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10 Essential Gear Ideas for UTV Overlanding

If you’re a fan of overlanding, we’re a fan of you. There’s nothing better than cruising through the great outdoors over boulders and fallen trees, across lake beds and through mud, mud, mud and more mud.

It takes you off the grid and into the unknown. It’s a test for only the bravest, best and most adventurous. It’s something you have to be prepared for if you want to make the most of the experience. That means having the best overland gear you can find.

That’s where we come in: below you’ll find a list of overlanding gear you’ll need to get where you’re going — and back — in one piece. We’ll even make it easy by linking you to the good stuff.

Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail & Sport Enclosure

Overlanding in your UTV means you’re riding through stuff that will either spray or scratch you, often with no warning. That can ruin a good ride in no time at all. The Wildcat Trail Full Cab Enclosure with an Aero-Vent Windshield by Falcon Ridge is the best way to avoid those offroad issues.

You get the aftermarket windshield, doors, rear panel and a top. Its soft fabrics include 100% top gun polyester marine-grade material and smoke-gray vinyl. The windshield is polycarbonate with the option to add MR10 hard-coating. 

Keep the chaos on the outside with the Falcon Ridge enclosure available here.

Pro Armor Spare Tire & Accessory Mount

What… you didn’t think you’d ever have to change a tire when off-roading? Sometimes you have to. When it happens, it’s better to be prepared with essential overlanding gear like the Quickshot Universal Spare Tire and Accessory Mount by Pro Armor.

This UTV spare tire carrier is like the Swiss Army Knife of mounts. The side-by-side tire and accessory component has multiple attachment options and mounting points ideal for flashlights, tools or fire extinguishers plus a two-ton rated integrated collapsible scissor jack and base. 

Expect the worst and be ready. Buy the spare tire and accessory mount from Side By Side Stuff.

12 Inch Rear View Mirror and Visor

Want clear visibility and the convenience of a sun visor all at the same time? Get the Axia Alloys 12 Inch Panoramic Rear View Mirror with integrated Sun Visor. 

It’s perfect for multiple machine applications, including the Polaris RZR. No matter what roll cage size you’re riding in, Side By Side Stuff has you covered.

Backed by a lifetime warranty, this rearview mirror mount is a view-changing good deal.

A First Aid Kit

A first-aid kit is essential for any UTV overlanding adventure. If you take off without the necessary supplies to treat injuries and emergencies, you could end up hosed. Find one that fits your needs at any pharmacy chain, grocer, big box home improvement store, or popular outdoor outfitter.

Look for a kit that has everything required to treat common offroading injuries, starting with: bandages, antiseptic, tweezers, sterile gloves and both gauze dressings and rolls.

Assault Industries OnTheGo Tool Kit

Let’s face it, off-road tundra can be unpredictable. And if something breaks down, you’d better have what you need to fix what’s busted. Get the best overland gear for necessary on-the-go fixes with the Side By Side OnTheGo Tool Kit by Assault Industries.

This UTV tool kit features the most commonly-used, hand-selected tools for side-by-sides and is compatible with most machine application specs. Everything is stamped with the rigidity that comes with the Assault Industries product line and comes complete with a manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty. 

Be ready for anything with the OnTheGo Tool Kit found here.

Polaris RZR XP 1000 Roof Rack

This rack spans the full width and length of the upper roll cage and attaches to the bare roll cage easily! It’s steel welded and powder coated for extra durability and there’s plenty of space to tie your things down, plus another place to carry a second spare tire.

It comes with all the hardware for installation plus the front and rear of the rack have slotted holes that make it easy to install your LED light bar or individual LED’s. 

Ensure your safety with essential protective overlanding gear. Your roof rack awaits.

UTV and ATV Winches

Get the right winch so that when someone gets stuck (and someone always gets stuck), you’re all set to be the hero.

You want winches? We’ve got winches that’ll get you out of just about any situation in just about any type of environment. Even the mud. Especially the mud.

Get the right winch, right here.

UTV LED Light Bars

Finding your way through the wild is hard enough without a good light bar. Side By Side Stuff offers both full kits and accessories like headlights, dash switches and license plate frames.

Light up your next ride with our vast selection of LED light bars and mounts.

Kolpin Guardian XL UTV Storage Box

A box is just a box unless it has a dust and water seal, water resistance, zipper-less design and the most practical way to store your stuff. Then it becomes a Kolpin Guardian XL UTV Storage Box. 

This box features a main compartment divider and a three pocket lid organizer to keep your stuff organized so you know where it is when you want it.

Don’t lose your overland essentials. Keep it together with this Guardian XL Storage box.

Roll through the best overland gear before rolling through the wilderness

There are plenty of good ways to make your UTV off-roading safer, more fun and even more exciting. You want more? We got more. Like our awesome bed covers: take on the elements with confidence while keeping everything in your bed dry.  Check out Side By Side Stuff for additional sweet accessories and even sweeter deals!

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