Overall: 5.0 / 5 based on 2 reviews
2 of 2 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Stylishly Barbour -
By: RickyRoma92 from Chicago, IL
I have 2 other Barbour coats and was excited to see that this one had a more "hip" look and was a slimmer fit. I like the styling quite a bit and the look is exactly want I wanted. A comment on size. Barbour - and it seems like other UK brands that I have purchased seem to run wide in the waist. This jacket is also a bit wider in the waist than I would have liked though you can adjust with snaps in the back. I am 5'10", 172 lbs, 31 inch waist and work out a bit. I am not a body builder but I do have more of an athletic build. That said, the size L was snug on my shoulders and arms while the waist was a bit wider than would have been ideal. I am keeping the jacket and do really like the look. Just be aware of the size. If you have some big arms, the bicep/tricep area will feel snug. Great coat though!
Solid Jacket -
This was my first Barbour purchase and I am very happy with it. I usually wear jackets that are XL but I purchased a XXL due to the slim fit sizing. This jacket also has an adjustable strap in the back so can change the fit depending on what you are wearing underneath it. I would recommend this jacket.
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.