Designed with inshore and round-the-cans racers in mind, the Musto MPX Gore-Tex Race Salopettes are perfect for people looking for high performance gear with all excess bulk removed, Gore-Tex reliability and a high range of movement for performance sailing.
- Waterproof Gore-Tex Pro Shell Laminate
- Nylatex stretch shoulders for extra comfort
- 500 D Cordura seat and knee patches with internal abrasion free seams
- Active cut with room for light layering
- High chest fit for extra protection
- 2-Way water resistant zip and waterproof gusset
- Adjustable ankles
- Smooth non-abrasive stretch ankle seals
- Multi-tool attachment facility
- Unlined for easy access and speed of drying
- Waist adjusters
- Thigh pocket with water deflecting inner lip
|Features||Waterproof, Windproof, Breathable|
|Recommended Use||Overnight Sailing, Offshore Sailing, Keelboat Racing|
|Material / Fabric||Gore-Tex|
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- Versatile, Comfortable, Dry Review by Katie
You really have to try these on to believe the difference between these and the traditional suspender-like trousers. You can live in them, really. I also like that more of my core is protected in these, since the goretex covers more than my old West Marine trousers. These were really expensive, but I would buy these before anything if I could do over again. 2 years in and they are still going strong , which is a lot more than I can say for any other non goretex piece of gear I have.
(Posted on 12/9/2015)
Its no surprise that some of the most popular foul weather gear bottoms we sell, Musto MPX Race Salopettes, are also a perennial staff favorite. That's why we’re so eager to talk them up.
These foul weather gear bottoms were developed for inshore and offshore sailors who need Gore-Tex fabric technology without the weight and bulk. This is a high performance garment built for performance.
The cut is designed to be slim and form fitting with all the
excess bulk removed, but they’re also flexible and easy to move around in. Largely for this reason we put it into the ‘buoy racing’ category; because of how athletic sailing around the buoys can be, but the garment is durable enough to handle almost everything you can throw at it. You could use this from
inshore to coastal sailing without much issue.
Looking at the garment itself the first feature that probably stands out to you are the wide shoulders. I personally prefer salopettes; the wide shoulder straps and high cut hold the garment close to your body so don’t have to worry about the shoulder straps falling off underneath your jacket or smock.
The only potential problem you might have with the salopettes is that if they don’t fit you well vertically (if you’re especially tall or short for your stature) then you can’t adjust them like you could a pair of bibs.
To make up for this lack of adjustment in the shoulders, Musto has also included straps around your kidneys so you can snug the garment around your waist. That way you carry less of the garment weight on your shoulders so it is easier to move around in. It also has the added benefit of reducing overall bulk around your torso so you’re not hung up on excess material.
To cut down on the bulk they have a simple, but durable
water resistant zipper and gusset instead of a big overlapping gusset and Velcro flaps. There is also a large pocket on the thigh with attachment tab and a multi tool pocket on your waist. To protect the garment from non-skid and normal wear and tear Musto has reinforced the knee and butt with Cordura, a material known for abrasion resistance.
The most important feature is the material it is made out of: Gore-Tex. Anyone can make a waterproof garment but the challenge is making it breathable, flexible and durable and that is what you get out of Gore-Tex.
As far as fit is concerned I’d say they fit pretty true to size. At 5’9, 160 lbs I wear a medium
which is pretty standard across the board with most every manufacturer.
They’re among the most expensive salopettes we sell, but they’re worth it. You’ll get the
Gore-Tex guarantee and will have many years of reliable use out of this garment. In conclusion if you’re the kind of person who expects the most out of their gear, then the MPX Salopettes are for you. Hands down these are some of the best sailing foul weather bottoms made … period.
Review by Matt F., Sales and Customer Service
"The one piece of foul weather gear I almost never leave home without are my Musto MPX Gore-Tex Race Salopettes. Sure, they’re pricey, but for as much as I use them and as long as they’ll last, they are worth every penny. It’s hard to put a dollar amount on comfort while sailing. If you are dry: you are comfortable and that’s what gore-tex pro shell offers you.
As a frequent bowman I am always breaking waves for the rest of the boat so most days I won’t leave the dock without putting them on. Even when I’m not on bow they’re still the first piece of foul weather gear I put on. The salopettes act as a vest and a pair of pants so unless it’s pouring rain, really windy or cold I don’t usually need a spray top. You’ll often see me wearing these salopettes with an R1 base layer underneath and once things start to really get hairy I’ll put on the smock.
Musto might resent this comment but I’d consider the salopettes the Snuggie of foul weather gear… they’re my safety blanket… warm, comfortable and most of all dependable…."
- Fabric: GORE-TEX® Pro Shell Laminate, Nylatex stretch
shoulders for extra comfort, 500 denier Cordura seat & knee patches
with internal abrasion free seams.
- Fit: Active cut, room for light layering, high chest fit for extra protection.
- Closures: 2-Way water resistant zip and waterproof gusset,
adjustable ankles, smooth non-abrasive stretch ankle seals with Velcro
- Other: Multi-tool attachment facility, unlined for easy
access & speed of drying, waist adjusters, thigh pocket with water
deflecting inner lip .