Originally Posted by tjchung
Can anyone tell me what is the most heavyweight, winter-friendly Barbour coat? I don't mean their wool or tweed coats, but the waterproof or wax cotten items.
(with a liner and hood) as waxed jackets go. Of their non-wax items, I'd suggest the Linhope 3-in-1
Originally Posted by The Captain
1. Suggest surest way to
eliminate smell would be to
a. Take the jacket outside and bury it about 2 feet underground.
b. Go out and buy a garment that doesn't smell offensive, inevitably look shabby or require periodic maintenance payments (You know, the garment you should have bought the first time around).
2. Perhaps waxed cotton was once once a state of the art performance fabric, despite its smell and appearance.
A LONG time ago.
My waxed cotton jackets perform better than my modern-styled winter garments as they are considerably more breathable. The smell goes away within a few days of wear - I'm not sure what maintenance payments you're referring to, as rewaxing is inexpensive and need only be done every few years. I'm not sure what exactly you have against waxed cotton, but it is of little point to post your reservations in a thread for the discussion of the fabric by people who like it.