Rukka Nivala Gore-Tex Textile Jacket - Black / Orange
Customer Product Reviews
Brilliant jacket from Rukka
The fit is excellent and the quality is as expected for a premium jacket. Like most have said the stretch in the material makes it much more wearable than other jackets. I have only worn it once in the rain but I was bone dry after the ride. Yes it's pricey but it does the job very well.
Best jacket I've ever bought
At this price it should be the best jacket I've ever bought, and it is by a mile. an hour after buying it I was riding through a hailstorm and loving every minute. I was warm and dry and felt totally safe in all the d30 armour. The chest armour is a new one for me but you dont even feel that's it's there once your riding. The goretex velcro collar is great and stops Md splashes of water coming up under your helmet. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? So far, 100%. Comfy and warm? Totally. Go and try one one and you can see where the money is. Treat it as an investment. And you can't go wrong with a 6 year warranty. Wish I had bought it sooner
I purchased this for the extra protection both armour and waterproofing. I was not disappointed. Nor should I be at the price! But for riding all weathers, it's top notch kit and worth every penny. Well thought out pockets. Fantastic quality and feel. And supremely warm, such that my heated jacket was turned right down . Best jacket I have had. Heartily recommended
I truly tested the jacket and trousers out last week with a ride to the mumbles Swansea and back to London on the M4 (work not a social ride!) Mid November weather living up to its expectations and bucketing it down both ways, I arrived both ends bone dry, I've had other good jackets but nothing anywhere near this! I kept expecting to feel the leak somewhere as it was torrid weather. All I can say is it's very expensive but If you want to ride all year round it's a must and you won't be disappointed.
As good as they say it is!
I had been looking for a replacement for my trusty Heine Gerich and it came down to the Stadler Super Vent or the Rucka Nivala. With the Nivala already on special offer and with a personal additional 10% weekend discount, it was time to take the plunge. I visited Sportsbikeshop where the service was helpful and patient as always as I tried on different sizes and colours. The size 50 is perfect for my 39inch chest. Have just ridden a 300 mile day in temperatures as cold as 2c and the Nivala is a revelation. The cuffs fit over winter gloves and are draft free. The high neck and neoprene collar were comfortable all day. The internal pockets are large and easy to access. I like the crutch strap as I don't have a matching zip trouser (yet!) it is very comfortable and with the down liner I only needed a base layer and a thin mid layer to stay warm. And I do usually feel the cold so that is a very high standard of warmth. Have not ridden in rain but it's goretex pro and guaranteed so I know it will work. Only negative is the level 1 back protector. But this is a fabulous jacket and thanks to a great deal from Sportsbikeshop I'm now another convert to Rucka.
Top end jacket.
Bought this as a replacement for my alpinestars jacket as the zipper and velcro was failing. Impressed with the quality. Has been warm and draught free down to 2 deg. Dry in a heavy downpour and dried quickly afterwards ready to wear again unlike the astars one. It cost a lot but with a 6 year warranty I hope it lasts longer making it more economical in the long run. Great service and fast delivery by SBS as usual.
Rukka Nivala jacket and pants
I happily give five stars to both the nivala suit and Sportsbikeshop. If you've read any negative reviews on this suit, they're wrong. This is the very best on all counts, bar non. Any bad press must have been wrote by the opposition. I bought the suit from Sportsbikeshop's Boston branch, the staff could not have been more helpful and attentive. You really need to go and try these suits on if you're spending so much money. This branch seemed to have every size option I asked for. So to sum up, very pleased in all respects.
Comfortable, adaptable, safe
I had heard that laminated goretex gear is expensive, stiff and uncomfortable. Ok so it is certainly expensive, but is it worth it? I ride year round, 6 days a week - having ridden through a wet UK winter in this jacket, I can confirm that it has not leaked once (even the pockets are watertight) and is comfortable for all-day riding. The thermal liner is ok, but not as warm as I would like (easily augmented with a decent base layer). Recent sunny weather has not caused an issue - the thermal liner goes in the provided grab bag, the vents zip open... A recent 60 mph crash vs a presumably blind driver pulling out, left me with just minor bruising (and a wrecked bike).. Expensive but worth the money if you can afford them
Well made and true to size. Comfy, warm and great attention to detail both in the design and manufacture. There's no Armortech in the back, but that's arguably an area that doesn't need it and the added stretch aids comfort. if I had to pick, I'd say the outside pockets could be a little deeper, but otherwise this is a great jacket. The chest protector makes it even warmer. Several hours in 0-3 degrees and no problem with the just the Rukka Outlast vest on underneath. Yet to see how well the venting works in the summer.
After trying for max discount on this jacket they came good in the new year, cheapest by far. Told it would be late when I enquired about it and turned up a day early. Win Win Jacket is a bit different to get into as it only has a single zip but latest technology hopefully keeps it watertight. Love the Rukka kit, this replaces my 4 year old jacket that still looks like the day I bought it and still waterproof.
At last something that will last.
Having previously purchased a premium RICHA C Change Bike suit and been let down by poor performance and dreadful customer support by the manufacturer I took the plunge and purchased a Rukka bike suit. First impressions are brilliant. No more soggy bottoms, warm and very comfy. The zips and fasteners feel very durable. Weight wise this is no heavier than my old suit but the quality looks and feels like it is on another level. I use this suit every day and having something that is safe, will deliver what's its designed to do and be durable is vital to me. As the saying goes "Buy once, buy right" This is so right.
I have always steered myself away from Rukka clothing, mainly because of price but also the lack of effective ventilation in the jackets. Well,50% of my two points has been fixed, the ventilation on this Rukka is a revelation, it works superbly well so is the build quality, it's simply outstanding. As to the other 50% i,e, the price. There is no getting away from it,it is cripplingly expensive. That said,it is the best jacket on the market today, it's brilliant.So re-mortgage the house,sell the wife and kids into slavery and go buy one, you won't regret it. Had it's first outing in the rain last weekend,(Storm Calum). Pleased to report, I was absolutely bone dry and warm all weekend. Happy Bunny! As usual,excellent service from SBS, thank you.
Worth the cash
Highly protective, chest protector is a hug bonus. Vents work well, with short gloves you do get air through the sleeves as well which helps keep you cool. Liner seems really good, and was warm enough at around 3 degrees. Have only had one wet ride, of course it was waterproof but the water also doesn't soak into the top layer so it dries quick as well. 5 year guarantee is a bonus for sure.
Quality producrt & service
As ever the service from the Sportsbikeshop was outstanding. The jacket is everything that I was looking for and I cannot believe how light it's is to wear. Due to the weather we are experiencing I haven't had the chance to try it in the wet but I have never had any issues with Goretex before, so do not foresee their being a problem in this case.
I would describe this product as comfortable, well fitting and not bulky. It is warm and waterproof. I went out in the rain and wind without issue. The neck collar is also very effective at keeping out the wind and rain. The chest protector undoubtably adds to maintaining body heat. Hopefully I will not need to write a review on the effectiveness of the body armour, but it fits well in all the right places.
Having tried a number of jackets from the excellent Sportsbikeshop and returned them and looking at various YouTube videos I decided to go for this Rukka jacket and matching trousers. OK they are very expensive but you get what you pay for. I took them out today for a 50 mile trip round the Peak District in temperatures just above freezing and I was so comfortable and warm as toast with my outlast base layer on. The D30 armour for the chest gives you even more protection than most other jackets and is not uncomfortable or intrusive. I could easily have spent all day on the bike but chores got in the way. I haven't tried it in the rain yet but I feel sure it will perform as expected. With 6 years warranty I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the Rukka Nivala jacket, and trousers, to anybody who wants to get the best kit on the market. Thanks to Sportsbikeshop for putting up with me sending so many jackets and trousers back to them.
Absolutely worth it
Expensive, but the quality is unbeatable. Warm, waterproof and very comfortable - should last years and does exactly what it says! If you ride in the winter this is what you need. Wish I had forked out for the best years ago!