Merlin Suits is located on the DeLand Airport in DeLand, FL. Also known as Sidney H. Taylor Field, the airport was started by the City of DeLand in the 1920's. After the first asphalt runway was built in 1936, the Navy came to DeLand in 1941 and the DeLand Naval Air Station was opened in 1942. After the Navy officially closed the field in March of 1946, the Navy returned the airport to the City of DeLand. Since then, parachuting activity and several parachute companies have established themselves and skydiving has become a strong industry in the DeLand community.
Merlin Suits was originally started in March of 1993 pretty much by accident. After repairing many jumpsuits, the previous owner Christina Roberts decided to try her hand at making jumpsuits. After much trial and error the first Merlin Suit was sold. Over seventeen years later we are still making jump suits, and we are always working hard to provide a superior product.
In December of 2007 the company changed hands, and Ulla Berger whom worked for the company at the time, became the new owner. We are still making the same high quality jump suits, and you are still talking to the same people when you call us, so for you nothing has changed.
Dedicated to quality, Merlin Suits has always focused on making jumpsuits that stand up to the needs of skydivers. Whether it be 8-12 jumps a day, packing in your jumpsuit, or high speed free-flying, durability and quality have always been first on the Merlin Suits agenda. We work hard to avoid long delivery times, and strive to structure our production to meet the needs of our customers, while ensuring speedy deliveries.