In the winter, the sweet pitch of braaaaap can slowly change to the teeth chattering sound of burrrrrr. 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

Alpinestars Mud Jacket

MSR 2016 Xplorer Voyager Jacket

Klim Adventure Rally Jacket

Price: $44.95

Price: $194.97

Price: $1299.99 - $1799.99


  • Durable PVC shell
  • Elasticized waist and wrist cuffs
  • Side mesh panels for ventilation
  • Neoprene collar for better sealing against the elements


  • DryXC treated 400D nylon outer shell
  • Plush micro-fleece inner collar
  • Dual handwarmer pockets
  • Premium heavy-duty water-resistant zippers


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

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Dirt Bike Rain Pants

Basic Rain Pants

Intermediate Rain Pants

Advanced Rain Pants

Troy Lee Designs 2016 Adventure Hydro Pants

Moose 2016 Expedition Pants

Klim Badlands Pro Pants

Price: $220.95

Price: $325.00

Price: $649.99-$669.99


  • Waterproof breathable Hipora 600 denier oxford
  • All waterproof zippers
  • Kevlar knee panel
  • Over the boot design


  • Seam-sealed laminated nylon shell
  • Full-grain leather inner knee panels
  • Four pockets
  • 500D Cordura overlays in knee and seat


  • New Gore-Tex 3-Layer Pro Shell material
  • Guaranteed to keep you dry
  • High-mobility active fit patterning
  • Over-the-boot adjustable boot cuff

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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 Aggressor Shirt 3.0

Alpinestars Winter Tech Top

Price: $49.99

Price: $99.99

Price: $109.95


  • Wicks away moisture
  • Flat-lock stitch seam
  • Ergonomic panels
  • UPF 40+ sun protection


  • Level 3 fabric in the main body
  • Level 2 fabric in underarm and rib cage area
  • Level 1 fabric in armpit and back-of-neck
  • Low-profile flat-lock seams


  • 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 2018 Base Layer Lite Pants

Klim Defender Pants

Price: $34.99

Price: $39.95

Price: $69.99


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


  • Open fabric structure offers lightweight warmth
  • Flat-lock stitch seam construction
  • Ergonomic panels
  • UPF 40+ sun protection


  • 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

Moose 2017 ADV1 Gloves

MSR Cold Pro Gloves

Klim 2016 Powerxross Gloves

Price: $49.95

Price: $59.99

Price: $99.99


  • Fits under jacket cuff, seals out cold, wind and rain
  • Hipora membrane liner is waterproof
  • Waterproof Clarino palm
  • Fleece lining for added comfort and warmth


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


  • Gore-Tex
  • Completely waterproof
  • 100-gram 3M Thinsulate Platinum Insulation on the top of hand
  • Best grip available

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Dirt Bike Socks

Basic Rain Socks

Intermediate Rain Socks

Advanced Rain Socks

Answer Standard Socks

Fly Racing Cold Weather

Klim 2015 Mammoth Socks

Price: $19.95

Price: $24.99

Price: $32.99


  • Open-weave Coolmax blend lightweight
  • Shin and ankle padding
  • Woven arch support and instep relief
  • Terry loop cushioning


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


  • 100% Terry construction for warmth and comfort
  • High thermal retention value
  • Nylon reinforced toe, heel and sole
  • Above-calf design

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Dirt Bike Goggles

Basic Rain Goggles

Intermediate Rain Goggles

Advanced Rain Goggles

Dragon MDX2 Rapid Roll Off Goggles

Dragon NFX2 Rapid Roll Off Goggles

Oakley Airbrake MX Goggles

Price: $94.95

Price: $170.00

Price: $200.00


  • Quad foam technology
  • Lens-mounted tear-off posts hold up to 28 laminated tear-offs
  • Dragon Rapid Roll System
  • Flexible single Lexan anti-fog treated lens


  • Swiftlock lens change system
  • Patented frameless technology
  • Dragon Rapid Roll System
  • Injected dual all-weather anti-fog treated lens


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

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Written By: AndrewT