Cocooned. It’s a comforting word, bringing to mind snugness, warmth and security. All the things you’d want from a product that is intended to protect you against the wind, the wet and wild weather in general. ‘Cocooned’ popped straight into my mind on donning this, one late winter’s day. The inner is traditionally soft and fleecy, and immediately warming, while the outer holds its own against the very coldest wind. A durable water-repellent finish sheds rain to a decent degree too. All this reflects Musto’s heritage in sailing (they have been outfitters to Olympic medallists and record-breakers since the 1960s). The elasticated cuffs aren’t adjustable but they sit snugly against the heel of the hand, effectively holding out breezes, and are faultless when combined with gloves. There is no chest pocket though, so once again, there is zero pocket access if you’re wearing a backpack with a hip-belt.
Fabric: Polyester, Spandex, DWR finish
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01268 495 824
Lessons learnt on the water translate brilliantly to land. Protective, warm and built to last.
Originally reviewed by Sarah Ryan in Country Walking April 2015