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Five of the best... Gore-Tex motorcycle jackets

27 Jul 2020
Updated: 20 Jan 2022 Staying protected from the weather in the first place is a million times easier than having to fumble around with a waterproof oversuit.
A Gore-Tex jacket may cost more initially, but it’s the only one guaranteed to keep you dry, and it’s hard to put a price on that. Our guide to five of the best Gore-Tex jackets will help you find your next wet-weather riding companion.

Rukka Kalix 2.0 Gore-Tex Textile Jacket

The latest version of Rukka's Kalix uses a Gore-Tex Pro laminated outer to shrug off rain at first contact, and the simplicity and effectiveness is very popular with owners. It's a two-layer laminate shell so it's slightly more flexible than the three-layer material used on top-end Rukka jackets. The collar is lower and the cuffs are simpler than on range-topping Rukka jackets, which is a plus for riders who want more flexibility. There's no thermal lining, but owners quite like having the choice of putting their own layer underneath.


 

Price from: £599.99

Richa Atlantic Gore-Tex Textile Jacket

The waterproofing provided by Richa’s Atlantic Gore-Tex jacket has gone down a storm with owners, who universally say it’s kept the dry. The thermal liner is also effective if the owners’ comments are anything to go by as they’ve praised the way the jacket keeps them warm when the temperature falls. The venting for use in warm weather also picks up praise from very pleased owners.
 

Price from: £759.99

Rukka Nivala Gore-Tex Textile Jacket

Paying a premium for quality bike kit is worth it for the right stuff. The first 39 Sportsbikeshop customer reviewers felt that way, all giving the Nivala a perfect five-star average. The Nivala jacket uses Gore-Tex Pro, which reviews have praised for an effectiveness that backs up the higher cost. Customers have also said the fit of the jacket is incredibly true to size, and that it’s comfortable and warm (thanks to its thermal down liner).

Price from: £999.99 (RRP £1249.99)

Klim Gore-Tex Latitude Textile Jacket

Klim’s travel jacket offers a great balance of waterproofing performance and flexibility thanks to its two-layer laminated Gore-Tex Pro outer shell. It’s not as bulky as some Gore-Tex Pro jackets, and you’ll need to supply your own warmth layer for use in colder weather. There are pockets galore and the Latitude jacket has been popular with owners, with the first five reviewers all giving it the maximum of five stars.

Richa Cyclone Gore-Tex Textile Jacket

The Cyclone and its Gore-Tex liner have impressed Sportsbikeshop customers, who gave it an average of 4.89 stars from the first 65 reviews. One customer told how it held up incredibly during a rainy tour of Scotland, keeping him totally dry throughout. Others praised the near-perfect fit, which is adjustable using straps on each side of the waist and arms. Reviewers also liked the flexible D3O armour, saying it was discreet and comfortable to wear.
 

Price from: £499.99