Musto is a British company that creates technical performance clothing for different activities like sailing, ocean racing, skiing, shooting or training. In over 50 years they created many collections that combine style with hi-tech performance. The idea behind each item is to keep you comfortable, active and dry, in different climates, terrains, anywhere in the world. Today, we’re introducing you to seven items that are necessary for the life at sea. If you want to read more about the boat life, check out Musto blog’s sailing section.
1 – Insignia UV Fast-Dry Event Rash Guard
If you’re sailing in warmer waters, this piece of clothing provides comfort when you’re active. It’s made from 100% polyester that is wicking and fast drying. The material is also very breathable and thanks to its anti-bacterial finish, it minimizes odors. This long sleeve t-shirt features Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 50 that is very helpful when you’re exposed to the strong sun. More features include subtle flat locked seams and no underarm seams, both contributing to comfort.
BUY | $69
2 – Deck UV Fast Dry Shorts
Pair the Insignia top with these fast drying shorts. This another high-performance item is made with a combination of 96% Polyamide and 4% Spandex. The materials are not only fast drying but stretchy, giving you freedom of movement. With the UPF of 40, it’s ideal for moderate sun exposure. These shorts have Velcro-secured pockets- 2 side, 2 cargo, and 2 rear pockets. The high back waist and crotch gusset give you comfort when moving while the double belt loop can be used for attaching items you need close at hand.
BUY | $108
3 – Essential Evolution Fast Dry Crew Cap
This classic crew cap made from fast drying polyester is a must have since it’s both comfortable and protective. The Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating is practical for when you’re caught in the rain while the UPF of 40 shields you from the sun. There’s an adjuster at the back so you can set it according to your head size. One more practical detail is the hat retainer clip that can be used to attach the hat to a hood or collar and keep it secure in harsh windy conditions. Available in several colors.
BUY | $35
4 – Dynamic Pro II Shoes
Let us explore the features of an innovative technical shoe called Musto Dynamic Pro II. The upper is crafted out of a synthetic mesh mixed with TPU welded overlay that supports the foot. This feature combined with the shock-absorbing heel cage will minimize injuries when you’re active. As for the mesh material, it’s a great option for ventilation and drainage, not to forget it’s easy to clean. The outsole uses GripDeck sticky rubber perfect for wet surfaces. Speaking of wet conditions, there are XPL drainage holes at the bottom so your feet can stay dry. Finally, those of you unfamiliar with EVA midsole should know it has great shock absorbing properties, not to mention it is super comfortable. Shoes are available in two color combinations – black/red and grey/green.
BUY | $159
5 – 40L Duffle Bag
If you’re on the move, easily packing and securing your essentials is of great importance. This duffle bag has a 40L capacity and is made from 900D polyester. The material features a PVC coating that makes the bag very durable and long lasting. For transporting it, you can use either a detachable nylon webbing carry strap or carry handles. The shoulder strap has a lightly wadded part for the comfort of your shoulder.
BUY | $47
6 – Crew Soft Shell Gilet
Another clothing item that will protect you from the elements is the Crew Soft Shell Gilet. You can use it on top of your shirt in colder weather. Thanks to its shower resistant and breathable softshell fabric, you’ll not only stay warm when it’s chilly but dry and comfortable. Just like the crew cap, it has a durable water repellent (DWR) coating that ensures faster drying time. For storing items, you can use two zipped side pockets. As for the fit, Musto incorporated a bound hem and cuffs with stretch binding. Available in five colors.
BUY | $108
7 – Deck Fleece Jacket
For the last item, we decided to go with a jacket that will help you on the boat during winter days. This popular Musto jacket features Arctec 360 fleece and DWR coating for wet days. The fleece is soft, fast drying, very breathable and most importantly, keeps you warm. This is achieved thanks to tiny air pockets that retain the heat of your body. Just like the Gilet, it has two side pockets, a fabric cover over the top of the zip and flat locked seams.
BUY | $89
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