Rukka Explore-R Jacket
The Rukka Explore-R is a top-of-the-range AA-rated adventure jacket featuring a 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro laminated membrane, abrasion-resistant Cordura 1500D reinforcements, and D3O Air XTR protection.
The main body of the jacket is constructed from high-tech aramid fibre and Cordura textile, laminated with a 100% waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer membrane for total weather protection. Gore-Tex also extends to the ATS stretch collar and cuffs of the jacket, which you can insert inside your helmet and gloves to prevent water ingress through the neck and wrists (on dryer days, the collar can be concealed in a hidden pocket).
Stretch panels under the arms and on the back of the jacket provide a lot of freedom of movement, whilst the adjustable tabs on the arms, and waist belt allow you to customise your fit. Ventilation openings can be found throughout the jacket to allow cool air inside the jacket and to circulate your upper body, including vents at the back, chest, shoulders, sides and sleeves of the jacket.
In regards to protection, the Explore-R is equipped with Rukka's patented CE level 2 D3O Air XTR protectors at the shoulders and elbows, as well as a level 1 D3O back protector and level 1 divided chest inserts, for phenomenally comfortable, impact protection.
Additionally, the jacket features 1500 denier Cordura reinforced fabric, overlayed at the shoulders and elbows for superior abrasion and tensile strength during slides.
The crotch strap and long connection zip allow you to combine the Explore-R with any accompanying Rukka trousers (including the Explore-R trousers) to form a one-piece suit. The jacket is equipped with a plethora of storage, including a large water-resistant pocket on the lower back, two exterior chest pockets, and two water-resistant lower pockets with zippers and snap fasteners.
Built for the most rigorous routes and off-road trails, the Explore-R is the ideal nomad jacket for wear all year round, and on all terrain.
- 100% breathable, wind- and waterproof Gore-Tex® Pro 3-layer laminated to abrasion and tear-resistant Cordura® shell fabric
- Abrasion-resistant Cordura® 1500D reinforcements on shoulders and elbows
- Rukka D3O® Air XTR shoulder and elbow protectors, CE Norm EN1621-1 2012, LVL 2
- Rukka D3O Air XTR All back protector EN 1621-2:2014, Level 2
- D3O® CP1 divided chest protector, EN 1621-3:2018 Level 1
- Ventilation on shoulders, front and back sleeves, side, chest and back
- Two water-resistant lower pockets with zippers and snap fasteners
- Two chest pockets with snap fasteners
- A large water-resistant pocket on the lower back
- Width adjustment on upper and lower arm with snap fasteners
- Adjustable waist belt on sides
- Adjustable hem and sleeve ends with velcro tightening
- A crotch strap and a long connecting zipper for trousers
- Integrated protective ATS Gore-Tex Stretch collar, which can be hidden in its pocket
- Soft neoprene in collar
- Stretch panels under the arms and on back
- Sleeve ends with zippers and waterproof Gore-Tex inner cuffs
Chest Measurement: Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the floor.
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- Europe Zone 1 - e.g. Eire, France, Germany £250
- Europe Zone 2 - e.g. Greece, Poland £400
- USA, Canada, Australia - £800
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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 jackets and trousers come with a five year warranty & Rukka gloves come with a two 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.