WHAT TO WEAR
Ocean sailors have to endure some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Icy decks awash with rain and spray. Gale force winds that steal the heat from your body. Musto’s highly-engineered ocean sailing collection features the most weatherproof gear on the market.
Developed, tested and chosen by the world’s elite ocean sailors.
OUTER LAYER : The outer layer in the 3-Layer System should be highly protective: safeguarding you against the elements while keeping you visible. Garments featuring GORE-TEX® supply this ultimate all-weather protection whilst being supremely breathable. This makes GORE-TEX® garments highly suited to active people. For a cost-efficient alternative, Musto’s BR2 technology offers a comparable level of waterproof protection and breathability.
MID LAYER: Your lightweight mid-layer builds on the temperature regulation of your base. But it also protects you from the elements. Breathable and lightweight, the mid-layer should be water-resistant and fast-drying while offering complete freedom of movement. Look to garments featuring PrimaLoft®. This insulation feature technical properties such as water-resistance, fast-drying times and a light weight comparable to down.
BASE LAYER: The foundation of your kit. An effective base layer should trap air next to the skin, minimising the loss of body heat. Perspiration also transmits heat up to thirty times faster than air. That’s why a base layer needs to be breathable, wicking and fast-drying: merino wool and thermal fleece are ideal base fabrics. Choose highly wicking and mildly insulating materials when engaging in aerobic activities in cold weather. Our Active Base Layers have been designed for these periods of high energy.
The MUSTO 3-layer system is put through its paces in some of the most testing conditions on the planet. Ocean Race sailors wear MUSTO apparel to stay dry, comfortable and mobile in the brutal conditions of the open ocean. In race conditions, MUSTO sailors wear base layers for comfort against the skin, with sweat wicking properties of merino wool and other technical fabrics helping to keep competitors performing at their peak. Next is the added warmth and weather protection of the mid layer, where technologies such as durable water repellent (DWR) coated fleece and PrimaLoft® Insulation deliver breathable, warm protection. Finally, our HPX GORE-TEX® shell layers provide an all but impregnable barrier against the fury of the open ocean.