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post #16 of 39
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Many Barbour coats have zip-out linings that can be purchased separately. I wore my Beaufort with the warm-pile lining and a heavy cashmere sweater underneath it while visiting a Canadian glacier during autumn a couple of years back. With the strong wind, temperature must had been below freezing with wind-chill. But the coat and the hood kept me quite warm (that's why having a hood for your coat is practical.)

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.
post #17 of 39
Thats a cool coat...a Barbour is on my list, but its down there...I don't often wear casual coats so one isn't a prioroty...in the time being I thrifted an LLBean Barn Jacket with removable wool lining for $30...should do for now...
post #18 of 39
They have a new three layer artic coat. Probably heavy as Fu^% though.
post #19 of 39
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Scored a Rustic colored Barbour Sapper jacket at Macy's today for 20% off! Woohoo!
post #20 of 39
When I was in Edinburgh in April, I picked up the cowen commando jacket, was originally planning on getting a more traditional style, but I loved the cowen ever since I saw it on sierra a few years back, plus there was a nice discount on it. Unfortunately, weather in Beijing hasn't been cooperative and I've yet to really have a chance to wear it. The other problem is that while I love the jacket, the wife can't stand the waxed smell that comes off it, any ideas of how to lessen the smell?
post #21 of 39
The Northumbria is imo one of the best jacket that Barbour makes. It is longer than the beaufort so it suits the taller gentlemen better.
post #22 of 39
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The Northumbria is imo one of the best jacket that Barbour makes. It is longer than the beaufort so it suits the taller gentlemen better.
The Border is the same jacket in medium weight wax.
post #23 of 39
To modern_leifeng,


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 a state of the art performance fabric, despite its smell and appearance.

Perhaps.


A LONG time ago.



The Captain
post #24 of 39
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Originally Posted by tjchung View Post
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.
The Northumbria (with a liner and hood) as waxed jackets go. Of their non-wax items, I'd suggest the Linhope 3-in-1.

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To modern_leifeng,


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.

Perhaps.


A LONG time ago.



The Captain
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.
post #25 of 39
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Originally Posted by modern_leifeng View Post
When I was in Edinburgh in April, I picked up the cowen commando jacket, was originally planning on getting a more traditional style, but I loved the cowen ever since I saw it on sierra a few years back, plus there was a nice discount on it. Unfortunately, weather in Beijing hasn't been cooperative and I've yet to really have a chance to wear it. The other problem is that while I love the jacket, the wife can't stand the waxed smell that comes off it, any ideas of how to lessen the smell?
The smell will be gone once you wear it outside a few times.
post #26 of 39
Thread Starter 
Agree with the others above, a week's worth of wear has gotten the smell of wax out completely.

One thing that's started me thinking, does anyone know what the fire retardant properties of wax cotten clothing is? I ask because I will be starting flying lessons soon, and I really don't want to be wearing anything that will become a huge wax candle with me as a blazing wick trapped inside if I ever crash and burn!
post #27 of 39
personally, i think barbours are too classic slash boring plus i have difficulty finding the right fit.
post #28 of 39
Where in NYC do they sell Barbour?

Sounds like Macy's- do they carry a variety? Anywhere else?
post #29 of 39
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post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by theyare View Post
Where in NYC do they sell Barbour?

Sounds like Macy's- do they carry a variety? Anywhere else?


I´ve seen them at Barneys - at least they stocked them a couple of years ago.

One thing I like about it is that is picks up a patina as it ages. A synthetic waterproof fiber will always look, well, synthetic.
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