Buyer’s Guide to Barbour Wax Jackets

Buyer’s Guide to Barbour Wax Jackets

We have created the ultimate guide to help you decide on which of Barbour‘s most iconic wax jacket styles is right for you. From fit to functionality, we have covered all bases in our ultimate buyer’s guide to Barbour wax jackets


One of Britain’s most iconic and best-loved lifestyle brands, Barbour has been an outfitter of the countryside for over 125 years. Offering an extensive range of functional styles, Barbour is probably best known for its signature collection of classic wax jackets. With multiple factors to consider including fit, function, length and fabric, it can be tough to decide which wax jacket to invest in. With that in mind, we have created this guide to Barbour’s most iconic and popular wax jacket styles so that you can make a well-informed choice on which Barbour wax jacket is right for you. 

Barbour Bedale Wax Jacket

Designed in 1980, the Bedale remains one of Barbour’s most iconic men’s wax jackets, worn by countrymen, celebrities and even royalty. The Bedale was the first lightweight, thornproof short jacket in Barbour’s collection. Originally designed for riding by Dame Margaret Barbour, the Bedale has since become a hero piece in both town and country dwellings. Crafted from mediumweight 6oz waxed cotton, the Bedale still retains those equestrian influences – featuring a shorter length, more relaxed fit, Nylon inner drip strip and rear vents for added practicality. Complete with a traditional corduroy collar, studded storm-flap front, two large bellows pockets and two moleskin-lined handwarmer pockets, the Bedale is the ultimate timeless style that will remain a staple in your wardrobe for many years to come. 

  • Original men’s short wax jacket style
  • Mediumweight 6oz waxed cotton
  • Available in both ‘Classic’ Sylkoil wax or smooth Thornproof wax finishes
  • Shorter length and double vented back
  • Classic Barbour Tartan lining
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • Compatible with Barbour hoods and zip-in liners

 

Barbour Beadnell Wax Jacket

The classic women’s Beadnell Jacket is the epitome of British countryside style. Based on the iconic Bedale Jacket, the Beadnell is cut to a more tailored silhouette to give a flattering, feminine shape that you won’t get tired of wearing. Echoing Barbour’s signature style, the Beadnell‘s mediumweight 6oz wax cotton outer makes it ideal for year-round wear. Retaining classic features like the corduroy collar, double vented back, studded storm flap and Barbour’s signature tartan lining, the Beadnell also gives you the option of adding hoods and quilted liners to maximise weather protection throughout all of the seasons.

  • Female version of the Bedale jacket
  • Mediumweight 6oz waxed cotton
  • Available in both ‘Classic’ Sylkoil wax or smooth Thornproof wax finishes
  • Mid-length with a double vented back
  • Classic Barbour Tartan lining
  • Fit: Regular
  • Compatible with Barbour hoods and zip-in liners

 

Barbour Classic Beaufort Wax Jacket

As classic as it comes, the Beaufort is a practical waxed jacket that really captures the essence of British country style. Following the Bedale shortly after in 1983, the Beaufort jacket takes inspiration from French shooting jackets, offering a slightly longer silhouette than its equestrian-inspired predecessor. Also crafted from 6oz mediumweight waxed cotton, the Beaufort jacket retains the classic styling features of the Bedale, but with a few added extras. The Beaufort also boasts a full-width lined zipped pocket to the rear (traditionally designed for holding game) and velcro fastened wind cuffs. Compatible with the Classic Barbour hoods and quilted liners, the Beaufort can be customised to suit any of your weather protection requirements. 

  • Longer classic Men’s wax jacket 
  • Mediumweight 6oz waxed cotton
  • Available in both ‘Classic’ Sylkoil wax or smooth Thornproof wax finishes
  • Longer length with rear zipped pocket
  • Classic Barbour Tartan lining
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • Compatible with Barbour hoods and zip-in liners

 

Barbour Classic Durham Wax Jacket

Part of Barbour’s Classic collection, the Durham wax jacket is a popular choice throughout the year. Unlike the Bedale and Beaufort, the Durham jacket is crafted from Barbour’s lightweight 4oz Sylkoil wax, offering that trusted protection from the elements even in warmer weather. This relaxed wax jacket features a drawcord waist allowing you to personalise the fit and offer additional comfort when opting for extra layers. The Durham also features an attached drawstring hood, which alongside the waxed cotton exterior, is perfect for facing those rainy winter days and looking good whilst doing so.

  • Lightweight classic men’s wax jacket
  • Lightweight 4oz Sylkoil waxed cotton
  • Adjustable drawcord waist and attached hood
  • Classic Barbour Tartan lining
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • Compatible with Barbour zip-in liners

 

Barbour Ashby Wax Jacket

The Ashby Jacket is a contemporary, reworked version of the classic Bedale, making it an easy-to-wear yet practical style in both city and countryside settings. Crafted from mediumweight 6oz Sylkoil waxed cotton, the Ashby delivers that authentic, lived-in feel of a classic Barbour jacket. With a slightly more tailored fit than the Bedale, the Ashby jacket still has room for essential winter layering without the added bulk. Boasting many signature features from the studded storm flap fastening to the corduroy collar and the iconic Barbour Tartan trims, the Ashby jacket is ideal for everyday wear. 

  • Contemporary men’s wax jacket
  • Midweight 6oz Sylkoil waxed cotton
  • Classic Barbour Tartan lining
  • Vented back
  • Fit: Tailored
  • Compatible with Barbour hoods and zip-in liners

 

Barbour Corbridge Wax Jacket

Designed specifically with winter in mind, the Corbridge is a utility style jacket with a contemporary engineered fit. Constructed from Barbour’s mediumweight 6oz Sylkoil waxed cotton, the Corbridge also boasts a quilted nylon lining with 50g wadding for additional warmth and a corduroy lined collar with a concealed toggle hood. Built for both comfort and functional protection, the Corbridge embodies the utilitarian feel with a four-pocket design and studded storm flap. Offering a rugged yet practical look for both city and country wear, the tailored fit completes the contemporary twist on the classic wax silhouette. 

  • Contemporary men’s winter wax jacket
  • Midweight 6oz Sylkoil waxed cotton
  • Diamond quilted lining with 50g wadding
  • Four-pocket design
  • Attached concealed hood
  • Fit: Tailored

 

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