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Thanks for a great review. The part about the vents being covered up with a hydration pack, very good point.

Olga
Houston, TX
Friday, April 5, 2013
Hey there Alisa!
As per above posts, thanks so much for your review! They seem few and far between and it's proving to be stupendously helpful!

I'm looking at getting an Armiina (my partner is trying out the Armas which I also tried but it seemed somewhat bulky for my shape!). The stores do not have any Armiina jackets in, nor trousers so I was left trying on all sorts attempting to find a good fit/figure out sizing! We're doing a RTW tour commencing this year so are trying to find an adventure suit to suit terrains from Alaska to Africa... I feel this one is coming out tops at the moment!

If you don't mind, I'd quite like to pick your brains on a couple of things to help me make a final decision! Like you I have problems finding jackets that fit my long arms! I found in the Armas the men have a inner sleeve which goes past the outer one... this was superb! I was wondering if the Armiina had this? Also did you go for the longer length trouser leg or regular? I am not sure of my measurements but in normal trousers I tend to be longer length in the leg but when trying on other branded motorbike trousers the knee armour sat round my shins (but strangely the length was perfect! I must have wee calves!)

I will look at Rukka's recommendations as well but it's nice to hear from someone who has tried on all the gear. Thanks kindly and look forward to hearing from you!

Clare
Bristol, United Kingdom
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Editor Response
Hi Clare,
First off, congratulations on your RTW decision. Please let me know if you'll have a blog--I'd like to follow you. And if you need any contacts or mechanical help in Central or South America, I have a contacts from my 2009-2010 solo trip to Argentina.

Regarding the Rukka, I know the sleeve style you mention, and the Armiina jacket does not have the inner sleeve. I ordered the "regular" length pants, and I have a 32-inch inseam. I admit that the pants could be longer when seated on the motorbike. If "most" motorcycle trousers are too long for you, then I would definitely go with the longer ones. Most high-end motorcycle clothes have adjustable placement for armor--usually managed through velcro closures on the inside of the garments. Rukka is no exception. You should be able to get the armor
just where you need it.

You did not ask, but I am going to offer one other piece of advice. The Armiina is a colder weather suit, and as such had limited venting. You may find it quite warm in the southern hemispheres. But then the trade off is superior dryness in wet climates such as you'll encounter in Asia and Central America. If you have any other questions, please feel free to write!
Genevieve Schmitt
Thanks for the write up. If you don't mind my getting personal, what is your chest measurement, and what size jacket did you get? I'm a 40/32/42, 5 feet 7 inches, 150 pounds, and am not sure if I should get a size 44. Thanks.

Sara Thomas
Fortuna, CA
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Editor Response
I ordered a 46 jacket and pants. I have a 40D bust, and wide shoulders for a gal. I was actually surprised at how well the pants fit given the European cut (I was expecting them to be tight). I am not blessed with a narrow waist like yours. I'm actually pretty "square," and since I am a little plush in the middle skinny-hipped pants and jackets normally don't fit me.

I went by Rukka's sizing chart when I ordered my Armiina suit. I suggest following their guidelines as they are pretty spot-on. Check back with us when you ride in it. I'd love to hear how you like it. I've ridden about 10,000 miles in mine this season.
Genevieve Schmitt
For that kind of money I can take a vacation to a warmer climate and ride.

R. Christ
Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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