Offshore Jackets: Musto MPX Race Jacket
If you’re into offshore racing and need something light that won’t restrict your agility, the Musto MPX Offshore Race jacket could be just the ticket. A great deal of clever design has gone into this sports performance garment, and the end result is a great looking, lightweight race jacket boasting Musto’s trademark style and durability.
Musto Clothing have supplied specialist clothing to sailors that have gone on to perform record-breaking deeds on the water, and you’re buying into this legacy with a jacket like the MPX. Don’t expect to be kept warm in this jacket in sub-zero temperatures, but with a layer of thermals underneath, it will do very well for competing during autumn and milder winters.
True to form, the jacket feels incredibly light to wear, boasting Gore-Tex Pro Shell material which provides strength and breathability you just don’t get in non Gore-Tex products. We liked the overall fit, and features that particularly pleased about this jacket were the stretchy Gore-Tex fabric panels across the upper back that allow for plenty of arm movement; the adjustable hood developed to fit tightly in wind and rain; and the fleece-lined pockets that did seem to do their job of keeping hands warm and dry.
Other impressive features include articulated elbows and underarms to maximise freedom of movement, and double storm flaps covering the 2-way zip – designed for impenetrable front closure. There are large cargo pockets with mesh drainage allowing easy access to necessary equipment, lifejacket attachment points so that a lifejacket and the jacket can be taken off and put on as one, and prismatic reflectors ensuring high levels of visibility in poor light conditions.
Boatshop24.com puts this jacket to the test:
Features of the Musto MPX Offshore Race Jacket:
- 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro Shell
- Stretch GORE-TEX® fabric covering shoulders & elbows
- Roll-away, detachable, fluorescent hood
- Fleece lined collar
- Smooth stretch wrist seals with Velcro adjustment
- Water resistant front zip
- Chest & side pockets
- Inner security pocket
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