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Old 09 January 2009, 10:15   #11
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Got any Musto gear, like it? Well make the most of it, because according the to manager of the local Musto shop, Musto are moving out of 'Technical' clothing, and moving into 'the leisure and countryside scene' (not my words!).
Apparently there is little to be made in technical clothing. He explained all this when I tried and failed to get a minor repair done on a pair of MPX trousers, something which he had promised could be done in the quiet season!
Seems all the manufacturing is now done in China, and the clothing only comes out of that country as complete garments, so no spare 'bits' are available for repairs.
Shame, I really liked what they produced.
Hmmm,
As an employee of Musto I can ASSURE YOU BEYOND ALL DOUBT that Musto is NOT moving out of the Technical Marine market.
Musto has 3 areas of business

Marine - where it all started back in 1964

Country - Shooting and Equestrian these two sides of the business have been running for over 20 years. The Musto family are heavily involved in the design of this range in particular.


Lifestyle - This is a newer area of the business and is taking the Musto name and reputation to the high street. This range is styled on both marine and country themes, and as such is completely reliant on our reputation as the best Sailing, Shooting and Equestrian brand in the world.

I hope this has put to rest any fears that people may have!
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Hmmm,
As an employee of Musto I can ASSURE YOU BEYOND ALL DOUBT that Musto is NOT moving out of the Technical Marine market.
Musto has 3 areas of business

Marine - where it all started back in 1964

Country - Shooting and Equestrian these two sides of the business have been running for over 20 years. The Musto family are heavily involved in the design of this range in particular.


Lifestyle - This is a newer area of the business and is taking the Musto name and reputation to the high street. This range is styled on both marine and country themes, and as such is completely reliant on our reputation as the best Sailing, Shooting and Equestrian brand in the world.

I hope this has put to rest any fears that people may have!
Good to hear. Perhaps you should be advising your store managers of this
If Musto are still so heavily involved in all their traditional markets, why are repairs through the supplying dealers now not possible. (or is this b_______ks too?)
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Old 10 January 2009, 10:50   #13
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Just called in at the Musto stand at the Boat Show.
As stated above they have no plans to move out of the Marine marketplace.
They were very surprised that there was even a suggestion they were allegedley withdrawing
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i think you are right there is no money in tec stuff, the horse riding side makes far more profit than sailing.
If you think Ribs are expensive trying owning a Horse (Not a race horse) then look at shows like Horse of the Year that are sold out months in advance and you can see where the real money is,

Err dunno about that... If you want a pair of wellies , you can go down your builders merchant and get a pair for less than a tenner,.. look for a pair in a yachtie mag and you'll pay up to 200 Sure they are hi tech but isnt it amazing how something simple like keeping your feet dry can vary in cost so much.
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Err dunno about that... If you want a pair of wellies , you can go down your builders merchant and get a pair for less than a tenner,.. look for a pair in a yachtie mag and you'll pay up to 200 Sure they are hi tech but isnt it amazing how something simple like keeping your feet dry can vary in cost so much.
yes but they wont have marine or ocean printed on them ,
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Err dunno about that... If you want a pair of wellies , you can go down your builders merchant and get a pair for less than a tenner,.. look for a pair in a yachtie mag and you'll pay up to 200 Sure they are hi tech but isnt it amazing how something simple like keeping your feet dry can vary in cost so much.
Ive got a pair of Musto HPX Ocean wellies, had them since 2006. I belive they retailed at 210 at the time, however we bought them through our corporate account so a little cheaper.

They are without a doubt one of the best bits of kit I have every bought. (I rate them alonside my Musto Ocean Smock, my Tornado RIB, my Leatherman, my Maglite and my old VW Golf. None of this kit ever failed me).

Before that i had Dubarrys (about 130 ish now)- also a good bit of kit but a disaster if they got salt water in them. They were great for ribbing in the Solent and inshore yacht racing and very warm in the winter. On the rare occasion they got sea water in them a rinse through followed by a night full of news paper by the heater sorted them out. I rate them far better than my previous 30 sailing wellies.

When I did the Round Britian and Ireland Race in 06 (sail, non stop). I took a wave in each wellie just before the start line. The result was wet feet for 8 days. I vowed a lot of things during the beat up the West cost of Ireland and Scotland. One was never to be sea for long lengths of time with wet feet ever again. Within days of finishing I had ordered the HPX Oceans. Next race was Cowes to Cascias (Portugal). Western approches to the English Channel were horible (about 9 full time professional offshore race crew throwing up sort of horrible). The Ocean boots had prooved themselves on their first outing, 5 days later arriving in Portugal I had bone dry feet.

There are alternatives to the Musto Oceans but if I lost these I would replece with exactly the same without giving it any thought.

Those on here who know me personally know Im not akin to wild expenditure but I belive you have got to be warm and dry at sea. A 10 pair of wellies will not do that for you in the winter in the UK.
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A 10 pair of wellies will not do that for you in the winter in the UK.
Couldnt agree more, my point was that there must be plenty of money in sailing gear when you see how much it costs, and I dont think the horsey set take home all the medals when you see some of the kit that we have to go along with our boats , but sometimes you wonder how much of it is hyped/margined up because its got a sailing connection. I mean you could buy a set of bib pants for 50 .. perfectly good ones .. and then pay 300 for a pair that do pretty much the same job
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