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 Nomad Cotec Jacket
Using Cotec, an exclusive-to-Merlin lightweight wax cotton produced in collaboration with Halley Stevensons®, in its construction, Nomad offers a breathable yet durable touring option. A seven-piece D3O® armour set adorns the shoulders, elbows, back and chest, offering riders unrivalled levels of protection. Inside, a zip-out Reissa® waterproof membrane is attached to a toasty 125g thermal liner. Zipped vents on the chest can be opened and the weatherproofing removed for full, all-weather wearability. Available in two colours – black or olive – Nomad is completed with Merlin-branded snap studs and subtle Merlin branding to the left arm. Available in sizes S-4XL.
Caring for your Nomad 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.