When you think of Barbour jacket , you think of wax jackets, and the familiar wax smell that permeates the fabric from the waxing process. Since Barbour came into existence in 1894, the Barbour wax jacket has not only become fashionable, it has also been highly functional in many ways. During WWII Barbour created the Ursula Jacket and trousers which were standard issue for submariners. Barbour also created a legacy of motorcycle clothing from 1936-77.When you look at the different Barbour wax jackets you will notice they come in different weights of fabric. The 4oz flyweight is the lightest of the waxed jackets and is great to wear during warm summer months. The most popular is the 6oz mediumweight which can be worn during all seasons, and is what most Barbour wax jackets are made of. A few of the jackets come in 8oz heavyweight waxed cotton which is the most hardwearing, and heaviest of all Barbour waxed jackets.
But it’s not just about the weight of the waxed cotton, there are also two different waxing processes Barbour jacket use. barbour jacken damen Barbour Sylkoil is an “unshorn” woven cotton which is dyed and waxed. The fabric has a matt appearance, while the cotton has a rich colour and finish, and feels drier compared to Barbour Thornproof‚o waxed cotton. Sylkoil waxed cotton is available in 4oz, 6oz and 8oz weights. Thornproof‚o waxed cotton is dyed and then calendered between rollers to produce a clean and smooth finish. Thornproof‚o wax produces a deep colour and even touch. The fabric was originally designed to protect the wearer from sharp thorns and brambles and is only available in 6oz mediumweight.Ads by Google.A classic men’s Barbour wax jacket is the Bedale. Made with 6oz Thornproof‚o wax, it has a 100% cotton Barbour Tartan lining, studded collar for a separate hood to be attached, and an internal zip for a liner to be added during colder months. This is the perfect jacket for the countryside. One of the most popular barbour international men’s wax jackets is the Corbridge Utility jacket. Made with 6oz Sylkoil, it has a quilt lining to keep you warm, and a number of different pockets on the outside as well as inside the jacket.For ladies, the Beadnell wax jacket has mediumweight 6oz Thornproof‚o waxed cotton, as well as the classic Barbour Tartan lining. With two bellow pockets to keep your belongings safe, and two handwarmer pockets to keep your hands warm, you can also add a separate liner to the barbour wachsjacke ladies Beadnell with an internal zip.The beauty of a Barbour wax jacket is barbour jacken that the look actually improves with age. Due to the waxed nature of the fabric it will need to be re-waxed after a few years, which you can do yourself with a tin of Barbour Thornproof‚o wax, or Barbour will do this for you for a small fee. When you buy a Barbour wax, you will be investing in a jacket that will last you for years to come.