Famous for their iconic waxed cotton and recognisable wax jackets, Barbour clothing is still a family-owned British company. Here at e-OUTDOOR we offer the best Barbour coats and quilted jackets for men and women.
Have you checked out the condition of your Barbour Wax jacket lately? 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.
Watch our video below as we guide you through the re-waxing process.
All-round durable wet weather coat
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. Something about wax jackets never changes though.
The Barbour Corbridge is a very popular model of the wax jacket which is for the modern man rather than the country dweller. It’s immediately obvious that it’s not made for a great deal of activity. It fits like a slim fit shirt and comes in tight around the upper arms giving it a very fashionable appearance.
Nothing says “outdoor” like a wax jacket but how does the Corbridge perform? The function is guaranteed – a hard wearing and waterproof jacket which can be used from walking the dog to going to town.
Traditional ladies wax jacket with a modern look
Over the past decade, Barbour has excelled at captivating the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.
When trying on a waxed jacket for the first time you can instantly feel how much craftsmanship has gone into the making of the coat and the wax has a reassuring heavy and impenetrable feel. The Beadnell has the traditional, shiny waxed cotton (sometimes called “wet”) look and tends to feel a little stiffer when out and about and will certainly keep you protected from the wind and rain. For wet weather conditions, a hood and liner can be added as an optional extra – though has to be purchased separately.
The Beadnell is an ideal choice for an everyday jacket that will protect you in generic hot and cool, windy and wet weather conditions as it is weatherproof and wind resistant. You may see the Beadnell worn by style-conscious youth at a festival or your neighbour walking the dog. It is smart enough for every day with a great fit, plenty of pockets for dog paraphernalia.
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 has 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 worldwide, we at e-OUTDOOR are proud to support and stock Barbour - such fantastic British heritage.
J Barbour & Sons is a family-owned company in its fifth generation. Barbour started its story in the Market Place of South Shields, Tyneside, England, founded by John Barbour in 1894 as an importer of oilcloth. 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 is 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 its 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 folks and music artists like the Arctic Monkeys and Lilly Allen!
Barbour has become 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 Sustainability & The Environment
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 workplace are met.
Barbour products are made from the highest quality materials, sourced responsibly with respect for human rights, animal welfare and the environment.
Barbour offers 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.