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Musto’s iconic HPX technical clothing has been fully redesigned and redeveloped ahead of the latest edition of The Ocean Race. A lot of testing and feedback from Imoca 60 sailors, especially 11th Hour Racing Team, has informed the design process which was underpinned by four key pillars: durability, safety, adaptability and sustainability.

The jacket, smock, salopettes (both men’s and women’s) and drysuit are all completely new, as are the fabrics, while both mid and base layers have been fully integrated into the HPX system for the first time.

‘We always believe we can make something better,’ says Musto’s head of product Chris Holliman. ‘For HPX it started with the transition to foiling Imocas, which resulted in a change in the way our kit is used. In early 2019 we caught up with Charlie Enright, Mark Towill and the rest of the 11th Hour Racing Team in France to discuss the initial designs for their new foiling boat that was launched in 2021.’ Read on.