How To Find The Right Barbour Jacket Fit For You
The original country outfitters, Barbour have come a long way since their beginnings in the late 1800s. Today, they hold strong on their classic designs and innovate new pieces season after season; redefining country attire and pushing the boundaries of ready-to-wear fashion while staying true to their heritage on the Northeast coast. With the extensive range of Barbour jackets on offer, it can be tricky to find the right Barbour jacket sizing and fit for you. So, to help you choose the perfect Barbour jacket to suit your lifestyle, we have outlined some useful information on the different fits that the range includes.
For many of our Barbour products, you will also find individual product measurements beneath the description on the product page. However, if you would like even more information, please visit our Barbour Size Guide for size conversions and measurements.
For further assistance you can contact us for Barbour sizing advice. We own lots of Barbour products ourselves and are only too happy to give advice based on our first-hand experience!
Below we have highlighted the key features and differences between the core range of traditional Barbour jackets.
First designed in 1980 by Dame Margaret Barbour herself, the Barbour Classic Bedale took inspiration from equestrian style. The Barbour Bedale is lightweight, has a shorter back length (around 8cm shorter than the Beaufort) and features vents to the back for ease and comfort when sitting – whether this be on a horse or a bike. If you are looking for a design with more of a boxed silhouette the Barbour Bedale Jacket may be for you.
Additionally, the jacket also features cuffs inside the sleeve to protect your arms from the wind, a practical attribute for when riding. There is also the option of adding a zip in liner to your Bedale, allowing you to brave the harsher elements with confidence during colder months.
The Men’s Ashby Wax Barbour Jacket
At a best-seller status, the Barbour Ashby is an all-rounder jacket as well-suited to the city, the coast or country. The Barbour Ashby Jacket is a contemporary rework on the Bedale but with slimmer, longer sleeves, a slightly longer body, and a more modern slim fit.
Moreover, further functional attributes of this Barbour Ashby Casual Jacket include cotton moleskin lined chest pockets for warmth, rear vents for ease of movement and sitting and lower bellows pockets. If you are a taller gentleman looking for a more on-trend look then the Barbour Ashby Wax Jacket is for you. The Ashby is versatile for both outdoor activities and urban adventures. Its slightly lighter weight also makes it suitable for milder weather conditions.
With a sporting heritage, the Barbour Beaufort design takes its inspiration from traditional French shooting jackets. This jacket has a comfortable, relaxed fit and a shorter than average length. However, it is still slightly longer than the Bedale Jacket (8cm longer to be exact!). Thus, if you want a standard-length jacket that is long enough to cover a suit jacket you may go for the Barbour Beaufort Jacket. The Beaufort fit is intentionally designed to accommodate layering and an optional zip-in liner.
The raglan sleeve and deeper arm allow for fuller movement for outdoor pursuits. The Velcro fastening cuff liners prevent water ingress to the sleeve if out fishing or shooting. A full width pocket at the rear can be used to store your dog walk essentials, wallet, keys or snacks!
Top Tip: Most customers choose to size down in the Barbour Classic Beaufort!
Representative of Barbour’s rich history, the Border Wax Jacket was named after the border between England and Scotland. John Barbour first crossed this border in 1870, paying homage to Barbour’s dual heritage. Unlike the majority of Barbour Jackets, the Barbour Border offers a longer length, lengthened sleeves and a generous fit. Therefore, if you are after fuller protection or often walk through deep undergrowth you may choose the Barbour Border Jacket. If you’re looking for a wax jacket that also looks great over a suit, the Border is a great option.
The Men’s Sapper Wax Barbour Jacket
Inspired by military jackets, the Barbour Sapper Jacket has a rugged and functional style that maintains an element of smartness. Perfect for the active outdoors person, the Barbour Sapper has a relaxed fit, a zip away hood and a draw cord waist for versatile shaping. The lower curve to the back of the jacket maintains back and seat coverage when in wet conditions. Insulated with 70g wadding for additional warmth, this jacket is perfect if you are looking for a winter weight jacket.
Top Tip: Most customers choose to size down in the Sapper Jacket!
We hope you found this article helpful for finding which Barbour Jacket is the right fit for you. Furthermore, if you would like additional sizing information about Barbour jackets, clothing and footwear visit our online Barbour Size Guide or contact us here.