Musto launches Volvo Ocean Race range

New garments celebrate new course and VO65 one design

Saturday February 1st 2014, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom

Musto has launched its official Volvo Ocean Race collection.

The new Volvo Ocean Race Collection utilises the technical fabrics and market-leading innovation, however it features new design elements.

All items in the Collection pay homage to the Race, incorporating the official Volvo Ocean Race branding in a variety of ways.

The Ocean Race Jacket and Trousers are highly technical products incorporating 3-layer GORE-TEX PRO membrane, which is two times as thick as the standard membrane, providing optimum protection and durability. The jacket has a fluorescent roll-away GORE-TEX hood with Paclite technology and a shaped spume visor.

The Collection includes a number of T-shirts bearing the Volvo Ocean Race's 'Life at the Extreme' slogan.  The Tour T also details each of the different stopovers of the Race and the corresponding nautical mile information on the back, while the Map T bears a graphic print of the Race's course and the Volvo 65 T pays homage to the Farr Yacht Design masterpiece.

The Newport Jacket and Gothenburg Jacket, named after the Rhode Island stopover and final port in Sweden, display an artistic representation of the new Volvo Ocean 65 one-design on its internal mesh.

The Collection also includes the comfortable lightweight Alicante Jacket and Gilet, and a wide range of luggage with strong Volvo Ocean Race design elements including a carbon fibre effect inspired by the VO65.

Nigel Musto comments: "We are very proud to be supporting the Volvo Ocean Race, a historic race which has long been a part of our DNA.  We continually work with Volvo Ocean Race sailors to test and develop our sailing gear.  Their feedback, combined with the consistent creativity and innovation of the Musto brand, has been used to create a functional and durable collection for supporters of the Race, designed to hold a special sentimental value for them too."

The range will launch at the Gothenburg Boat Show on 31st January and will be available on from this date. It will also be showcased across existing and future sales points and at the host ports along the way, which include Abu Dhabi, Alicante and Gothenburg.

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