Rukka AiRider


Motorcycling in sweltering heat? There’s still no air conditioning for motorbikes, but the Rukka “AiRider” jacket, made of Cordura AFT, is claimed to have nearly the same effect: Just stay cool when things heat up.


First you feel like you’re in a sauna. Then come the headaches and dry mouth, finally agonising vertigo and impaired vision. A heat stroke on a motorbike is not as rare as one might think. No need to travel to Spain in August for that. But does that mean you should ride in a T-shirt? No! There is a safe and comfortable alternative. And it might surprise you to know it’s the Finns from the cold North, of all people, who know how: best use the Rukka AiRider jacket.

AiRider is made completely from the extremely air permeable and very soft Cordura AFT knitware. The wind can get through its wide mesh with almost no resistance, cooling your body while the sweat can also evaporate freely. Nevertheless, passive safety is ensured – by the high abrasion resistance of Cordura AFT, by the reinforcements on the elbows and by the CE certified Rukka D3O Air joint protectors, which are very comfortable but multiply their crash protection in the very moment of an impact. Thanks to a rear protector sleeve, the jacket can even be upgraded with a central back protector.

The collar of the AiRider jacket has a magnet closure. Adjusters on the lower arms ensure a perfect fit. Four pockets with zippers – two on the inside and two on the outside – offer storage space for your wallet, mobile and other utensils. Thanks to a long connective zipper on the waist, the jacket is easily connected to any pair of Rukka trousers.


The AiRider jacket is available in sizes 46 through 62 at well-sorted Rukka dealers, either in Black with red graphics or in Grey with orange graphics.

Tony Carter

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