Musto at the dinghy show

Brian Pilcher waxes lyrical about the latest from Laindon

Tuesday February 26th 2008, Author: Brian Pilcher, Location: United Kingdom

Musto, the brand which clothes and protects the round-the-world record-breakers like Ellen MacArthur still proudly displays its allegiance to that great band of performance-hungry sailors who will attend the Dinghy Show.

What will you see on the Musto stand this year?

Look out for the new Turtleneck Aqua Top and the BR1 Dinghy Smock.

The Turtleneck Aqua Top is water repellent, coated fleece with an ultra-high neck for extra protection. Priced at £45, it comes in Black.

The BR1 Dinghy Smock (above) is flying off the rails in chandlers. It has a great spec which includes a secure neck closure with a waterproof gusset, diagonal zipped chest pockets, underarm articulation, non-abrasive neck and wrist seals and an adjustable neoprene waistband to stop it riding up. It even features a facility to attach a waterproof comms case in the chest pocket. At £70, it’s waterproof, breathable and you’ll look the business in a choice of Red/Black, Black/Silver and Silver/Black.

Team the tops with BR1 Dinghy Hi-fits: waterproof and breathable with extra high front and back for additional protection, articulated knees for comfort, Velcro-adjustable braces and with 450 denier knee and seat patches with internal, abrasion-free seams to take all the punishment and bounce back ready for more!

As with all Musto dinghy kit, the spec stays the same for all sizes in all models from JS to XXL.


Why do the stars choose Musto? Perhaps it’s because, ever since Keith Musto won Silver at the Tokyo Olympics, the company has taken pride in its philosophy of excellence. Musto continues its support of the Optimist Class and is immensely proud that the skiff carrying the brand name has been accepted as an international class by ISAF. Look no further than Musto for the best in neoprene!

With men’s, women’s and children’s sizes and styles, the choice is extensive and the specification impressive; made from finest 3mm neoprene with superstretch paneling and glideskin cuffs, anti-abrasive knee and shin patches for durability.

From the 2008 range, the Breathable Hiking Pants are worth a special mention. They are, above all, a combination of comfort and functionality. In Black/Silver at £70 in 8 sizes from JS to XXL.

Rash Vests

These must-have accessories play a big part in comfort - and style. Musto’s are made from super-smooth 88% nylon/12% Spandex with all seams contoured to avoid chafing; scooped hem and comfortable, high necks.

There are long and short-sleeved versions and colours include White/Silver, Red/Silver, Black/Silver, Powder Blue/White and Red/White. Sizes S-XXL. Prices from £18.

Dinghy Boots from Musto come with a choice of Razor Cut or moulded soles. They are made in 5mm neoprene and double-lined for warmth; glued and blind-stitched seams lend extra strength. There is a zip closure with protective gusset.

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