Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 72 reviews
70 of 72 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great sweater -
Got this sweater for Christmas. Was skeptical about it being waterproof but after a January of duck hunting I can assure you this is the warmest most dry piece of equipment I have. Plus it's nice looking.
Great Sweater -
By: Schatzman from New Hampshire
Top 1000 Contributor
I have two versions of this sweaters. If you look at the negative reviews, which are legitimate complaints, they are based on the older version of this sweater. The older version had a much thicker wind barrier. It did make it sound like you were wearing a trash bag. The new version is much sleeker and better fitting. The wool is soft and tight knit. This works really well in the cold. I use it for trap shooting primarily. I recently was shooting in -20 windchill. All I was wearing was this sweater and a shirt under it. I was perfectly warm.
Worth it -
I bought this for my husband and it is expensive but worth it. The sweater runs small, so order a larger size because it's not the type of sweater that you want a snug fit.
Highly Recommended -
By: MountainTransplant from Morristown, TN
This sweater performs as advertised! Not only is it water proof and warm - it's good looking, too! My husband is notorious for trying to find clothes that will keep him warm. Well, this sweater does the job! The quality materials and workmanship result in a sweater that does not have that bulky look often seen in lined clothing. An excellent investment!
Best piece of cold weather clothing I have owned -
By: JDT81 from S.E. Pennsylvania
I am not a sweater guy, but I bought this a few years ago because it looked nice. What a surprise to wear! With out a doubt the best cold weather outerwear I own, including several Barbour jackets! When it is really cold out, this is my go-to garment, but it is also comfortable up to about 55 degrees. It can be worn indoors comfortably as long as you don't get too active. I'll buy another soon in case this one wears out someday.
Great product with all the quality of the Barbour line. It is the beat fitting and warmest sweater I own hands down. Runs a little small I wear an XL had to return and get XXL
Quality worth the cost -
The Barbour Storm Waterproof Sweater exceeds our expectations. The quality of the product is what we have come to expect from any Orvis purchase. We are extremely pleased with the sweater and feel that the high cost was justified by the quality. It was encased in paper for protection and delivered without incident.
Exelent product. -
By: Huntley from Phoenix, MD
Great sweater. Fit was just as expected, product was well made, and liner makes it easy on and off. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Excellent Quality -
By: JamesM from New York
This sweater is well-made, warm and fashionable. It is virtually windproof and great for walks around the neighborhood or errands. It is close fitting and best suited for a light shirt (not sweater) underneath. Very impressed with the quality and style.
Ultimate Winter Sweater -
By: DS60 from Snowshoe,wv
This is a serious weather sweater not to be mistaken for an indoor fashion accessory. On a nice day, I can use it from 25 to 50 degrees outside. Under a Gore-Tex, i have used it in 5 below walking trails comfortably. The water proof liner is great when it is snowing, I tend to put a gore-tex over it in rainy or windy days.
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.