Rukka Armascope Gore-Tex Jacket
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Rukka Armascope Gore-Tex Jacket
Rukka Armascope Gore-Tex Jacket
Exclusive to Infinity Motorcycles, the Rukka Armascope is the quintessential motorcycle jacket for weatherproofing and protection. The jacket’s premium quality is evident upon first wear; the Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer laminate construction is lightweight, weatherproof and breathable. Built to last, the Armascope is robust and comfortable enough for year-round use for commuters and tourers alike.
The jacket incorporates an Armacor outer shell constructed of high-tech aramid fibres and Cordura reinforcements for optimal abrasion resistance and durability. The Gore-Tex outer layer of the Armascope prevents water from penetrating and runs off the surface, and the detachable collar of elastic Gore-Tex stretch material extends inside the helmet.
The Armascope is designed to not only resist shocks, but is durable enough to endure multiple impacts. Rukka’s specifically designed D30 shoulder and arm protectors and removable back insert are CE approved and specially moulded into the shape of the limbs, making them more comfortable than conventional protectors. Upon impact, the bonds between the molecules of the armour harden for protection, then soften in the aftermath, allowing for solidity after multiple uses.
The Armascope has a detachable thermoreflective inner liner, the jacket is heat retaining as well as breathable. The jacket’s ventilation system consists of two hidden side vents and exhaust at the back, allowing for constant airflow and exhaust without compromising the integrity of the Gore-Tex outer layer. On top of this, the jacket has reflective graphics for visibility, width adjustment on upper and lower arm for a personalised fit, and connectors with Armascope trousers.
- 3 layer laminate Gore-Tex with Armacor technology
- Abrasion resistant Kevlar and Cordura construction
- CE approved D30 protectors in shoulder, elbow and back
- Soft neoprene collar
- Detachable Gore-Tex stretch collar
- Removable Thermo-reflective inner lining with 60g insulation
- Gore-Tex cuffs
- Ventilation on back and sides
- 4 waterproof pockets
- Elasticated sides
- Width adjustment on upper and lower arms
- Zip to connect to Armascope/Armaxion trousers
All Rukka Gore-Tex jackets and trousers sold by Infinity Motorcycles are covered by the manufacturers 5 Year warranty with loan garment scheme. From January 1st 2014, the warranty can be extended to 6 years if garment bought is registered online - ask staff for details.
Chest Measurement: Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the floor.
Rukka was founded in a Finnish farm kitchen in 1950, initially called 'AB Sportsbeklädnad Urheiluvaatetus Oy’.
Shortly afterwards they bought their first "welding" gear, enabling them to make waterproof seams and launch their first range of waterproof clothing. Thankfully for international audiences, they changed their name to the less-intimidating "Rukka" in 1966, which was the nickname of founder Roger Störling. Nowadays, Rukka is an independent division of one of Europe's largest sportswear manufacturers.
Things have moved on since the PVC waterproof of the 80's, Rukka are at the leading age of motorcycle clothing development, working with leaders such as W.L. Gore and DuPont on new materials and testing. Every material is extensively tested by Rukka and the material manufacturers in every condition you'll find motorcycle riders.
The flags in the Rukka logo spell Rukka in the international flag alphabet, a tribute to Rukka's roots in sailing, which, along with motorcycle riding, can create the most testing weather conditions any of us are likely to encounter.
Why Would You Choose Rukka?
There are a great many motorcycle clothing brands competing for your attention and cash, and at Infinity Motorcycles we carefully filter the brands we offer so that they all excel at something.
Rukka, hailing from Finland as they do, excel at creating clothing that is useful in harsh winter climates and is extremely tough. Many consider it to be the highest-tech motorcycle clothing available on the market today, and we certainly wouldn't put up a counter-argument.
Being hardy, tough and well-built, it naturally lasts a long time – so the adage "buy cheap, pay twice" is definitely relevant here. Rukka is more expensive than some other brands, but can last much longer and consequently comes with generous warranties, so factoring this in you can get a lot more clothing for your money with Rukka.
One of the reasons for Rukka jackets' toughness is the attention and care taken during construction. The stitching and attention to detail at wear points on Rukka products has a legitimate claim to being the best in the business, and it is an aspect of motorcycle clothing that is often ignored by the cheaper brands, resulting in excessive wear and a need to replace your motorcycle clothing more frequently.
What most people think of when they think of Rukka, even more than their extreme toughness and weather resistance, is features. Rukka have more features, clever additions and high tech fabrics than any other brand we can think of that caters to the same audience. From armour and armour pockets on every stretch of jacket, to the advanced Gore-Tex and Superfabric materials that make the jackets weather and abrasion resistant, respectively – their special features run the gamut from life-saving, to leg-saving, to simply day-saving.
That's the short version of why you would choose Rukka – for the long version, with a hefty dose of personal experience, come into one of our Infinity stores and talk to one of our knowledgeable staff.
Why Not Rukka?
It's also important to recognise that you might not choose Rukka for some roles. While Rukka make very versatile motorcycle clothing (great for off-road, sports and touring – a really rare combination), it's not Dainese race gear, and it doesn't want to be.
Similarly, if you're not sure if you'll still be riding motorcycles in five years’ time (for whatever reason), some of the advantages of Rukka motorcycle clothing will be a bit lost on you. Although you'll still have the advantage of top of the range protection, it might not be so important to you that the construction is high enough quality to last for years on end, or that Rukka clothing comes with a five year warranty.
All in all, however, we think Rukka are an incredibly good brand of motorcycle clothing, and deceptively good value for money.
Rukka at Infinity
Rukka make excellent clothing suitable for off-road, sports and touring motorcyclists. As the clothing is so good at such disparate roles, they make a good choice for the dedicated motorcycle rider looking for a single set of clothing to wear for all conditions.
At Infinity, many of our shop staff have worn Rukka as well as our other brands, and will have strong opinions on what's best for you and your riding style! We recommend coming in to our stores to take advantage of their expertise, as well as to take the most important step when buying motorcycle clothing – trying on the clothing for size.
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Free delivery over £25. Next day delivery if ordered before 3pm.
Orders to UK Mainland addresses over £25 (i.e. excluding Highlands and Islands) will be sent with free carriage.
Free Shippping to other destinations
- Orders will be shipped free of charge to areas other than the UK when the order total is over:
- UK Highlands and Islands: £100
- Europe Zone 1 - e.g. Eire, France, Germany £250
- Europe Zone 2 - e.g. Greece, Poland £400
- USA, Canada, Australia - £800
- Items Shipped outwith the EU will include a form which can be used to claim back approx 10% V.A.T. Unfortunately this excludes BFPO addresses. Please note, V.A.T. is not applied to crash helmets.