Rukka Kalix 2 Gore-Tex Jacket
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Rukka Kalix 2 Gore-Tex Jacket
The Rukka Kalix 2.0 jacket is a dual-layer waterproof Gore-Tex laminate garment with three-season versatility for touring, commuting and adventure riding.
As an upgrade of the original Kalix suit, this touring Gore-Tex jacket has a hydrophobic coating that works to bead water off the top layer, instead of allowing the rainwater to soak in. The shell is made from 600 denier nylon that is incredibly abrasion-resistant while feeling considerably lighter than a 3-layer Gore-Tex garment but still boasting waterproof/breathable properties.
In terms of comfort, the jacket has a soft neoprene collar that provides additional comfort and warmth without feeling constrictive around your neck. Adjustments at the hem, cuff and arms give you a customized fit whatever your body shape, while elasticated bands on the forearms offer complete freedom of movement, and a connecting zip allows you to convert your jacket and Rukka trousers into a one-piece suit (including the accompanying Rukka Kalix 2.0 Trousers).
The Kalix 2.0 has D3O Air limb protection at the elbows and shoulders provide fantastic protection from abrasion and impacts, and for extra protection, there is a pocket designed to fit the D3O Air All or Full back protector.
Through Spring, Summer and Autumn, the jacket boasts ventilation openings on either side of the garment, with long 2-way zippered closures that allow cool, fresh air into the jacket keeping you comfortable while you ride. And while the jacket does lack a built-in thermal liner, though this can be easily remedied with a set of base layers under your regular clothing!
- 600 Denier Nylon shell
- 2-Layer Gore-Tex waterproof laminate pro layer
- Soft neoprene collar
- Elasticated panels on sides of garment
- Rukka D30 Air limb protectors at shoulders and elbows
- Adjustments at hem, cuff and arms
- Elasticated panels on forearms
- Connecting zip to any Rukka trousers
- Zipper closure ventilation at shoulders
- Clothing Features
- Gore-Tex, Waterproof, Laminated
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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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.
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.
Recently bought the Rukka Kalix 2.0 jacket and trousers. Staff were extremely helpful and we’re very knowledgeable about the different range of products they stocked. Henry in particular was brilliant with helping me.
Fantastic jacket, warm and dry, with a great price plus loyalty points made it even more of a bargain. Kyle at the Norwich branch as usual goes the extra mile to help and advise on any purchase, very happy with the Norwich branch and will always shop there first.
Go on....you won't be disappointed
Bought the Kalix jacket and trousers after a long time deliberating....spent too long as should have done it ages ago. The peace of mind on looking outside and seeing torrential rain and not caring one jot is truly magical. First wear I was caught on a proper downpour, I could feel the raindrop bouncing off me and remained totally dry after a 100 mile ride. Zip quality is good, material feels stiff and first but is breaking in every wear and ride and the wind stopping capability is also good. Not had any occasion to ride in really cold temps yet but I'm pretty sure its coming (I live in Dundee). I have ridden the Summer with no liners in and only recently put the jacket one in so I'm sure it will perform with aplomb.