What to Wear for Outdoor Family Activities: The Best Outdoor Clothing for Women, Men & Kids

What to Wear for Outdoor Family Activities: The Best Outdoor Clothing for Women, Men & Kids


Family life has always come in all shapes and sizes and, as crazy as it so often is, time spent together is something to be cherished above all else. For many of us, work commitments, essential chores and more can get in the way of that quality family time but, whether you have an evening free to spend with your children, a day trip planned with nieces and nephews, or a whole weekend ready to be filled with adventures, the reward of lifelong shared memories is always worth the effort.

Whatever your family life looks like, whether you’re a doting father, proud aunt or dedicated grandparent, make sure yourself and your family are ready to head out for group adventures by finding all of your outdoor activity clothing at Barbour. Designers of outdoor essentials for the whole family, the wide range of men’s, women’s and kids outdoor clothing at Barbour covers every activity, every season and every style. So, whatever family plans you have coming up, prepare for them with help from our outdoor clothing guide.

Kids outdoor clothing

From long woodland rambles and coastal strolls, to fun and educational trips to the local zoo, the range of outdoor activities that appeal to children is endless. While every trip will demand a different outfit, with sand and sea calling for shorts and sandals, and forest walks requiring something a little sturdier, one constant that should always be included in kids outdoor clothing is an outer layer.

Boys’ outdoor clothing

A versatile choice which can be worn through the seasons for comfortable protection from chills, the Barbour Corbridge gilet is an extra layer that makes any outdoor activity that little bit more fun. Made from lightweight materials and featuring a quilted body for additional warmth, the Corbridge gilet for boys is designed to provide full range of movement, allowing your young adventurer to run, jump, swing and explore with ease.

While the boys Corbridge gilet is perfect for milder days, when the weather turns we recommend switching it out for the boys hooded Beaufort wax jacket. A weather-proof layer which is ready for anything, the boys hooded Beaufort coat features zip front fastening, four front pockets and a lightweight quilted lining to keep out the cold.

Whether your young one is always playing outdoors with friends, or prefers to spend quality time with family when out and about, find a jacket or gilet to suit them by browsing through the full boys’ jackets collection.

Girls’ outdoor clothing

Designed for the milder days of spring, summer and autumn, the Barbour Liddesdale quilted jacket for girls is a lightweight, comfortable layer which adds both warmth and style to any outfit. A practical choice for days spent exploring, this piece of girls outdoor clothing features a smart corduroy collar, two front pockets, a diamond quilted outer and, for an added touch of style, a fun colour pop lining in rose pink.

For girls who won’t be stopped by wind, rain or snow, adding the Littlebury quilted jacket to their wardrobe is the best way to make the most of outdoor family time through the colder seasons. Cosy and warm, the Littlebury puffer coat features a baffle quilted outer, zip front fastening with additional stud closures, a spacious hood and two angled front pockets. Available in navy, yellow and pink, the Littlebury also features a fun, floral lining and elasticated waistband which gives the coat an extra girly touch she’s sure to love.

At Barbour, our full range of girls’ jackets and coats is designed to ensure that every little girl's style, whether she loves pastel colours and floral patterns, or darker tones and classic shapes, is catered for. Browse the range online to find a style she’ll want to wear every day.

Outdoor activity clothing

On family days out, parents, grandparents and guardians always place their focus on keeping the kids safe, happy and having fun. Part of this is making sure they’re suitably dressed in children’s outdoor clothes and coats, while the rest is running around, playing and laughing with them. If you’re planning some fun family activities, make sure you’ve got plenty of outdoor activity clothing to wear so you can stay warm and dry, and keep up with your young adventurers wherever their imagination takes them.

Men’s outdoor clothing

A casual, adventure-ready style, the Barbour Wallace jacket is designed to withstand everything the world, or your kids, can throw at you. Featuring a corduroy collar, a zip front with concealed stud fastening and a detachable hood, this versatile coat can be worn on sunny days, in rainy spells and, with the addition of a box quilted lining and lower patch pockets, on chilly days too.

For men who prefer a more classic, yet still casual, style, the Barbour Border wax jacket has been a favourite piece of men’s outdoor clothing for decades. An all-weather jacket with a medium weight wax finish, the Barbour Border jacket is a reliable, versatile and stylish choice that will last for years to come. Boasting a range of Barbour’s essential weather-ready features, including two large bellow pockets, two moleskin-lined hand warmer pockets, two internal pockets, a classic corduroy collar with stormfly close and velcro storm cuffs, this coat ensures that family plans no longer need to be cancelled for bad weather.

For men who prefer something different, whether that be the country-classic look of our waxed jacket range, or the more relaxed style of our men’s gilets, we recommend browsing through the wide range of colours, fits and styles available in our complete men’s Barbour jackets collection.

Women’s outdoor clothing

The perfect choice for casual days spent outside with the whole family, the Barbour Littlebury gilet is a comfortable outer layer that can be styled with almost anything. Available in a deep navy blue and muted green colours, the warm women’s gilet features a longline cut with a drawcord waist for a flattering silhouette. If the weather should turn, the snorkel-style hood of the Littlebury gilet can be easily turned up for some added protection.

For women who prefer to finish their outdoor activities outfit with a coat rather than a gilet, the Barbour Rawson jacket is a stylish, casual choice that can be paired with anything. Easily styled with jeans and a jumper, the Rawston coat features a longline design, large patch pockets and a fixed hood with drawcord closure. Available in the same navy and green colours as the Barbour Littlebury, with the added option of a burnt henna colour, the Rawson jacket is an all-weather favourite.

While the Littlebury gilet and Rowson jacket are two of our favourite styles this season, at Barbour, we have a wide selection of women’s jackets and gilets ready to explore. From bold colours and patterns, to classic looks which are quintessentially Barbour, there’s something to suit every woman's style at Barbour.

Find outfits for outdoor activities at Barbour

Whether you’re eager to take the kids to meet the animals at the local petting farm, or always have something fun planned in the calendar for weekends and holidays, find all the men’s, women’s and children’s outdoor clothing you’ll need for your outings at Barbour.

It could only be Barbour.

  1. Boys' Berwick Showerproof Jacket
    Boys' Berwick Showerproof Jacket
    From $145.00
  2. Boys' Quay Showerproof Jacket
    Boys' Quay Showerproof Jacket
    From $145.00
  3. Boys' Ashby Casual Jacket
    Boys' Ashby Casual Jacket
    From $145.00
  4. Boys Liddesdale Gilet
    Boys Liddesdale Gilet
    From $90.00
  5. Boys' Liddesdale® Quilted Jacket
    Boys' Liddesdale® Quilted Jacket
    From $100.00
  6. Boys' Liddesdale® Quilted Jacket
    Boys' Liddesdale® Quilted Jacket
    From $100.00
  7. Boys' Beaufort Waxed Jacket
    Boys' Beaufort Waxed Jacket
    From $250.00
  8. Boys' Bedale® Waxed Jacket
    Boys' Bedale® Waxed Jacket
    From $220.00