Rukka Nivala Gore-Tex Textile Jacket - Black
Customer Product Reviews
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!
Should have bought one sooner
Winter approaching and I needed a new coat, did lots of research and went on lots of forums and ended up opting for the Rukka, I wasn't disappointed and wish I'd bought one of these years ago, would have saved myself a lot of money! Extremely well made as you would expect, tough and durable, I'm a large size 44 inch chest but I ordered the XL and it fits perfectly, the D30 armour is great, shoulders and elbows is massive compared to any other armoured jackets I've had, I took the back protector out though as I prefer to wear a separate back protector, personal preference, there's armorcor in all the right places, I think it could possibly of benefited with maybe some on the chest and some on the back, the D30 armour is also only level 1, that said I don't race therefore level 1 is ample. The jacket is extremely warm, even without the separate down liner and I tested it for the first time in rain the other day, and it really was a torrential downpour, I stayed perfectly dry! The lining jacket doesn't zip into the main coat but that suits me fine, I hate those fiddly zips on some other coats I've had, it does say you can wear the insert as a stand alone coat, and that is true, it is however quite short. My only really picky gripe with this coat is that the sleeves tend to ride up a bit when I'm riding the bike, a Yam S10, that said I love it, great investment, I feel totally protected, warm and dry, would I recommend it .......Hell yes. As always great service from SBS 5 star.
You get what you pay for
This jacket is fits perfectly I ordered my normally size L. With the inner jacket on I can still fit a warm top underneath for winter riding. With it removed for warm weather riding the jacket doesn't flap in the wind and keeps you cool. Water just runs off. You get what you pay for, 6years warranty you can't go wrong.