Overall: 4.7 / 5 based on 32 reviews
30 of 32 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Flat hat by Barbour -
By: Dgee from Trenton, mi.
Nicely constructed, light weight & water repellent. Good looks and fit. Recommended.
Essential replacement -
By: DennisRay from Cape Cod, MA
Great cap. I lost an earlier model during a business trip. I found this model on the Orvis website. It was delivered promptly and has become my favorite cap. I wear it whenever the weather is inclement and don't bother with an umbrella. The fit is perfect and it has a classic style. Even my wife likes it.
Very Good Cap -
By: TMike from Oklahoma City, OK
Top 1000 Contributor
I purchased this cap to wear with my Orvis Soft Top Jacket, also navy blue. I wore both on a Rhine River cruise in late April early May. The cap was a perfect addition to the jacket and kept my bald head warm and dry.
Happy with my purchase -
By: Roylee from Bensalem, PA
The fit for me is perfect. This is the ideal cap to wear casually or when there is moisture in the air. I remained dry and comfortable in the rain and have also ordered the waxed baseball cap.
Best cap, Best Service!! -
By: Ladd from Franklin, North Carolina
First, the phone associate that assisted me in my purchase was excellent. I was not an easy customer. My computer ordering skills are zero and my hat size falls right in the middle of two listed so I was unsure, but she guided me to the right size. Second, the cap is great! It fits like a glove and the first day it proved itself in a winter storm in the N.C. Mtns.. It stayed dry and kept my head warm. What a cap!
Excellent Item -
By: UGA89 from Athens, GA
I needed a new cap to go with a coat I purchased late last winter. Orvis had a special on shipping. The product is excellent and Orvis did an excellent job with the process of purchasing.
Put The Lid On It -
By: AvidUplander from Casper, WY
Top 250 Contributor
My wife has been encouraging me to get a flat cap. I guess she likes the way they look. I've been holding off to find one I really like and found this one on the Orvis site while looking at Barbour jackets. The size is spot on, as is the quality you expect from Orvis and Barbour. Great for both casual wear and upland hunting.
Top 500 Contributor
great hat -
By: actionjackson from Lehigh Valley, PA
Purchased hat to match my navy colored Barbour coat. I have folded it into a side pocket and used it during poor weather. It fit well and held up to the elements. I even put my hood over the hat for added neck protection during two heavy rain storms.
Iconic English cap outsourced. -
By: mostcasualguy from Baton Rouge, LA
I have had a couple of Barbour's snap brim caps over the years and loved them. I like the current offering but I don't love it. The cap is well made, the waxed cotton fabric seems the same and the staff at my local Orvis store could not be more helpful. What has changed is the fit. My old caps were generously sized (I bought a size smaller than my normal hat size) and deep, for a better purchase on my rather large head in the wind. The only explanation I can offer is that my previous caps were marked "Made in England" and my new one is made elsewhere. I would feel better about my new cap if the price reflected the lower costs of production.
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.
Best known for making waterproof and outdoor clothing for hunting and other country living pursuits, Barbour was founded in 1894 by John Barbour who began the company with oilskins for use on Scottish ships in the frigid North Sea. Noted for its high-quality, hard-wearing clothing, the firm holds royal warrants to supply “waterproof and protective clothing” to HM Queen Elizabeth II, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and HRH The Prince of Wales. Barbour proudly proclaims its brand to be “an authentic brand providing a wardrobe of clothes for country pursuits, country living and for those who simply love the country, while still maintaining the core values of its heritage, durability, fitness for purpose and attention to detail.”
Infused with Style and Comfort
For more than a hundred years, Barbour has developed garments that are comfortable and stylish, from fabrics that are technically innovative to meet the demands of outdoor living. The Barbour distinctive wardrobe includes waxed and quilted jackets, sweaters and knits, moleskin and corduroy clothing, midlayers, plus bags and accessories for men, women, and children. While maintaining its traditional country range for which it is known, the company also provides a modern mix of sophistication and heritage with updated coats and jackets based on designs from Barbour’s archives.
Barbour clothing for men and women runs the gamut from classic to sporting. Their contemporary collection includes updated garments sewn of new and traditional fabrics in stylish, fitted shapes. Their classic clothing is more generous in size, made to wear over jumpers and fleeces. Barbour’s heritage pieces have been inspired by designs from their extensive archives, and the sporting/active clothing is designed for an active country lifestyle and is specially cut for functionality.
Meeting the Demands of an Active Lifestyle
Barbour clothing is designed and constructed to meet the demands of an active country lifestyle. With the addition of wool and leather clothing to its recent collections, there are beautiful, well-made, and functional styles to suit everyone’s tastes and interests.
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.