Overall: 4.3 / 5 based on 23 reviews
19 of 23 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
solid product, solid customer service -
I wear a 43R jacket and needed to exchange my original order for the xl (orvis cs was outstanding). the piece is both warm and well made. looking forward to trying to wear it out.
GOOD TAILORING -
By: LONGINES from VERMONT
FOR ME-- BARBOUR THIS IS QUALITY -- EVEN MADE IN VIETNAM .CANT COMPARE WITH PURDEY OF COURSE - BUT IS --O.K.
Warmth without weight -
By: bgreig from Texas
Barbour makes several vests and waistcoats as well as jackets from light, quilted material. This is one I can wear under a sport jacket for some extra warmth while not looking like I grabbed some of my hunting clothes on the way to the office. It is well made and reasonably priced.
The Truth -- Absolute -
By: 213DAFS from Topeka, KS
This is fine garment with one exception, namely, it is too short. If you are over 5' 5" tall you are wasting your money on this vest. Mine is on its way to the charity bin.
Classic Waistcoat is a hit with my son. -
By: summer33999 from Massachusetts
My NYC son (33) is very particular about his clothes, preferring vintage/classic looks. I emailed him another Orvis vest as an idea for his Christmas present but he quickly said that he wanted this tailored waistcoat. .He wears a Medium but we (his family) thought this Medium was cut a little small, especially under the arms. He happened to like the snug fit and thought the Large would be too baggy. My suggestion would be to go with a Large if you don't have a very slim, tapered build. My son loves the look and the light weight of the waistcoat and feels it will be a favorite layered under his winter cardigans.
Good Fit -
By: TSSCI from Washington, DC
The vest fits true to size and provides good warmth under both a International Motorcycle jacket and the Bedale and Beauforts. A bit pricey, but what can I say?
warm and light -
By: Bron from New York
This is a great waistcoat. The material is just the right thickness for layering and feels great. Top notch quality and fit-and-finish too. I like my purchase so much. I even received a compliment on one the other day.
English Excellence -
By: Plosch from Colorado Springs, CO
I ordered this waistcoat based on some previous reviews I read about it. I spend a lot of time outdoors, and Colorado gets pretty cold in the winters. This waistcoat has been great. It is warm, durable, and sporty. The size is true, so no need to order a size larger.
can't go wrong -
barbour makes good products and stands behind them if you have trouble later. a vest i had by them came apart and they repaired it at no cost to me.
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.