Barbour® Thornproof Dressing

Barbour jacket accessories keep your outerwear in great shape.


Keep your Barbour waxed gear waterproof and strong with this wax dressing. The exact formula used by Barbour to waterproof jackets in its factories. Easy to apply, use on areas that are getting the most wear, or re-dress an entire jacket. Full details and instructions are printed on the can. One 200ml. tin is enough to completely treat one coat or two jackets.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 71 reviews


70 of 71 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Very Useful - 3/23/2015
    By: from San Francisco, CA

    A must-have for maintaining your Barbour waxed-cotton jacket, this stuff is great for little touch ups where the waxing is coming off or where the jacket needs spot cleaning.

  • 5/5

    Easy to use - 3/4/2015

    My Barbour jacket need reproofing. Went online to Orvis and order Thornproof dressing. Great product and my jacket looks brand new.

  • 5/5

    Does what it says... - 2/10/2015
    By: from Virginia

    The product is fantastic, my application skills are another matter all together.

  • 5/5

    Awesome! - 1/2/2015

    Great product and very simple to apply. My Barbour hat looks new again!

  • 4/5

    It works - 12/21/2014
    By: from Claremont,CA

    Best thing about this product is that it does work.Patience is the key when applying to a jacket. Customer srvice directions were helpful.

  • 4/5

    great stuff, but small can - 12/18/2014

    if you are refinishing a coat this may be enough but if you are doing a previously un-proofed coat you will need 2 of these. otherwise it's good. The picture used to display the product on line makes it seem like it's a large container and it's not.

  • 5/5

    Great Wax - 12/17/2014
    By: from New York

    I really love this wax it is very easy to use and apply to your Barbour Coat. WOW what a difference after you complete the the process.

  • 5/5

    Dressing - 12/15/2014
    By: from Pittsburgh, PA

    Great stuff. Really gets the job done. My jacket is close to 30 years old and was my grandfather's. It still shines.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Best Waterproff Dressing - 11/11/2014
    By: from West Bath, ME

    Wonderfully restored an old waxed jacket I came across. Gave it a great new look! Easy to apply, just take your time and do a thorough job.

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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.

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Why buy Barbour from Orvis?

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.

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