Overall: 2.8 / 5 based on 4 reviews
2 of 4 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Nice jacket but too small -
By: overseastravelersag from Chicago area
Top 1000 Contributor
Loved this Barbour jacket, but beware, it is sized very small. I usually can wear a XXL, but this was sized more like a L. Had to return it,.
Barbour Quality but not Std Barbour sizing -
By: Rickabee from Sydney, Australia
The jacket is just fine as an outer waterproof shell, being thoroughly seam sealed. My advice to purchasers is to order a size larger as this is not the same sizing as is used in the regular Barbour Beaufort jacket. I've always ordered a medium and always had room to "move", or wear a thick sweater underneath. This is not the case with this jacket where I can only wear a thin sweater underneath - so bear this in mind when ordering.
great on sale -
By: DRE1 from NY,NY
more of a shell than an actual coat, not a true field coat but will layer nicely and will serve both casual and dress purposes for me,runs a size small so order a size up
Flimsy Jacket -
By: 12357 from Colorado
While the coat seemed well made, the material was too light and stiff for my tastes. It felt more like a London Fog than a jacket I'd trust to wear in the field.
Since 1894, England's J. Barbour & Sons have produced clothes perfectly suited to life in the country. Their quality, durable clothing is cut for an active lifestyle and the fit varies according to each garment's design and purpose.
The sizing of Barbour’s clothing is divided into three segments:
In the case of Barbour outerwear, sizing takes into account the appropriate layers beneath. That means you do not need to order a size up for a comfortable fit.
Chest Sizes - Jackets
Chest Sizes - Knitwear
Men's Glove Sizes
The beginning of Barbour jackets
In 1894 John Barbour established himself in the burgeoning port of South Shields, supplying oilskins and other garments to protect the growing community of sailors, fishermen, rivermen and dockers from the worst of the North Sea weather.
Within a few years the firm became the leading supplier of oilskins on the north east coast, not only to seafarers but to others in the surrounding country - farmers, labourers, carters, shepherds - who earned their living outdoors in all weathers. By the beginning of the next century Barbour’s durable Beacon oilskins were well known throughout Britain and beyond.
The legendary durability of Barbour jackets
If there’s one feature that distinguishes Barbour jackets more than any other, it is their legendary durability. But, given the quality of materials used—genuine long-staple Egyptian cotton, solid brass studs, substantial metal zips, plus painstaking quality of construction with an average of 15,000 stitches and up to two hundred components—perhaps it’s hardly surprising.
The seams in a Barbour oiled cotton jacket are double rolled, each stitched through two thicknesses of fabric. It is an intricate part of the manufacture and it ensures that the seams are completely waterproof. Even the thread is treated with the same secret watertight proofing formula as the fabric itself.
How long a Barbour jacket will last very much depends on its use (or rather abuse in many cases). Undoubtedly, owners expect much more of a Barbour than any other garment because Barbour enables them to do more. They will subject themselves and their jackets to the severest conditions of weather, mud, animal contact and abrasion than they could ever contemplate if wearing anything less robust.