Merlin Heritage Collection
The Merlin Heritage Collection seamlessly blends classic styling with modern protection to create a versatile selection of motorcycle clothing. We use a range of different market-leading materials, including Halley Stevensons® Waxed Cotton, D3O® armour and Reissa® waterproofing to ensure the highest quality. Our heritage collection also expands into leather garments for retro riders who want the old-school looks minus the signature feel of waxed cotton. Combining the best of British-made motorcycle clothing, our Heritage line offers a wide variety for both men and women.
Merlin Alton Leather Jacket
A timeless piece built for years of riding – the Merlin Alton motorcycle jacket is made from soft, supple cowhide leather with a naked finish. The soft leather used for the construction eliminates the awkward ‘breaking in’ time usually experienced when buying a new leather jacket. Level 1 CE-approved shoulder and elbow armour is fitted as standard and an optional back protector (such as the Forcefield 001) can be fitted in the back protector pocket. Alton as a whole receives CE Level ‘AA’ approval. A removable 100g thermal gilet provides warmth for riding on colder days, but if it gets too warm, simply remove the thermal gilet, unzip the chest vent and let the cool air flow. The details count in Alton: colour-matched British Marton Mills® tartan is used as trim inside the jacket, while the Merlin branding remains subtle with a small logo patch to the chest. Available in sizes 38-50.
Caring for your Alton jacket
Because of the ‘naked’ leather finish of Alton, we would recommend purchasing an aniline leather cleaner and an aniline leather guard. You can also buy aniline moisturiser to restore moisture to the Alton at longer intervals. Please test any new cleaners on an inconspicuous area of the jacket first. View our full wash and care guide here: Merlin Wash & Care.