If there’s any side-by-side accessory that we would consider totally essential, it’s a windshield. No other modification does more to boost your comfort and your machine’s style. Whether you want one to shield against rain, deflect flying debris, or just look cool, you really can’t go wrong with a dependable UTV windshield.
And when it comes to UTV windshields, nobody does it like SuperATV. To put it plainly, we’re the windshield experts. Since the company’s inception, SuperATV has manufactured and shipped more than 150,000 windshields to satisfied customers all over the world. Off-road enthusiasts continually choose SuperATV for their windshield needs because once they see this strength and dependability for themselves, they never look anywhere else.
Shopping for a UTV windshield can be slightly overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time purchasing one. SuperATV offers just about every windshield type imaginable, from half to full and everything in between. So how do you know which style is right for you? Most of it comes down to personal preference and riding style, but you can also base your windshield off of the weather. A huge perk of installing a windshield is that it offers protection from inclement weather and uncomfortable temperatures, so it’s only natural that the type of windshield you run can change with the seasons. (This is especially true if you live in Indiana, where we experience each season to the fullest—sometimes all four of them in one week.)
Let’s take a look at SuperATV’s different windshield styles and how they can benefit you from season to season.
The summer months offer some prime riding time for most of us. The weather is (mostly) ideal, if you don’t mind hot temperatures. And no matter where you live, chances are there’s a ride park not too far from you that has some pretty sweet events planned for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day. If there ever was a time to go au naturel (that is to say, windshield-less), summertime would be it. But we’ve got a little something that will make your summer rides even better, and that something is a half windshield.
Half windshields are great because they offer protection without sacrificing that open-cab feel that we love. Ours are made with a small, slanted lip along the top edge that diverts air up and over your head, so you don’t have to worry about wind hitting your face full blast while you’re putting pedal to the metal. The height of the windshield is perfect for keeping dust and debris out without compromising your line of sight. It’s a win-win situation!
While we’re on the topic of summer riding, let’s talk about tint options. A tinted windshield can benefit you at any time of the year, but the sun can be extra harsh during this season. If you ride in full sun often, you may want to choose one of our dark- or light-tint material options. Tinting doesn’t just block UV light, protecting your eyes and skin—it also cuts down on glare.
Depending on where you live, winter riding can be pretty brutal. For some, the arrival of the winter months is reason enough to lock your machine in the garage and kiss it good-bye until spring rolls around. But that doesn’t have to be the case! SuperATV has what you need to winterize your vehicle and make it just as comfortable in December as in any other time of the year, and it all starts with a full windshield.
Our full windshields cover the entire front of your machine’s cab, offering unmatched protection for you and your passenger(s). No matter what comes flying at your face—snow, wind, mud, or rocks—this windshield has got your back (err, your front). Our full windshields are ridiculously easy to install and precision cut to fit your specific machine. So not only will it have you covered, but you’ll never have to worry about it rattling or leaking.
If you’ve ever ran a full windshield on its own, you’ve been subject to that annoying suction sound and/or dust tornado that tends to occur. The best way to put a stop to that is by installing a rear windshield, too. Not only does a rear windshield eliminate the problems that stem from running a front windshield alone, but it greatly cuts down on the debris that can fly into your cab during wild rides.
And while we’re talking about winterizing your cab and making it comfortable for cold-weather riding, why not throw in a roof and some doors, too? SuperATV has everything you need to craft your perfect full-cab enclosure, allowing you to ride in comfort and style all winter long.
We’re combining these two seasons into one category because they have several similarities in terms of weather. Both spring and fall are transitional periods between super hot and super cold temps, meaning anything goes for the daily forecast. This is especially true if you live in the Midwest, when it’s perfectly normal to go from 30 degrees and snowing one day to sunny and 85 the next. With weather this unpredictable, you need maximum versatility for your ride. And when it comes to versatility, there’s nothing better than a flip windshield.
Flip windshields are designed for all weather conditions, which is why they’re great to have when you never know what Mother Nature is going to do next. In the fully closed position, you’ve basically got yourself a solid full windshield, giving you maximum protection from wind, rain, or trail debris. When you’re ready for a little more airflow, set it to the vented position to feel a nice breeze. And when you want to forget there’s even a windshield there, open it all the way. Our sturdy gas struts will keep it firmly in place while you tear it up on the trails.
A flip-down windshield works similarly, minus the option to use it in the vented position. With a flip-down windshield, you can switch between fully open and fully closed in a matter of seconds. Instead of flipping up, the top half of the windshield folds down and secures to the hood of your machine.
Both windshield options allow you to take on that erratic spring or fall weather with ease. You can take off before sunrise and be gone all day long, and as long as you have a flip or flip-down windshield installed on your machine, you’re prepared for anything. Cold rain in the morning, clear sunny skies in the afternoon, windy and chilly in the evening—this situation is no match for a rider who’s prepared with the right all-weather accessories.
With all of that being said, don’t limit yourself to these windshield types in only these seasons. All SuperATV windshields are versatile by default, so you don’t have to run a flip windshield only in the spring time, or a full windshield only in the winter. These are just suggestions, and our way of showing you how each windshield style can benefit you in different riding conditions. So browse your options, buy yourself a SuperATV windshield (or two), and ride on!