As a UTV enthusiast, you want a vehicle that’s versatile enough to keep up with the demands of whatever you’re doing. That need for versatility is something you should keep in mind when you’re picking accessories as well, particularly your windshield. For versatility, a folding UTV windshield just can’t be beat. Here are some of the top reasons for choosing a folding windshield.
If you’re an all-weather enthusiast, you need a windshield that will work for you in rain and shine. On warm days, full fixed windshields reduce airflow and can really make the cab of your UTV hot! Folding windshields offer the solution by giving you the option to fold down the top half of the windshield to get some air. When the mercury drops again, simply put the windshield back up (no tools required) and take shelter from the cold wind.
If you’re like most UTV owners, you’ll often be riding in muddy or snowy conditions that can compromise visibility. After all, visibility-compromising conditions are often the most fun! Still, it’s important to be able to see where you’re going. Full fixed windshields can become coated with snow and mud or smeared with spots and streaks, leaving them impossible to see through and forcing you to stop and clean them off. Folding windshields, on the other hand, give you the option to fold them down for improved visibility and nonstop action. Improved visibility is extra important if you use your UTV for hunting and off-road enjoyment.
Reduced Back Draft
Full-sized windshields have a tendency to create a swirling backdraft in the cab of your UTV. Folding windshields, which allow for more ventilation, tend to have less of a backdraft. This translates into less dust and snow being carried into your cab (and onto you).
Half fixed windshields can leave you exposed when riding in areas with lots of overhanging branches and vegetation, or when riding behind another vehicle that can kick up gravel. If branches and gravel coming at you at eye level doesn’t sound appealing, a folding windshield is a great option. When you anticipate riding in conditions where added protection makes sense, it’s easy to put up the top half and give yourself some extra protection.
Ultimately your windshield choice will depend upon how you plan on using your vehicle. For UTV owners that want to be able to use their vehicle year-round and in a variety of situations, nothing can compete with the versatility of a folding UTV windshield.