RUKKA Imatra Gore-Tex® Gloves with Long Cuffs
RUKKA Imatra Gore-Tex® motorcycle gloves with long cuffs, waterproof Gore-Tex® membrane and moisture regulating Outlast lining are designed for colder and changing weather conditions. Those who head up to the mountains with snow cover or arctic shores would benefit the most, but an early season start or a late end can be just the same. When the temperature drops below 17 degrees (63F) and the chilly winds are blowing or there are rain shovers every now and then, the RUKKA Imatra Gore-Tex® gloves become very competitive. The IMATRA glove would be the third pair of gloves for a full season or all year round motorcycling with grip heaters. The long cuff directs the air flow over the sleeve`s cuff and VELCRO® adjustment allows tuning according to the jacket and preferences. The IMATRA is a full leather glove with significant protection and comfort features. The Gore-Tex® membrane protects from the rain, but also completes the wind protection. The impact protection is well above the average level and the abrasion resistant leather shell offers double layer reinforcements on high wear and impact areas. The Outlast lining provides extra comfort in changing temperatures.
RUKKA Imatra Gore-Tex® Motorcycle Glove Features
The RUKKA Imatra Gore-Tex® motorcycle gloves offer versatile weather protection. The Gore-Tex® keeps the rain outside and protects against the chilly winds together with the leather structure. Beneath the shell the Outlast lining regulates the temperature inside the glove by storing the excessive moisture and releasing it when appropriate, keeping hands dry and as comfortable as possible. The Outlast lining adapts to changes and expands the range of temperatures ideal for IMATRA gloves. There are no ventilation features, but the Gore-Tex® membrane is the most breathable choice there is. Note that the main color is black which reacts the most to the direct sun, being in favor when cold and vice versa when the temperature exceeds the comfort zone.
The RUKKA Imatra Gore-Tex® gloves have good impact protection features. The real leather shell structure has double leather reinforcements on high wear and impact areas. On the backhand the knuckle protector with foam cushion is anatomically pre-shaped and creates no pull effect. Small but hard protectors with foam cushion shield 4 fingers and the little finger has additional leather layer all around and bound to the ring finger. On the palm side there is a plastic LUNATE protector with foam cushion to spread the impact on a larger area. The foam cushion simply brings additional comfort and eliminates pressure points. The CARPAL lunate and scaphoid bones easily suffer from impacts when sliding off the road. The plastic protector slides well and creates no additional pressure to the shoulders. It has one more function which may not be even intentional, but when the edge of the LUNATE protector is placed agains the grip, it works as a kind of wrist rest or cruise assist.
The RUKKA Imatra Gore-Tex® motorcycle gloves have touchscreen conductive fingertips which allows to use smartphones and tablets gloves on. The IMATRA index finger and the thump have special surface material which is conductive and simulates bare fingers, but naturally thick motorcycle gloves are no match for bare hands and the accuracy is not the same. Never the less the rider can use the touchscreen and take care of simple operations even on the move. Smartphones and tablets are very common these days and often they are onboard in the cockpit, thanks to rugged housing such as the LifeProof FRE -case with the handlebar mount. The RUKKA offers a full line of touchscreen adapted gloves and a step back to warmer conditions would be the RUKKA Virium Gore-Tex® glove.
The RUKKA Imatra Gore-Tex® gloves have external seams on the palm side of the fingers, providing additional comfort and room. Note that a snug fit would be colder and fingers needs the extra space to stay warm in the coldest conditions. Another advantage is that external seams do not create any pressure on fingers. The long IMATRA cuffs are not too thick and they can be also placed below the sleeves too. Since some of the MC jackets have double cuffs to create a some kind of air flow lock, this is a relevant detail for some of us. The IMATRA gloves have flex zones on the backhand and the thump eliminating pull effect in the grip posture. The VELCRO® wrist closure makes sure that glove remains in place at all times. Both the left and the right hand index fingers have a short visor wiper which can be useful in certain conditions when riding behind a vehicle in slightly wet conditions without any rinsing rain effect. The key RUKKA Imatra Gore-Tex® motorcycle glove features are:
- Real leather shell structure
- Waterproof Gore-Tex® membrane
- Thermal Outlast lining
- Touch screen fingertips
- Visor wiper
- Carbon knuckle protectors
- Plastic finger protectors
- CARPAL lunate protector
- Double leather reinforcements
- External seams on fingers
- Flex zones at backhand & thumb
- Reflective piping & logos on backhand
- VELCRO® and TPR wrist closure
- Wristband adjustment
- VELCRO® cuff adjustment
- Pull tab
- Color alternatives BLACK with Grey, RedWhite or Neon accents