The Merlin Hamlin looks like a regular urban hoody that's perfect for riding around town and not looking out of place after you park the bike. The Hamlin is made with a full lining of genuine DuPont Kevlar® abrasion resistant fibre, as opposed to many other hoodies of this kind that only have patches of anti-abrasion material in critical areas. It comes equipped with CE Level 1 armour in the shoulders and elbows, with a pocket for an optional back protector.
The Hamlin has a zip and belt loop to connect it to your trousers to avoid it riding up when you're hunched over on the bike. The soft yet heavy duty cotton outer layer is treated with a Huntsman water repellent coating. It won't keep you dry in an outright downpour, but you'll be happy it's there when it starts drizzling.