I've been dying for a Barbour jacket forever. I really cannot remember a time when I didn't have it on my wishlist. Well, I've finally made the Barbour Beaufort mine. It was about time. Priced at $400, some may think it's a bit steep for a waxed cotton jacket but Barbour has been doing outerwear forever.
The Beaufort is very similar to the Bedale and Beadnell... all those B's can get confusing! The Beaufort is a tad longer in length than the Bedale. The Beaufort is meant for hunting... there's even a pocket in the back for your "catch"... Yeah, I don't think I will be putting any dead animals in the back of my Beaufort jacket.
The Barbour should last years... maybe even your whole life! So here are things that you should add on with your Barbour purchase:
A liner is important so you can wear your jacket year round. It easily zips right in and is only around $100. I got one because here in Pittsburgh it gets freezing and I wouldn't be able to wear the jacket without the liner!
A tin of wax. It is recommended that you reproof your jacket every year. You can have it professionally done or you can do it yourself. Hint: NEVER wash your Barbour or have it dry cleaned. You can't really clean it at all except for using a damp cloth.
Barbour scarf. Barbour makes scarves in many different tartans; each tartan matches the inside of the jacket. The tartan above is the "classic" which matches any Barbour jacket that is olive in color.
Detachable hood. With so many options, you can truly personalize your Barbour jacket to suit yourself and your lifestyle. Do you have a Barbour jacket? Have a fabulous day!