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The Rukka Armaxion Jacket provides ultimate protection from the elements with the superior weatherproof performance of Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer laminate. The Armacor outer shell is constructed of a combination of high-tech aramid (Kevlar) and Cordura fabric for superior abrasion and tear resistance. The removable thermoreflective liner provides warmth when you need it while large air vents ensure sufficient cooling and breathability in warmer climates.
Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer laminate is lightweight, windproof, and waterproof
Armacor technology - a combination of high-tech fibers, aramid (Kevlar), and Cordura reinforcements for superior abrasion and tear resistance
Extremely water-resistant rubberized main zipper
Includes Rukka D3O Air CE-rated Level 1 (EN 1621-1 2012) limb protectors at the shoulders and elbows
Includes Rukka D3O CE-rated Level 2 (EN 1621-2 2010) back protector
Detachable thermoreflective inner liner with 60g insulation
Soft neoprene elastic Gore-Tex stretch collar is removable
Zippered sleeve with weatherproof inner cuff
Width adjustment on upper and lower arms and hem
Elastic panels on sides of jacket
Ventilation openings at the back and sides with long two-way zippers at the sides
Jacket has a connecting zipper to attach trousers
Four waterproof pockets: two inside, including mobile phone pocket, and two outside
Incredible jacket, upholds the reputation of the Rukka brand.
This review is of the Rukka Armaxion jacket. I've worn it twice so far. Once for about 4 hours in 40-60 degrees(F), and the other time was 5 hours in 60-83 degrees(F). Both days were dry, so I can't speak to the jacket's performance in wet conditions. Although, the jacket is very well constructed(it is "bomb-proof") and the fact that it's made with Gore-Tex Pro 3-layer laminate, I'm confident it'll keep me dry.
On the cooler day, I wore a long sleeve cotton shirt under the jacket(without the liner) and was totally comfortable(all zips on the jacket were closed). Vents opened and wearing just a tee-shirt when it got warm the second day, I was pleasantly surprised by the air flow which kept me from getting too warm.
Overall, the jacket is somewhat heavy. That is to be expected given the materials & protective armour. But once you've got it one(like some other manufacturer's jackets), you don't notice the weight at all. It's very comfortable in fit and form(I'm 220lbs, 6ft tall, and 43 inch chest and 54 fits nearly perferct) and looks great. - Wearing twice, I've already received a comment on what a great looking jacket. Yes, the jacket's cost is up there. But you do get what you pay for, and this jacket is definitely at the top of the food chain! If your on the fence, don't hesitate on this one as you won't have any regrets.
September 29, 2014
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Eric W asked:How does this jacket compare in weight to the Argonaut? Is this jacket replacing the Argonaut? I hope not, because it doesn't look as nice. This looks like the same design as the Armas.Feb 10, 2014
Matt KStaff:I do not have experience with the Argonaut but the Argonaut has been discontinued by Rukka, I think it is fairly safe to say this is a replacement for it.
The Armaxion is a good choice for those who prefer a standard waterproof zipper instead of a LockOut Closure and want to save some cash and attain similar functionality to the Armas. The Armaxion also includes D3O Air shoulder and elbow protectors, an upgrade over the RVP Air found in both the Argonaut and Armas.Apr 30, 2014
Since initially posting this question I have actually bought the Argonaut jacket and pants from a vendor in Spain. They are fantastic. I wanted the protection from the armacor material and gore lockout closure, but without the heavy weight and numerous bulky pockets of the Armas. I find the Argonaut much more stylish as well. My only complaint, and this is true for most Rukka jackets, is that I wish that the collar was removable or lower. It is comfortable when riding since they really do well in engineering riding clothing, but off the bike the collar is a little annoying.
May 1, 2014
Matt KStaff:Standard waterproof main zipper on Armaxion vs Gore LockOut Zipper on Armas D3O Air Armor in Armaxion vs RVP Air on Armas Side & back vents on Armaxion Chest/Shoulder vents on Armas More Armacor + Talisman fabric on Armas (beefier jacket) Outlast (phase change material) included in liner on Armas
I am sure there are lots more, but those are what jumped out to me!Apr 30, 2014