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.
As always, everything you buy from Orvis is backed with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. For more than 150 years, we have offered the strongest return policy in the business. We will refund your money on any purchase that isn't 100% satisfactory. Anytime, for any reason. It's that simple.
Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 23 reviews
22 of 23 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Excellent hat -
By: Dan123 from Atlanta, Ga
This hat is a great combination of good looks and utility. It will shed rain and it has a nice fit so it looks very classy. It is well made with fine stitching and a nice lining.
Great purchase -
By: Gips from Indiana
Looks good. Fit is perfect. Sheds the rain. Extremely happy with this purchase!
Fine Barbour headgear! -
By: clintond from Birmingham
This is just another piece of kit that you need for any outdoor wear. A 4-season cap, a must take along when you have to get out of the cit for a while.
Perfect cap in the rain -
By: DennisRay from Cape Cod, MA
I bought one of these caps for myself and wore it every day during a rainy fly fishing trip to Labrador. A friend that set up the trip admired the cap so I bought him one to thank him for putting the trip together. He loves it!!
A comfortable US fit, a great cap for outtings -
By: clintond from Birmingham
I'm on my second cap now - bought the first in the UK and now recently ordered another from Orvis. Just to be clear - these caps are sold in US sizings so if you wear a US 7 1/2 (as I do) be sure to order a 7 1/2 size. I find the fit very, very comfortable and the hat will keep your head warm and dry in bad weather yet is comfortable for hot summer weather as well.
Not the expected Barbour quality -
By: Timbermann from NY
I lost my original Barbour cap after ~20y of faithful service. It was replaced by this. This one has poor stitching (the thread is becoming undone after < 1 month). It has an exposed white plastic/cardboard form fixed to the snap(!) The outer shell appears to be of thinner cotton and is not so much waxed as it is scotchguarded; that familiar "waxy" Barbour scent is not there. It's just nowhere near the quality product it once was.
Quality, and comfort -
Great cap, true to its size. Light and warm. It has high quality as Barbour standard¡! I acquired recently, but has become the favorite...
Quality product -
By: Reelrod from Tacoma, Washinton
Fits true to the specified size. Great hat for the rainy NW weather; the low profile handles the wind well. A quality product made by an "old line" manufacturer. You can have your hat and wear it too.
Great Stuff! -
By: Butch64 from Nashville, TN
You just can't go wrong with Barbour. A wonderful coat!
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.
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