Link International have just announced updates to the 2019 Merlin apparel range, with the brand one of UK’s premier manufacturers of authentic heritage styled motorcycle garments.
With years of motorcycle apparel manufacturing experience, Merlin have focussed on combining the latest production technology and componentry with authentic Heritage styling. Whether you’re enjoying a Sunday morning tootle or your riding is hardcore, Merlin will keep you comfortable and well protected while providing the style you’re after.
Kris tested out the Merlin Sandon Waxed Cotton Jacket (review here) last year and was highly impressed with the styling, quality and overall jacket, keeping in mind it’s more of a winter/cool weather offering when you’ve got Australian summer days hitting 40 degrees.
Here’s a look at the new additions.
You can check out the full Merlin Motorcycle gear catalogue here.
Merlin Chase Leather Jacket
A tracker inspired men’s leather jacket, the Chase features premium full grain 1.2-1.3mm grade AAA cowhide leather and a removable 100g thermal gilet liner with leather detailing. SW Level 2 armour is pre-fitted to shoulder and elbows and is removable.
The jacket is back protector prepared with an internal pocket, while YKK zippers are used throughout in antique brass finish. Twin chest ventilation zippers with an offset rear exhaust vent ensure good airflow, with expanding rear shoulder panels for enhanced fit and flexibility.
Accordion hem stretch panels offer improved comfort, with black Merlin branded snap studs and a short YKK jacket to jean connecting zip.
The Merlin Chase Leather Jacket comes in either Black/Plum as pictured, in men’s sizes Small (38”) to 3XL (48”) for $499.95 RRP.
Merlin Holden Leather Jacket
An Italian inspired leather with neo-retro styling cues, the Merlin Holden Leather jacket features premium full grain 1.3-1.4mm grade AAA cowhide leather with a subtle dark blue contrast chest block, stripes and trim finishes for a jacket which truly stands out.
A removable 100g thermal gilet liner with leather detailing offers warmth, while SW Level 2 armour is pre-fitted to shoulder and elbows and can be removed as needed. A Level 1 CE certified back protector is also pre-fitted and can be removed.
YKK zippers are used throughout in a black finish with pullers for ease of use in gloves, with 3D mesh lining for improved breathability and air circulation. Black Merlin branded snap studs are also used, with a Short YKK jacket to jean connecting zip.
The Merlin Holden Leather jacket is available in Black/Blue as pictured in men’s sizes Small (38”) to 4XL (50”) for $499.95 RRP.
Merlin Victory Leisure Moto Jacket
Inspired by the American worker jacket with a British cut, the Merlin Victory Leisure Moto jacket has a Halley Stevensons 10oz Super Dry water-repellent cotton outer with Dupont Kevlar 220g reinforced impact areas in the shoulders, elbows and back, and removable SW Level 2 armour pre-fitted to shoulder and elbows.
A back pocket is prepared for optional CE back armour for those after additional safety and protection, with silver micro snaps, silver YKK central zipper, and YKK zippers used throughout the jacket.
Stunning tartan lining is used throughout the inside of the jacket, with two lower pockets with side entry hand warmers. The Merlin Victory Leisure Moto jacket is available in Sand, Olive or Navy in men’s sizes Small (38”) to 3XL (48”) for $329.95 RRP.
Merlin Axe Kevlar/Cotton Jacket
Presenting as a casual fit ‘flanno’ in Aussie vernacular the Axe actually offers a protective heavy-duty cotton over shirt with a strong level of protection for riders. This includes 100 per cent Dupont Kevlar protective lining throughout, and the CE Approved shoulder and elbow armour pre-fitted and removable.
Colour options include Red check, Grey check and for 2019 add the Dark blue check and Green check. Men’s sizes Small (38”) through to 3XL 48” are available with pricing set at $229.95 RRP.