Barbour’s Back To School Essentials

Barbour’s Back To School Essentials


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School coats for kids and teens

Adventurous or studious, rambunctious or responsible, there’s no denying that kids and teenagers have personalities and lifestyles as unique and individual as their parents. That’s why at Barbour, we have designed a wide range of unique, colourful and fun kids coats perfect for wearing to school.

From reinvented and reimagined iconic Barbour styles, to bold jackets which are entirely their own, there’s a durable and effortlessly stylish school coat to suit everyone at Barbour. Whether your young one has grown out of their old jacket, or have worn it down through years of wear, our collection of kids school coats for boys and girls is the best place to look for a replacement they’ll love.

Boys’ school coats

With an imagination which can turn every short trip to school into a perilous adventure filled with excitement and fun, having a durable boy’s school coat that can stand up to anything is a necessity. Whether they’re turning steep hills into a mountaineering expedition, or are taking detours through puddles to become swashbuckling pirates, their adventuring calls for a coat that can take on the world.

Designed for young boys who’ve admired their dad’s classic quilted Liddesdale jacket for years, the hooded Liddesdale quilted jacket for boys gives them the perfect opportunity to dress up like dad. Available in the same classic olive and navy colours as the men’s style, the boy’s Liddesdale offers a contemporary style, with the all-over quilted design and lower patch pockets providing cosy warmth that lasts all through the year. Created with kids in mind, this boys’ school jacket also features easy zip front fastening and a fixed hood which can be easily turned up to provide some extra protection during rainy day school runs.

A stand out style that is as practical as it is fun, the Barbour boys Newland baffle quilted jacket is designed for warmth. Featuring cosy welt pockets, a padded body with a zip-close front and a fixed hood with a detachable faux fur trim, your young man can say goodbye to frozen ears and frost-bitten fingers this year. Available in a smart navy and green colour, the Newland coat also features Barbour’s recognisable tartan design on the lower half of the body for a unique look that he’s sure to love.

Girls’ school coats

Living lives filled with friends and fun, a good girls' school coat needs to be stylish, comfortable and practical. The truly great coats, however, the ones they’ll wear for years and years, need to be durable enough to stand up to the mud and dirt, stretching and scratches of a young life lived adventurously. At Barbour, our collection of girls’ school jackets features quilted coats, waxed jackets and more, all of which are designed to be worn and loved for as long as possible.

Perfect for schools which ask their students to wear outerwear with a smart, clean style, the Barbour Cassley wax jacket for girls is suitable for school and play. Smart on the outside thanks to the drawcord waistband, navy colour and fixed hood, and fun on the inside with the bright floral lining, the dual personality of the Cassley jacket makes it an easy favourite when dressing for school.

Designed for fashion-forward girls who want something more unique for their new school coat, the Barbour Melby quilted jacket combines traditional diamond-quilted stitching with contemporary teddy fleece material for a contrast body design that stands out from the crowd. Available in oat and olive colours, both iterations of this girls school coat feature a button front, two angled pockets and a bold navy floral lining.

Back to school essentials: backpacks for school

While a new kids school coat might be the biggest purchase on your back to school essentials list, there are a few smaller necessities that you’ll want to consider getting before sending them to classes on their first day back. Books, pens, pencils and a calculator are some of the most important daily school essentials, but making sure they have a durable, practical school backpack to keep them in is also a priority.

Suitable for young kids and teenage students alike, the Barbour Highfield canvas backpack and Essential wax backpack are both spacious, weather-resistant and durable styles which can be used for travelling, classes, after-school activities and more.

As a simple, sleek backpack for school, the Highfield bag covers all the essentials, including a large main section with an inner slip pocket and an outer zip pocket for easy access to daily necessities such as phones, keys and bus passes. For children and teens who prefer a more traditional style, the Barbour Essential wax backpack is made with a 10oz waxed canvas finish and features a unique drawcord opening to the main storage compartment, which can be secured with hook fastening straps for added security. No matter their preference, however, effortless style is guaranteed as both backpacks are finished with an embossed Barbour badge on the outer front.

Back to school essentials: school lunch bags and boxes

A place for learning and development, every aspect of your child’s education should be every part as enjoyable as it is challenging. As such, anything you can do to give the school day an exciting boost is worth the time, effort and money. If you’re looking for ways to do just that, we suggest investing in a fun and functional school lunch box or bag from Barbour.

Small enough to tuck away in their backpack, the traditional tartan lunch bag and bamboo school lunch box from Barbour can be used separately or together to keep all their snacks, sandwiches and drinks safe and tasty until lunchtime. Whether you prefer the handy matching cutlery of the bamboo lunch box, or your priority is to keep food cool with the school lunch bag’s insulated lining, these stylish essentials both feature Barbour’s signature tartan pattern.

Find all your back to school essentials at Barbour

From durable school coats that keep out the cold and rain, to versatile backpacks for school that have enough space for all their daily essentials, heading back to school after the six weeks holidays is easier than ever with Barbour. Find everything you need to get them ready and excited for their return by browsing the collections of boys and girls coats, backpacks and lunch bags online at Barbour.

  1. Barbour Summer Liddesdale Quilt
    Barbour Summer Liddesdale Quilt
    From $110.00
  2. Barbour Girls Sandyford Quilted Jacket
    Barbour Girls Sandyford Quilted Jacket
    From $210.00
  3. Barbour Girls Foxley Reversible Quilted Jacket
    Barbour Girls Foxley Reversible Quilted Jacket
    From $190.00
  4. Barbour Girls Cassley Wax Jacket
    Barbour Girls Cassley Wax Jacket
    From $270.00
  5. Barbour Boys Hooded Bedale Showerproof jacket
    Barbour Boys Hooded Bedale Showerproof jacket
    From $200.00
  6. Barbour Boys Corbridge Gilet
    Barbour Boys Corbridge Gilet
    From $130.00
  7. Barbour Tartan Bedale Wax Jacket
    Barbour Tartan Bedale Wax Jacket
    From $230.00
  8. Barbour Girls Summer Liddesdale Quilted Jacket
    Barbour Girls Summer Liddesdale Quilted Jacket
    From $110.00
  9. Barbour Boys Liddesdale Gilet
    Barbour Boys Liddesdale Gilet
    From $75.00
  10. Barbour Boys Hooded Beaufort Wax Jacket
    Barbour Boys Hooded Beaufort Wax Jacket
    From $190.00