Barbour® Thornproof Dressing

Barbour jacket accessories keep your outerwear in great shape.


Keep your Barbour waxed gear waterproof and strong with this Barbour jacket accessory. Thornproof dressing is the exact formula used by Barbour to waterproof jackets in its factories. Easy to apply, simply use it on areas that are getting the most wear, or re-dress an entire jacket. Full details and instructions are printed on the can. One 200ml. tin is enough to completely treat one full-length coat or two jackets.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 67 reviews


66 of 67 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    It works - 12/21/2014
    By: from Claremont,CA

    Best thing about this product is that it does work.Patience is the key when applying to a jacket. Customer srvice directions were helpful.

  • 4/5

    great stuff, but small can - 12/18/2014

    if you are refinishing a coat this may be enough but if you are doing a previously un-proofed coat you will need 2 of these. otherwise it's good. The picture used to display the product on line makes it seem like it's a large container and it's not.

  • 5/5

    Great Wax - 12/17/2014
    By: from New York

    I really love this wax it is very easy to use and apply to your Barbour Coat. WOW what a difference after you complete the the process.

  • 5/5

    Dressing - 12/15/2014
    By: from Pittsburgh, PA

    Great stuff. Really gets the job done. My jacket is close to 30 years old and was my grandfather's. It still shines.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Best Waterproff Dressing - 11/11/2014
    By: from West Bath, ME

    Wonderfully restored an old waxed jacket I came across. Gave it a great new look! Easy to apply, just take your time and do a thorough job.

  • 5/5

    Good Stuff - 11/7/2014

    You can send your Barbour in for re-proofing, but if you're like most people, you probably forget until this time of year, when you need it, and realize you haven't reproofed your jacket in 2 years. Simple solution, buy a tin and do it yourself. It's not a snap to do properly, but it's well-within the realm of doable. It's also a one-day turn-around when you do it yourself. I use about a half-tin (little bit more) each time I was my Bedale, so just keep a can on retainer and don't let the weather keep you indoors this Winter.

  • 5/5

    Good stuff - 10/15/2014
    By: from St. Matthews, SC

    Waxed a jacket and half of another plus my wife's hat. Knew it was good stuff when state police officers said my Beaufort was keeping me drier than state-issued rain gear. Recommended for Barbour outer wear.

  • 5/5

    Great Value, Super Simple - 10/4/2014

    Great stuff - my jacket looks brand-new, and it was very, very simple. Just a note, in case it's helpful for anyone else: It took 3/4 of a can to reproof my size 6 Beadnell + hood. The folks I talked to at the Orvis store were insistent that it would take 2 cans, and it might on a larger men's jacket - but not mine. Ladies, just one can will do - even for a jacket that's heavily used and hasn't been reproofed for 2 years (like mine!). Incredible value!

  • 5/5

    Very good product - 9/30/2014
    By: from Montreal, QC

    This stuff is great if you want to reproof your waxed cotton jacket by yourself. There is no need to send it to the Barbour facility to have it done. It is way cheaper this way and gives you the same result! It is a job that is pretty hard to mess up. I have an XL Barbour jacket so I was worried about not having enough wax to cover the whole surface, but one of these cans was more than enough!

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Barbour of England

Since 1894, J. Barbour & Sons have produced clothes perfectly suited to enjoyment of life beyond the city. It is this commitment to quality and durability that has seen the name Barbour become synonymous with the best of country living.

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

Barbour of EnglandIf 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.


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