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 52 reviews


51 of 52 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5


  • 5/5

    The right product - 8/22/2014

    If you want to rewax your Barbour jacket at home, this is the right stuff. Allow plenty of time. Working outside on a warm sunny day helps.

  • 5/5

    Orvis Thornproof Dressing - 8/21/2014
    By: from Ohio

    Melted down nicely and was easy to work into my Border. Didn't notice any of the unpleasant odor a lot of people mentioned of the wax.

  • 5/5

    Easy Application - Great Look - 7/30/2014

    I re-waxed a hat that I had, and I think that it looks better than when I bought it. This was easy to use, no odor, easy to manage and clean up. Highly recommend this.

  • 5/5

    Another high quality product from Barbour - 6/18/2014

    Barbour Thornproof dressing is awesome.This is the first time Ive ever rewaxed my jacket.This dressing is very easy to apply.A hair dryer works great to blend in light or dark areas when your finished.Highly Recommended

  • 5/5

    Great Service - 6/3/2014
    By: from Yellowknife, NT

    The product is exactly what I expected it to be, and furthermore, the service and support I received from Orvis was excellent. Thanks, folks!

  • 5/5

    Renewed my coat - 5/2/2014

    I just used the Barbour Thornproof Dressing to reproof my oilskin hat and coat. I am impressed with the results -- they look like new. I also appreciate that this wax doesn't have a strange smell like some other waxes. One tin was enough to cover my coat and hat. My only frustration was that the melted wax kept solidifying so I wish I could have waited until a hot day or had a much warmer room to work in. Otherwise I am very happy.

  • 5/5

    Thornproof Dressing is Great - 3/23/2014
    By: from Williamston, SC

    The dressing went on the jacket and hood without difficulty. I am enjoying how the worn spots disappeared on the jacket.

  • 5/5

    Excellent product - 2/24/2014
    By: from San Antonio, TX

    Only place to get it, or Barbour jackets for that matter.

  • 5/5

    great product, jacket looks great - 2/11/2014
    By: from Boston, MA

    This wax takes a while to ruin into the entire jacket material but leaves the jacket looking brand new. Only used a third of the can do I have plenty left when my jacket needs another reproofing. Highly recommend.

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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

BarbourIf 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.



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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