Rukka Armaxis Gore-Tex Jacket - Black
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Rukka Armaxis Gore-Tex Jacket - Black
Rukka Armaxis Gore-Tex Jacket
The Rukka Armaxis is the perfect touring/commuting motorcycle jacket. Rukka’s 2014 collaboration with Gore, the Armaxis is a Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer laminated jacket with waterproofing, innovative protection and a lightweight construction ideal for all-purpose wear.
The totally waterproof and breathable Armaxor shell is abrasion resistant and durable enough to last years, constructed of high-tech aramid fibres and Cordura reinforcements. The Gore-Tex layer covers the whole body of the jacket to the cuffs and stretch-collar that extends up into the helmet, repelling any water upon contact and with a combination of the YKK-Aqua Seal zippers, prevents any water penetrating the outer layer.
Rukka’s own D30 shoulder and arm protectors and removable back insert are CE approved, and are specially moulded into shape for comfort unseen in traditional protectors. The specially designed protectors are made up of molecules with bonds between them that harden upon impact and soften afterwards. This technology not only resists shocks but returns to their original shape allowing for multiple uses.
Featuring a removable thermoreflective inner liner for heat retaining, and an integrated ventilation system allowing for direct airflow via vents under the chest pockets and a zipper at the back of the jacket, the Armaxis allows for comfort whatever the weather. Elastic stretch panel either side of the jacket allow for free movement, a multitude of pockets inside and out, and connecting zipper for trousers; the Rukka jacket is for serious riders who demand the best.
- Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer laminate with Armacor product technology, GORE-TEX Pro 3-layer laminate with Armacor product technology which is a combination of high-tech fibers, aramid (Kevlar) and Cordura
- Waterproof YKK-Aqua Seal front zipper
- Detachable 3-Layer Windstopper Stretch inner jacket for everyday use
- Black/Yellow color is CE certified EN 471 for excellent visibility both in the daylight and in the dark
- Includes Rukka D3O Air limb protectors at the shoulders and elbows and also includes Rukka D3O Central Back Protector
- Rukka D3O Air limb protectors meet the requirements of CE Norm EN 1621-1 2012
- Rukka D3O Central Back Protector meets the requirements of prEN 1621-2 2010
- Soft neoprene in collar
- Detachable collar of elastic Gore-Tex Stretch material
- Sleeves with zippers and waterproof Gore-Tex cuffs
- Width adjustment on upper and lower arm
- Jacket has a connecting zipper for pants
- Elastic stretch panels on sides of the jacket
- Ventilation openings with zipper on back and under chest pockets
- 6 pockets in the outer jacket: two waterproof inside, 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 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.
So far so good. Had the armaxis two days and it is comfortable and well protected. The D30 armour is flexible so it doesn't feel bulky. I sweat a lot, and previous gortex product had me sweating underneath.... not this!!! Even with a warm sunny day, no sweating or sticky back!! Although the weather is now colder, very warm without the liner. Not yet tried in the rain, but you pay for what you get. Vents could be better, but that's the only bad thing i can say about it.
You get what you pay for
Bought this to replace an ageing and increasing leaky BMW Rallye 3 jacket. Its a fantastic bit of kit, well fitting, robust, and enough pockets to carry all you would need on a ride out. Lacks a bit of venting, but I am not too concerned about this given the great British weather! I was out in a torrential downpour in the recent bad weather, and I was both dry and warm, exactly what you expect from a high-end bike jacket. Zips are all YKK and are waterproof too. Armour stays put and doesn't slide around as it can in some lesser jackets. You know when you put on a bike jacket, and it just feels right? This is it! It's not cheap, but I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for. If you are looking for a replacement jacket and you want something that keeps you dry and warm and will protect if you have an off, you will need to go a long way to find one better than this.