Rukka Cosmic

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Oldbear, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Oldbear

    Oldbear Don't want a pickle

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

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    Here's a German Enduro magazine review at Rukka's website: http://www.rukka.com/mxl-fashion/ru...6868CB4CEE7D8A94C2257AD7004ECF8F?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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  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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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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  3. Oldbear

    Oldbear Don't want a pickle

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    True, there's still not that much venting :bluduh
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  4. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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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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  5. JiTe

    JiTe Flying Finn

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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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  6. Oldbear

    Oldbear Don't want a pickle

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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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  7. scrubb

    scrubb Lord of the Poseurs

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    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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  8. LocuL

    LocuL Gnarly Infantry

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    uhhh interesting since my shot at Klims Adv suit 2 isn´t coming until next year.

    hmm
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  9. bikefever

    bikefever Adventurer

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    wondering about do's and don't's ? how's venting working?
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  10. OneZero

    OneZero TGT of Opportunity

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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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  11. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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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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