Rukka Kallavesi Gore-Tex Mens Jacket
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Rukka Kallavesi Gore-Tex Mens Jacket
The Rukka Kallavesi is an exceptional adventure-touring jacket with a premium Gore-Tex laminated membrane and Outlast thermal lining.
The Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer membrane is laminated to a tough Cordura shell which ensures the most breathable and waterproof jacket that will offer protection from the rough and tumble world of motorcycling. For those critical areas that have been known to take a hit on occasion, there are super tough Armacor overlays placed on the shoulders and elbows. Just don’t use these to polish your machine. To make it perfect for year-round use, there are air vents on the chest, back and sleeves. To help achieve a better fit when you shuffle your layers about, the jacket has an adjustable, central belt and twin sleeve tension adjusters. There is a detachable lining with 60g insulation and Outlast temperature regulation keep you cosy.
Naturally, there are pockets in the arms and shoulders with the very high-quality D30 XTR armour fitted. As this is a premium jacket you’ll find a D3O Air Full Back protector and there’s also a D3O CP1 chest protector included. You also have a Velcro adjustable hemline and a full length connecting zip that will match any of the trousers from the Rukka range, but naturally, the Rukka Kallavesi trousers look the best
There are lots of pockets, including two totally waterproof internal ones along with a large cargo pocket at the rear. And there are lots of other subtle details that have gone into making this one of the best jackets you can buy and it’s available to buy online or at any of our 15 high street stores throughout the UK.
The Kallavesi comes with a standard 5-year warranty that can be extended by another year simply by registering the jacket online free of charge.
- 100% breathable, wind and waterproof Gore-Tex Pro 3- layer laminated
- Two pockets outside (waterproof)
- Large pocket at the lower back
- Two waterproof pockets at inside lining
- Rukka D3O Air XTR shoulder and elbow protectors
- Ready for Rukka D3O Air Full Back protector
- D3O CP1 chest protector included
- Detachable lining with 60g insulation and Outlast® temperature regulation
- Sleeve ends with zippers
- Velcro tightening and waterproof Gore-Tex® inner cuffs
- Clothing Features
- Gore-Tex, Waterproof, Removable Thermal Liner, 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.
Top touring jacket and worth the price
I have had Rukka for a number of years and have had to use their extended warranty on one occasion. The fault was fixed without compliant and the beauty of their kit is the 6 years warranty. I went to my local branch to try and find a new touring jacket for 2023 and was looking at this jacket or the halvarssons vansbro. Having tried both the fit and quality of the rukka was much better, especially the collar which I found was very rough on the halvarssons. Although the rukka was £300 more (the kallavesi is currently on offer at £839) I factored in that you get 6 years warranty verus 2 years plus the rukka uses goretex Pro which is guaranteed for life. The back protection on the kallavesi isn't their best one but I always remove this anyway as I wear a helite air vest. Fit was true to size and I particularly like the removable thermal liner and multiple zipped vents. I think for uk riding this will be ideal and probably suitable for most seasons. As always great service from infinity.
You can trust Rukka
Just bought the Rukka Kallavesi Jacket to replace my aging Rukka Cosmic jacket. All I can say is Yes, Rukka is expensive but in my experience it is very much worth the money.
Had my Kalavesi suit for just over 2 years. Its the best I've had although it was very expensive. The quality is exceptional. Toasty in the downpours of the West of Scotland for days on end. Rukka braces for the pants and the jacket cinched tight makes it very warm, and windproof.The jacker is shorter than you might think but that's why o bought it - its much better with a pair of jeans minus the very warm lining. Much recommended -
Excellent bit of kit
I purchased the jacket and trousers together to replace a 16-year-old set that had served me well, the quality is spot on the team at infinity were spot on with size requirements. My only comment there is a cold strip down the centre of the jacket as the zip area has limited insulation compared to the rest of the jacket
Rukka does it again
the quality of the jacket is fantastic you are getting a quality produt from RUKKA that you can trus. The mesh contruction gives the impression that looking at it it isnt see through. I wore it and the matching trousers on a recent trip to the USA and it handled the heat with ease. The aromour is D30 and i upgraded the jacket to include the back protector. I was wearing the suit for an average of 290 miles a day for 8 days and had no problems with it at all i felt cool and not overheated. I did have to get a set of waterproofs to keep off the rain. It was like wearing a light textile jacket but with aromour and confidence. i happily reccomend it as the perfect summer jacket.