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Item ID: 54673

The stylish and casual Drifter Explorer jacket from Merlin aims to help push the motorcycle industry forward to a greener future. Crafted with the eco-conscious adventurer in mind, Merlin uses 100% organic ripstop cotton from Halley Stevensons® that’s soft-tumbled for a vintage look and feel. The water-repellent finish is entirely fluorocarbon-free, and the Drifter is produced using 45% less CO2e and 50% less water, resulting in a sustainable, future-proof riding jacket.

The abrasion-resistant outer is backed by a high spec Texland Humax® waterproof and breathable membrane, designed to combat the worst conditions mother nature can throw at you, keeping you safe and dry when you need it most. Pre-fitted in the jacket are the barely-noticeable D3O® Level 1 elbow, shoulder, and back armour inserts, with pockets for chest armour if you’re looking for an upgrade.

The Drifter is equipped with plenty of storage options for your essentials, with high-quality YKK zippers throughout, and magnetic side-entry pockets. There are plenty of adjustment tabs on the arms and hem so you can customise your fit, and a connecting strap and zipper help the Drifter stay in place. The tank guard on the central zipper is a more than handy feature, stopping you from damaging your pride and joy while you ride, and the double fold-back collar is ideal for summer riding .

Merlin does classic-styled adventure gear to perfection. The Drifter is no exception, and we love seeing this more sustainable approach to manufacturing in the motorcycle world. A more than accomplished explorer style that will take you from city-street downpours, to harsh, back-country expeditions.

  • Green
  • Eco-conscious adventure riding jacket
  • Sustainable construction with 45% less CO2e and 50% less water usage during production
  • 100% organic next-gen Halley Stevensons® soft tumbled ripstop cotton outer
  • Fluorocarbon-free water repellent treatment finish
  • Texland Humax® waterproof (15k) and breathable (18k) membrane
  • D3O® Level 1 elbow, shoulder, and back armour pre-fitted
  • Pocket for optional chest armour insert
  • Multiple zip pockets plus magnetic side entry pockets
  • Adjustability tabs on arms and hem
  • Tank-guard central zipper section
  • Double fold-back collar for summer riding
  • Euro-hoop connecting strap + jacket-jean zipper
  • CE Approved Level A
  • UKCA Certified

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  • The product must match the exact item we are selling in model, colour and size.
  • Item in question must be in stock with the competitor and available for immediate dispatch.
  • We can only price match genuine approved UK retailers. Please be aware that international orders from the UK will be charged local VAT and import duty where applicable
  • All price matches must be submitted in British Pounds (GBP)
  • Shipping costs will be added at whichever value is higher between Urban Rider and the Competitor to the end destination via an express, recorded service.
    (This is to avoid matching dealers who list low prices with high shipping or those who offer only cheaper, slower, unrecorded delivery services)
  • We are unable to match if the seller does not ship to your location.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw this offer if the price match in question results in the selling value being less than our buying value.
  • A matched price will be valid for 48 hours after acceptance, after which a new price match needs to be requested.
  • Price match requests will be processed within 48 hours during normal working hours Monday and Friday (9-5), we cannot be held responsible for price changes by our competitors before your price match request has been reviewed.
  • A price match can not be used in conjunction with any other offers, vouchers, promotions, sale items or discounts by Urban Rider.
  • Price matches will not be issued retroactively and a price match request will only be validated prior to the customer placing the order.
More Information
Armour PocketsElbow, Shoulder, Back, Chest
Armour IncludedElbow, Shoulder, Back
Removable Thermal LiningNo
Connection ZipperYes
Weather ProtectionNone
SeasonWarm Weather, Mid-Season
CertificationCE Level A
UKCA CertifiedYes

Sizing for the Merlin Drifter Jacket as verified by the Urban Rider team.

Please note, the Drifter sizes large, check our measurements below to choose the right size.

Garment Size is the size you add to your basket.

Fits Chest (in) is your chest measurement in inches. Wrap a measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest to verify.

Garment Size S M L XL XXL
Fits Chest (in)
37-39 40-42 43-44 45-47 48-49

Not sure what size to go for? Lay your favourite jacket flat and compare it to our measurements below. Keep in mind that for armoured motorcycle jackets, the external measurements can be a few centimetres bigger than casual equivalents.

Garment Size
Shoulder (cm) 49 50 52 54 56
Chest (cm) 52 55 60 64 68
Sleeve (cm) 63 65 65 65 67
Length (cm) 64 65 66 67 69

urban-rider-size-guide-graphics-jacketSIZE GUIDE

Stock availability information can be found just under size selection, or just under the "Add to Basket" button for our London Store.

Orders placed before 12pm GMT (Monday to Friday) are processed the same day and shipped subject to the stock availability indicated on the product page.

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England, Wales, Mainland Scotland (exc. Highlands)

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All orders over £50 qualify for a *free shipping option.

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We ship via DHL and DPD. View shipping costs in your shopping basket. Shipping is calculated based on basket weight.

Europe, USA, Canada, Rest Of The World

We ship via DHL Worldwide Express and Economy services. View shipping costs in your shopping basket for the best shipping rates available.

Please note: we are currently working with reduced staff to curb the spread of Covid-19. Because of this, our returns / refund procedure might take a bit longer than what is outlined below. Please bear with us while we deal with your request as soon as possible.

You must be older than 18 years old to buy this product.
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