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Barbour Jackets? Casual weekend jacket?

(12 Posts)
ChickenVindaloo2 Sat 10-Feb-18 15:24:01

Hello all,

I've recently taken up hillwalking again so my Trespass anorak that I used to wear on the weekends when running errands has been earmarked as "jacket for getting dirty in".

I have a smart work coat that I wear during the week.

What can I wear during the weekends (in Scotland!) when I'm just out and about in jeans/leggings, ok, jogging bottoms?

I covet the "I look casual but I'm quite rich actually" look grin

If a Barbour jacket is for me, where to buy and what do I need to know about aftercare?

I'm 34 btw and 5'2 and size 12/14 but planning to lose a stone this year.

Many thanks!!!

Catherine0317 Sat 10-Feb-18 16:29:08

Hi I have a waterproof non- wax Barbour but I wouldn’t wear it hillwalking but do wear it more general walking around town/park etc as I don’t think it would be quite right. I got the non wax type because as I understand you can’t wash the wax ones and I wanted to be able to arm pit area. That was the big deal breaker for me. For more hiking type jacket I tend to the more technical brands - berghaus, north face etc which are 100 waterproof and breathable. Interested in hearing about new brand options here though
I would love to hear of

ChickenVindaloo2 Sat 10-Feb-18 16:32:34

THanks Catherine - I probably didn't explain very well but I'm now only using my trespass anorak for hillwalking (so yes, a technical type item, like you do). As it's getting muddy, I don't wear it around town anymore.

I'm looking for something smart but practical to wear around town on the weekends. When I'm not hillwaking :-)

museumum Sat 10-Feb-18 16:40:00

I’m also 5’2 and tried one on in John Lewis and the arms were far too ping and not able too be shortened due to detailing 😢

I bought a Didrikson and love it, it has cuffs so arm length less important.

barefoofdoctor Sat 10-Feb-18 17:22:04

5ft2 here also. I have a black fitted Barbour 'ladies' coat-not sure of style, a long fitted olive green one for horse riding and a lovely oversized green men's Barbour with detachable fur lining-a proper farmer coat but I LOVE it. Any decent equestrian shop or John Lewis will be worth a try though you'll have missed the sales! Don't bother with a hood- they are horrible smelly echo chambers but invest in a Barbour rain hat. Bloody amazing! The only upkeep is rewaxing every few years-Barbour sell the wax and you'll need a hairdryer (only reason I own one!) Or pay to get it done. I wouldn't say they are or look posh as cost per wear means my green one was the bargain of my wardrobe. Though i suppose when too pristine they are a bit 'hipster'. I'm after a Berghaus waterproof down type jacket next and possibly some Triconi loveliness and applaud your choosing Barbour not North Face which is faux posh and yuk.

ChickenVindaloo2 Sat 10-Feb-18 18:23:53

Thank you foof, for your compilments on my choice/style!

A museumum - you're a short arse like maself!

Blackgrouse Mon 12-Feb-18 05:41:30

I'm 5'3 and have a Barbour Beadnell. I've had it about 5 years and haven't bothered to have it re waxed yet.

It's warm and waterproof, I wear it mostly for walking the dog so not sure if it's smart enough for what you want?

StillMedusa Mon 12-Feb-18 22:06:56

A Barbour Beadnell here too... looks ok for round town and posh enough for going out as we live rurally and everyone wears them.
My last Barbour (a real farmer Gamefair) lasted 26 years so I figure they are worth the cost!
I have a hood on mine but the damn thing does unpop a lot!

Scrowy Mon 12-Feb-18 22:13:22

This is how I would like to think I look in my Barbour

Scrowy Mon 12-Feb-18 22:14:10

and this is how I probably look in reality

Scrowy Mon 12-Feb-18 22:14:44

I love it though and it goes everywhere with me.

ChickenVindaloo2 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:42:01

Lol Scrowy! Yeah, I probably have a similar delusion!

This is the one I went for:

£229. Covers arse and has hood. Narrow fit so glad I got the size 14.
It feels sticky/waxy but looks smart and will obviously last me the rest of my life. Which is my new policy - Buy Once.

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