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    Rukka M/C Wear?

    I was in Europe this summer and some of my friends have Rukka motorcycle clothing. It's quite heavy duty, weather proof, and extremely durable...
    needless to say, also very (by my standards) expensive. All the same, I am considering buying some pants and a jacket.
    Seems there is but a single U.S. retailer- Revzilla, who appear to have a showroom in Philadelphia. Due to sizing differences between EU and US, I may make a day trip down there to try on some Rukka stuff before plunking down my hard earned cash.

    Anyone have any experience with this brand of gear?
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    Had a Rukka rain suit in 1970s or early '80s.

    http://www.rukka.com/motorsport/sizing/
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    You are best to go to Revzilla and try it on however, call first. Often they ship direct from other locations and may not have what you need on hand. And it's my understanding that Rukka is cut very small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    You are best to go to Revzilla and try it on however, call first. Often they ship direct from other locations and may not have what you need on hand. And it's my understanding that Rukka is cut very small.
    Yeah. I figure on a day trip to Philly sometime in the near future to look at sizes and talk to them about Rukka gear. Never bought anything from Revzilla- but they say they want to be the Zappos of motorcycle products. IMO they could do far worse than to emulate Zappos as an Internet retailer. That sets the bar pretty high.
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    Purchased a Rukka suit in Norway while on a tour in 2005. It the best and most comfortable motorcycle clothing I have ever owned. It bests my Two Piece Roadcrafter hands down except in the area of putting it on and off. The Rukka is not a commuter suit. Europeans do not know Aerostich because the Rukka is so superior. You do not have to apply waterproofing to a Rukka after washing it. Try not doing that to an Aerostich and then riding in the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwrider88 View Post
    I was in Europe this summer and some of my friends have Rukka motorcycle clothing. It's quite heavy duty, weather proof, and extremely durable...needless to say, also very (by my standards) expensive.
    Quality gear always is...expensive, but you usually get what you pay for.

    I've looked at Rukka and have spoken to many riders while riding in Europe, and as you may know, Europe gets its fair share of rain in certain regions. I haven't heard any negative comments other than the reflective material (which looks painted on) fades away after a while.

    But after seeing Stadler motorcycle gear, I am sold on that line. Top notch and very expensive, but I usually have gear ten to fifteen years, so the price averages out nicely.

    If you are spending that much money, check every top end manufacturer out to make sure you end up with exactly what you are looking for.

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    Went down to Philly over this past weekend to try on some Rukka.
    Actually I'm looking at the Cosmic Jacket. I think I'm at EU size 48?
    Anyway, TFB cuz there isn't one in my size anywhere in the U.S. currently.
    Revzilla is to follow up, but I haven't heard from them yet.

    Truly awesome jacket. Liner has Outlast "thermal regulation" technology (originally developed for NASA) that removes and stores heat from your body, and dishes it back out when & where needed.

    http://www.outlast.com/en/technology/

    Some of the Rukka lljackets have a Gore-Tex "seal" rather than a zipper...
    Not the Cosmic, however.

    With plenty of technical features, just the same, you get a WHOLE lot of bang for your buck with Rukka...
    Of course, spending that kind of $$$, (Cosmic= +/- 1000.00) one would hope it wasn't for chopped liver.

    From what I gather, after looking around, the few other remotely comparable high-end brands of gear are only slightly less expensive. Can't imagine you'd get anything but less from any other brand. Rukka appears to have all the bases covered, and then some.

    From Revzilla:

    "Rukka Cosmic Jacket
    Materials:
    Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer laminate with Armacor product technology
    Armacor is a combination of high-tech fibers - Aramid (Kevlar) and Cordura
    Protection:
    Rukka D3O Air Back Pad included
    Includes D3O Air protectors at shoulders and elbows
    Rukka D3O Air limb protectors meet the requirements of CE Norm prEN 1621-1 2010 and the central back protector the requirements of prEN 1621-2 2010
    Other Features:
    Soft neoprene in collar
    Detachable collar of elastic Gore-Tex Strech material
    Detachable liner with 60g insulation and Outlast thermal regulation
    Outlast microcapsules absorb excess heat which is stored and released as needed
    3-layer Gore-Tex material elastic cuffs
    Ventilation openings with zippers in front on both shoulders and back
    Width adjustment on upper and lower arms
    Adjustable waist closure
    Jacket has a pant connection zipper
    6 pockets; two inside (waterproof) including mobile phone holder and four outside with zipper and magnetic closure
    Waist closure with double tightening"

    OK Revzilla. Bring it.
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    Color?

    I have looked at Rukka gear online. Reading about it in ADV rider it seems the only downside is in hot climates as the color is black. Top quality gear otherwise I hear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wvpc View Post
    I have looked at Rukka gear online. Reading about it in ADV rider it seems the only downside is in hot climates as the color is black. Top quality gear otherwise I hear.
    No, Rukka comes in various colors. There are some jackets and pants right now for sale at ADVrider that feature lighter panels. The Cosmic jacket, for example, is available in black or red.
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