Barbour wax jackets are the most popular casual walking jackets. Waxed jackets are made from waxed cotton to make fully waterproof outdoor jackets. Popular with outdoor workers, Barbour wax jackets are hardwearing and reliable.
Barbour wax jackets are the best country wear for men and women. Great for dog walking and walks through woodlands and footpaths. Browse our range of Barbour clothing and decide which wax jacket is for you - modern and stylist, or classic and practical.
Barbour also produce quilted jackets and padding insulated jackets for keeping your warm in the spring and autumn when out walking in the countryside
J Barbour & Sons
This 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.
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.
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!
With a retail and wholesale presence in over 40 countries world wide, we at e-OUTDOOR are proud to support and stock such fantastic British heritage.