MUSTO BUYING GUIDE

Selecting the right sailing jacket and trousers can be quite daunting.
Let us demystify the options.

First, you need to consider what level of performance and what sort of sailing you are going to be doing.


HPX

HPX is the top of our range for ocean sailing, long-distance offshore cruising and racing, made from GORE-TEX® Pro Shell with Ocean Technology® and universally recognised as the most durably waterproof breathable fabric available in the world today.

The HPX range has been developed in partnership with Vendée Globe and Volvo Ocean Race sailors to provide durable, waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric protection against extreme conditions anywhere.

Our iconic HPX Ocean Jacket is a serious foul weather jacket offering protection from the elements in extreme conditions.

 

MPX

Next in terms of level of performance, and ideal for offshore or coastal cruising and racing, our MPX range is made from GORE-TEX® Pro Shell. We use a lighter weight GORE-TEX® laminate between inner and outer materials to create an extremely durable, waterproof and highly breathable fabric.

Benefiting from the research and development into its tough big brother, MPX Offshore offers comfortable ergonomic styling and all the practical features you need for prolonged periods of offshore sailing.

BR2

BR2 Offshore offers exceptional levels of breathability and durability for offshore enthusiasts who want protection from the elements without breaking the bank.

We use a 2 layer microporous fabric, which allows moisture from the warm, high humidity zone around your body to pass through microscopic holes in the fabric to the outside. Because the holes are microscopic they cannot be penetrated by water droplets. The hardy shell is treated with Durable Water Repellency which causes the water to bead and run off the surface of the fabric.


For inshore or coastal and day sailing we have MPX Race, BR1, LPX and Breathable ranges.

MPX RACE

MPX Race has been developed for both inshore and offshore sailors who want GORE-TEX® fabric technology without the bulk. The range comprises lighter weight, simpler garments and some incorporate Stretch GORE-TEX® fabric panels to maximise freedom of movement.

LPX

LPX is a leap forward in performance clothing created to meet the needs of high action warm climate sailors and brings the latest technology from the Musto Gore collaboration – a perfect solution for sailors who want highly breathable, durable, waterproof garments without compromising weight.

Our LPX Jacket is technically advanced and extremely lightweight (it weighs just 500g!)

BR1

Musto BR1 offers a wide range of affordable yet effective lightweight protection.

Made from a hydrophilic coated fabric, the abrasion resistant fabric breathes by absorbing moisture from the warm zone around your body and chemically driving it through your clothing.

Our Channel Jacket is perfect for coastal sailing in less extreme conditions.


SARDINIA BREATHABLE

Musto's lightweight Breathable range continues to be a popular choice for onboard and onshore protection in warmer climates. The fabrics we use 'breathe' by absorbing moisture from the high humidity zone and chemically driving it outwards through the fabric, away from the body.


You need to choose the right layers for your environment and activity to keep you warm, dry and comfortable so you can enjoy sailing. The middle layer and base layers are also important...

Three lightweight non-restrictive layers perform 3 essential actions for optimum personal climate control helping you to maintain your performance regardless of weather conditions or activity level.

BASE LAYER

The base layer transports moisture away from the skin to keep you dry and comfortable for extended periods. The Extreme Base Layer Turtle Neck and Extreme Base Layer Trousers are made from Polartec® fleece which makes the Turtle Neck and Trousers ideal for arctic temperatures, with close fitting design and non-abrasive seams.

The Thermal Base Layer Zip Neck and Thermal Base Layer Trousers are designed to manage moisture and retain body heat for cool climates. The Turtle Neck, Zip Neck and Trousers are made from fast wicking, low absorption fabric with silver ion technology to reduce odour retention.

MIDDLE LAYER

The middle layer retains warm, dry air close to the skin and we would recommend our WINDSTOPPER® Race Middle Layer Jacket for its close-fitting stretchy shell with soft lining to cut wind chill or our waterproof GORE-TEX® Middle Layer Salopettes for retaining warmth and keeping dry.

 


FOOTWEAR

Our HPX Ocean Boot is a full height boot with waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® lining and GripDeck sole for excellent traction and lateral stability in seriously wet conditions. It features an integral stretch water repellent gaiter, high density foam ankle protection and removable cushioned foot bed for quick drying.

Perfect for offshore sailing, our Leather HPX Boot is a luxurious three quarter height boot in waterproof leather, featuring a breathable GORE-TEX® membrane and GripDeck sole for superior grip.