Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 48 reviews
47 of 48 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Another high quality product from Barbour -
Barbour Thornproof dressing is awesome.This is the first time Ive ever rewaxed my jacket.This dressing is very easy to apply.A hair dryer works great to blend in light or dark areas when your finished.Highly Recommended
Great Service -
By: FrozenTex from Yellowknife, NT
The product is exactly what I expected it to be, and furthermore, the service and support I received from Orvis was excellent. Thanks, folks!
Renewed my coat -
I just used the Barbour Thornproof Dressing to reproof my oilskin hat and coat. I am impressed with the results -- they look like new. I also appreciate that this wax doesn't have a strange smell like some other waxes. One tin was enough to cover my coat and hat. My only frustration was that the melted wax kept solidifying so I wish I could have waited until a hot day or had a much warmer room to work in. Otherwise I am very happy.
Thornproof Dressing is Great -
By: ed1232 from Williamston, SC
The dressing went on the jacket and hood without difficulty. I am enjoying how the worn spots disappeared on the jacket.
Excellent product -
By: stalexander from San Antonio, TX
Only place to get it, or Barbour jackets for that matter.
great product, jacket looks great -
By: BostonsBoy from Boston, MA
This wax takes a while to ruin into the entire jacket material but leaves the jacket looking brand new. Only used a third of the can do I have plenty left when my jacket needs another reproofing. Highly recommend.
Thorn proof Barbour wax -
By: Lummocks from Ontario canada
I'm British.and had Barbour products since I was young.im 67 now and still very satisfied with there products.ive tried the rest but always cake back.there's a saying you pay for for good merchandise.and that's what you get from this company.there down to earth. Honest. And reliable
It brings my Barbour jacket back to life. -
By: Sandokan from West Virginia
I have used the thornproof dressing a couple of times now and it just gives the jacket a new life. The task is a little messy by itself, but it is well worth it. I apply the dressing with both a brush and a sponge. After letting it dry in a warm room I touch it up with a hair dryer and that does it. Ready for another season. Expect to use a full can each time for good results.
Good Stuff! -
By: RKJr from Madeira, OH
I had a 15 year old waxed cotton hat that had lost its shape and ability to shed water... 10 minutes with a hair dryer and a few fingers full of Barbour Wax Thornproof dressing and it looks almost new!
By: Taipan77 from Norman,Ok
Received exactly what I thought I was getting and in a very timely fashion.
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.