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    June 3, 2013
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Rukka Armas Jacket Materials Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer laminate with Armacor technology Armacor is a combination of high-tech fibers - Aramid (Kevlar) and Cordura Pro Shell with Armacor is extremely tear and abrasion resistant, yet lighter weight and is water and windproof Waterproof Gore Lockout main closure Gore Lockout closure is tooth-free and ensures a constant waterproof seal Tear and abrasion resistant GTX Super Fabric reinforcements Cuffs and detachable collar made of elastic 3-layer Gore-Tex fabric Black/Yellow color is CE certified EN 471 for excellent visibility both in the daylight and in the dark Protection RVP Air Back Pad included Includes RVP Air Protectors at the shoulders and elbows RVP Air Protectors are extremely breathable, very light weight and distribute the impact better than hard protectors RVP Air Protectors meet the requirements of CE Norm prEN 1621-1 2010 Other Features Detachable thermal jacket with Outlast thermal lining (60g) Outlast microcapsules absorb excess heat which is stored and released as needed Collar with Velcro closure Soft neoprene in collar Elastic stretch panels on sides of the jacket Ventilation openings with zippers in front on both shoulders Width adjustment on upper and lower arm Jacket and trousers have connecting zippers Waist closure with double tightening Jacket has seven pockets three inside (waterproof and one of which includes an integrated mobile phone holder) and four outside pockets 5 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable and completely weatherproof
PostedJanuary 24, 2014
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drcoopster
From Fort Worth
State:TX
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
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The Armas is the ideal cool-to-cold weather jacket. It's really comfortable, the Outlast liner provides a surprising amount of warmth and temperature flexibility, and the shell is completely weatherproof. The build quality of the jacket is really good, and the materials are top-shelf. I'm sure that the abrasion protection is adequate, though I hope never to test that aspect.
I use the Armas jacket with the Argonaut pants and the Apollo or R-Star 2-in-1 gloves.
Rides: 1998 Triumph Speed Triple T509
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Rukka Apollo Gloves The Rukka Apollo Gloves offer a great combination of safety with reflective panels on the fingers, abrasion-resistant leather and carbon fiber and a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane guaranteed to keep your hands dry. Features Leather construction Top touch sensitivity for perfect control with Gore-Tex X-TRAFIT technology X-Trafit combines the inner lining, waterproof membrane and the outer shell and securely attaches the 3 together Fully waterproof and windproof and extremely breathable Carbon fiber knuckle protection with leather overlay Carbon fiber palm slider protection Shield wiper on left thumb Reflective striping on fingers
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Waterproof with classic style
PostedNovember 18, 2013
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drcoopster
From Fort Worth
State:TX
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
The Rukka Apollo is a classic-looking glove. I appreciate the protection provided by the composite knuckle armor, and I really like that the armor is hidden underneath the leather for a smooth, classic leather glove appearance. The Gore-Tex Xtra-Fit waterproof membrane is completely invisible to the touch; there's no movement of the liner inside the glove or crinkly feel. While I haven't tested the waterproofness, I trust the Gore-Tex to do it's job.
Note that there is no thermal insulation in this glove; for me, they are good down to about 45 degrees with heated grips. Also, the gauntlet is meant to be worn underneath the cuff.
If you just want a basic waterproof glove, there are cheaper options. But if you want a high-quality, classically-styled, Gore-Tex leather glove, this is a good choice. This glove pairs very well with my Armas jacket.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Light weight, looks great, fantastic visibility
PostedAugust 26, 2013
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drcoopster
From Fort Worth
State:TX
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm really happy to see AGV come out with this. I have the DS version, but 90% of the time I'm wearing it without the visor due to aerodynamic issues with my particular windshield setup. As a plain street helmet, the AX-8 has a low weight, good ventilation, and great visibility, and I love the way it looks.
I rated it "Good" for value because it is a fairly premium helmet at a price point that comes in under Shoei and Arai, but I still feel like it's slightly on the spendy side for what you get. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars, but if you don't wear earplugs, it's a louder helmet than average.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet Brand new for fall 2011, the AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet takes one of the most high-end and lightweight dualsport helmets on the market (AX-8 DS) and makes some significant upgrades. The design and the line inevitably recall the AX-8 Model from which it is derived, but additional technical features like the visor and the specific visor mechanism, the chin air vent that can be opened, and the open-able supplementary ventilation on the top guarantee all the performance and comfort of a road model. New internal padding with increased thickness for improved comfort and greater stability in professional use. New shape of the outer shell in the chin area which, combined with a wider and softer base edge compared to the previous model, reduces interference with any back protector used and decreases risks of impact traumas, thanks to its shock-absorber function. Features SSL (Super Super Light) carbon, Kevlar and fiberglass shell construction IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) funnels air though channels in the outer shell New flat dual face shield in non-scratch, antifog polycarbonate Dry-Lex internal padding with sanitized treatment Removable and washable cheekpads and internal lining Outer aluminum peak screws 3 shell sizes DOT and ECE 22.05 Certified
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Light, comfortable, and looks great
PostedJune 3, 2013
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drcoopster
From Front Range
State:CO
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
This DS helmet has very soft and comfortable liner fabric, looks fantastic, and is probably one of the lightest of its class.
I use this on my Moto Guzzi Stelvio and unfortunately the turbulence off the top of the windshield causes the "beak" to vibrate madly at highway speeds. If I take the windshield off the bike or the beak off the helmet, it's fine.
This helmet can also be used with goggles (I use Scott 87 OTG goggles), but the shield must be removed.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Scott 87 Over-The-Glasses Goggles Goggle Features Silicone Lined Strap 80 Series Lens and Tearoff Compatible Multi-Layer Face Foam NoFog Anti-Fog Lens Treatment Engineered to fit comfortably over prescription eyewear 100 UV Protected WORKS Anti-Fog Clear Lexan Lens Standard Clear AFC
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good goggles for glasses-wearers
PostedJune 3, 2013
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drcoopster
From Front Range
State:CO
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
If you're looking for a pair of goggles that's purpose-built for glasses wearers, this is a good choice. Overall rather average goggles, but the over-the-glasses (hence OTG) fit is excellent.
Note that the goggles are significantly larger than most non-OTG goggles, so they may not fit perfectly on some helmets. I use these with a Bell Moto 9 and an AGV AX-8 DS and they fit well on both.
I'd like to see some tinted lenses available.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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