Good info, Mike.
I don't know if you have Rukka's ear, but I've never gotten too serious about Rukka because they don't make what, to me, is a 4 season suit. Yes, always a compromise!
I had a APR2, but sold it off. I just don't like mesh thanks to dehydration. That may be a personal issue!
None of the other suits have enough venting. It almost seems like Rukka is forcing one to buy two of their suits to cover all bases.
Yes, the "Cordura" line looks nice, but 500d really isn't enough protection to justify the high price.
Do you know if Rukka has any plans to make a Armacor suit with TONS of venting to truly cover all bases? That is the thing Klim has done with the Adventure suit and appears to be doing with the Badlands. It will sell well for that reason.
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