Rukka Kalix Gore-Tex Mens Gloves
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Rukka Kalix Gore-Tex Mens Gloves
The Rukka Kalix is a Gore-Tex leather/textile glove with a fully waterproof and breathable membrane, knuckle and palm protection and ventilated fingers.
The ultimate choice for all-weather riding, the Kalix gloves feature a combination of leather and elastic textile for a durable and comfortable fit, while the Gore Grip technology allows for top touch sensitivity. The fully waterproof, windproof, and breathable membrane ensures maximum protection from the elements.
The knuckle and palm protection, combined with the long visor wiper on the left index finger and touchscreen fingertips, make these gloves a versatile and practical choice for any rider. Ventilation on the fingers provides additional comfort on long rides.
- Leather and elastic textile mix construction
- Hard knuckle protector
- Reinforced palm
- Visor wipe on the left thumb
- Vented fingers
- Touchscreen compatible fingertips
- 2-year warranty
- Clothing Features
- Gore-Tex, Waterproof
- Glove Features
- Gore-Tex, Waterproof, Short Cuff, Hard Knuckle
Rukka Mens Gloves Size Guide
|Back Hand Width||12.8||13.2||13.6||14||14.4||14.8||15.2|
|Wrist to Thumb tip||13||13.4||13.8||14.2||14.6||15||15.4|
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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.
These gloves are not very good (putting that politely). I’ve unfortunately had them for a couple of years, they were a present from my wife. I felt bad as the first pair had to be sent back as they were too small. The second pair were very slightly bigger but probably not big enough. I thought over time they will mould to my hands. They didn’t and I’m still left with them. As they are Gore-Tex, they have the lining which becomes detached from the inside of the leather, then there is a layer that is only apparent on the left glove that gets in the way when you have to turn the Gore-Tex layer inside out to put on. Making it a truly annoying thing to have to try to do. They are a waste of over two hundred pounds. I would urge anyone not to buy them. If I’m completely honest I wouldn’t recommend my Rukka suit either but that’s a different review I can’t be bothered to go into one about. There is better stuff out there for a lot cheaper. Overpriced crap.
Good but not amazing
Definitely not a winter glove, but do provide excellent feel. I also find the sizing a bit small compared to others I'm usually a size 10. which I have, but are a tad snug especially putting them on - should really have went for an 11.
Not outstanding and should be for the price
Purchased about 3 years ago, and given the cost and brand name expected top quality. Had to sew back on one of the wrist straps, which gradually came away, the carpal protector on one glove has cracked (wear not impact), and the liner in both gloves does that irritating creep when you take your hands out - need to carefully pinch the fingers on a summer's day. On the plus side, good weather protection, warm when required and feel like they would stop the road tearing up your hands in need. Would not buy again though. At this price you expect longevity as one of the qualities, and these gloves don't have that.
Great winter glove.....with feel!
Being new to bikes, I still really want to feel the clutch, brake, throttle as much as possible. Tried other winter gloves but I always felt disconnected from the controls. These gloves are great in allowing you to continue feeling the controls. They are definitely 100% water and windproof, (recently completed a 200 mile round trip from London to Brighton in the recent wind and rain we've had). One thing to note about these gloves is they seem to regulate your temp, rather than warm your hands up. What that means is, if you put your hands in cold, they will stay cold, (won't get colder, but also won't warm up), but if you put your hands in warm, they stay warm. These gloves probably won't deal with the harshest of temps, (eg. sub-zero), but for the weather I plan to ride in, (everything barring ice and snow), in the UK, I would highly recommend. If you really suffer from cold hands, then a pair of silk under gloves would probably be wise.