what to wear for ocean sailing
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.
Informed by race teams and tested during the Volvo Ocean Race
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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.
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.