This long cut, street riding glove Merlin are calling the Maple is a hybrid blend of multiple materials. Using predominantly high quality leather alongside denim and understated contrast stitch detailing, Merlin have made a glove for summer riders with an interesting form that doesn't compromise on function.
As a spring summer go-to the Maple is a great choice, especially with its punched leather detailing which is perfectly placed to provide sufficient ventilation in hotter weather conditions. I think we can all agree sweaty uncomfortable hands while trying to navigate the cityscape or tackle twisty mountain roads is not a pleasant feeling, so a properly ventilated free flowing glove such as the Maple is a summer arsenal essential.
The Maple is a long style glove with an oversized velcro cuff fastener, a feature that is much easier to grab or adjust without ruining the lines of the core design. The protection on offer is reassuring too with Merlin carefully reinforcing the knuckle and finger knuckle areas to safeguard against any impact you are exposed to while out on a ride.
The Merlin clothing collection offers a comprehensive range of motorcycle gear, all designed here in the UK. Although a relatively new brand, the team behind Merlin have a combined experience of over 50 years in the design and manufacture of the highest quality bike kit. During this time the team have sold more than 300,000 pieces of motorcycle kit worldwide, and have worked with some of the very best MotoGP, WSB and BSB equivalent riders. Upon close inspection of the clothing range, you'll notice some subtle differences that really help to set it apart from its competitors, such as the use of world renowned Wax Cotton from Halley Stevensons of Dundee in their wax jacket range.