Toby Hodges tests the Musto LPX Midlayer jacket and finds it the ideal addition to an autumn or spring sailing kit bag

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Musto LPX Primaloft Stretch Midlayer Jacket review

The Musto LPX Primaloft Stretch Midlayer Jacket has been my go-to jacket for the autumn and spring seasons both ashore and afloat and remains in excellent condition.

The purpose of Midlayer jackets is to create a comfortable warming layer. The Musto LPX jacket, part of Musto’s high performance lightweight range, feels like putting on a light sleeping bag, thanks to its soft and snag free material, which also makes it easy to don or remove a shell above it.

Stretch panels under the arms and on the back provide the ‘stretch’ in the jacket’s name

The fit is obviously important for any sailing jacket, so I am fortunate that the medium fits me perfectly. The design is body mapped to promote breathability and insulation. But to aid fit, there are elasticated cuffs and an adjustable hem.

I prefer a midlayer style jacket to have a hood and the Musto one is really cosy, with a zip that comes up over the chin.  An internal pocket would be nice but I guess that’s against the streamline, lightweight design of this garment.

Ideal for those seeking lightweight insulation, whether for a midlayer or outer shell when  warm weather sailing, and one that is stylish enough to wear ashore too.

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