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 Ranton II Waterproof Gloves
The original Ranton gloves proved popular – so popular in fact, that we’ve revamped them for the Explorer collection. Ranton II comes with the same unique construction – Halley Stevensons® 12oz waxed cotton topside with cowhide leather inserts across the knuckles – and keeps the same black or brown/olive colour options. Protection is enhanced with the addition of D3O® knuckle armour, and the gloves continue to offer a Hipora® waterproof membrane and thermal insulation. The changes come in the styling, with the topside leather fastening tab dropped in favour of a more discreet tab under the wrist, and a more complete layer of scaphoid protection. Available in sizes S-3XL.
Caring for your Ranton II gloves
To maintain your leather gloves, you can use a neutral soap and sponge or a lint-free cloth to wipe over the surface. Please do not leave them to soak in a bucket, as you would if you were cleaning a textile motorcycle glove. You can read full care advice on the dedicated guide on our website: Merlin Wash & Care.