Just off of the heals of our Top 10 Stocking Stuffers for 2019, we have our top picks for holiday purchases for your UTV or UTV loving partner! We’ve broken out a number of side-by-side categories and have recommendations from both Big Z and Full Throttle Ian, hosts of The SXS Guys Offroad Podcast.
Disclaimer: None of the included products below are sponsored or paid for. These are our actual recommendations from the group of guys here at SXS Guys! These are presented in no particular order.
UTV Recovery Gift Ideas
Big Z’s Pick: Factor55 Prolink XTV
MSPR: $105 – Factor55 has a track record of outstanding products and scientifically proven strength. All the design efforts afforded the big-Jeep off-road industry has made its way down to the UTV world with the Factor55 Prolink XTV closed-loop recovery link for your steel or synthetic winch line. This link is made from billet aluminum and is available in multiple colors to match your rig. One of the best looking links on the market, the ProLink XTV has simple design aesthetic that we can easily recommend to anybody with a winch-equipped side-by-side.
Ian’s Pick: Warn Winch Accessory Kits
MSRP: $270 (much cheaper on Amazon!) – Every new UTV owner that knows enough to know they need a which probably knows they need a few more things. Even if they don’t, they need a few more things! This is where a basic recovery kit comes in. These kits include all the basics you need to get out of a hole, rut, sticky spot, etc. The Warn accessory kits include a carry bag, gloves, snatch block, steel shackles and tree savers! Purchased separately, you’d pay a few bucks more, but the idea is that these are provided in one, easy to gift, package. Anybody with a winch will appreciate and use any one of these recovery kits, guaranteed*!
*Not really guaranteed… we’re not made of money! 😉
UTV Comfort Gift Ideas
Big Z’s Pick: Tusk Seat Heaters
MSRP: $39.99 – If you’ve ever gone for an extended trail ride in cold or miserable weather, you’ll know that once your core is cold, it’s hard to rebound! Seat warmers are a great addition to any custom seat or 3rd part replacement. The Tusk Seat Warmers work in any vinyl or leather seat and come with the complete installation kit. These heaters are rated at 50 watts, more than some of the other 35 watt options on the market. Simply remove the staples from the back of the seat, slide the warmers in, re-staple and wire in the kit to the battery. These seat warmers are sure to bring the smile back once the temperature drops!
Ian’s Pick: G-Force Off Road Seats
MSRP: $970/pair – The OEM seats that come with your UTV are probably a great seat for most riding. If you find your weekends full of hard turns, big jumps, washboard whoops and other jarring and bouncing activities, a properly bolstered seat will be a game changer for your back and comfort! The G-Force Off Road Seats feature comfortable padding all away around their fully hip and side bolsters and include tall shoulder support and harness passthroughs! With six color combinations, you’ll be sure to look good while that smile grows on your face!
UTV Safety Gift Ideas
Big Z’s Pick: Savage UTV First Aid Kit
MSRP: $189.95 – If you’ve been follow us for a while, you’ll undoubtedly heard us talk at a some point about the Savage UTV Belt Case. This ultra durable, Pelican-like, case holds up to two spare CVT belts and keeps them air and water tight. That same durable case is now being offered with a full on First Aid kit included. If you’ve ever been in the backcountry with an injury and without a First Aid kit, you’ll wish you had one and will most likely be carrying a kit from then on. What better way than stored out of the way in the most durable case on the market?!
Ian’s Pick: G-Force Air Charge Off-Road Full Face Helmet
MSRP: $224.99 – There’s a constant battle between the open-face and full-faced helmet fans that one is better than the other. If you’ve ever used an open-faced helmet, you’ll probably remember being roosted, having your face full of dust, or being hit by a fly insect missile at some point. If you’ve ever used a full face helmet, you’ll know that you will be battling fogging issues, trapped dust issues and more. The G-Force Air Charge helmet brings the best of all worlds with full-faced protection with the air flow of an open-faced helmet. Team this helmet up with a clean air pumper and your set for any dusty trail!
UTV Lighting Gift Ideas
Big Z’s Pick: Sector Seven Spectrum Lighted Mirrors
MSRP: $799.95 – If you haven’t seen the Spectrum Lighted Mirrors from Sector Seven by Pro Moto Billet, you’re missing out… These are the brightest forward and side shooting lighted mirrors, out performing many LED light bars and cubes! The Spectrum mirrors also have the best mirror viewing surface with an oversized convex mirror surface. Paired with their universal clamp, these mirrors are near impossible to beat in looks, functionality and first impressions!
Ian’s Pick: LLumen8 Laser Light Bar
MSRP: $449.95-559.95 – LED light bars are continuously being rebranded, re-hyped and oversold. There’s few times where something new actually comes to market. LLumen8 has been mostly under the radar in the UTV community but is set to change the game again! This week, they’re launching the first-ever LED light bar with Laser projection integration! This dual-row LED light bar features the all-new OSRAM P8 2 watt LED chips along with an all-new LASER module in the middle! That’s right, “fricken lasers!” This allows the LEDs to be dedicated to wide spread coverage with the laser focused down range to nearly a mile! Typical size ranges will be available for all machines and combinations. If you want to see everything down range, be the brightest light on the dunes or simply love new technology, watch LLumen8’s social pages and website to be first inline to purchase this light bar game changer!
UTV Storage Gift Ideas
Big Z’s Pick: Axia Alloys Modular Roof Rack
MSRP: $499.95-1139.95 – Axia Alloys is known for their accessory bracket game, but they’ve recently moved into the cargo rack segment and they’ve brought a doozy! The all-new Axia Alloys Modular Roof Rack System starts by purchasing a base unit closest to the width of your machine without being too wide. Then you add additional sections to cover the length of the roof. The racks do have width and arc adjustment built in as to perfectly balance the width and the look of the vehicle. These aluminum roof racks can hold up to 25 lbs per 12″ section and total capacity is calculated based off of how many sections you add. The racks come with all the required Axia mounting brackets and misc. hardware. The front and rear cross bars are round and are compatible with all of Axia Alloys’ light mounts. The modular functionality and billet aluminum construction make this one of the best looking and functioning roof rack options on the market today!
Ian’s Pick: RazorBack Offroad Expedition Cargo Racks
MSRP: $935.99-1019.19 – Most UTV bed systems are very narrow on their focus of storage. You usually are stuck with only carrying a cooler, a couple tools or items. If you’ve ever wanted more storage options, attachment options, shelving and/or containment, check out RazorBack Offroad’s Expedition Cargo Racks for Can-Am and Polaris side-by-sides. Each cargo rack is more of a cage system including tall sides, top shelf and swinging back fully containing anything within the bed area. While there’s no front bars closing in the rack, most UTVs have a cross bar integrated across the B or C pillars. Will the multi-utility nature of side-by-sides these days, you might just want to check out the RazorBack Offroad Expedition series of cargo racks for your unit!
UTV Maintenance Gift Ideas
Big Z’s Pick: Savage UTV Belt Case with Tool Kit
MSRP: $169.95 – We’ve already talked about the Savage UTV First Aid kit, but this is the kit that started it all for Savage UTV. This is the original Pelican-style spare UTV belt case, protecting your belt for all weather and abuse. In addition to the case, which can normally hold two belts (one on each side), this case comes with a foam insert that holds all the tools you would need to change your belt. This includes long necked needle-nose pliers, razor blade, screw driver, clutch case sockets and space to add the Savage UTV clutch spanner tool or your own! The perfect case for your UTV drive belt just got better by storing all the tools you need with it!
Ian’s Pick: Weller Racing Tie Rods
MSRP: $279-343.97 – If you’re a UTV driver that likes getting rowdy, into the deep stuff or likes bouncing off of things, you’ll know all about factory tie rods being made of aluminum cans! Pretty much every steering system fails when the weight of the vehicle is thrown into a hole or rock at speed and it almost always breaks at the tie rod. Racers, rock bouncers and big tire builders will all tell you to instantly upgrade your tie rods to something more beefy. There are a lot of great manufacturers of tie rod upgrades but we have first-hand experience with the Well Racing Tie Rod kits and they are the definition of BEEFY! They replace the inner hollow OEM rod with solid billet aluminum rods that have a hexagonal design allowing for gripping with a wrench during tightening of the adjustable clevises. Additionally, the Weller tie rods come with beefed up ball joint replacements. The whole setup will outlast your machine after upgrading to the Weller Racing Tie Rod kits!
UTV Performance Gift Ideas
Big Z’s Pick: Pedal Commander Powersports Throttle Controller
MSRP: $349 – If you want to have more performance from your machine without having to upgrade the ECU, exhaust, turbo etc, the Pedal Commander Powersports throttle controller may be your ticket! The Pedal Commander is a throttle-by wire override that sits between the pedal’s wire harness and the ECU allowing the controller to change the values being transmitted from the pedal’s position to the ECU. The Pedal Commander has multiple modes to select from including Eco and Race modes. This allows your foot to be more soft or twitch for race-like conditions. These controllers are not for everybody, but are a great option to allow you full control over the throttle response of your UTV without investing thousands into engine upgrades!
Ian’s Pick: Treal Performance Exhaust
MSRP: $800 – If you are over the stock sound of your UTV’s exhaust, or are looking to upgrade your engine and need a high-performance slip-on exhaust, the Treal Performance Exhaust just might be the option for you! The Treal exhausts are fully tig welded here in the USA and are made from 100% stainless steel. The Treal exhausts are not covered by fancy shrouding or coatings, but are a classic stainless can look. The exhaust notes (Polaris / Can-Am) are throaty and a bit flappy and allow for the full blow-off valve sound to cut through!
UTV Utility Gift Ideas
Big Z’s Pick: Assault Industries Adventure Rack
MSRP: $479.99 – If you hav the need to carry a spare tire in your UTV, but don’t like the vertical or high placement options that block your view and make corners sketchy, you might be interested in the Assault Industries Adventure Rack. This rack spans the rear bed horizontally and allows you to store a spare tire flat on top of it while still being able to access the storage below via two struts that will hold up the rack and the spare tire! The Assault Industries Adventure Rack is a super convenient way to store a tire and maintain usability of your UTV’s bed.
Ian’s Pick: Boxo 57pc Universal UTV Tool Roll-Up
MSRP: $399.95 – If you’re somebody that is picky about the quality of their tools and not taking up too much space on your UTV, you might consider the Boxo 57 pc Universal Tool Rollup. The Boxo tool rollup features sockets, ratchet, wrenches, hammer, Allen keys, screw drivers and more. While not vehicle specific, you should have what you need to take care of most issues on the trail or dunes. With the Boxo quality, you won’t be questioning the tools either!