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 Solitude D3O® Jacket
The Solitude laminated jacket from Merlin has a distinctive touring style and has been developed to be as light weight as possible while maintaining a high level of breathability and waterproofing. Solitude features ballistic reinforced shoulder and elbow overlays with D3O® impact protectors. Built to be versatile and able to tackle any weather condition, Solitude also features a neck guard to keep out wind chill. If riding in hotter climates, simply detach the neck guard, pin back the collar and open the front and rear vent zips for all-round airflow.
Caring for your Solitude jacket
To care for your jacket, remove all armour from the shoulders, elbows and back and also any removable inner liners. Use a lint-free brush or cloth to really get into any especially dirty areas, then hand-wash the jacket with a mild or diluted detergent in lukewarm water. Full care information can be found in the dedicated care guide here: Merlin Wash & Care.