Barbour ‘Fibre Down’ Gondola Quilt Jacket Review

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When it comes to a cold weather insulating jacket the first thing that often springs to mind is a down jacket. It can be a tough choice deciding between the different types of insulation let alone how warm Natural or Synthetic down will be when put to the test or even whether to chose Synthetic over Natural down for ethical reasons. When it comes to new and innovative, synthetic insulating technology Barbour are certainly paving the way.

What is Barbour Fibre Down?

Barbour Fibre Down is an innovative, lightweight microfibre fill which is sewn into Barbour garments to keep the wearer snug and well protected against the cold. Even if you get caught in bad weather this Fibre Down will still keep you warm. It has excellent water resistance which means it keeps it’s insulating properties even when wet! It has the added bonus of drying quickly because water gets caught in the air pockets between the fibres rather than in the fibres themselves, allowing the garment to dry much faster, keeping the wearer protected.

Gondola Quilt Jacket

If you’re looking for a classy winter jacket that will keep you snug and warm throughout wear – you have come to the right place. The Barbour Gondola Quilt Jacket is pretty much a sleeping bag for your top half and wraps you up away from the cold winter chill. This insulating women’s jacket is cut to a relaxed yet flattering fit with enough room to wear a thick knit jumper underneath for when it gets really icy out there. The baffle quilts keep warm air trapped around the core of your body but also allow it to breathe and move freely.

This is an insulating jacket that is true to size and with it’s princess seams (long rounded seams sewn into women’s clothing to add shaping or a tailored fit to closely follow the femanine figure. They are sewn into the front and/or back of garments, and extend from the waist up to the arms) helps enhance your figure throughout wear.

It fastens with a zip and studs through to a cosy funnel collar which cuddles your neck in the cold air – team this up with a nice scarf and there is no way that cold air will send a chill down your spine. To give it that extra wow factor this pretty insulated jacket is detailed with decorative stitching at the chest, country-inspired feature studs and tonal suedette trims to add that country chic style to what could have been just a dull a practical insulated jacket.

For a warm, stylish jacket the Barbour Gondola Quilt looks the part in the countryside and around the town. It’s packed with good things and feels great to wear with a fit that is true to size and suits all body shapes and sizes. Be sure to Like this Post and Subscribe to our Blog for latest Product Reviews and if you want to know any more information that has not been covered leave us a comment! Click to see more Barbour Products at e-OUTDOOR.
Performance Ratings – as voted for by me!

Features: ★★★✩✩

Durability: ★★★✩✩

Stretchiness: ★★✩✩✩

Ventilation: ★★★✩✩

Overall Fit: ★★★★✩

Protection: ★★★✩✩

Value: ★★★✩✩

Style me

Wear this jacket with checked shirt and jeans for a laid-back, comfortable look or dress it up by wearing a classic knee length skirt with chunky knit tights and calf height boots. Whatever you wear this Barbour Fibre Down Gondola Quilt Jacket you will certainly ooze country style whilst wearing a practical warm coat. Click the image below to head over to YouTube and watch the video review.

 

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