Originally created as a maritime jacket they quickly gained a reputation for their tough wearing and waterproof qualities. Today, Barbour is the iconic British lifestyle & outerwear brand that is now more widely known as a field and country jacket. Their waxed cotton has become the quintessential outer jacket of the landed gentry. The now-legendary Barbour Wax Jackets have become synonymous with style and exceptional quality country fashion, in fact, Barbour are an official brand supplied to the British Royal family
For times when conditions are that bit more severe, adding a Barber jumper or cosey fleece as an underlayer is all that would be required to allow you to remain warm and toasty. Some of their jackets, such as the Beadnell wax jacket will help you stay warm by providing hand warming pockets, bellowed pockets, ribbed inner sleeves and a large wax collar to block wind chill around the neck
Another factor is that the wax coat has a heavier, more substantial feel to them which provides the feeling of being more protected and warm against the notorious Irish wind chill, which can be so cold as to chill you to the bone and enable you to remain warm while out in the elements for extended periods of time
To conclude, Barbour waxed jackets will keep you warm and are ideally designed to handle the multitude of different conditions you are likely to face on a typical day in Ireland at any time of the year from sudden and heavy Spring showers to the biting freezing Winter morning. A combination of supreme quality of materials and build quality with iconic styling means that when you buy a Barber jacket you will be investing in a jacket that will be a key wardrobe piece that will last a lifetime.