Rukka R-Star Gore-Tex Gloves - Black
on orders over £25.
Rukka R-Star Gore-Tex Gloves - Black
Rukka 2 In 1 Gore-Tex Gloves
The Rukka R-Star gloves are two gloves in one. The full leather gloves have two separate chambers allowing you to choose between extra warmth or extra grip. In the lower chamber, the insulation is only in the back of the hand and fingers, allowing better breath-ability and feel. Switching to the upper chamber provides optimum warmth. The gloves also include superfabric scaphoid protection, knuckle reinforcement for extra defence and a Rukka 2 year warranty.
- Full leather construction
- Gore-Tex waterproof, wind-proof and breathable lining
- Superfabric scaphoid protection
- Knuckle reinforcement
- Rukka 2 year warranty
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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 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.
Had 2 pairs of these. Great gloves, but the first ones snapped a strap after 6 months and the second (warranty replacement) developed a hole after 18 months. Have to admit I expected better......
Worth the money
2 Years on and these gloves are starting to look like good value. I ride a naked bike, daily, all year and they have kept my hands as warm and dry as I could have hoped for. They've seen some soakers and cold runs and always worked. Sure it's still cold sometimes but I've never had a better pair of gloves. Comfy too, once they've worn in there is still lots of feel even in the Warm section.
Warm and comfortable
I am impressed with these gloves as they have excellent grip and keep my hands warm. I believe they are designed with a Rukka jacket in mind as the jacket needs to go outside the glove which works well with the inner sleeve. The built in visor wipe is also useful.
Excellent gloves - best winter/wet weather ever
After my last pair of winter gloves gave up the ghost, I though long and hard before getting a replacement set. These are brilliant. Gortex, comfy, with two internal linings and a wiper built in too. Very impressed. Wish I had replaced my old pair sooner!
Great gloves comfortable,warm,flexable,safe.
Bought a pair of Rukka R-Star gore tex gloves from Infinity a while back as it was just coming into winter and believe me, 70 mph at 5am on the M1 in the middle of February you'll be really glad you're wearing these gloves. To win a pair would be even sweeter !