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Old 06-14-2010, 07:30 PM   #16
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Just wondering how the venting is on the jacket and pants?
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:04 AM   #17
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There is no venting, jacket or pants.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:28 AM   #18
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There is no venting, jacket or pants.
That's the biggest problem I have with Rukka. None of their gear can be close to considered 4 season. At that price more versatility is needed. If you wanna go all Rukka, you need 2 suits, which makes it way too costly. I suppose you could go with one of the vented shells with Goretex liner, but that's still a compromise.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:46 AM   #19
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Take a look at the Armas, it has venting behind Gore Lockout zippers!

Pricy at 925 Euros but my next purchase.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:21 AM   #20
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Got my Rukka Air jacket from Bikerland, best price I could find even shipped from Germany. They were very helpfull in sizing me too.
Never thought I'd pay that much for any piece of gear, even after buying high-zoot BMW stuff.
But the Rukka stuff is gear for a lifetime. The fit and function is tremendous.

all gear wears out, but some of it comes with a lifetime warranty.

as far as i know rukka does not come with a lifetime warranty.

i got mine from a place that no longer responds to email ( i think there out of business).

i have a problem with my pants i want to have addressed.

no one in the states seems to be able to help.

rukka wont get back to me.

next i guess i'll try bikerland.

on another note my klim sled stuff started to leak this year, the gear was 6 years old.

i contacted klim and they were more than happy to help, mind you i don't remember where i even bought them.

i sent them in and in a couple of weeks i had new gear (jacket and bibs)

imho: with customer service like that, i can't see buying anything other than klim gear
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:44 AM   #21
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... klim gear
Then go ahead and start a klim gear thread, instead of pissing on this one.
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:12 AM   #22
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I really like the Adv suit from Klim. But nothing looks as good as in Rukka.

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And it makes people kiss..



Regarding the venting problems, i have had zero. In my opinion this suit is a truly 4 season set. Take out the goretex liner and loads of air gets through.
But YES it is VERY expensive.

Ohh my set is the Rukka Allroad.

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Old 06-20-2010, 09:25 AM   #23
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Thanks for a great post. Can you help me with sizing. I am 5-10 1/2 and 185lbs, 36 inch waist. 42 Reg Suit. I wear a 52 BMW Rallye Pro 2 suit that fits pretty well.

Can you say if the Rukka sizing runs similar/same/different to BMW clothing.

Any advice appreciated.
I'm 5-11 180lbs 34 waist and I got a Rukka Marcos 52. It fits perfect with the liner in and a thin base layer. If you want to add a lightweight fleece the quilted liner has to go - it zips out no problem.

About the only problem, and it's an issue of my own anatomy, is the tightness in the neck with it cinched up. I've got kind of a thick neck and always have problems finding shirts that fit both my fat neck and slim torso.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:38 AM   #24
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:18 PM   #25
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Hi!

I'm interested in the Athos, but I have a few questions (no dealers nearby for me to visit unfortunately)...
  1. Can you tell me how the jacket does in cold weather? Lets say down to the 40s. I have read that it comes with a thermal liner...but I don't see it in your photos.
  2. How about hot weather? I understand that it probably isn't great when super hot. But, with the vents open is it ok in the summer? Can you ride with the front zipper halfway open?
  3. How would you compare the fit to the Rev"It Sand or BMW Rallye Pro 2?
  4. Are you still happy with the jacket?
  5. How long did it take you to get the jacket from order time to receiving it (via biker-land.de)?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:02 AM   #26
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Hi!

I'm interested in the Athos, but I have a few questions (no dealers nearby for me to visit unfortunately)...
  1. Can you tell me how the jacket does in cold weather? Lets say down to the 40s. I have read that it comes with a thermal liner...but I don't see it in your photos.
  2. How about hot weather? I understand that it probably isn't great when super hot. But, with the vents open is it ok in the summer? Can you ride with the front zipper halfway open?
  3. How would you compare the fit to the Rev"It Sand or BMW Rallye Pro 2?
  4. Are you still happy with the jacket?
  5. How long did it take you to get the jacket from order time to receiving it (via biker-land.de)?
Thanks for your help!
1. To the 40s with the liner is good to go. I used it from DC to Ohio (mid-30s and wet) on thanksgiving and I was quite warm- with a thin NorthFace Fleece and thermal liner.

2. I do not like the ATHOS for hot WX >75*

3. Different to the RP2 liner vs no liner- the Gobi is the comparable Rukka product to the RP2. Quality the Rukka wins.

4. Yes, but I prefer to have a zip in waterproof liner for the jacket and no liner for trousers.

5. I live in Germany and bought my stuff off the rack sans VAT so I have no idea on shipping- I could help if you know size and model etc...

I am moving up to the Gobi after trying it on at INTERMOT- will post the Kalahari an Athos on the fleamarket once the winter is over.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:54 AM   #27
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Thanks for your answers MoxNix,

A question on sizing. I wear a eu50 Rallye Pro II jacket. Does the Athos run larger or smaller than the Rallye Pro II?

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:20 AM   #28
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Thanks for your answers MoxNix,

A question on sizing. I wear a eu50 Rallye Pro II jacket. Does the Athos run larger or smaller than the Rallye Pro II?

Thanks!
The Athos fits looser than the RP2.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:46 PM   #29
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I went through the sizing issue on a bunch of jackets from various makers. As an example a bmw 52 jacket is not the same fit in different lines. If you look on the tags, each line is manufactured in a different country and a large in somalia is not the same as a large in the us. Unless you try a jacket on and then order it online instead of buying local you are taking your chances with a fit you will be happy with. I now own 2 rukka jackets bought on line. The first one is now worn by my wife. She has no clue about rukka but likes the look and fit.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:49 PM   #30
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In our over 10 years experience we would describe the Rukka sizing as "true". N. American size 46 corresponds to 56 euro and so forth. Note that "euro" here means adding the 10 pts., the actual body fit is regular American not petite European. Since other brand gear sizing isn't always comparable it helps to give us your sizing in regular numbered size street clothing that you believe to be accurate. There's also the following measurements: height, weight, chest (fullest part over plain shirt), hips, jean size (waist/inseam). Choosing the Armas over the Athos puts you into Armacor (Kevlar/Cordura mix) textile, an entirely superior class of abrasion resistance. If you're going through the effort and expense to get Rukka anyway, it's worth considering.
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