From across the pond in merry old England, where when it’s not wet or cold it’s miserable, come a pair of motorcycle jackets from Merlin – one waxed cotton and one waterproof leather.

Merlin Press Release:

Merlin Chigwell Utility jacket

Designed to help a rider effortlessly transition from hot, blazing sun to cold, rainy showers without the need for additional gear, Chigwell Utility is feature-packed and ready to tackle any terrain.

The jacket is made from Cotec, a wax cotton fabric designed exclusively by Merlin in collaboration with Halley Stevensons. Cotec is lighter and more breathable than traditional wax cotton (Cotec is 8oz vs the traditional 12oz), which makes it an excellent fabric to use in summer jackets. Should the temperature take a tumble, the bonded 125g thermal lining and Reissa waterproof membrane can be re-attached for weatherproofing.

Level 1 D3O armour is fitted to the shoulders, elbows and back as standard, and the Chigwell Utility receives an overall CE rating of ‘AA’.

Chigwell Utility is finished with quality YKK zips to the front and jacket connector, while multiple pockets (including four on the outside) provide plenty of carrying space.

Chigwell Utility is available in black or olive, in sizes S-4XL with an RRP of $349.

Pre-order the Chigwell Utility now:

Shop for the Merlin Chigwell here

Merlin Gable waterproof leather jacket

The Gable is Merlin’s most innovative leather jacket yet. Offering the highest level of waterproofing, the single waterproof layer has been laminated to the outer shell of the jacket which prevents it saturating and stops the rider getting soaked through from the get-go.

High levels of protection are at the core of Gable, with the jacket featuring D3O LP1 shoulder and elbow armour and a D3O Viper back protector as standard, while also achieving the highest overall CE rating – ‘AAA’.

An included 125g full-body thermal lining can be attached if the temperature dips, or ventilation points front and rear can be unzipped for superior airflow in hotter temperatures.

A short YKK jacket-to-jean zip or Euro hoop allow the attachment of Merlin jeans.

Gable is available in black or oxblood, in sizes 38-50 with an RRP of $549.


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