Merlin Launches New Waterproof Adventure Gear

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Merlin adds some new technical apparel to its line up.

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Two new laminated jackets and pair of trousers launch as part of the Explorer adventure collection. May 10th, 2023 – Merlin are pleased to expand the Explorer Collection for Spring Summer 2023, venturing into laminated ‘adventure-style’ clothing for the first time.

The two new jackets and pair of trousers are available in retailers now.

The Solitude jacket leads the launch. Utilising AquaSeal+ laminated waterproofing, Solitude carries a distinctive touring style which has been developed to be as lightweight as possible. It features D3OÒ LP1 shoulder and elbow protectors as well as a D3OÒ Viper Stealth Level 1 back protector, and has ballistic reinforcements over the limbs. There are also pockets for D3OÒ’s split CP1 chest protectors if required. Solitude is CE certified overall to EN17092 Level ‘AA’.

Elsewhere, Solitude includes a multitude of pockets both inside and out for carrying items, a removable neck guard and multiple adjustment points. A zip-out 125g thermal lining and large chest vents are included for weatherproofing.

Solitude will launch with an RRP of £379.99/€499.95/$529 in black/grey, ice/blue or ice/grey in sizes S-5XL.

Offering riders an adventure-heritage blend, the Sayan jacket features classic leather overlays to the shoulders and elbows in a classic British four-pocket design.

Featuring the same AquaSeal+ laminated waterproofing, Sayan also incorporates a zip-out 125g thermal lining as well as front and rear ventilation points for wearability in a wider range of climates. Pre-fitted with D3OÒ LP1 armour to the shoulders and elbows and a D3OÒ Viper Stealth back protector, Sayan can also accommodate their split CP1 chest protectors too if required. Overall, Sayan receives a CE rating of ‘AA’ when tested to EN17092. Multiple pockets on the front, rear and inside of the Sayan provide plenty of space for carrying items, while fit adjustment points at the cuff, forearm, bicep, hem and waist allow riders to obtain a personalised fit.

Sayan will launch with an RRP of £349.99/€459.95/$449 in black, forest green or khaki in sizes S5XL.

Perfectly matching with the Solitude and Sayan jackets, the Condor trouser can connect up with the short or long zippers, and has the same high-quality AquaSeal+ laminate outer shell.

They’re fitted with D3OÒ LP1 knee and hip armour and CE approved to Level ‘AA’ when tested to CE EN17092.

A removable 125g thermal lining and ventilation points on the thighs allow for the Condors to be worn in a variety of conditions. A pre-curved knee provides a more comfortable fit straight away, while calf and ankle adjustment points allow for easy access for large adventure-style boots.

The Condor trousers will launch in black only with an RRP of £279.99/€399.95/$399 in sizes S-5XL, with short and regular leg lengths available.

More details on the new laminate range, and the rest of the Merlin SS23 range, can be viewed on

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