Ocean sailors can expect to encounter some of the most extreme conditions on the planet. They’re on their
feet for countless hours at a stretch, striving to keep their feet on wave-washed decks, pelted with rain and battered by
gale force winds. Ocean sailors need the most weatherproof gear available – both capable of keeping them warm and
dry on a long watch duty and breathable enough to ensure they stay comfortable through the most strenuous on-deck exertions.
Our ocean sailing 3-layer system garments are tested in the crucible of the Volvo Ocean Race, ensuring they’re capable of
withstanding anything Mother Nature can throw at them.
Base layers are the foundation of the MUSTO 3-layer system. They’re designed to keep you warm in the cold while remaining breathable enough to stand up to vigorous physical activity. Our base layers are constructed from the highest-quality technical fabrics such as merino wool and thermal fleece, wicking sweat away from you skin and keeping you as comfortable as possible. Close-fitting base layers such as our Extreme Thermal Fleece Top, Women’s Evolution Merino Long Sleeve T-shirt and Thermal Pants work in conjunction with our mid layer and shell/outer layer garments to provide you with optimum weather protection wherever your adventures take you.
The mid layer provides the versatility in the MUSTO 3-layer system. You can wear a mid layer over a base layer for welcome warmth and weather protection, and wear it beneath a shell layer when faced with the most challenging conditions. You can pack it into your kit bag for when you need it most, pulling it on for lightweight performance in a hurry. Garments such as our Middle Layer GORE-TEX® Blouson and Middle Layer GORE-TEX® Salopettes deliver extra warmth and weather protection without the bulk, remaining comfortable and breathable while keeping wind and rain at bay.
The outer shell layer is your first line of defence against the elements. These highly technical garments can stand up to pounding spray, driving rain and chilling winds, leaving you free to concentrate on sailing. Technical fabrics such as the GORE-TEX® membrane and carefully designed features including fully adjustable storm hoods and high visibility detailing make garments such as the HPX GORE-TEX® Pro Series Smock and HPX GORE-TEX® Ocean Drysuit essential wear in the world’s toughest ocean environments. Our technical shell layers will keep you warm, dry and comfortable no matter what the ocean can throw at you.
The MUSTO 3-layer system is put through its paces in some of the most testing conditions on the planet. Volvo 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.
The robust durability of our ocean sailing kit was put to an extreme test in 2014, when Team Vestas Wind suffered terrifying shipwreck in the Indian Ocean at night. The Vestas Wind crew were forced to spend a night on their stricken vessel, braving wind and rain before finally being rescued by the coastguard the following morning. Team Vestas Wind endured a sailor’s worst nightmare, in part thanks to the MUSTO 3-layer system that stood up to the weather alongside them.
Offshore sailing presents its own challenges for sailors. Changeable sea states and weather conditions
mean that offshore sailors must always remain on their toes, while shorter spells on deck mean the stiffness
of ocean sailing gear can be switched in favour of greater mobility and lightweight flexibility. Overcome
the challenges posed by offshore sailing with the MUSTO 3-layer system.
Build your MUSTO 3-layer system from the base layer up. Offshore sailors need their base layers to be highly breathable, lightweight and flexible, but also warm and comfortable. Garments such as the Thermal Base Layer Turtle Neck, Women’s Evolution Merino Long Sleeve T-shirt and Evolution Thermal Leggings utilise technical fabrics including merino wool – maximising your clothing’s sweat wicking, thermal insulating and breathable properties.
A good mid layer provides warmth and weatherproof properties without bulk – it’s the perfect garment to stow in your day bag while the weather is fine and pull on when the wind picks up or the rain starts to fall. Our lightweight, breathable mid layers including the Middle Layer Jacket, Frome Middle Layer and Middle Layer GORE-TEX® Blouson are ideal for the offshore sailor, utilising GORE-TEX® technical fabrics and Arctec Fleece to keep the elements at bay.
An outer shell layer is an essential addition to your kit bag. Shell layers provide the ultimate in weather protection – waterproof, windproof and breathable, they keep you warm, dry and comfortable on deck while maintaining the mobility and breathability you need to perform at your peak. Our high performance MPX GORE-TEX® Offshore Women’s Jacket, MPX GORE-TEX® Trousers and MPX GORE-TEX® Offshore Race Smock are constructed to exacting technical standards, with essential sailing features such as high visibility photoluminescent reflectors keeping you safe and visible in all conditions.
The MUSTO 3-layer system passes the acid test, helping the world’s top sailors to perform at their peak in events such as Fastnet and the Transat Jacques Vabre. Our high performance garments are trusted by the world’s best offshore sailors, helping them to stay warm, mobile and protected from the elements in the most trying conditions.
On top, outer layers use photoluminescent reflectors to keep sailors visible in all conditions and in all times of day, while 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabric delivers unbeatable weather protection. The mid layer offers welcome warmth and a second layer of lightweight weather protection, ensuring that no wind and rain can get through. Finally, high performance base layers keep sailors comfortable and provide maximum breathability, letting you keep your mind on sailing.
Coastal and channel sailors get to experience some of the planet’s most beautiful landscapes from the best
possible vantage point. But that isn’t to say that coastal and channel sailing is a walk in the park. The same
coastal winds that give us such a thrill on the water can be unpredictable – whipping around headlands and
barrelling out to sea – while strong tides and submerged obstacles pose additional challenges for sailors. The MUSTO
3-layer system is adaptable enough to take the changeable conditions of coastal sailing in its stride.
Intense, challenging and rewarding – inshore sailing delivers quick-fix thrills out on the water. While
you won’t be putting in the gruelling hours of ocean sailors, the choppy conditions in sight of land mean you’re
going to get wet. The MUSTO 3-layer system is comfortable, breathable and lightweight enough to wear during high
energy activity, and delivers the robust weather protection you need to stay warm and dry out on the water.
Our wide range of inshore sailing garments mean you can develop the perfect 3-layer setup for your needs.
Dinghy sailing is one of the most active, physically demanding activities you can do on the water. With that
in mind, you need a setup that’s going to keep you dry while maintaining full freedom of movement and remaining
fully breathable at all times. The MUSTO 3-layer system is the ideal gear combination for dinghy sailors in all climates.
What could be more fun than firing up the outboard and cruising along the coast on a sunny, flat calm afternoon?
Powerboaters need to pack light, but your kit bag should be ready for a sudden change in the weather. The MUSTO 3-layer
system lets you keep cool in the sun and layer up should the weather take a turn for the worst.
A good powerboating base layer keeps you cool and lets your skin breathe. Technical features such as fast drying fabric and UV protection are essential for keeping you dry and protecting your skin from the sun. So garments such as the Women’s Evolution Sunblock T-shirt and Quick Dry Performance Long Sleeve T-shirt should be the first things out of your wardrobe for a sunny day on the water.
Powerboating is a warm-weather activity, but when the speed picks up or the weather takes a turn, you’ll be glad of a warm mid layer. A lightweight extra layer such as the Women’s Essential Microfleece or the Corsica BR1 Gilet packs down into a day bag and is a welcome layer of extra warmth should you need it.
When a high performance RIB or speedboat really gets going, the wind and spray make a technical outer layer a must. Stay warm and dry with our weatherproof Solent GORE-TEX® Jacket or Essential Crew BR1 Jacket, and protect yourself from the sun’s rays with our Women’s Evolution Performance UV Shorts. Stay comfortable and maximise your enjoyment out on the water with a high performance shell layer.
The adaptability of the MUSTO 3-layer system makes it perfect for powerboating, allowing you to layer up or strip down as weather and conditions dictate. Our kit is rigorously tested to ensure a long working life, providing you with durable, high performance garments that will last a lifetime.
Our lightweight powerboating layers can be packed down into a day bag and pulled on when you need them most, allowing for maximum flexibility out on the water. We’ve thought of everything, making sure to include features such as secure internal pockets to stash your valuables next time you take the boat out for a spin.
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