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    Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?
    on: August 14, 2021, 12:30:05 pm
    August 14, 2021, 12:30:05 pm
    Just bought the Rukka Shield-R Gore-Tex Jacket. Price AUD $1990 (Australian dollars) or GBP 1000.

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    Last Edit: August 15, 2021, 11:54:26 am by XRPig

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    Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?
    Reply #1 on: August 14, 2021, 01:04:52 pm
    August 14, 2021, 01:04:52 pm
    *Originally Posted by XRPig [+]
    Just bought the Rukka Shield-R Gore-Tex Jacket. Price AUD $1990 (Australian dollars) or GBP 1000.

    Any feedback? Cheers

    If you have just bought the jacket - what feedback do you need?

    If I was feeling flush - I'd put my money into Rev-it, Stadler or Dane (spelling).

    Particularly impressed with the construction of Stadler summer/goretex gear. 

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    Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?
    Reply #2 on: August 14, 2021, 01:19:57 pm
    August 14, 2021, 01:19:57 pm
    *Originally Posted by XRPig [+]
    Just bought the Rukka Shield-R Gore-Tex Jacket. Price AUD $1990 (Australian dollars) or GBP 1000.

    Any feedback? Cheers

    I have a Rukka 2 piece jacket and pants set...as well as Rukka gloves

    I've done over 50K miles in all sorts of weather from ice snow and rain to desert heat and not once been disappointed. My most recent trip across  the Beartooth highway included 90 degree temps in the morning and then 38 degrees 3 hours later at 11500 feet and the Rukka set treated me like a king...dry and warm at elevation and cool and breezy at the bottom .

    They are about 5 years old now and still as waterproof as the day I bought them..if they ever wear out, I will buy another set in a heartbeat
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    Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?
    Reply #3 on: August 14, 2021, 01:37:51 pm
    August 14, 2021, 01:37:51 pm
    My wife’s Rukka is over 10 years old and still as good as the day she bought it, I’ve had my Klim for nearly as long and that’s still good as well but neither was/are cheap.

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    Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?
    Reply #4 on: August 14, 2021, 02:19:41 pm
    August 14, 2021, 02:19:41 pm
    When I was researching gear that occupies this space of premium gear I ended up deciding on Klim Kodiak jacket and pants combo. Gore-Tex Pro does not breath well but this one has 10 vents in the jacket, 4 vents in the pants.  I didn't find anything else that came close to this many vents.

    The quality of the jacket is top notch but it is heavy and bit stiff.

    If keeping cool is a priority then make sure you consider the venting design.
    Last Edit: August 14, 2021, 02:20:17 pm by SwiftTone

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    Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?
    Reply #5 on: August 14, 2021, 03:36:29 pm
    August 14, 2021, 03:36:29 pm
    I seriously don't think the Rukka gear is worth 5x the price of some of the competitors. I have a Richa Infinity jacket, for 3 years, done about 30k miles in them and they are absolutely fantastic. With all layers out and vents open it was fine just a few weeks ago in the 35°C humid british summer. I've also been wearing it to sub 0°C temperatures, also plenty warm by itself (over a T-shirt) with the thermal and WP liners inserted. Very user friendly and even with 2 layers in not cumbersome, without layers it's like a summer jacket. D3O all around, very nice long back insert, with the WP insert it doesn't let a drop through even in monsoon rains doing motorway speeds. And build quality is excellent, my only complaint might be that the right hand side velcro pocket flap can be opened at high speed due to wind, is a bit worn out, but I haven't bothered to recondition them and it's easy enough to sew on a new one. Plenty of useful pockets, lots of comfort adjustment options, really, nothing that Klim or Rukka can do that this can't, they may be a smidge lighter, or a fraction more waterproof, but in real world use I don't ever see myself needing anything more than this jacket. They just came out with the Infinity 2 not long ago that improves on the design overall. All for the sweet price of £189.66. Even if it doesn't last as long as the Rukka still significantly more worth it to buy another one, but considering it's current condition, I can't see how I'd need to replace this anytime soon. As far as safety goes, there are only marginal differences above this price point.

    "Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?"

    My opinion: No.
    Last Edit: August 14, 2021, 05:43:47 pm by Antares

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    Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?
    Reply #6 on: August 14, 2021, 04:32:42 pm
    August 14, 2021, 04:32:42 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    I seriously don't think the Rukka gear is worth 5x the price of some of the competitors.
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    "Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?"

    My opinion: No.

    I won't spend a grand on a jacket but I do buy Rukka clothing. Both my jacket and trousers are from their mid-range stuff that would sell for £500 or so when new. I tend to jump on end of line sales form the likes of Louis.de or FC Moto and I have a Rukka suit that cost around 600 Euros. It does not have the new fangled laminated Goretex but it has decent protection and the old style Goretex Z liner that is perfectly waterproof.

    I have a separate Rukka Airall jacket, also bought in an end of line sale, for those short periods in the year when the ambient temperature is over 25C.

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    Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?
    Reply #7 on: August 14, 2021, 04:41:34 pm
    August 14, 2021, 04:41:34 pm
    After using various forms of separate liners (Goretex, Drystar, D-Dry) and switching to laminated Gore-Tex Pro on my Klim, I'm not going back. Mainly because it vents direct to the body, and no need to pull over to add liner in.

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    Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?
    Reply #8 on: August 14, 2021, 05:02:54 pm
    August 14, 2021, 05:02:54 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    I seriously don't think the Rukka gear is worth 5x the price of some of the competitors. I have a Richa Infinity jacket, for 3 years, done about 30 miles in them and they are absolutely fantastic. With all layers out and vents open it was fine just a few weeks ago in the 35°C humid british summer. I've also been wearing it to sub 0°C temperatures, also plenty warm by itself (over a T-shirt) with the thermal and WP liners inserted. Very user friendly and even with 2 layers in not cumbersome, without layers it's like a summer jacket. D3O all around, very nice long back insert, with the WP insert it doesn't let a drop through even in monsoon rains doing motorway speeds. And build quality is excellent, my only complaint might be that the right hand side velcro pocket flap can be opened at high speed due to wind, is a bit worn out, but I haven't bothered to recondition them and it's easy enough to sew on a new one. Plenty of useful pockets, lots of comfort adjustment options, really, nothing that Klim or Rukka can do that this can't, they may be a smidge lighter, or a fraction more waterproof, but in real world use I don't ever see myself needing anything more than this jacket. They just came out with the Infinity 2 not long ago that improves on the design overall. All for the sweet price of £189.66. Even if it doesn't last as long as the Rukka still significantly more worth it to buy another one, but considering it's current condition, I can't see how I'd need to replace this anytime soon. As far as safety goes, there are only marginal differences above this price point.

    "Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?"

    My opinion: No.

    There was a time when I’d have done a post like that...but age/finance means that I wouldn’t now  :001:

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    Re: Rukka - Worth breaking the bank?
    Reply #9 on: August 14, 2021, 10:55:45 pm
    August 14, 2021, 10:55:45 pm
    Worth breaking the bank?

    You already broke your bank it seems so be sure to add a bit of a review here once you've had it for a while.