Rukka Airway Jacket
Great fitting jacket!
Although I have yet try the rainrotection on this jacket, it fits greatvandvlooks terrific. I will buy the matching pants soon!
November 10, 2014
Great Jacket - Quality & Features
I live in Dubai, so I needed a jacket with great airflow. The Airway Jacket did not disappoint. This jacket flows more air than any other jacket. It is cut high at the waist which is different than other jackets I have had but it makes it comfortable when on the bike. Like the styling very much and great features like the rain layer and arm fasteners. The zipper of the rain layer takes a bit of getting used to but seems to work (I have some concerns over the zipper's long-term durability).
Over-all a great jacket with great build quality.
October 13, 2014
It's the best protective jacket I've ever worn. It feels substantial and surprisingly cool even in 100 degree weather. I'm transitioning into ATGATT, and this is the first jacket I feel comfortable wearing all year long.
October 6, 2014
Great summer riding jacket, but a separate Gortex jacket inside
First few rides have been very comfortable. With Gortex jacket inside, it can get a bit warm. But without, great ventilation and protection! Rode during a rain storm with Gortex jacket inside, stayed nice a dry. Will ride to Sturgis with this jacket, so that will be the true test
July 28, 2014
Comfortable, great quality, very airy
I'm 6'5", 230 pounds, in good shape and fairly broad-shouldered. I went with the size 58 and it fits me perfectly.
I just test-drove the jacket in 30 degree Celsius summer weather for a couple hours; it's nice and airy, the breeze flows through the Cordura material effortlessly. I thought it wouldn't, given how tough the material looks/feels compared to the usual mesh jackets, but it's really quite well-ventilated.
Nice and large armor blocks at neck, forearms, shoulders, and back still let the air through.
June 28, 2014
Nice Jacket, but rather bulky
First off I like to say I really like this jacket. Two of the main reasons I got it was because of the gore-text liner and all of the reflectivity. It has armor in the shoulders, elbows, and back. Which is all a good thing but it does make the jacket very bulky. Now I must say that this is my first jacket so I could be that way for pretty much all jackets.
Because of the bulk it makes putting on book bags or turning your head a bit harder to do. Also while I'm riding at times the back pad rises up and makes it harder for me to tip my head up.
Other than that I think its a great buy.
Almost forgot to mention that it is cut short so keep that in mind when your thinking about buying it.
May 25, 2014
Fantastic airflow, excellent build quality
I recently upgraded my gear to Rukka. I have an Airway jacket and then the Armaxion pants. I went with the Armaxion pants instead of the Airvision pants because I wanted a pair of pants that was waterproof as it's a little harder to pull over and swap a pants liner than a jacket liner. I will probably end up getting the Armaxion jacket this fall.
I have the Airway jacket for summer riding. It flows an impressive amount of air, it feels like you are riding in a t-shirt. 70 or below it's a little cool for me.
I'm 5'8" 185lbs, 42-43 chest, and the size 52 fit well. The 54 was close, but the arms were a little long and the elbow armor wasn't in the right place. So the 52 was a better fit. I don't think i'll be able to layer much under it.
The liner is great, the lock-out zipper takes a little getting used to, but if it works, it works i guess. I like that the liner is pretty easy to remove. I usually just keep it on the bike with me so i can pull over and put it in if needed.
Overall the Rukka gear is very impressive stuff, i'm glad i upgraded to it. It's far more comfortable than any other gear i've ever owned including my Aerostich.
I upgraded the shoulders and elbows to D30 and found it to be more comfortable. Without the liner, i could sometimes feel the ridges of the air armor, the D30 is buttery smooth and more comfortable. Plus it's what all the new jackets/pants come with now anyways.
May 12, 2014
Good quality, priced appropriately
I ordered and received my new Rukka Airway jacket early in our Ontario winter so only had modest opportunity yesterday to give it a try. Despite snow on the edge of the road, sand in the corners and heaved pavement, I had to get out and didn't regret it. Although it was a sunny early spring day, the air temperature was just 4 Celsius. With only a t-shirt underneath, the GORE-TEX liner was effective at keeping the cold air out. I haven't had opportunity to test it with the liner out - I expect it will flow air well for the warmer months.
The fit and finish are as expected. Quality materials. Well thought out. I haven't tested the durability or protection yet.
I purchased a size 54. I'm 6'-3", 205lb. At first I thought the length at the waist was a little short but I'm generally happy with it. The strap intended to pass under the crotch is definitely too short for me.
The power ranger flashy v look on the front and arms isn't really for me. In Grey, the v-profile is reduced. Apart from the reflective v, I like the look and the reflective strips provide unrivalled visibility in lights at night anyway.
Revzilla processed and shipped seemingly within minutes and were helpful with some question concerning length after the purchase. The fellow from Revzilla I talked to offered to ship the next size up so I could compare but in the end I declined and kept my initial order. Definitely satisfied with the product and service from Revzilla.
Great demonstration and description video's.
March 31, 2014