Find Out More About the Waxed Fabric Used In Your JacketWhen you think of Barbour, the first image your mind probably conjures up is a waxed jacket. That’s because the Waxed Jacket is Barbour’s flagship piece, with the company having produced them for over 100 years. Barbour has increasingly incorporated their waxed material into different products like trousers, bags and even dog coats. As well as a range of different products, Barbour has developed a number of different types of waxed materials.Thornproof wax, which is available in a tin for personal application, is a medium weight and durable waxed cotton, originally designed to protect the wearer from thorns and brambles. Antique wax is also a medium weight wax, however it has been heavily calendered, a process during production which folds the material in half and passes it through rollers at a high temperature. The result is a lustrous and glossy finish that’s designed to change character with wear. Another waxed cotton commonly used by Barbour is Sylkoil Wax, boasting a soft matte texture and natural imperfections of weave. Sylkoil wax gives the wearer more flex and features in a number of products including Waxed Jackets, hats, hoods and leggings leggings.You can browse all our latest Autumn 2012 stock of Barbour Waxed Jackets now at Outdoor & Country. Including the Classic Mens Tansport and the Womens Malvern Waxed Jackets which are new for Autumn 2012.Have a look at our fabric guide for detailed descriptions of all the materials used in Barbour garments from Outdoor & Country here.