Overall: 4.5 / 5 based on 14 reviews
12 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Awesome addition -
By: fishermansmom from Charlotte, NC
I purchased this vest to go inside my Barbour jacket. It works great for adding warmth but in addition, it looks fabulous worn alone. I would highly recommend this vest to anyone. It is fitted so it looks great on a woman's build!
A subtle gift of warmth -
By: bonbright7 from Long Island, NY
She really liked it after putting it on and wearing around the house. It was not about the latest fashion, but the warmth of where it could be applied was better than that. Nicely tailored with an athletic cut to it in dark colors, I think it will have an enduring quality to remind me what a good Christmas present it was.
Brought It Overseas With Me -
By: RobbieMacG from Kinnelon, New Jersey
As a "serious amateur photographer," I look for clothes that will help me when shooting, and the comfort and convertible styling of this item was excellent. The pockets, the flexibility of wearing it with or without a sweater, as well as my selection of the Tartan--it all fit so well into my European trip, LOVE IT
I was looking for a vest and could not have found a better one. I just love it!!
Loved the color and cut a size 12 was too big and too heavy for my needs.
Needs two important improvements -
By: WranglerGirl from Sheridan, OR
This vest keeps me warm and the grape color is rich. The sizing appears to be correct. Overall good construction. Orvis needs to realize their women customers are not ALL city folk. A two way zipper is necessary for riding horses as this is a long vest. Also, DUMB idea to place the inside pocket on the lower left side. You have to unzip completely to get at it!
By: DCBuffy from Florida
Well-made gilet with thoughtful details such as cozy fleece-lined pockets and inside zip pocket. Runs true to size--I usually wear a size 10 and the size 10 fit perfectly layered over a sweater. First Barbour purchase, but it will not be my last.
Best Vest! -
By: KSFD from West Hollywood ,CA
Nicely tailored vest . Warm with great pockets! Fits to size.
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 four classifications:
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.
Women'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.
For more than a quarter century, Orvis has teamed up with 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.
As always, everything you buy from Orvis is backed with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. For more than 150 years, we have offered the strongest return policy in the business. We will refund your money on any purchase that isn't 100% satisfactory. Anytime, for any reason. It's that simple.