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Old 05 January 2009, 15:26   #1
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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.
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Old 05 January 2009, 17:20   #2
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Ian we have a contract with a repairers who do drysuitrepair for us, he also repairs a lot of crewsaver and musto products for them PM me if u wanna know more mate
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musto have been in the leisure and country clothing re equestrian side of things for a long time now must be over 10 years if not longer ,when i bought my musto suit it came with 2 pieces of spare fabric for repairs,funny thought i would never need them until i tore a hole last year.
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I think the original musto company was bought out 2007/2008
and 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, shame because i love there stuff its the highlight of my day when we go to Bicester Village
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I also have a bit of Musto gear and it is good however I cant fault Gil either and there customer svc is very good. I sent them a pair of 2 year old Key west salopettes that had started to let the damp in round the arse area and they changed them for a brand new pair no issues. I had no receipt either.
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I also have a bit of Musto gear and it is good however I cant fault Gil either and there customer svc is very good. I sent them a pair of 2 year old Key west salopettes that had started to let the damp in round the arse area and they changed them for a brand new pair no issues. I had no receipt either.
Good to know
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I have loads of musto kit that good. They arent moving away from the marine market that im aware....
Most of the fabrics used are they same and used by different clothing manufacturers
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I have loads of musto kit that good. They arent moving away from the marine market that im aware....
Most of the fabrics used are they same and used by different clothing manufacturers
Like I said, the guy who told me had "Musto" in big bold letters on the front of his shop. I think that should qualify him as "the horses mouth".
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I also have a bit of Musto gear and it is good however I cant fault Gil either and there customer svc is very good. I sent them a pair of 2 year old Key west salopettes that had started to let the damp in round the arse area and they changed them for a brand new pair no issues. I had no receipt either.
Agree with the Gill bit. Very pleased when I sent back a pair of boots,not as old as yours but still replaced. After all, if you dont send them back, and buy another, how are they going to get their products right if they dont know where they are going wrong?
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when I tried and failed to get a minor repair done on a pair of MPX trousers, .

I know a couple of great dry suit repairers that would be able to sort these out for you.
Polar Bears on 01566 773654 - ask for Dave

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Dry Suit Dave on +44(0)7887 907383 or email dave@drysuitrepair.co.uk


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