Sailing from Svalbard in the north to Morocco in the south, we asked the Adventure sailing skippers at Rubicon3 to try the Musto midlayer Gore-tex blouson jacket on both land and sea.
For the hardcore sailor, this is a very good choice with Gore-tex and Arctec 240 fleece keeping you dry and well insulated. We particularly liked its large collar, which gives lots of protection from the wind but left enough space at the front for other clothing.
We had three issues: the breast pocket was hard to access by a right handed person (why isn’t it on the left breast?); the hand pockets had no fleece lining which was missed in the cold; the fleece lining is loose in the sleeve and pushes out of the cuff when the hand comes through, meaning it gets wet and cold.
Out at sea: 4/5 · In the pub: 3.5/5 · Overall: 4/5
See full comparison feature: four midlayer jackets on test.
Despite a few foibles, a good sailing jacket