VERGE LOVES: Barbour’s Lightweight Range

Get ready for the British Summer with Barbour’s new range of waxed cotton coats; these incredibly light (just 4oz!) jackets offer all the protection you would expect from Barbour but are lighter for the Spring/Summer season.

  • Created with a new special blend of waxes and oils, they provide a high level of protection from wind and rain yet weigh around 30% less than Barbour’s traditional waxed cotton garments.
  • Made from American medium staple and pima cotton fibre spun into a very high quality yarn to create a strong, pristine cotton fabric that is both lightweight and robust.
  • Dyed and finished in Scotland by Halley Stevensons, one of the leading wax suppliers, the garments come with cotton linings, lightweight corduroy collars, zips and other trims to further reduce the weight.

Ian Bergin, Director of Menswear for Barbour said

We are excited to offer a new innovative product in our waxed cotton that provides our customers with garments ideal for the spring and early autumn months.  This is a time when you still need protection from the wind and rain as the weather can still be changeable but you don’t want to wear a heavier garment.  Our lightweight 4oz waxed products will give you all the protection you need from the elements without the weight.  The jackets are light, supple and easy to wear and retain the wax well so do not need to be rewaxed very often.

Like all Barbour waxed products, the Lightweight 4oz waxed jackets can be rewaxed, either by returning to Barbour’s customer services or rewaxing at home using a special tin of lightweight 4oz wax.

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