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 Lythe Cotec jacket
Adding to our ‘Tech Wax’ Heritage Collection, Lythe is constructed from Cotec – a Merlin-exclusive wax cotton developed in collaboration with Halley Stevensons. Cotec is not only lighter than traditional wax (8oz vs 12oz), it also has a less waxy handle and is more breathable too, making the fabric a great option for technical summer-use jackets. Lythe features a Reissa waterproof membrane and utilises Outlast temperature-regulating technology in its liner to offer a jacket that can be used in colder months too. Styling is classic yet modern and there are two colour options to choose from. Available in sizes S-3XL.
Caring for your Lythe 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.