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Hey Guys,

Does anyone have any experience with Rukka riding gear? I've only had a brief look so far, the quality seems to be empcible but so does the price. From what I've read it's totally bomb proof and once down the track with this gear you apparently you'll find it hard to go back to anything else.

So far I've looked at the Armaxis jacket, it looks great but pricey.

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Dunno about Oz, but in the UK you won't be allowed on a track with that - they insist on leather generally.

As for Rukka quality - back in the day they used to be the byword for waterproof clothing. I had a one-piece that lasted for years and was waterproof until the day it got ditched. That was some time ago though ......

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Dunno about Oz, but in the UK you won't be allowed on a track with that - they insist on leather generally.

As for Rukka quality - back in the day they used to be the byword for waterproof clothing. I had a one-piece that lasted for years and was waterproof until the day it got ditched. That was some time ago though ......

Thanks for the reply MVM, I was speaking proverbially about being 'down the track', I was implying once used for some time, sorry my mistake, I'd never take textiles to a track day.

BTW what made you go off using Rukka and what did you go to?
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........ I was speaking proverbially about being 'down the track', I was implying once used for some time, sorry my mistake, I'd never take textiles to a track day..........
"lost in translation ..... "


As I said, it was some years ago now - 25+, I guess. Back then Rukka gear had a pu-vynil outer layer. Whilst 100% waterproof, it also got a little "sweaty" inside! This was before Cordura and Goretex came to the market. Like everyone else I migrated to textile waterproofs, and left the Rukka gear behind.

I had separate Jacket & Trousers, and a 1-piece suit. Both were very well made. As said, they were just superseded by better technology.

Whilst I can't give a direct opinion on the current Rukka range, as another option a friend of mine has a jacket & trousers made by Halvarssons which he rates highly. It has survived over-landing trips to Morocco and deluges here, France & Spain and he says they have never leaked or left him too hot or sweaty.

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I have a rukka suit and I think it's brilliant, it also has the hiprotech protection which is pliable until impacted then it stiffens up to absorb the shock. Well made and connot fault it. Glenn
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Had my Rukka jacket for 8+ years now. The best fitted jacket I had. Never had a problem with water getting in. All the Velcro & zips in good condition.

Tomorrow buying winter gloves from them.

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Depends on what temps you ride. I used to have Rukka, but find that their waterproof 3L ProShell Goretex suits do no offer enough ventilation in hot weather. At their asking price, I think they should. Mind you, I've tried a variety of other branded 3L ProShell Goretex suits, and none offer the kind of ventilation needed on 25+ Celcius days. I've recently gone back to a Dainese suit with a Goretex removable liner that works much better for both hot and cold days. Just tested it 3 days ago on a torrential day riding in the Pyrenees mountains and it stayed utterly dry and was still cool and comfortable when riding to the Catalunya MotoGP on Sunday because you could zip out the Gore lining. In the past year, other top brands have caught up with Rukka in terms of quality.
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Had my Rukka jacket for 8+ years now. The best fitted jacket I had. Never had a problem with water getting in. All the Velcro & zips in good condition.

Tomorrow buying winter gloves from them.

Hey DDMV, sounds like a good recommendation! I think in the long run they're pricey, but as the saying goes, 'you get what you pay for'. As for buying them in here in Oz the only place I can find is a company online called Innotesco in Melbourne, have you used them before and are they reputable. Only asking is it's a lot of money to spend online only to have it never arrive.
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Hey DDMV, sounds like a good recommendation! I think in the long run they're pricey, but as the saying goes, 'you get what you pay for'. As for buying them in here in Oz the only place I can find is a company online called Innotesco in Melbourne, have you used them before and are they reputable. Only asking is it's a lot of money to spend online only to have it never arrive.
As far as i'm aware. They are the only supplier of Rukka in Aus.
And the only time you see them is at the main bike shows & races.(they work from home)

So depending were you are from, you could wait for them when they visit your city & speak to them personally. Then you get to try all the types of gear they have.

They also sell Daytona boots.
And i have not heard any negative reviews about them yet.



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A number of riends have Rukka gear and swear by it, especially as waterproof riding gear. It is comparable to BMW & Klim gear in quality and price. There is another manufacturer, possible Tourtec or similar name, which has high quality gear but is easier/more adaptable from summer to winter riding. A friend just bought it primarily as it was better ventilation than the Ruka but he also has Ruka which he swears by.
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