What is the Most Popular Barbour Jacket?

What is the Most Popular Barbour Jacket?


Trends come and go, but the iconic and distinguished look of a Barbour jacket consistently remains a sought-after style. Whether that be a classic wax jacket, a gilet, a waistcoat, or a parka, each piece of Barbour outerwear stays true to its roots to transform any ordinary outfit into something extraordinary. We offer a wide range of unique jackets in varied colourways and designs to suit different personal aesthetics, but despite this, some jackets have earned the status of ‘iconic’. Keep reading to explore some of the most popular Barbour jackets in our collection, and what makes them so admired.

Most Popular Men’s Barbour Jackets

Wax jackets are synonymous with the Barbour brand, as our signature jackets have exhibited unwavering popularity throughout the decades and continue to establish themselves as firm favourites amongst customers. However, as trends have changed and emerged, newer styles such as quilted jackets have quickly become popular in men’s fashion and are consistently making their way into wardrobes as must-have items.

What are the most popular waxed jackets for men?

A Barbour waxed jacket offers a timeless and defined style, so it's no wonder why they’re so popular. Our entire collection of waxed jackets is emblematic of our classic signature style and has been loved by wearers for years. When it comes to which options are the most popular, there are two that stand out. The Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket and the Barbour Classic Beaufort Waxed Jacket have consistently proved to be sought-after styles in men’s luxury fashion.


With their roots originating in equestrian and sporting heritage, both designs showcase a relaxed fit with a shorter length. As the Bedale is one of Barbour's original classic waxed jackets, it features a slightly shorter length than the Beaufort, designed to cater to the equestrian marker with a length that is ideal for riding. Both waxed jackets are finished with a corduroy collar to accentuate the detailing of the design and create a well-rounded style. Additionally, the Beaufort Waxed Jacket is created with a sylkoil coating, our oldest and most traditional waxed cotton, which gives a rich matte finish while the Bedale Waxed Jacket has been crafted from a medium-weight 6oz thronproof waxed cotton for optimal durability. The natural imperfections and colour variations of our signature waxed cotton shine through over time to add more character and embody our classic heritage.

Not only do these jackets exude a luxurious and timeless style, but the highest-quality materials and expert craftsmanship also ensures long-lasting durability, which only adds to their popularity. An always-trending jacket that can be restored and rewaxed to ensure it lasts a lifetime, these styles can easily become a staple piece in any man’s wardrobe. To add an all-year-round quality to these jackets, why not consider adding a detachable hood or interactive liner for added weatherproof protection.

Men’s quilted jackets

Another style that is rich in character is the quilted jacket which offers an alternative aesthetic to the classic waxed jacket. For men who like a more modernised and contemporary look rather than a classic heritage-inspired style, a quilted jacket has proven to be an excellent choice. Our Heritage Liddesdale Quilted Jacket and the Flyweight Chelsea Quilt have quickly become some of our most popular men’s jackets.

While Barbour Flyweight Chelsea Quilted jacket takes inspiration from the ever-popular Chelsea Sportsquilt Jacket, this versatile piece is suited to city life as well as country living. The jacket touches on classic styles through iconic Barbour diamond quilting with a super-light 40 gram wadding for the perfect level of insulation in the colder months. This classic quilting design can also be seen on the Barbour Heritage Liddesdale Quilted Jacket, while this style is finished with our traditional cord collar. The Heritage Liddesdale jacket offers contemporary tailoring mixed with classic styling, while a wind-resistan synthetic outer offers lightweight protection on colder days.

These two jackets owe much of their popularity to their timeless yet contemporary style and ability to complete any outfit, but they also provide the perfect balance between warmth and breathability, making them ideal for seasonal changes. They can be easily layered in the winter, or dressed down in the spring. Given this versatility and refined style, it’s easy to see why these two jackets are firm favourites of the modern man.

Waterproof Jackets for Men

Whether you simply live in the UK or enjoy days spent in the great outdoors, a waterproof coat is an essential for your outerwear collection. If pure practicality is what you're looking for the Barbour Domus Waterproof Jacket is one of our most popular Barbour jacket styles. The Domus has a fixed hood as well as adjustable details that are perfect for keeping the damp out on particularly wet days. The Rokig Waterproof Mac offers a seamless blend of style and functionality. This car coat-inspired silhouette offers a sophisticated look that translates well to city or countryside lifestyles, while its practical waterproof yet lightweight fabric is ideal for everyday wear.

Most Popular Women’s Barbour Jackets

The Barbour waxed jacket isn’t just a popular staple item in men’s fashion, but it has established itself as one of the most loved styles for women too. Both the Classic Beadnell and the Lightweight Beadnell offer a flattering feminine silhouette to create a distinguished look that dotes on classic style. 

What are the most popular waxed jackets for women?

Both versions of the well-loved Barbour Beadnell jacket include features seen in the jacket from which they draw their values, the Bedale, such as the signature Barbour tartan lining and corduroy collar. Additionally, where many contemporary female jackets lack pockets, there has been no compromise made on storage options in eiher style as both Beadnell jackets offer ample space through multiple deep pockets. This unique and robust design paired with high functionality is key to the popularity of these jackets which are loved by women across the globe.

For those looking for a staple jacket regardless of season, the Beadnell wax jacket can be worn year-round, making it a firm favourite when it comes to outerwear. The neutral colourways are not only quintessential to the Barbour look but also ensure that they can be worn with any outfit, instantly enhancing the overall look with a timeless and elegant style. You can read more about the features of the Beadnell with our in-depth look at the iconic jacket.

Women’s quilted jackets

It goes without saying that quilted jackets aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Quilting is an excellent way to add visual intrigue to a garment without it becoming too overbearing or too minimalistic. Our Annandale quilted jacket and Cavalry Polarquilt are popular outerwear choices due to their refreshed take on a vintage look.

The Annandale Quilted Jacket has more pronounced quilting than the Polarquilt, and is more lightweight, making it the perfect go-to jacket for milder days. The flattering shape is complemented by a sit-down corduroy collar and branded detailing on the left pocket to create a dainty look. Despite its comparatively delicate design, the jacket is expertly crafted to ensure high performance and durability, with two deep outer pockets to secure you’re belongings.

The Cavalry Polarquilt jacket takes its name from the equestrian-inspired design and, with a soft fleece lining, it provides a good level of cosy warmth. The Cavalry jacket embodies the iconic luxury Barbour style and, where many women's outerwear lacks shape, this jacket has an elasticated waist panel to give an elegant silhouette, even when layering. The subtle branding on the pocket works perfectly with the diamond quilting and detailed seams which provide extra shape, showcasing the adept craftsmanship that reinforces the grandeur of the Barbour brand.

Waterproof Jackets for Women

Having the perfect jacket for every season is something that many women search high and low for, but a classic waterproof jacket offers that just-right balance for unpredictable weather. The Barbour Somerland Waterproof Trench Coat is the perfect way to create timeless style while functionality remains at the forefront of the design. Offering a relaxed fit, this style offers a contemporary take on a Barbour favourite. If you're looking for a style to suit your countryside lifestyle, the Barbour Clyde Waterproof Jacket is the perfect choice. This shorter length style features a fixed hood, lined with Barbour tartan - perfect for wet-weather days. Finished with an adjustable waistband and cuffs, allowing you to customise the fit, and handwarmer pockets for optimal warmth, this waterproof coat is a popular choice for an outdoor lifestyle.

Find your signature style at Barbour

Regardless of popularity, the perfect jacket is the one that suits your personality and needs. At Barbour, we understand this and offer a wide selection of women’s and men’s jackets to suit individual preferences, without compromising on quality. No matter if you prefer the ever-popular traditional waxed jacket, a brightly coloured statement piece, or a neutral and lightweight staple jacket, there’s something for everyone in the Barbour Collection.

  1. Summer Brockston Waterproof Jacket
    Summer Brockston Waterproof Jacket
    From £269.00
  2. Mowden Waxed Jacket
    Mowden Waxed Jacket
    From £187.00 RRP £249.00
  3. Modern Chelsea Quilted Jacket
    Modern Chelsea Quilted Jacket
    From £153.00 RRP £219.00