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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, customers are able to gain all of the benefits of a mesh riding jacket without making sacrifices on protection.

Materials:

  • 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

Protection:

  • 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
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Rukka AiRider Jacket 4.6 5 19 19
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
Great materials. Execution could have been better. Purchased this as a summer jacket for when it's too hot for my leather jacket. Materials are top notch. The Cordura AFT does breath a ton of air and comes very close to a full open mesh jacket. The cut was a little shorter than I prefer (I'm 6'2"). I prefer my riding jackets to sit just below my belt and this was at or just above my belt line. There in lies the problem that ultimately led me to return the jacket. The Cordura AFT material is not stiff at all. Even when I took the back protector out of my leather jacket and installed it in back pocket of the Airider, the jacket could still be pulled up very easily to my armpits (FYI, I did size the jacket correctly for my chest size). This led to visions of sliding along the road feet first on my back or stomach, the jacket being pulled up my body by the road, and the resulting road rash on my chest or back. This problem could easily be fixed by attaching the jacket to the matching Rukka pants, but I just couldn't cost justify spending that much money for a summer only option. September 2, 2014
Rukka Jacket is Amazing! I highly recommend this jacket! Although the sleeves run a little longer than my arms, it makes it a bit easier to move in it. Although I was worried about the Euro fit of this jacket, it surprisingly fit me rather well. It's also extremely breathable and comfortable. Overall VERY happy with my purchase! August 25, 2014
Cool when moving, like the style. I like to keep the safety gear on regardless of the weather. I haven't had a proper "mesh" jacket before, but the AiRider really does move the air even though you can't see thru it. I rode with it when it was in the low 90F's, on road and some off road. It worked great, but its best when you are moving. There are no vents to provide a more direct venting, so moving is good. Still, its light weight enough so its not too bad when standing still in the sun. The jacket runs a size big, but you might want it a little big if you ever want to put a light jacket underneath for a cool morning ride. Room for improvements: Have to zip the zipper all the way up for the magnetic collar to stay attached. Magnets should be strong enough so that wouldn't be required. The collar, in practice, isn't really adjustable, the zipper-up defines the fit around your neck. The zipper attachment for pants is large. I would like to remove it. Maybe Rukka could use a small zipper to hold that piece on, so it could come off for those of us not using Rukka pants in the summer. Should include back protection. August 6, 2014
Well-built warm weather jacket with good protection I purchased this jacket (with airvision pants) for hot weather riding but did not want to compromise on protection so chose this over the many mesh alternatives. I also got the back protector - should really come with the jacket. The jacket appears to be well-constructed and the fit is fine (I'm 5 feet 8 in, 40 in chest, size 48). The ventilation works well when moving and the jacket is fairly light so not too stifling when sitting still. Minor complaint is the ridiculous magnetic neck closure - but it's a simple matter to stick on a little velcro. Looks good. I appreciate not being forced to buy a liner that I don't want as I will use this jacket only on hot and dry rides, and of course could use a thin barrier liner from another jacket in the stable if necessary. July 29, 2014
Best Lightweight Protection, Love it!!! First off I absolutely love this jacket! This jacket is so much lighter than my other jacket (Daniese Super Speed Perforated). Some people have complained about the magnet on the neck and how it doesn't stick, so far I have not had a problem and I love this feature instead of a Velcro or a button. It seems to get air in the arms more than anywhere else. I can't say much about the protection since I haven't had to put it to the test yet and I hope I never will although it's supposed to use high quality abrasion materials. It runs a bit large I'm 6ft 1, 180LBs with a 36 Inch chest and 36 inch waist and the size 46 fits perfect (THANK YOU REVZILLA, I was gonna get a size bigger since I wear a 48 In Dainese but there advice on size was perfect). Although the company is Finland (I think) the jacket is made in China (I wish this was not true because China is known for bad quality) however the jacket appears to be solid, also it has custom CE armor in the shoulders. I got the grey jacket with orange accents and I would highly recommended this jacket to anyone July 27, 2014
This jacket is light weight, very flexible and has lots of great ventilation especially in the arms. I tried on other vented jackets both leather and textile. I have always worn leather for it's protection value but I just couldn't keep cool enough. I tried a variety of styles in this genre:jackets with leather in the impact areas, 600 grade nylon, full leather jackets with lots of perforations, but none of them compared to this one. I read up on the Cordura material on line and I felt it was a good level of abrasion protection that fell between leather and 600 nylon material. I have ridden in the jacket now a couple of times in 90 plus heat and I still sweat but not nearly as much as my leather jacket. I especially love the venting in the arms as the wind cools them down well. However, when I am in stop and go traffic, I still get hot but not as hot as my other jacket or even the others that I had tried. Comfort is great and ingress and egress from the jacket is easy too. I think the styling is very neutral and that is important to me because I ride a Harley. The armor is positioned well and I went smaller on my jacket size as well. Just talk to the wonderful customer representatives for your correct size. Overall, I am very pleased with this purchase. July 21, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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: Is it Red or Orange on the Grey model? 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: It's orange on the grey jacket. And a red logo on the black jacket. Jul 10, 2014
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Jeffery P: Grey jacket has orange logo (black jacket has red logo). Jul 10, 2014
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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 in....you 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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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

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/rukka-airvision-pants
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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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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.

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