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Old 01-02-2013, 05:17 AM   #1
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Rukka Cosmic

Just noticed these online while looking for options to replace my leaking Rev'it pants:





Here's a German Enduro magazine review at Rukka's website: http://www.rukka.com/mxl-fashion/ruk...F?OpenDocument

Seems that Rukka has finally recognized the need for properly waterproof – yet ventilated – adventure gear (well, sort of).

The basic concept is the same as in Rukka Armas – 3-layer Gore-Tex laminate with Armacor – but where Armas is more street-oriented, Cosmic should be designed for adventure-type riding.

Compared to Armas, the product specs promise the following:
  • better ventilation: shoulder, back + upper leg vents (Armas has only shoulder vents)
  • more adventure-oriented cut
  • more pockets in the pants
  • longer zippers in the lower leg (hopefully fits proper boots better than Armas)
I just called the dealer who said Cosmic should be available in February here in Finland.

Pre-order prices seem to be about 15 % lower than Armas (899 € for jacket, 649 € for pants). Still bloody expensive, but not that bad for a ventilated GTX laminate suit.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:31 AM   #2
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Yeah. It does look great doesn't it. Lower price is probably due to no superfabric or lockout. I doubt the extra vent on the back will make much difference. I wish Rukka would make a suit with adequate venting. The only problem with Rukka imho. Love my Armas suit, but would switch to something with more venting!
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:20 AM   #3
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True, there's still not that much venting
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:20 AM   #4
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I have several jackets/pants from Rukka and Klim. My Rukka gear has always been excellent and worth every penny I paid for it.

This jacket looks to be another winner.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:19 PM   #5
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So lets see if there is going to be any test-suites at next weekends bike-show here in Finland. So far nobody has them in stock. I definately will be buying one. Kalahari is ready to be replaced.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:21 PM   #6
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Checked out the suit at Helsinki bike expo yesterday. The vents are small and probably won't make much difference.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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Checked out the suit at Helsinki bike expo yesterday. The vents are small and probably won't make much difference.
Can you tell me how the fit was and/or is on a Rukka? Are the jackets stiff and restrictive, or do they offer good mobility? Also, I am not sure if this is a uni-corn fantasy I am chasing, but it seems to be next to impossible to find a truly "water-proof" jacket. On-road or off-road. That is why I still have a backup "rubber" for the really hard rains.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:30 AM   #8
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uhhh interesting since my shot at Klims Adv suit 2 isn΄t coming until next year.

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:51 PM   #9
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anyone got it?

wondering about do's and don't's ? how's venting working?
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:06 PM   #10
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The WebBikeWorld store has a Rukka AirVision Suit and an Armas suit at a huge discount right now. If one of them is your size...the price is $1200 and $1600 respectively.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/sale/
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #11
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There's a video up at revzilla now.

Looks like a nice jacket, but its no Armas. Might vent a touch better, but that complicated main double zip is funny. I had one on a BMW Streetguard 2 jacket.

There's very little Armacor on it. I'm guessing the main construction is the same Cordura on the Armas, but there's quite a bit of Armacor on the Armas in comparison.

If you could stretch to the Armas, that would be a better buy IMHO.
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