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Rukka AiRider Jacket
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Rukka AiRider Jacket

The AiRider Jacket is the ideal summer jacket from Rukka. The jacket is constructed of Cordura AFT, a highly durable, abrasion resistant and breathable material which provides great air flow throughout the entire jacket, making it ideal for hot weather riding. By utilizing premium materials, riders are able to gain all of the benefits of a mesh riding jacket without making sacrifices on protection.


  • Constructed from knitted Cordura AFT with AirPower Technology for riding in warm weather
  • Cordura AFT is 2-7 times more durable than nylon, polyester and cotton
  • Cordura AFT is knit in such a way that it allows airflow to keep you cool through the entirety of the jacket
  • Two-layer knitted Cordura AFT at elbows for extra strength


  • Includes Rukka D3O Air Protectors at the shoulders and elbows
  • Rukka D3O Air Protectors meet the requirements of CE Norm EN 1621-1 2012
  • Pocket for Central Back Protector (sold separately)

Other Features:

  • Collar with magnet closure
  • Width adjustment on upper arm
  • Jacket and trousers connection zipper
  • 4 pockets: two inside and two outside
  • 3M Scotchlite reflective material
  • The Rukka warranty is valid for 5 (five) years from the date of purchase against faults in material or workmanship.
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Rukka AiRider Jacket 4.5 5 25 25
No back protector. Video verbally stated that its standard I thought the back protector came standard with the jacket as stated in its video on REVZILLA, but when I received it the back protector was missing. After calling REVZILLA I was told that there of the text discalimer in the viedo which stated the back protector was not included. Go come guys update the video to reflect the back protector is not included. I didn't notice the brief text message during the viedeo. August 21, 2015
Great jacket. Good fit. Great airflow. Great jacket. It flows a lot of air, which is what I wanted. It gets hot here in summer. Highly rated protection. Firs great. Like magnetic collar. I always forget to close it and it's easy when riding. Expensive but worth it. August 17, 2015
Not quite "all things to all people" I've been really looking for a summer weight jacket that will withstand the Southern California heat, but still offer protection. When I heard about the AiRider, and the new Cordura that allowed air to flow through, I was pretty excited. So I ordered it from RevZilla, along with the Alpinestars T-GP R Air, and the Klim Induction, two others that I was interested in. When the jackets arrived, I subjected them to a simple test. I wore my lightest t-shirt, set up a big box fan on a table, turned on the fan, then put on each jacket (after taking out any interior wind-proof liners) to see how much air flowed. Disappointingly, the Rukka flowed significantly less air than the liner-less Klim. This is not to say that the new technology didn't flow *any* air--I think there was more air coming through the Rukka than through the non-mesh portions of the AStars textile jacket--but don't believe the hype: The new Cordura still does not flow as much air as traditional mesh. A couple of good points: On the upside, the Cordura fabric is more abrasion resistant than traditional mesh, so you're not getting as much air, but you are getting more protection. On that note, the internal D3O shoulder and elbow armor pads are HUGE (look at the RevZilla video for details). They cover WAY much more area than most similar armor in other jackets, and upon putting the jacket on, I definitely felt secure. So, if you want something that flows *slightly* more air than a traditional textile jacket, but less than a mesh jacket, and you don't mind paying a premium price, this is not a bad choice. Also, the sizing notes are correct -- I'm 6'0", 170 lbs, 38-inch chest, and normally wear a Size 50 in all "Euro"-sized jackets. I ordered a 50 in the Klim and A-Stars jackets, and they fit me fine. I needed to go down to the size 48 in the Rukka, however. August 8, 2015
Much better than I expected From seeing the review and the pictures, I was worried that it would be a thin product with no real structure to it. When it came (different supplier) I was surprised at how "substantial" it was. For me to compare, I've had the Rukka Argo in a 48 for almost 2 years and it's a little large for me (5'8" / 180lb) but comfortable when I want to wear the inner liner, a jumper and my Knox Aegis (8) back protector. The AirRider is a slightly neater fit, so the 48 here is more like a regular 49 where the Argo is more like a 50. I upgraded my Argo armour to the D3O stuff about 18 months ago and the armour fitted to this jacket is exactly the same - Rukka branded etc. It's great armour and it's good that it's finally stock instead of the old basic Rukka mesh stuff. Good points for the jacket. It flows more air than a bunch of women gossiping. It flowed noticeably more over the the arms and shoulders than the chest, but with my Aegis fitted there was virtually no airflow over my back. I tried with the cheapo Rukka back armour as well as without and airflow was still low, so I guess that may be due to the prone position of a sportsbike and/or maybe the extra layers of material for the protector pouch. It's sturdy. It doesn't look it but it feels great and you can feel how well it's put together with the stitching and extra protection on elbows. Feels good and it's a good cut for a male torso. Lots of pockets. 2 inside and 2 outside with good sized toggles for opening with gloves on. The crotch strap :D I started using the one on the Argo as a bit of a joke, but quickly realised how much better it makes the jacket fit. It just sits so much better with it strapped down. No more adjusting or pulling it down a bit at traffic lights. You put on the strap and the the jacket just stays put. I have to admit, the strap was one of the big plusses for me. It just feels wrong wearing a textile jacket without it now. Bad points: The magnet in the main zip garage. I think I might be in the minority that prefer velcro to magnets. The benefits of adjusting how tight or loose you want it or to add a wee bit extra airflow far outweighs the occasional sticking to the inner liner when first putting it on. Magnets just don't hold as well (although this one was better than I expected), but I could wipe credit card(s) if I place the jacket on my jeans/wallet. That's a big no for me and I see it as a step backwards, so I'll be switching them later on. The toggles on the cuff zips were too long and flappy for me, so I just cut them off. Just personal preference, but the zip tabs are big enough that I have no problem using them with my summer gloves. I might struggle with winter gloves, but the jacket will long be in storage by then ;) July 15, 2015
Excellent summer jacket I read a lot of misleading reviews before I bought this jacket. It sat in my wishlist for over a year as I sat on the fence. Ultimately, I decided to pull the trigger and rely on Revzilla's great return policy to bail me out if necessary. Fit: I'm 6'2, 180lbs with a 39" chest. I'm glad I ignored the advice to size down to a 48 since the 50 fits me exactly like my other size 50 jackets. For some reason, the sized down jacket on the model looks baggy and unsupportive while the same size I wear in Dianese and Revit fits great. I'm 100% sure the model has a bigger chest, shoulders, and arms than I do. Strange. Someone mentioned the fear of jacket being too easy to pull up in a slide but it comes with a crotch strap. While leather has many protection advantages over this jacket, but I think this jacket with a crotch strap will stay put better than a leather jacket not connected to the pants. Someone else mentioned the back protector being too thin but it's nearly as wide as my other protectors. Someone mentioned that it slips around loosely but not if you insert it into the inner pockets correctly. As far as I can tell, this jacket is more breathable and cooler than anything but pure mesh while being more protective than anything but leather. There's no doubt I'll wear leather up to 85 degrees but for the really hot days, when you feel like sacrificing a little protection for comfort, I don't think you can do better than this jacket. I gave it 3/5 for value because the price for jacket and protector is high for a niche jacket. I gave it 3/5 for comfort because it pulls under the arm pits a little and the elastic crotch strap is less comfy than swinging in the wind. I gave it 4/5 for protection because 5/5 is reserved for leather. July 7, 2015
Great jacket with a few minor dislikes The positive: The jacket feels very light, it is seems lighter than any other summer jacket I have owned. The airflow is great even at slow speeds. I like look on the jacket. The negative: The belt loop/between the leg attachment isn't the best execution that I have seen. I wish the coverage of the back protector was a little wider at the top of the back. June 17, 2015
Best lightweight jacket w/ protection I've ever owned I have a few thousand miles on the jacket now and am impressed with the ability of this jacket to flow air on warm and hot days. The only annoyance I found and think it has been mentioned before, is the magnetic closure at the neck does not seem to be strong enough and easily opens.... otherwise, this is my "go to" jacket every time September 29, 2014
Saved my Skin and Bones I was riding to meet my Brother and Friends in Waco Texas to leave on a 10 day Colorado trip. I made it to Conroe Texas and was T-Boned buy a Guy in a Chevy truck. The impact sent me tumbling down the HI way. Totaled my bike! I know that my Arai helmet and my Rukka Airider saved my bacon. My only injury was four broken ribs front and back. The jacket was scuffed up but intact...I may not have had the broken ribs if I had the Rukka back Armor but it was not included with the jacket. I have since purchased it. The Rukka armor works and the Rukka Cordura saved lots of my hide! September 3, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
David O: Want to try a Rukka jacket and really liked the look of this AirRider v. the mesh jackets I am used to seeing. Jun 14, 2015
Tony W: The best combination of features. Cool in the summer while retaining a high level of protection. Jun 11, 2015
John W: First and foremost I was looking for a summer jacket and was having a hard time finding a mesh jacket to fit the bill. After reading some reviews and an extensive search I decided on the Rukka AiRider. I hope it is everything I've read about it and more. I really like the style and protective function of this jacket. I think it looks great too. I hope I'm not let down especially given the price, I'll let you know... Jun 4, 2015
James B: Looked like very high quality gear for summer SoCal riding.. Jun 2, 2015
joseph m: summer hot weather and 2015 top pick May 28, 2015
Ryan N: Looks great as my bike is black and red. Has great protection while still being a high flow summer jacket. Apr 27, 2015
Kyle G: serious protection, slim fit, summertime jacket, looks good Feb 1, 2015
Bonita W: My husband has had an earlier version of this jacket for about 20 years. Unfortunately, its time to get a new one since we have to manually adjust the shoulder armor every time he puts it on. He's tried on several other jackets but none compare to this one. It will be an extremely Merry Christmas for him. Dec 3, 2014
Nicholas M: I wanted to be protected but not die of heat exhausting. Looks great and has excellent air flow. also stronger material then mesh or textile. Nov 25, 2014
James A N: Replacement for worn and gamey Vanson Ventmax 3, based on strength of reviews. Returned - not enough airflow for Hawaii summer. Sep 27, 2014
Patrick C: Lightweight airflow. Sep 23, 2014
Symon B: Living in California, I wanted a good jacket with lots of airflow due to the heat. The jacket is lite when you wear it and it flows a lot of air. Plan to use this year round with a thin liner for when it gets cooler from another jacket. Sep 17, 2014
Constantine M: I live on okinawa where it get's extremely hot and humid so I bought this jacket solely based on the fact that it's made for summer temperatures. I also loved the safety features that it has with the pads in the elbows and the reflective logos. Plus you have to admit, it's a pretty slick looking jacket. Aug 4, 2014
John R: Very high tech safety equipment with good looks. Jun 16, 2014
Adam S: Reputation for quality, good design, upscale armor, water resistance, full airflow with greater abrasion resistance than mesh (probably). Also, because I'm not sure whether I'll choose the Klim Overland or the AirRider so I'm taking advantage of RevZilla's consumer friendly policies. Thanks for that. Jun 3, 2014
Robert W: This company makes the most innovative and protective gear you can find. All of my scandinavian friends wear this gear. May 19, 2014
jay b: rukka jackets look great on your revzilla models. the rukka air rider looks like a motorcycle jacket and not a pheasant hunting parka. May 5, 2014
A shopper asked: Hi, I'm looking to buy the Rukka AiRider or maybe an Airman jacket and wondering on sizing. I have a Rukka Cosmic in 54, the size is good. With the liner in a fraction small, without the liner a fraction large.How does the AiRider size compared with the Cosmic? 54 would be good? Thanks, David. Jul 4, 2014
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Youri A: I bought an AirRider and got the same size as my Rukka Steel (older 2008 model). The model is now discontinued so I can't really compared to the Cosmic but mine is a short jacket. The AirRider is not stiff at all (don't hold very well on an hanger) and have no belt adjustment that make my Steel jacket very well fit. It's a loose fit for me but with the few adjustments at the minimum I'm ok with it. I'm a slim athletic built, hope this help. I've only worn it for a week by now and I think it's a very nice jacket for warm weather. Jul 4, 2014
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A S: Since you already have a Rukka product and ithe size works for you I would stay with that 54. The sizing should be the same between the Rukka product lines according to Anthony. The sizing does run large. In my case I measured my chest and according to the Rukka sizing chart I should have taken a size 60. I listen to Anthony's advice and went one size down to a 58 the jacket fits perfect on me. With what I know about Rulkka sizing and the AirRider jacket I would stay with the 54. Good luck! Jul 4, 2014
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Robert W: I'm not sure compared to the cosmic. I called and according to the chart I would have been two sizes bigger than they carry. He said they run large, which they do and that I could drop two sizes no problem. He was spot on. I have enough room to layer up or wear a rain jacket beneath. It is an ultra comfortable and well built jacket. Well worth the added money over anything else. I hope that helps. Jul 7, 2014
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Tariq R: David hi.

I have both the Airman and AirRider jackets. Rukka sizing remains consistent across both the jackets. I had to buy one size big for both. The correct size is a bit tight whereas the one size big is a bit lose. By "lose" I don't mean hanging rather that they don't like a snug fitted jacket.
Jul 5, 2014
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Mariusz D: Hi David
I bought the Aramas 56, now I bought AiRider also 56 and is ok
Jul 4, 2014
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A shopper asked: The description says that the back protection is sold separately, but in the video Anthony says it comes standard. Which is it?? Mar 22, 2015
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Basim K: As much as I respect Anthony, but I believe that this time he got it wrong. The bracket doesn't come with the back protection. You have to buy it separately. That said, by far, it is the best summer time jacket I have ever bought. Mar 22, 2015
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Rick K: They were running a special when it first came out and the back protector was included, but that's over as far as I know and it now must be purchased separately. Mar 22, 2015
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Martin E: If memory serves it was a promotion Rukka was running last summer. I'd go with the description. Mar 22, 2015
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Rick M: Mine came without it. Mar 22, 2015
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A shopper asked: Is it Red or Orange on the Grey model? Jul 10, 2014
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Jeffery P: It's orange on the grey jacket. And a red logo on the black jacket. Jul 10, 2014
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Lynn K: I can't speak for the grey jacket but on the black, it is a distinctive red ... looks great and the best hot weather jacket I've ever owned .. Jul 11, 2014
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Jeffery P: Grey jacket has orange logo (black jacket has red logo). Jul 10, 2014
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Lynn K: Sorry, but I can't help out on the Grey. I purchased the Black which is red.....
It's a GREAT jacket..
Mar 22, 2015
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A shopper asked: What country is this jacket made in? May 17, 2014
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jay b: Hails from Finland but was manufactured guessed it, China. I like the jacket, it looks nice and is not as heavy as my Klim Badlands. A bit chilly, but it's been forty degrees. Should be great for the summer. May 17, 2014
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"" ": The jacket is made in China May 17, 2014
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Tariq R: It's made in China May 18, 2014
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Adam S asked: How would this jacket handle rain? Apr 1, 2014
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Matt KStaff: This is a mesh jacket with no liner, so you would get wet! If you need waterproofing I'd look at the Rukka Airman Jacket, it is the same Cordura Air mesh material but the jacket includes a Gore-Tex waterproof liner. Apr 30, 2014
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Tariq R: It does not have a liner. Hence, it isn't rain-proof. I have the Rukka Airman which is rain-proof but is almost twice as expensive. May 18, 2014
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Adam S: Thanks Matt. I just got mine today and will post a good review tomorrow. Apr 30, 2014
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Paulo Bruno F L A asked: Is this Jacket much more breathable than the Dianese Air Frame ? May 30, 2014
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Robert W: Yes. I have both. It flows so well that on a 92 f day with multiple thunderstorms I never took it off. Most comfortable piece of gear I've ever worn. May 30, 2014
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Zach S: It is not , May 30, 2014
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A S asked: Anyone know what denier the Cordura AFT that's used is? May 6, 2015
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Robert W: It's a propiatary fabric. It has held up awesome for me. May 7, 2015
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Paulo Bruno F L A asked: I´m 6'0 (1.82m) and about 195 with a 43" chest, I´m pretty much the size of Peter, that is on the Jacket sizing guide. I have an Dianese Airframe Jacket size 54 that fits well, but a little more snug than I would like. I hear Rukka runs a little large, do you think I should go for the 54 or 52 size? Jun 4, 2014
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Lynn K: they do run large! I would go smaller ... you can always exchange ... RevZilla is awesome on exchanges and getting you what you need quickly Jul 11, 2014
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Valeray H asked: Are there matching pants? Apr 29, 2014
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Matt KStaff: Rukka considers the Airvision Pants the match for the AiRider / Airman Jackets
Apr 30, 2014
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Valeray H asked: Does it fit a ForcePro back protector? or a Seesoft? Apr 29, 2014
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Eyal S: I'm using the Ruka D30. Great jacket. Apr 30, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is there a waterproof liner available with this jacket? Feb 8, 2014
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Matt KStaff: There is not, a Rain Jacket is probably your best bet (or looking at the Rukka Airway or Airman which both include waterproof liners) Apr 30, 2014
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Nancy H asked: Where are the women's Rukka jackets? Jul 23, 2015
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Sizing Instructions

We highly recommend using a cloth tape measure to take the following measurements:

  • Chest:  Measure from under/top of armpit across chest to under/top of other armpit, then across back to first armpit
  • Waist: Measure at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your bellybutton).
  • Hips:  Measure the widest part of your hips below the waist, or pelvic bone to pelvic bone.
  • Outseam:  Measure from your waist, along the curve of your hip down to your heel.
  • Sleeve:  Measure the length from the back of your neck, over your shoulder and elbow, to your wrist bone.

Rukka Men's Jacket Sizing

Rukka Size Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Sleeve (cm)
44 86-89 74-77 76
46 90-93 78-81 77
48 94-97 82-85 78
50 98-101 86-89 79
52 102-105 90-93 80
54 106-109 94-97 81
56 110-113 98-102 82
58 114-117 103-107 83
60 118-121 108-112 84
62 122-123 113-117 85
64 124-129 118-122 86
66 130-133 123-127 87

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full Rukka Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 46 942643 127-720-990-46 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 48 942644 127-720-990-48 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 50 942645 127-720-990-50 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 52 942646 127-720-990-52 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 54 942647 127-720-990-54 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 56 942648 127-720-990-56 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 58 942649 127-720-990-58 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 60 942650 127-720-990-60 Out of Stock
Grey / 46 942652 127-720-280-46 In Stock: Ships next business day
Grey / 48 942653 127-720-280-48 In Stock: Ships next business day
Grey / 50 942654 127-720-280-50 In Stock: Ships next business day
Grey / 52 942655 127-720-280-52 In Stock: Ships next business day
Grey / 54 942656 127-720-280-54 In Stock: Ships next business day
Grey / 56 942657 127-720-280-56 Out of Stock
Grey / 58 942658 127-720-280-58 In Stock: Ships next business day
Grey / 60 942659 127-720-280-60 In Stock: Ships next business day