Solitude D3O® Laminated Jacket



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.


AquaSeal+ Waterproof and Breathable Laminated Tape Seamed Outer Shell
AquaSeal+ Waterproof and Breathable Reinforcement Panels
Antibacterial Inner Mesh Lining
YKK® Waterproof Zippers
Removable Magnetic Neck Guard
Zip Out 125gsm Thermal Lining


D3O® LP1 Shoulder And Elbow Protectors Pre-Fitted
D3O® Viper Stealth Back Protector Pre-Fitted
D3O® Chest Protector Pockets
CE EN17092 Level ‘AA’


Two Large Chest Cargo Pockets
Two Large Lower Cargo Pockets
Large Rear Cargo Pocket
Coin/Toll Pocket To Arm
Nelson Pocket Behind Storm Flap
Patch Pocket On Removable Thermal
One Zipped And One Snap Closure Pocket On Fixed Lining


Zip Off Neck Guard With Neoprene Trim and Magnetic Attachment
Brushed Collar With Hook Backs For Summer Riding Airflow
Large Vertical Chest Vents, Bicep Vents and Rear Ventilation Points With Toggles
Cuff, Forearm, Hem and Waist Size Adjustment Points
Stretch To Elbows
Double Layer Front Storm Flap
Merlin Branded Metal Snap Studs
Short and Long YKK Jacket-to-Jean Connecting Zippers

Additional information


Black/Grey, Ice/Grey, Ice/Blue



Men’s Garment Size Guide

How to Measure Chest: Measure around the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits, keeping the tape horizontal

How to Measure Waist: Measure around the natural waist line, inline with the naval, keep the tape horizontal