I'd go with Musto being they are Gore-tex. Gill OS2 I believe is a coating vs a laminate like Gore. Laminates hold up much better the abuse. I have a ton of Musto gear and it all has held up really well.For offshore racing (The Vic Maui ) how do you rate the Musto MPX against the Gill OS2 bibs? Any other recommendations?
bstrdsonofbtl said:So that stuff is sized for athletes only 'cause I'm not that "large" but am right off their charts?
what?? choosing OFFSHORE foul weather gear based on its buoyancy? do you choose your life jacket based on its color? Yeah, every time I sail in the rain, I have to stop my foulies from killing me. wtf?Only problem: fall overboard and you sink.
That danger — sailing gear that is negatively buoyant — is unfortunately pervasive.
The only non-deadly foul weather gear I have found is Stormr. It’s worse in every way, except in the two ways that will keep you from dying: thermal insulation and positive flotation.
Being thin and stretchy neoprene, it’s reasonably comfy to wear while actively moving around too. It’s not horrible. And it is literally the only gear that will not kill you.
Float coats are very worthwhilewhat?? choosing OFFSHORE foul weather gear based on its buoyancy? do you choose your life jacket based on its color? Yeah, every time I sail in the rain, I have to stop my foulies from killing me. wtf?
alright dude, whatever. I'll continue to choose my gear for it's purpose - foul weather gear to keep me dry and lifejackets to keep me afloat.Ryley, try stepping overboard in all your gear, after updating your will, and have your heirs report back on your last moments under the surface.
I’m 6’ at 180 and the XL size is best for most brandsAre you sure your waist measurement is accurate? I am 5'-9" and 225 and my waist is 96 cm. 117cm would be a 46" waist.
for what it is worth, I was in between a Large and XL for North gear. Note that the offshore stuff is a bit roomier for layers for a given size.
I'm like between 5'9 and 5'10 and weigh around 180 lbs.bstrdsonofbtl said:I'm 5'8" weigh 190# waist 117cm their chart below goes from xs - xxl.....
Sure my gut could be smaller but no way am I obese.
You just never know with sizesI'm like between 5'9 and 5'10 and weigh around 180 lbs.
I bought an "Inshore Race Jacket" in size L and it fits great, I can wear two layers (one thin and one thick) underneath it if required.
I think you'll be fine with an L or an XL, but in case whatever you buy doesn't fit they're great with returns.
They ship the return form and label in the package so you don't have to apply for anything or print anything by yourself; just pack whatever you want to return, slap the label on and drop it off at a nearby service point. At least it works that way here in Europe where they ship with DHL.
I agree, if I wanted to wear more or thicker layers under my North jacket I'd go up a size too. It's all preference and like you say important to try it on.You just never know with sizes
at present I’m wearing a Gill lightweight sailing jacket … not foul weather gear , lightweight watch jacket ..size XL good fit
my foul weather jacket is a musto size L good fit . Sleeves a bit long , neck a bit tight
you really must try them on
as for best quality… who knows, seems all the gear I wear keeps you dry , some gear is more comfortable
Helly Hansen make nice gear .. I used the Salt model jacket and it was good all round