solutions.
#14 – GoPro Action/360 Cameras
Action cameras are the assumed offroad video camera, but many people don’t like the “look” of action cameras. GoPros and the like have come a long way since the early bad quality, plastic shelled, atrocities! Today there are both standard and 360° cameras with 4-5k resolution, magical stability options, amazing battery life, and even high speed recording. Just don’t get stuck putting it on the roll cage. Put it lots of places like trees, on the trail, near the suspension, on your helmet, or even under water!
#15 – Vixen Industries Apparel
Finding offroad themed apparel for the badass female rider is not always easy. Thankfully that’s exactly who started Vixen Industries. Becka and her husband are both monster truck drivers as well as offroad enthusiasts. You know they aren’t going to settle for “just another t-shirt”! Check out all of their sassy “Be Pretty, Play Dirty” apparel!
#16 – Automotive Shop Dollies
The automotive industry has been around for much longer than the UTV industry and they have a lot of useful tools for around the shop that are equally useful for side-by-sides. Shop dollies are especially useful for shops that are in constant flux, dynamic layouts, or simply have to share room with other shop activities. Simply put your UTV on the dollies and push it around as your space needs change.
#17 – Full Throttle Battery
Recommended by Bryan Bossman of Addiction Powersports NW
When you first purchase your UTV, many people’s first go-to upgrade (after safety equipment… it should be safety, don’t forget safety!) is all the fancy lights, speaker systems, LED whips, etc. Your first accessory upgrade should be a quality sealed AGM battery! Full Throttle Batteries have been consistenty proven as the best AGM option on the market for offroad enthusiasts. Commonly with twice the amp hour rating than your OEM battery, and enough cranking amps for a Cummins diesel… Full Throttle Battery will make sure your start your next adventure off right!
#18 – 5150 Whips
Recommended by Kyle Bleasdell of Addiction Powersports NW
Making sure you’re seen at night is a common upgrade for most UTV riders that want to rip in the dunes after sunset. With 5150 187 series whips, you can have the light and the color all at once. The RGB whip game is pretty saturated and what sets 5150 apart from the rest is an unlimited lifetime warranty. You break it, they replace it. Send in the broken whip, get a new one back.
#19 – Trinity Racing CVT Belts
Trinity Racing may be best known for their repackable exhausts but they are also known for their CVT drive belts. The “Worlds Best Belt” series of belts offer heavy duty, high-twist Aramid Fiber cording, and is rated to support up to 400hp monster builds. Trinity also offers a 1yr warranty on belts used with their clutch kits.
Sector Seven mirrors are known for their amazingly high strength, beauty, and the largest convex mirrors on the market. What people don’t know, many times, is that they are 100% American Made in southern Idaho from US Sourced materials. They are completely rebuildable and have lens and mounting options for any scenario. Sector Seven mirrors are the last mirrors you’ll ever need to purchase!
The Switch-Pros solid state power and switching products are one of the most popular systems in offroad and racing. It all starts with replacing all of those cheap relays in your dash with a solid state power switching unit that is then controlled by eight (or larger) user configurable, waterproof, switches. There is built-in Bluetooth connectivity for remote operation along with voltage read outs and many other useful systems included. Each unit also comes with a full sheet of labels for fully customized installations.
The Honda Talon side-by-side is an amazing fun unit with their sequential transmissions. Ripping the dunes or trails with paddle shifters is just such an awesome experience. What’s not awesome is Honda’s first gear and top end. Help rectify that issue with custom ECU tuning from PPEI to bring back the aggressive first stage and big top end power!
#23 – Klein Flush Cut Pliers
Flush cuts… if you don’t know what they are, you don’t use zip ties enough! These handy little cutters are perfect for taking off that share edge on a zip tie that is just waiting in the dark to cut your hands when you go to fix something next time around. Do it right, cut flush every time. I keep them in my zip tie bin, in the tool box, in the parts drawer, and even in the office!
#24 – ARQ4WD Canopies
ARQ4WD has some pretty useful overlanding type products. One of the most innovative is the legless awnings offered in 90°, 180°, and 270° coverage configurations. If you know overland, the awning is one of the most standard issue items to provide a comfortable place to rest during hot days. You may also know the pain of stumbling over stake-down lines or tent pole legs commonly used to prop up other style awnings. Welcome to the free and open overlanding patio!
#25 – Boxo USA UTV Tool Roll
This is not the first time the Boxo UTV Tool Roll has appeared in our Holiday Gift Guide. Ian like them so much he got a second kit for the show trailer! If you want a well-built, well thought out, and super tough tool roll for your truck, trailer, or UTV, the Boxo USA tool roll options are one of, if not, the best options on the market!
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