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Rukka trousers ...

Postby kfrogzx7 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:44 pm

I've had some Arma T trousers for a couple of years now and I'm finding them a bit uncomfortable, anybody else find this with other Rukka trousers ?
The problem I have is with the bulky D30 hip armour, it just doesn't allow me to flex my legs easily and get comfortable when seated. I'm sure it provides really valuable protection but without sort of hitching it up once on the bike it's very restrictive, the suit is so much more comfortable with it removed :(
Are any other Rukka trousers better I wonder because I'm even thinking of changing, despite the enormous investment I've made !!!
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Postby CharlieVictor » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:07 pm

I suppose like many garments it 's a personal thing... Even if someone would tell you this or that model suits them fine, it doesn't mean that with a different morphology, riding position or size the same would apply.
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Postby King Herald » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:07 am

I can’t wear the body armour, it’s uncomfortable, bulky, looks ridiculous and if I desperately wanted to be that safe I’d take the car, not a bike.

I’ve got a couple of pairs of Kevlar lined biker jeans that came with big rubber inserts in several places, I couldn’t wear them, pulled all that stuff out, and then it all fitted properly.
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Postby CharlieVictor » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:41 am

I can’t wear the body armour, it’s uncomfortable, bulky, looks ridiculous and if I desperately wanted to be that safe I’d take the car, not a bike.

I’ve got a couple of pairs of Kevlar lined biker jeans that came with big rubber inserts in several places, I couldn’t wear them, pulled all that stuff out, and then it all fitted properly.
About the same here.... That stuff didn't even exist when we used to ride in the late 70s and early 80s, so I never really paid much attention. I tried a few pairs of jeans but they looked like they were designed for kids, or just didn't fit.
By chance in 2016, waiting for a friend picking up his repaired bike, I tried a Helston Corden to kill time in the store and oh, surprise, it did fit pretty much like my regular 501s

I have three pairs of those now, including two dark I can wear to go see clients (Jeans are accepted when you arrive on a vintage motorcycle!). But I have removed the knee pads on all of them... Too awkward, and standing up the pads actually slide below knee level. Ugly.
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Postby DEEP DIVER » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:56 pm

I've some trousers and I had to take out the knee and hip pads as they kept digging in. Found this online.
https://www.bladerunner.tv/anti-slash-b ... johns.html
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Postby DEEP DIVER » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:00 pm

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Postby george baker » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:59 pm

Hi Barry
how long can you wear Anti-slash Long Johns? 90 minutes would be the max for me, in fact sometimes (cold, coffee, last nights beer, etc) I need to go every hour. Or maybe you can do it inside the long johns and wash them every night

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Re: Rukka trousers ...

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:40 am

In the summer, I sometimes wear wicking long johns... got them from Lidl years ago. They are very effective (and a small fraction of the cost of the ones above)... I do, however, as a gentleman of a certain age (OK, scratch the 'gentle') find it a real trial to have to struggle with them, especially 'behind a bush' and even more especially when I'm in a hurry. One reason I don't bother with them unless the temperature is really up there. Would it be too much to ask for jeans with an aperture in the relevant place?

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Re: Rukka trousers ...

Postby DEEP DIVER » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:04 pm

Hi Barry
how long can you wear Anti-slash Long Johns? 90 minutes would be the max for me, in fact sometimes (cold, coffee, last nights beer, etc) I need to go every hour. Or maybe you can do it inside the long johns and wash them every night

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Re: Rukka trousers ...

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:05 pm

Hi Barry
how long can you wear Anti-slash Long Johns? 90 minutes would be the max for me, in fact sometimes (cold, coffee, last nights beer, etc) I need to go every hour. Or maybe you can do it inside the long johns and wash them every night

George
#-o :shock:

Fit a long hose


The idea has occured to me but I can't think of any way to make a watertight seal that doesn't bring tears to my eyes just thinking about it... 8-[ :-k

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Re: Rukka trousers ...

Postby CharlieVictor » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:18 am

These technical discussions are always fascinating.... :---)
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Re: Rukka trousers ...

Postby DEEP DIVER » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:02 pm

Hi Barry
how long can you wear Anti-slash Long Johns? 90 minutes would be the max for me, in fact sometimes (cold, coffee, last nights beer, etc) I need to go every hour. Or maybe you can do it inside the long johns and wash them every night

George
#-o :shock:

Fit a long hose


The idea has occured to me but I can't think of any way to make a watertight seal that doesn't bring tears to my eyes just thinking about it... 8-[ :-k

Rob
If we have any British submariners on here they will tell you about the cold water escape suit. It has a hose with a one way valve in it and it runs down your leg and to the outside. The inside fitting goes over the part of the mans body and allows you to go in the water. As in GO!!!!!

Some divers dry suits have a waterproof zip fitted low at the front for this function before you get in the water.
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