Merlin Shenstone Air Textile Jacket - Olive

Waterproof Cotec jacket with ballistic mesh panels and D3O protectors

RRP £279.99


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Verified Customer Reviews for Merlin Shenstone Air Textile Jacket

18 reviews
Awesome look, very protective
20 June 2024 by Gianluca
This is the second Merlin Jacket I have bought, so first of all the jacket fits the same size as the Edale jacket (for me size S, I'm 172cm, 72kg).

About the jacket: It is well made, has nice finishes, and great overall quality. The main pro for me is the fit, it is absolutely spot on! Not too long, not too short.

Then, protection: It is an AA-certified jacket (another reason why I bought it) and it comes also with a back protector, which surprised me.

Finally, delivery: everything went flawlessly and super quick, I love that SBS includes everything in the price (shipment and customs). I had no problem buying stuff both from Italy and France.
Style: Black
Good quality jacket, but yet to test
24 December 2023 by Adam C
Bought on Black Friday but as it's now winter, I've not worn it on the bike yet. The quality of the jacket seems good, though, although I notice the armour does move around in the arms and back pouches when trying it one. I'm 6'4", slim build and usually a 43-44" chest so I originally bought the XL but downgraded to an L as the larger size was quite "roomy" in the body section. Just waiting for the summer to come now!
Style: Black
Super Merlin jackets
26 October 2023 by Paul M
Bought this for summer use on my triumph. Good fit and comfortable.
I am 6' and a large was great
Style: Black
Great Jacket | Great Service from SBS
09 October 2023 by Anonymous
First, on the product: this jacket is absolutely amazing! The look, fit and feel on the body is just awesome; it is very cool too which is what i got it for in the 1st place. The underlayer water shield (for those summer rains) doen't take away too much of the airflow; without it, the airflow is just amazing. I wear it with my Knox Urbane gloves which are also sublime. What can I say ... I'm sorted for the summer - or what's left of it, should i rather say.

Regarding SBS service - well... as expected, amazing! thank you.
Style: Olive
Great style and function.
05 August 2023 by Simon
Great mesh jacket. Usual merlin quality.
Size down advice seems about right for average Joe.
My only niggle and why 4 stars is waterproof liner. Arms seem short giving impact to outer sleeve length when fitted. Sleeves perfect length for me without liner fitted.
Style: Black
It's like having built-in A/C
04 July 2023 by Mark G
Perfect for those hotter days, once you're over 30 mph it's as if you have A/C.
I haven't tried it with the water proof lining in yet but without it the jacket is very comfortable and very cooling.
Style: Olive
Merlin Shenstone Jacket
11 December 2022 by Terry
Fantastic Jacket....very competitive price.
Dispatched and delivered very promptly
Highly recommended Merlin Jacket and suppliers Sportsbikeshop
Style: Olive
Impressed and happy!
05 December 2022 by James C
I'm giving it five stars even though I haven't worn it on the bike (it's winter), however based on looks, fit and finish I am sure it will do exactly as intended and be ideal for hot weather riding, with the added flexibility of the water/wind proof liner.

The sizing was good (38" chest and a small fits perfectly) and it looks good on - the style in keeping with the retro look I was after. Intending to use it on a ride to Italy next year, taking a Scott waterproof to make it a three season jacket.

Sportsbikeshop were excellent as ever, with a very keen Black Friday price and next day delivery. Recommended!
Style: Olive
Excellent summer jacket
18 July 2022 by Alex
Excellent jacket for the summer / spring. This is the first jacket I have tried that really helps with warm temperatures as it allows air flowing through the jacket, while also maintaining the usual safety protections. Comfortable to wear and looks good too.
Style: Black
20 June 2022 by Richard D
Excellent product for hot summer days
Style: Olive
Great Jacket
02 June 2022 by Simon F
I wanted a safe summer jacket, so I done a bit of research. I had never really heard of Merlin but this jacket kept popping up in all good reviews. So I took a punt and bought it, SBS price matched it as I found it cheaper else where. Well I love it, it feels heavy but feels light on and very comfortable. The liner is good for cooler mornings and without the liner you get a good air flow through the jacket without compromising safety. It looks good as well.
Style: Black
Excellent Product & Service
05 April 2022 by Stephen H
Great jacket, really good quality and ideal for spring & summer riding at a excellent price!
Also, as always, the service from Sportsbikeshop is excellent.
Style: Black
Hot Day No Problem
04 July 2021 by Anonymous
I'm loving this jacket in the hot weather. Air flow is fantastic. My best purchase so far this year.
Style: Olive
Great summer jacket
23 June 2021 by Paul C
This is my third jacket from British brand Merlin and it's another great product. The Shenstone is a really good summer jacket that flows the air through nicely. It has a removable liner - not often seen on mesh jackets - which when installed offers a level of wind and water protection which is just exactly what you need with our unpredictable weather. The quality of the zips, fasteners and material is first class. Overall a really great jacket at a very reasonable price
Style: Olive
Smart, stylish jacket.
13 June 2021 by Karl B
This is a very stylish jacket for scrambler type bikes. Construction looks good and it fits really well. I've only used it without the lining so can't vouch for its water resistance. It flows air really well so fantastic on warm days. Plenty of pockets.

Others have said it's sized large, but I've found it perfect. I'm a 41 chest at 5'8" and the 42 is really a tailored fit.

Two improvements: it needs a second set of straps at the elbows to secure the armour and the collar would be better with a more adjustable closure like the old belstaff neck buckle.
Style: Olive
Awesome jacket
10 June 2021 by Julian B
I've been wanting a wax jacket for a while and nearly bought the Merlin Perton. When I saw the Shenstone, I thought it was the a great mix of looks and practicality. The airflow works great and the armour is not intrusive. Best jacket I've bought for ages.
Style: Olive
Great quality jacket
08 March 2021 by Raymond S
Excellent jacket that does the job superbly. Quite heavy in weight but that actually adds to how confident you feel that this jacket will actually protect you should you need it. Superbly positioned armour that is removable as is the internal lining. I am usually a large in normal size but the extra large fitted me spot on. Can't recommend this jacket enough. Excellent service provided by sportsbikeshop in changing my previous choice for this one, really glad I did.
Style: Olive
Great product
11 December 2020 by Andrew O
I bought this for spring/summer use so not used riding yet. The fit is right for the size I ordered and the quality is excellent and stylish
Style: Black

Merlin Shenstone Air Textile Jacket - Olive

  • Constructed from Halley Stevensons 8oz Cotec fabric
  • Ballistic mesh panels for high levels of breathability and cooling
  • Removable zip-in/out removable Reissa Active waterproof/breathable membrane
  • Fixed mesh lining for improved breathability
  • YKK zips used throughout
  • D3O LP1 shoulder and elbow protectors pre-fitted (CE compliance to EN1621)
  • D3O CE Level 1 Viper Stealth back protector pre-fitted as standard
  • Two chest patch pockets
  • Two side-entry pockets
  • Internal storage pockets
  • Adjustable bicep, cuff and hem
  • Cross quilted stitch details to shoulder and forearm underside
  • Merlin branded antique finish snap studs
  • Reflective stripe to rear collar
  • Drop sculpted hem
  • Jacket to jean connecting zip
  • Garment CE rated AA

Size Guide
UK SIZE3840424446485052
EURO SIZE4850525456586062

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