Country clothing and footwear at its best! Barbour is a 5th generation family owned British company built on the founding principles of quality, attention to detail, durability and fitness for purpose. Established in 1894 by John Barbour in South Shields in the North East of England Barbour has an incredibly long and loving history with waxed cotton and quality garments for country loving outdoor enthusiasts. From the beginning and throughout our history Barbour have been committed to delivering socially and environmentally responsible products to our customers. Ethical sourcing and respect for human rights are high on the agenda and Barbour work hard to reduce their impact on the environment.
Received order as advised without any problems. As I placed the order between Christmas and new year I emailed to enquire if delivery times may have varied and a reply was immediate and delivery was as expected. Prices and sizes available were very good. Verdict on e-outdoor is excellent, good service and will use again.The Barbour Ashby men’s waxed jacket was exactly as described and my son was delighted. My advice when ordering Barbour is to always go up a size. Many styles, including this one, seem to be smaller than some other brands.
Overall - 5
Quality - 5
Performance - 5
Value - 5
Product Reviewing? - Size: X-Large, Colour: Olive
Would you recommend this product? - Yes
Gender - Female
Location - Cheshire
January 11, 2019
The service from e-Outdoor is excellent and delivery so fast, I bought the jacket for my daughter who absolutely loves it , it is very stylish and much warmer than I thought it would be.
Have you checked out the condition of your Barbour Wax jacket lately? With Spring and Summer just around the corner and wax jackets being the top coat choice for walking this season there has never been a better time to give your wax jacket a bit of a spruce up! If it has been a while since you last treated your jacket to a bit of TLC now may be the time for the annual re-waxing session.
Click here to Follow our Step by Step guide on How to care for your Barbour Wax Jacket available on the e-Outdoor Blog.
Anything Barbour has a certain style. In recent years this style has only become more and more defined whilst trying to capture a younger audience with rural under 30s and happy festival goers. Something about wax jackets never changes though. Their function is guaranteed – hard wearing, waterproof jackets which are thrown on for any sort of dog walking, trips to the village shop or more recently, worn about town by stylish, well-groomed men.
Nothing says “outdoor” like a wax jacket but just how do they get on in the actual outdoors when walking, working, sometimes camping or doing bushcraft? Are they just for show? The Barbour Corbridge is a very popular model of wax jacket which has “modern man” rather than farmer written all over it. It’s immediately obvious that it’s not made for a great deal of “active” activity. It fits like a slim fit shirt and comes in tight around the upper arms giving it a very fashionable appearance. Click to read more in our Corbridge Blog post here.
Over the past decade Barbour has excelled at captivating the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, and breeds now they have the Barbour Dog Gift Range (of course I was compelled to get my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Bertie a little jacket!), and have created classic country coats that are guaranteed to be hard wearing, waterproof and that can be thrown on for any sort of dog walking, country shows and fairs, trips to the village shop or more recently, worn by style conscious youth at muddy summer music festivals.
Nothing says “outdoor” like the Women’s Barbour Beadnell Wax Jacket but does it actually function and perform in the environment it was made for – the “outdoors” or is it just a fashion accessory and just for show? Click here to read more in out Beadnell Blog Post here.
J Barbour & Sons are a fifth generation, family owned company started it's story in the Market Place of South Shields, Tyneside, England, founded by John Barbour in 1894 as an importer of oil cloth. Born in Galloway, Scotland, John, together with his two sons, created the first waxed cotton motorcycle suits and waxed jackets to the general public.
J Barbour and Sons were awarded their first Royal Warrant to supply waterproof and protective clothing to Queen Elizabeth ll in 1974, the Duke of Edinburgh in 1982 and the Prince of Wales in 1987. Barbour are also famous the world over for their quilted garments, Shetland wool sweaters, moleskin and corduroy clothing as well as their Tattersall shirts. They have Lord James Percy as their main ambassador for the design and marketing of Barbour's shooting range and he has helped create the very popular Northumberland Collection which has won Shooting Industry awards.
Barbour has recently re-modernised it's collection of clothing to appeal to the younger market, but its ranges are still clearly influenced by some of their iconic styles from the earlier years which can be seen in the International Collection including the 1931 Motorcycle suit and the original 1951 green cycle wax jacket. Still one of Barbour's most popular styles is the Bedale Wax which first came out in 1980 and still worn by many country folk and music artists like the Arctic Monkeys and Lilly Allen!
Barbour has became so well known for their wax cotton clothing, that any wax jacket is referred by people as a 'Barbour'. Their classic coats are still handmade in Simonside, South Shields and they manufacture over a 100,000 every year.
Barbour are a leading brand when it comes to Wellington Boots but they also produce so much more footwear from slippers to boat shoes - they have something for you. Here at e-Outdoor we stock a range of low, medium and high height wellies to give you the greatest choice when choosing your wet weather walking boots.
Barbour love all things dog and so do we at e-Outdoor. With their specially tailored range for your pooch you can kit your dog out just like "hooman" mama or papa! Barbour strive to ensure you have a warm, dry and dapper hound with every specially designed pet garment.
Barbour is working towards a certified environmental management system ISO 14001 commencing with their UK operations as they recognise the importance of minimising the negative impact manufacture has on our environment in all areas of their business and to see where they can make improvements.
Barbour will always ensure that through the use of third parties, they comply with relevant, current legislation and industry standards to ensure that labour standards and human rights in the work place are met.
Barbour products are made from the highest quality materials, sourced responsibly with respect for human rights, animal welfare and the environment.
Barbour offer a very special service that allows their customers to return their Barbour jacket at any time to be repaired, rewaxed or altered. Each year, approximately 25,000 jackets go through their customer service departments across the globe. You can return your jacket to Barbour by sending directly to your nearest customer service department or via their retail stores or selected stockists.
We think the Barbour Mission "To build a long term, sustainable business honouring our Barbour family values and rich British heritage, providing excellent quality products and world class customer service, whilst minimising our impact on the environment" is fantastic.
Whatever country outdoor activities you’re going into, Barbour always have something that’s perfect for the job. Whether you’re walking the dogs in the winter and need an insulated quilted jacket or you’re going hacking on the horse or trekking in the rain and mud to the lakeside and need something that can face up to any weather, you’ll find it in our Barbour range.
With a retail and wholesale presence in over 40 countries world wide, we at e-OUTDOOR are proud to support and stock Barbour - such fantastic British heritage.
e-OUTDOOR are an independent outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment company.
Established in 1930 and online since 2002, we are an official brand supplier and UK company.