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Rukka AirMan Jacket
« on: May 03, 2014, 04:54:04 pm »
Hey all,

I might have just gone a little crazy, but I just ordered one of these:




The Rukka Airman Jacket.  I had to get it; it was made for me.  It even has a big "R" on the back.  Which, of course, stands for Rusty.  I'll review it when it arrives.  They sell them at Revzilla here: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/rukka-airman-jacket

I had purchased the Firstgear Adventure Mesh jacket, but I didn't like it. The armor was too bulky and the whole jacket would come up if I raised my arms.  Plus, I wanted the jacket to be a bit longer.  Revzilla is awesome about returns.  I almost purchased a Klim jacket, but I don't like how much velcro they use.  The Rukka uses high-strength magnets instead--pretty classy.  It's spendy, so it better be as good as the marketing proclaims or it's going back too.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2014, 06:15:35 pm by Rusty Shovel »
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Re: Rukka AirMan Jacket
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 10:40:01 pm »
Hey Rusty; it looks nice!

I picked up a pair of the Klim pants, I really like them - much warmer and protected.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-dakar-pants

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Re: Rukka AirMan Jacket
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 07:12:45 am »
Just a question here...is this an 'Airman' because it has a protective airbag....like the Aprillia system that was on the market?

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Re: Rukka AirMan Jacket
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 04:22:43 pm »
Just a question here...is this an 'Airman' because it has a protective airbag....like the Aprillia system that was on the market?

No.  It's the Airman because it uses micro-weave mesh throughout.  It should be ideal for hot Houston.  I'll have to layer it up north.
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Re: Rukka AirMan Jacket
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 04:23:49 pm »
Looks like a very nice jacket. Surprised it is black and is waterproof even though it supposed to be a hot weather jacket. It will be interested to see if it really does have enough air flow to keep you cool.
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Re: Rukka AirMan Jacket
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 05:27:18 am »
Hey all,

I got the Airman jacket and returned it the next day.  I just didn't like how it fit.  Plus, despite the increased length over Rukka's other offerings, it felt like a road jacket.  I nearly took it for a ride, but felt afraid I would get it dirty.

I want a jacket that I'd feel comfortable getting dirty.  I just ordered the Klim Badlands Pro--We'll see what I think when it comes.
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Re: Rukka AirMan Jacket
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 07:34:19 pm »
I think you will like it.  I guess you could always put an 'R' on it!  ;D

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Re: Rukka AirMan Jacket
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2014, 09:50:15 pm »
I have a couple of Revzilla jackets and pants. One Four season set up for touring and a summer mesh set up for hot weather, hard to get the pant just right because I have short legs and well I ain't skinny either. Good luck finding the perfect match for yourself. I have seen some of the Rukka stuff and boy did it look nice!