Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 115 reviews
113 of 115 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
A great jacket -
By: RPalter from Chestnut Hill MA
This is the second Sapper Jacket that I have bought. It is handsome, well made and fits my lifestyle. The many pockets are a boon to me as I find myself carrying all sorts of items, eye glasses,cellphone, house and car keys. I find that I can wear it in most of the seasons that are part of the Boston climate.
Eureka! The search is over! -
By: GeoSports from Warren County, NJ
My long search for the perfect Barbour jacket is at an end. In the past few years, I've tried out several other models with no success, usually because Barbour sizing is smaller and slimmer than the products we see here in the US. The Sapper Jacket fits more like a traditional military field jacket and most importantly, came in a size XXL, which fits those of us in the L-XL range here in the States. Bottom line: order up a size or two. There's lots of room to layer up with a sweater or fleece. It has the classic four-pocket style with the added bonus of a zip-front chest pocket for cellphone, plane tickets or passport. This could certainly work as a three-season jacket. It's not too bulky or heavy. My only regret is with summer coming I won't be able to put it through its paces until the fall, but promise an update then. Two quick notes: 1. The olive color is fairly dark, but still looks great. 2. Thanks again to the customer service at Orvis for taking the time to explain the finer points of this jacket when I was comparing it to others online . Fantastic as always!
Quality assured. -
By: Squire54 from Winnipeg, Canada
Good fit, room for layering. Chose size large for my 6',195lb frame was worried about my 35" arms but the sleeve length falls at wrist break. Great.
My New Coat -
By: Wanderer59 from Marion,Ohio
It's a Very Nice Jacket. I'm pleased with my purchase. I just wish the sleeves were about an 1/2 to 3/4 in longer.
Great look, feel and warmth -
By: PatagoniaBakerLodge from Patagonia, Chile
I own a Barbour Wassex Jacket in XL, bought this one in L. Sapper has longer sleeves than Wassex. Also fits better.
Not what I was anticipating -
By: universityadmin from Indiana
Top 50 Contributor
While this is a well-made and reliable jacket, it wasn't what I was expecting. I wanted a light jacket to wear in the spring on those mornings when there was a threat of rain. I thought it would be a little longer in the body, so I could wear it over a sport coat. The fit was true, and I like the color, but it wasn't what I needed for a coat to wear to the office.
Best Jacket Ever -
By: AlvinC24 from Baltimore, MD
Choosing between the Sapper and the Bedale jacket. I'm glad I chose the Sapper based also on the recommendation of the Orvis customer representative I chat with. I am 5'8, 180 lbs. the large size is too long for me on the sleeves but the medium is perfect. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking to purchase this jacket.
Great Coat for a Wet City -
By: GeoffInSeattle from Bellevue, WA, USA
Living in Seattle I deal with the weather a lot. Not usually freezing but cold and wet, wet, wet. The Sapper looks good and deflects rain nicely, and if you forget to wear a hat there's that little hood in the collar! It's come in handy more than once for me. I also love the polyester lining. I can slide this coat on even when wearing corduroy or wool. The fold up cuffs with the corduroy accents are classy and the same corduroy in the collar makes the coat nice and cozy. Waxed cotton works well in this urban environment. I would not use this coat in the wilderness however, since, well it's still cotton. You should also note that the main zipper is set up on the opposite side of men's coats in the USA, a bit of a throwback to the days when British aristocracy were dressed by their minions. Quaint but you have to get used to it. The fit is nice. The Orvis sizing guide is relevent to us Yanks. I like the extra room for layering and it still looks good with the waist cord. I noticed that the British sizing guide on the Barbour UK site recommends a size down from what's recommended on the Orvis site. That will work if you like a truly slim fit, but not if you plan to layer up occasionally.
Classy jacket!! -
By: nlora from Elon College, NC
Excellent construction and materials. It conveys the brand recognition and prestige of a Rolex watch or an LV piece of luggage in the outdoor garment world.
Great Jacket - one suggestion -
By: kxreynolds from New York
I only wish the lining could zip out so I could wear it all year long. Otherwise a great all purpose jacket and a superior value.
Since 1894, J. Barbour & Sons have produced clothes perfectly suited to life in the country. Their quality, durable clothing is cut for an active lifestyle and the fit varies according to each garment's design and purpose.
The sizing of Barbour’s clothing is divided into four segments:
In the case of Barbour outerwear, sizing takes into account the appropriate layers beneath. That means you do not need to order a size up for a comfortable fit.
Chest Sizes - Jackets
Chest Sizes - Knitwear
Men's Glove Sizes
Since 1894, J. Barbour & Sons have produced clothes perfectly suited to enjoyment of life beyond the city. It is this commitment to quality and durability that has seen the name Barbour become synonymous with the best of country living.
The beginning of Barbour jackets
In 1894 John Barbour established himself in the burgeoning port of South Shields, supplying oilskins and other garments to protect the growing community of sailors, fishermen, rivermen and dockers from the worst of the North Sea weather.
Within a few years the firm became the leading supplier of oilskins on the north east coast, not only to seafarers but to others in the surrounding country - farmers, labourers, carters, shepherds - who earned their living outdoors in all weathers. By the beginning of the next century Barbour’s durable Beacon oilskins were well known throughout Britain and beyond.
The legendary durability of Barbour jackets
If there’s one feature that distinguishes Barbour jackets more than any other, it is their legendary durability. But, given the quality of materials used—genuine long-staple Egyptian cotton, solid brass studs, substantial metal zips, plus painstaking quality of construction with an average of 15,000 stitches and up to two hundred components—perhaps it’s hardly surprising.
The seams in a Barbour oiled cotton jacket are double rolled, each stitched through two thicknesses of fabric. It is an intricate part of the manufacture and it ensures that the seams are completely waterproof. Even the thread is treated with the same secret watertight proofing formula as the fabric itself.
How long a Barbour jacket will last very much depends on its use (or rather abuse in many cases). Undoubtedly, owners expect much more of a Barbour than any other garment because Barbour enables them to do more. They will subject themselves and their jackets to the severest conditions of weather, mud, animal contact and abrasion than they could ever contemplate if wearing anything less robust.