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We are pretty demanding when it comes to protective motorcycle equipment, luckily we know the right people who have the skills to make our wardrobe wishlists a reality. Over the past few years, we have partnered with our friends over at Merlin to offer you some exclusive riding gear under the Onyx name. The resulting sneakers, jacket and gloves have been a hit with our customers (and ourselves). This year we wanted to offer truly understated, yet reassuringly protective garments that would do away with the need for a bulky motorcycle jacket. Queue the Onyx Hoodie: a dedicated, fully abrasion-resistant and armoured riding hoodie.

For the Onyx, Merlin combine a premium black cotton outer layer with a Kevlar® liner. This abrasion-resistant layer will protect your skin in a slide and works in perfect harmony with the ‘set-and-forget’ D3O Ghost armour in the shoulders and elbows which is so unobtrusive you'll forget it's there, until you need it. You can upgrade the protection further thanks to a back protector ready pocket.

Anyone witnessing you on your bike might call you crazy for riding in a simple hoodie, little do they know you're wearing a fully protective top that has received a CE level AA safety rating! Throw your casual winter jacket on top, and you've got an all year round solution whenever you want to hit the road. Not a fan of hoodies? Have a look at our Onyx Sweatshirt!

  • Black
  • 100% DuPont™ Kevlar® aramid fibre lining throughout
  • 330gm cotton outer
  • High return ribbed collar, cuff and hem
  • Fitted with D3O Ghost (fit and forget) level 1 armour at the shoulders and elbows (EN1621-1 certified)
  • Pocket for D3O Viper Size L back protector (Available separately)
  • Mesh lining for improved comfort and breathability
  • YKK jacket to jean connecting zipper
  • Drawcord hood
  • Belt loop connector
  • CE AA certified garment
  • Exclusive to Urban Rider

"DuPontTM and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliates of DuPont de Nemours, Inc. used license by The Merlin Partnership Ltd"

More Information
MaterialCotton, Kevlar
Weather ProtectionNone
Abrasion Resistance CoverageFull
Armour PocketsElbow, Shoulder, Back
Armour IncludedElbow, Shoulder
CertificationCE Level AA
Connection ZipperYes
Sizing for the Merlin Onyx Hoodie as verified by the Urban Rider team.
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 2XL
Fits Chest (in) 38-39 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47
EU Size 48-49 50-51 52-53 54-55 56-57
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) 53 55 57 59 61
Chest (cm) 64 66 68 70 72
Sleeve (cm) 70 70 71 72 73
Length (cm) 70 72 74 76 78
urban-rider-size-guide-graphics-jacketSIZE GUIDE

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