If you're planning on setting out into Arctic waters in a rowing boat, you'd be well advised to take along some warm clothes. Arch2Arctic have been lucky enough to be sponsored by Musto and will be kitted out in some of their toughest offshore sailing gear.
The HPX Ocean Suit provides the most rugged waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® fabric protection available on the market. We'll also be wearing the Southern Ocean Boots, which combined with the HPX, will form our outer layer of protection. Underneath we'll be wearing an assortment of base layers, mid-layers, fleeces and salopettes. Finally, Musto socks and balaclava will complete the look.
As the leading sailing brand, their specialised HPX gear and under layers, made for those braving the toughest ocean conditions, are exactly what we need to survive our treacherous 700mile row. Through popular demand, here is Rob layering up into the full gear!
Musto were one of the first companies to get behind Arch2Arctic and believe in what we are doing. For us, having such a prestigious company backing us was an immense boost and we're exceptionally grateful to them. We are also hugely comforted by the fact that we will be wearing such reliable and well engineered kit whilst taking on the most extreme leg of our expedition. If you've got a spare moment then watch their video. Not only is it beautifully shot (slightly better than Rob getting dressed) but it also shows the kind of sports and conditions that Musto's products are specialised for.