In the winter, the sweet pitch of brraap can slowly change to the teeth chattering sound of buurrr. A bad day of dirt bike riding is always better than your best day at work, right? But when it's cold to the point of pain and you can barely hold on to the grips - your office cubicle becomes a welcome shelter of solace.

Rain, snow and icy temperatures should not be reasons to garage your bike. Whatever you ride - 2-stroke or 4-stroke - your dirt bike is equipped for the cold and ready to roll. All you have to do is add some extra gear to your body and whatever Mother Nature can throw at you simply turns into a little more annoying roost.

Dirt Bike Riding in the Rain and Cold

Riding in the rain and cold presents a number of hazards that you need to be aware of. Cold, numb hands might be the least of your problems if you're not careful around all that slick mud. The usual suspects on the trail like tree roots, rocks and clay offer an exciting slip and slide that'll test the strongest of nerves. And, what looks like a small puddle might actually be more than you bargained for.

But, if you're prepared to get wet and muddy then your day on the motocross track or trail can last as long as a summer outing. To start, your usual riding and protection gear does not stay at home - wear it and add on top a layer of dirt bike rain gear. Plus you'll want a pair of goggles with a roll-off system and/or tear-offs or you won't get very far.

In this guide we cover the following motocross rain gear:

Whether you're planning for the first time to venture out in the cold this season or you're a wet weather veteran looking to replace last year's shards check out our following recommendations. Additional selections can always be found on our Dirt Bike Riding Gear page.

Dirt Bike Rain Jacket

Basic Rain Jacket

Intermediate Rain Jacket

Advanced Rain Jacket

MSR Attak Jak Jacket

Alpinestars Venture Jacket

Klim Adventure Rally Jacket

Price: $161.99

Price: $279.99

Price: $1299.99

Features:

  • 1680 Denier Ballistic nylon
  • Hypora coating
  • Taped seams
  • Four pockets and rear pouch for trail accessories

See Attak Jak matching pants.

Features:

  • Nylon and polyester construction
  • Internal hydration pack compartment
  • Snug, tailored fit

Features:

  • Water proof neck brace compatible collar
  • Guaranteed to keep you dry
  • Gore-Tex fabrics
  • Integrated water bladder
  • Elbow, shoulder and back are CE Certified

See Rally Pants matching pants.

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Dirt Bike Rain Pants

Basic Rain Pants

Intermediate Rain Pants

Advanced Rain Pants

Moose Expedition Pants

See Expedition matching jacket.

MSR 2015 Xplorer Summit OTB Pants

Klim Badlands Pro Pants

Price: $94.00-$102.00

Price: $179.99

Price: $649.99-$669.99

Features:

  • Adjustable boot gator seals out mud and water
  • Leather inner knee panel
  • Reinforced knee panels
  • High-denier oxford polyester chassis

See Expedition matching jacket.

Features:

  • 600 denier polyester main construction
  • Ballistic-grade fabrics in high-wear areas
  • Oversized thigh vents with 2-way zippers
  • Heat-resistant premium leather inner knees

See Xplorer matching jacket.

Features:

  • CE-rated integrated armor system in hip and knee
  • Guaranteed to keep you dry
  • Gore-Tex 3-layer pro shell
  • Reflective panels and trim

See Badlands matching jacket.

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Dirt Bike Base Liners

Basic Base Liner Tops

Intermediate Base Liner Tops

Advanced Base Liner Tops

Fly Racing Base Layer Long Sleeve

Klim Defender Zip Shirt

Alpinestars Winter Tech Top

Price: $49.99

Price: $79.99

Price: $109.99

Features:

  • Wicks away moisture
  • Flat-lock stitch seam
  • Ergonomic panels
  • Heavyweight base layer

Features:

  • Medium-weight base layer
  • Highly wicking
  • Flat-lock stitching
  • Polyester/Spandex blend

Features:

  • Double density fabric
  • Core temperature regulation
  • Seamless construction
  • Moisture wicking
 

Basic Base Liner Pants

Intermediate Base Liner Pants

Advanced Base Liner Pants

MSR Long Skins

Fly Racing Base Layer Pants

Klim Defender Pants

Price: $31.99

Price: $49.99

Price: $69.99

Features:

  • Stretch Lycra construction
  • Full length
  • Compression garment
  • Wicking material

Features:

  • Heavyweight base layers
  • Flat-lock stitch seam construction
  • Ergonomic panels

Features:

  • Medium-weight base layer
  • High wicking polyester
  • Polyester/Spandex blend
  • Flat-lock stitching
 

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Dirt Bike Rain Gloves

Basic Rain Gloves

Intermediate Rain Gloves

Advanced Rain Gloves

Thor Insulator Gloves

MSR Cold Pro Gloves

Klim Caldera Gloves

Price: $39.95

Price: $53.99

Price: $259.99

Features:

  • Full palm and finger tip silicone pattern
  • Top of hand fleece lining
  • Back of hand interior water-resistant membrane

Features:

  • Neoprene backhand and knuckle panels
  • Long knit cuff
  • Nylon out shell
  • Waterproof lining

Features:

  • Gore-Tex
  • Guaranteed to keep you dry
  • Aerogel insulation technology
  • Impact protection
  • Goggle/lens squeegee
 

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Dirt Bike Socks

Basic Rain Socks

Intermediate Rain Socks

Advanced Rain Socks

Answer Thick Moto Socks

Fly Racing Cold Weather

Klim Covert GTX Sock Liner

Price: $14.99

Price: $24.99

Price: $99.99

Features:

  • Shock absorption
  • Warmth
  • Comfortable

Features:

  • Boot length
  • Padded, double-stitched heel and toe
  • Airflow mesh
  • Stretch to fit sizing

Features:

  • Gore-Tex fabric
  • Guaranteed to keep you dry
  • Above the calf design
  • Spandex top cuff
 

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Dirt Bike Goggles

Basic Rain Goggles

Intermediate Rain Goggles

Advanced Rain Goggles

Thor Enemy Bomber Goggles

Dragon NFX Rapid Roll Goggles

Oakley Airbrake MX Goggles

Price: $54.95

Price: $124.99

Price: $200.00

Features:

  • Includes 2 rolls of film
  • Replaceable mud flaps
  • Three-layered molded face foam
  • Lexan lens

Features:

  • Frameless technology
  • Lens mounted tear-offs
  • Lexan lens
  • Removable rock guard
  • Armored venting

Features:

  • Integrated tear-off posts
  • Race-ready roll-off system
  • Anti-fog coating
  • Optimized peripheral vision
 

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Written By: AndrewT