Barbour’s Back To School Essentials

Barbour’s Back To School Essentials


While the six-weeks holidays are a great time to make memories as a family, from days out to holidays, this time often flys by and, before you know it, it’s time to start preparing your child to return to school. Whether it’s ensuring they have a durable coat for morning walks to school, or making sure they have a school bag with enough space to fit all their supplies, there’s a lot to organise before your child’s first day back.

If you’re starting to prepare for your child to go back to school but need some guidance or inspiration on the best clothes, bags and accessories to equip them with, start term time in style with our collection of timeless and hard-wearing back to school essentials. From coats to clothing, accessories, bags and more, get inspired with our top back to school picks. 

The best coats for back to school

For most UK schools, term-time starts in September, where Autumn is just on the horizon. This means that finding a suitable coat for your child to prepare them for the change in weather shortly after they return to school is a top priority. With curious minds and their own unique and adventurous personalities and lifestyles, our signature collection of Barbour childrens’ school coats are made in a variety of colourful, distinctive and hard-wearing designs to suit childrens’ varying interests.

Whether your child has grown out of their old school jacket and you’re looking to replace this with an iconic Barbour style, or they are just starting school and you’re buying them their very first school jacket, rest assured that our kids school coats collections for boys and girls is the perfect place to look. 

Boys’ school coats

A reimagined version of the men’s classic jacket, the boys Liddesdale quilted jacket is made in the same signature olive and navy colours, and the needlecord collar combined with the timeless quilted design achieves a smart and contemporary style. Created to help kids feel independent by dressing themselves, this boys’ school coat features simple stud fastening, while the patch pockets allow ample storage space for your child’s belongings. A design exclusive to the boys Liddesdale quilted jacket, this garment is complete with a pop-colour lining for a playful finishing touch.

Reinvented in a smaller size from the men’s iconic Barbour Bedale jacket, the boys Bedale wax jacket has been reimagined to create a unique version for kids. Made with all the same authentic features as our adult version, including the traditional waxed cotton outer, chunky Barbour-branded zip and sophisticated corduroy collar, this hard-wearing piece is perfect for boys who love exploring the outdoors. 

Whether this boys’ coat is worn on morning walks to school, or for outdoor activities at the weekend, the powerful and robust design of the jacket makes this a great weatherproof essential. From double zip and button fastening to the optional hood and warm liner, the practical features make this well-suited to wearing through cold conditions. The inner tartan lining also provides an effortlessly iconic finish that aligns with Barbour’s proud heritage.

Girls’ school coats

Featuring an authentic and minimal matte navy design, the Barbour Hama showerproof jacket for girls is perfect for schools requiring students to wear coats that follow a smart, simple and clean style. This girls’ jacket can be easily fastened by your child independently with its front-zip fastening and offers a snug hood for additional warmth and coverage. The school coat also features a playful inner floral lining and subtle Barbour branding on the spacious exterior pocket. 

Back to school essentials

Whether you’re looking for a simple essential such as a staple water bottle to keep your child hydrated, or you’re searching for a brand new school bag to securely store all their supplies, our range of bags and accessories offers a wide range of smart and durable back to school essentials.

Whether your child is heading to school or is going to an after school club, ensure they stay hydrated with a signature Barbour water bottle. Available in pink and green colours, the water bottle features a simple and minimal style. Complete with our iconic branding, this back to school essential provides a functional and stylish solution, keeping your drink cold for up to 24 hours. Made from stainless steel, this can be easily opened using its convenient screw top lid.

Perfect for when a larger bag might become difficult to carry around, the Cascade flight bag is an excellent solution for school trips. Ideal for storing your main essentials, this bag can be worn alone, or stored inside a larger bag and used when needed. Designed to be easily packable, the bag can be stored into a backpack for longer trips away. Made from 100% cotton for a lightweight feel, this is the ultimate back to school essential.

If you’re looking for a larger bag to store your flight bag and other essential items, the versatile Barbour Cascade backpack is a multi-functional bag suited to taking to classes, away days and much more. Further to this, this durable backpack has a tough and dependable design, meaning that it’s hard-wearing enough to be used across a range of settings, to last all school year and beyond. The bag also features generous storage space to keep all your main belongings in, with both main and front compartments that are able to be securely zipped up.

Whether for young or older students, the Barbour Highfield canvas backpack and the Barbour Essential Wax backpack are both great for school, college and university. Made with ample storage space, and a long-lasting, weather-resistant design, these durable academic essentials can be used for anything from classes and activities to day trips, residentials and excursions.

The Highfield backpack is a simple and no-frills solution with a large main compartment for storing books and folders, while the outer pocket provides easy access to daily essentials including stationery, phones and keys. Meanwhile, the essential wax backpack follows a more authentic design reflecting our heritage. Made with a 10oz waxed canvas finish, the bag features a drawcord opening with hook fastening straps for added security. No matter which bag is preferred, however, both offer a smart and distinctive style, and a range of practical features.

A small but spacious backpack that can be used to store a varied range of school supplies including stationery, books, drinks, snacks and more, the Barbour Witford quilted backpack is perfect for school trips or the normal school day, and won’t take up much space on the bus or in the classroom. Featuring a contemporary quilted design, the bag is a sophisticated piece but doesn’t compromise on functionality, with a number of convenient features that allow you to easily access your belongings throughout the day. From a zipped front pocket for storing smaller supplies that need to be accessed in a quick and easy way, to adjustable straps and a leather grip handle as an alternative carrying option, this bag is made to make your childs’ day easier. 

If you’re looking for an alternative to a standard tupperware box, the Barbour Tartan lunch bag provides a hygienic and secure solution to storing lunch or snacks. Designed in the iconic Barbour tartan style, this classic lunch bag features a fold-over opening and grab handle for easy carrying. Once lunch is finished, the bag can be easily wiped clean. From picnics to days at school and school day trips, this bag provides a simple way to store your lunch and snacks. 

Find all of your back to school essentials at Barbour

Whether it’s a functional backpack to store all your child’s school supplies in one secure place, or a durable coat to keep your child protected during rainy walks’ to school, our collection of back to school essentials makes the new term after a long break simple and hassle-free. Ensure your child is well-equipped for the return to school with our collection of boys and girls coats, backpacks and more at Barbour.

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