This neat little gilet is particularly clever as the whole item scrunches up into a small bag sewn into the pocket when not in use. Available in either men’s or women’s versions and blue, black or navy, it’s a super lightweight yet warm gilet and a great option for inland cruising.
A body-warming addition to the MBY Cool 50, this gilet was chosen for its super stowability and lightweight protection.
The Yocto utilises Musto’s PrimaLoft Silver Insulation, which is designed to produce the warmth, breathability and lightweight properties of down while staying permanently water resistant. It has thermal efficiency equal to goose down and is super soft and non bulky so doesn’t way you down. This is especially handy when crewing as the gilet sits snug to your body and doesn’t catch on anything.
Two reasonably deep side zipped pockets will keep valuables safe and an additional water-repellent coating is applied to the exterior and repels water, making it bead off.
We love a good gilet at MBY towers and the Yocto keeps you well protected and your core warm and isn’t bulky for crewing. And while we may not all harbour secret hopes to become the next Bear Grylls, this versatile gilet is a great gift for outdoor enthusiasts and will be as handy on deck in the spray as it will be on a hike or when camping.
When packed away in it’s nifty little in-built bag it can even be used as a makeshift pillow on the go. The pocket bag is constructed from ripstop nylon to minimise rips or snags.
A proper mid-layer that’s excellently constructed, this is a handy piece of kit that also works with the contours of the body so fit is supremely comfy. It also looks stylish enough for harbourside dinners.