Merlin Explorer Collection
The Merlin Explorer Collection has been designed to complement the rise in accessible, do-it-all motorcycles, along with the increased desire to get out and travel thanks to nearly 18 months of COVID-19 lockdowns. Also behind the design – the rise of younger motorcyclists, with Instagram’s heritage scene rapidly growing and the build-up of motorcycling in popular culture encouraging more young people to get their licences. Explorer offers rugged styling, durability and protection while incorporating the signature Merlin styling using only the best materials and components, such as Halley Stevensons® waxed cotton, D3O® armour and Cordura®.
Merlin Expedition Waxed Cotton jacket
Creating the perfect blend between heritage and adventure, Merlin’s Expedition jacket is constructed from 12oz Halley Stevensons Scottish waxed cotton, backed by a Reissa Active waterproof membrane, which is bonded to a cosy 125g thermal lining. Ventilation points to the bicep, chest and rear expel hot air quickly, and make Expedition a truly versatile jacket that can tackle warm weather rides too. A five-piece suite of D3O® armour sits at the elbows, shoulders and back, while the jacket as a whole receives CE Level ‘A’ certification.
Caring for your Expedition jacket
To care for your jacket, begin by lightly brushing off any dirt or soil, and use a cold damp cloth if necessary to wipe down the jacket. Clean it in this way regularly to maintain its appearance, but don’t be too harsh as the wax will be removed. You can re-wax the jacket with our Merlin Wax Cotton Tin when it loses its waxed finish and water begins to soak into the cotton rather than bead off. Please do not machine wash, tumble dry or use hot water on your jacket. Full care information can be found in our dedicated care guide: Merlin Wash & Care.