Rukka AirMan Jacket
Great Jacket - First Impression
This is a first impression review. I have worn the jacket for a short ride thus far.
The fit and finish is great. The sizing is one size large so as the video states, if you are a US42 then the Rukka 50 should fit you perfectly. I am 41 - 42 chest and 32 - 33 waist and like the fit and look of the jacket. I ordered the black with high viz and really like the look.
The jacket does flow air and it is a very even flow throughout the jacket. I have not used the liner yet, but have worn it around the house. It definitely retains heat.
The magnets seem to hold well. The trick with the collar magnet is to attach it where it belongs. It appears to hold fine for me, although I am fairly protected from the wind. The inside pocket is large and will accommodate my iPhone 6plus.
Overall I am very pleased. My only small gripe would be with the main zipper. It should be a larger zipper for easier use.
May 17, 2015
Great jacket for airflow. the only problem so far are the zippers, way too small delicate.
After 5 days of adventure riding in Death Valley (its first use ) the the zippers started to degrade with each day. The teeth on the zippers on the jacket, chest and sleeves are too small and delicate for dusty, sandy off road riding conditions. The chest zippers seized almost completely completely and the sleeve zippers became so hard to open or close that I had to hold the sleeve with my my teeth to pull the zipper closed. Not sure why Rukka went with such dainty zippers on Adventure jacket designed for max airflow. I'll be return the jacket for repair.
Other than that.. great jacket!
October 25, 2014
Really Well constructed Jacket
Wanted to find a jacket that would fit well, breath well, and protect well and this jacket hit the spot. Normally wear a size 52-54EU and bought a 50EU based on the video review and the fit is spot on. On one of my spirited rides the temperature range was from a 79 (city) degrees and went down to a 52 degrees (mountains) all within 65 minutes and even with the liner in the jacket it kept me feeling fine at cold temps and not too warm in the city temps. The jacket feels great and moves quite well. Definitely recommend this product in all weather except the cold of Winter!!!
October 6, 2014
Nice quality, great fit.
I ordered the Airman Jacket because I wanted a quality summer jacket. I live in Virginia Beach, VA and the humidity can be horrible. When I received the jacket, the fit was spot on. I did all the measuring, called Revzilla support and confirmed everything and it fit great. I then took a 4 day trip through the WV/VA mountains and I can say that it does move a ton of air. 70 degrees in the morning and you could use the GoreTex insert to keep comfortable. The only complaint that I have is that it doesn't come with a back protector. At this price, it should have everything included.
August 13, 2014
first rukka gear now hooked
ok, we have all seen the video a few times. This jacket arrived and first impression is @#$% this is one well built and HEAVY garment. The fit was small despite what anthony and gear crew says. I am 6 2 and 255 lbs with a freshly measured 48 chest but a bit of a gut and the size 60 fit perfect with slightly long arms. I was surprised as they say it runs large. THe weight of the jacket is surprising. It is very heavy for a summer jacket. Riding on my two hour commute tommorow to test the air flow and comfort but am certain this well built jacket will not disappoint. THe jacket is what they claim, the sizing was a bit tricky but I went big and it worked.
August 12, 2014
Perfect for all conditions
Rukka is the best-in-class motorcycle gear manufacturer from Europe. I've paired Airvision pants and also two different gloves; Argosaurus&Hero gloves, in every condition these three gears would be perfect and highly recommend for spring/summer/autumn seasons.
July 29, 2014
Rukka is quality
Have been hearing so much positive things about rukka products and finally got my hand on the airman. Quality, fit and comfort works hand in hand in this excellent jacket. The protection is a tad thick IMO, but the Rukka does hide them well. Can't get enough of Rukka. Awesome, and special thanks to Andy for your kind assistance and patience.
July 27, 2014
Temperature Ranges--Airman and Armas
AIRMAN versus ARMAS temperatures: This is the information I wanted when buying both the Rukka Armas and the Airman. Subjective based on a year with ARMAS and 2 intense weeks with AIRMAN.
ARMAS is clearly a cool weather jacket/ pants and the AIRMAN/AIRVISION warm weather. Here is my sense of the temperature ranges. (Skivvies, T shirt under both suits.)
WITH LINING: Sweet spot is 58F through 82F. Pretty comfortable into low 90s WITH the lining if moving. 95F a reasonable upper limit as you retain heat. (Why wear lining at 95F? Heavy thundershowers expected and temperature likely to plummet. Don't want to be soaked without the waterproof liner.) Getting cold down in the mid-50s with lining and skivvies.
WITHOUT LINING: Sweet spot is 68-85F. Moves huge amount of air. Comfortable into the 90s where you hit a practical limit of just being too hot to be on a bike. 95F was no trouble, moving. Comfortable as any hot weather gear at this temperature. Black color is not a problem. I don't consider anything comfortable in muggy upper 90s. Down around 65F, it gets cool and I want the lining.
ARMAS JACKET AND PANTS—
WITH LINING: Sweet spot is 40F to 75F. Getting hot when you are not moving above 75F in direct sun. 78F is a practical upper limit. Can go much colder (easily low 30s) if you layer.
WITHOUT LINING: Sweet spot is 55F to 80F (vents open). 83F is practical upper limit--there is good airflow but the sun adds more heat than the jacket can takeaway. Gets chilly below 52F—vents closed.
Armas preferred when the temperature wont be above 80F and I know it will rain. Airman when I know it will be warmer and when I’m sure I wont need to ride much below 55F.
Both ARMAS and AIRMAN/AIRVISION are excellent. I think there are a few little nits with the AIRMAN, but these are part of the compromise from putting the waterproof lining on the inside. On a warm sunny day, the AIRMAN is a joy to ride in.
July 5, 2014