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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 Drifter D3O® Explorer Jacket

Don’t be fooled by the Merlin Drifter jacket’s casual looks, this is a futureproof, sustainable and durable motorcycle jacket. The 100% organic Halley Stevensons® ripstop cotton outer receives a fluorocarbon-free water-repellent treatment, with weatherproofing further bolstered by the addition of a highly waterproof and breathable Humax membrane. Receiving an overall CE certification of Level ‘A’ and backed by D3O® armour fitted to the shoulders, elbows and back, Drifter is as protective as it is stylish. Available in green or black in sizes S-4XL.

Caring for your Drifter 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.




100% Organic Halley Stevensons® Ripstop Cotton Outer
Fluorocarbon Free Water Repellent Treatment Finish
45% Less CO2e And 50% Less Water Usage During Production
Texland Humax Waterproof And Breathable Membrane
Premium Close-Knit Mesh
YKK® Zippers Used Throughout


D3O® LP1 Shoulder And Elbow Protectors Pre-Fitted
D3O® Viper Stealth Back Protector Pre-Fitted
D3O® CP1 Chest Protector Pockets
CE EN17092 Level ‘A’


Multiple Zipper Pockets With Magnetic Side Entry Pocket
Ventilation To Front And Rear


Tank Guard Central Zipper Section
Fold Back Collar For Summer Riding
Adjustable Fit Points Through The Arms And Hem
Jacket-To-Jean Connecting Zipper
Euro Hoop Connecting Strap

Designer: MERLIN

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