Regarding Barbours . . . There are numerous "padded" or "quilted" jackets offered by Barbour now . . . Lydesdale, Ekks-whatever, etc. I believe the original is a button front with button-gussets as well. I would recommend the zip-up version however, if this coat is to see much actual use. Of the waxed and oiled jackets, the Bedale is actually a shorter jacket, ideal for horses. The Beaufort is the classic mid-length waxed jacket, ideal for late season North American upland bird hunting. Also, leave the soft-oil finish for the Barbour wearers that never see the field, it just doesn't hold up as well as the waxed versions. The Border model is essentially the Beaufort, but longer . . . a bit of a town coat, and less practical as a shooting coat. A gem among gems, if you can find it, is the Barbour Gamefair. Similar to the Border in proportions, but with an interior game pocket, and just a better all around shape. The Barbour wool driven coats are in my opinion a bit of a ripoff, as equal or better jackets can be purchased for less (I'll lump Barbour's disappointing duffel coats in there as well - two of the leather patch toggle-holders on mine have unraveled, and this coat does not see hard use). I still like Barbour's sweaters though, especially their "performance ones". Also, Barbour's pants and breeks are top-notch in my opinion. Their gun socks and wellies are poor for the money.