Rukka Armaxion Gore-Tex Jacket - Black
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Rukka Armaxion Gore-Tex Jacket - Black
The Rukka Armaxion is the product of 30 years of collaboration with Gore, and the apex of motorcycle jacket comfort and safety. Its quality is evident upon first wear. The Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer laminate construction is lightweight, weatherproof, breathable, and built to last; ideal for tourers and commuters in any season, for any road.
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 Armaxion allows water to run off the jacket’s surface, preventing it from penetrating inside. This material extends to the storm cuffs as well as the stretch collar of the jacket.
Rukka’s specifically designed CE approved D30 shoulder and arm protectors and removable back insert are 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 Armaxion is designed to not only resist shocks but is durable enough to endure multiple impacts.
The Armaxion 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 width adjustment on upper and lower arm for a personalised fit, reflective graphics for visibility, and connectors with Rukka trousers.
- Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer laminate with Armacor product technology, combination of high-tech fibres aramid (Kevlar) and Cordura reinforcements
- Waterproof YKK –Aqua Seal front zip
- Detachable 3-Layer Gore-Tex Stretch Windstopper inner jacket for everyday use
- Rukka D3O Air limb protectors meet the requirements of CE Norm EN 1621-1 2012 and the central back protector the requirements of prEN 1621-2 2010.
- Soft neoprene collar lining
- Detachable collar of elastic Gore-Tex Stretch material
- Sleeves with zips and waterproof GTX cuffs
- Width adjustment on upper and lower arm
- Jacket has a connecting zip for trousers
- Elastic parts on sides of the jacket
- Ventilation openings at back and under breast pockets with zip closures
- 6 pockets in the outer jacket; two inside (waterproof) including mobile phone holder and four outside (two waterproof)
- 4 outside pockets in the detachable inner jacket
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.
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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.
Great jacket couple of things to get used to
I brought this jacket back in the Summer last year (2018) as a result of failure of a fairly expensive alternative brand. Took the plunge on this suit. Firstly lets say its very expensive but I ride all year around (barring snow) and need something that is actually waterproof. This has withstood some pretty rough downpours and has never let in a drop. Its generally really warm however on the coldest days you still need thermals and the liners are not the easiest to get in and out. I mentioned when trying it that I was unimpressed with the fix points for the inner liner cuffs. They just button on and as such always move or stretch when taking on and off however they have held so far. Venting is not brilliant but the thickness and weight of the jacket tells you its more for winter spring and autumn. On the hottest days you will need to open the main zip to get proper airflow. Cuff design brilliant for full gloves easy to get on and off. Very impressed with this jacket really high quality
Top Top Quality - Look Beyond The Pricetag!
Bought the Armaxis Jacket in Aug 2014 and have worn it pretty much everyday since, barring a few icy days. Along with the Armaxion trousers they cost an arm and a leg, but worth every penny as if I ever do have a spill they will surely save my arm and leg! I took advantage of Infinitys' Interest Free Credit offer for the purchase, making them affordable for me. My thinking being that though they are very expensive items, I'll never have to buy them again! As for the gear...premium prices for absolutely premium gear. Comfortable, warm, 100% waterproof (tried and tested in several torrential downpours at motorway speeds), feels like they would easily withstand a bomb blast! (Not tried and tested that, just guessing!) Am now planning a Scandanavian road trip with 100% confidence in my kit...just hope I can meet the challenge as well as my gear! (Also thanks to the guys at Oxford Infinity for the great service...worth the 160 mile round trip for the personal touch)
I did a lot of research and watched Video reviews about and decided to go for the Rukka Armxion as I hate being cold and I have only just returned to riding bikes after 30 years. The fit and details are excellent, very well put together and very toastie and weather resistant on the Bike Very pleased with it and looks great. It's not cheap but the quality and protection is top notch