Tested Top-notch Rukka suit rated

Rukka Ar­max­ion Jacket £899.99 and trousers £649.99

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Tester Si­mon Relph

Time tested 8000 miles/ two-and-a-half years

What’s good? It’s pricey but this suit is top-notch – eas­ily my num­ber one choice when the tem­per­a­ture heads to­wards zero.

It’s su­per-warm with the lin­ing in but for me the best tech­nol­ogy is in the outer shell which is made from Gore-tex Pro 3-layer lam­i­nate and stops the wa­ter pen­e­trat­ing the ma­te­rial, in­stead caus­ing it to run off. This shell is strength­ened, where needed, by Ar­ma­cor. The suit comes equipped with Rukka’s D30 Air ar­mour, which is very light flex­i­ble and very com­fort­able.

The jacket and trousers can be zipped to­gether, per­fect for keep­ing wind and rain out on long jour­neys. The col­lar is made from soft neo­prene so it is very com­fort­able. For se­ri­ously bad weather you can add the elas­tic Gore-tex col­lar ex­ten­sion. There are plenty of ad­just­ments and vents for fit and com­fort. You get a plethora of pock­ets, too. All this comes with a five-year war­ranty for peace of mind.

What’s not? The big ele­phant in the room is the price – al­though this is very good gear. If the weather gets par­tic­u­larly hot, there comes a point, even with all the vents open, it’s just too hot. It’s more for au­tumn, win­ter and spring than sum­mer use.

Con­tact www.rukka.com Qual­ity +++++ Value +++ ++

Zip-on col­lar ex­ten­sion keeps wind and rain out on the grimmest ride Relph one, weather nil. The suit is still in per­fect con­di­tion af­ter 8000 miles

+ - Top wa­ter­proof suit that keeps you warm in win­ter

You could buy a cheap old car for less cash

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