Women's Wax Jackets: A Guide to Barbour Jacket Styles

Women's Wax Jackets: A Guide to Barbour Jacket Styles


A quintessential Barbour staple, that has built itself a reputation for being one of the most practical yet stylish outerwear pieces of our time, the Barbour waxed jacket is loved by many. Inspired by Barbour’s rich country heritage, waxed jackets have become a must-have outerwear option for both men and women around the world, from practical country-wear, to festival fashion. Designed to offer protection in less than favourable weather conditions, our collection of women’s waxed jackets are crafted from the finest materials to create a functional, weatherproof jacket that will stand the test of time.

Offering comfort and practicality to all wearers, our waxed jackets make sure to never compromise on style. The style spans a wide range of fits, lengths, colours and designs to create a truly timeless outerwear option suitable for all occasions. Whether you prefer a traditional waxed jacket style, a more contemporary fit or a statement longline waxed jacket, Barbour has it all. 

If you’re looking to purchase your first ever Barbour waxed jacket, or want to add another style to your collection, we’re here to guide you through the best women’s wax jackets available here at Barbour. From the classic Barbour Beadnell to the modern Barbour Avon, read on to discover the joys of a women’s Barbour waxed jacket.

Based on one of Barbour’s most popular waxed jackets, the Barbour Bedale, the Barbour Classic Beadnell® for women offers all the same iconic features but is transformed with a feminine silhouette. Crafted from a 100% Sylkoil waxed outer and 100% cotton inner lining in Barbour’s signature tartan pattern, this waxed jacket is perfect for year-round wear. Featuring a storm-fly fastening, lined hand warmer pockets and an option to add a hood or quilted liner, this waxed jacket is made to keep the cold at bay no matter the season. 

Whether you decide to wear the Beadnell on its own as a lightweight weatherproof jacket or layered up with knitwear and a quilted liner, we recommend checking the size guide before purchasing to ensure you have plenty of room to add layers. 

If a parka is more your style when it comes to choosing a jacket, then the Barbour Kelsall Wax Parka may be a great option. Constructed with a 100% waxed cotton outer and soft cotton tartan inner lining, the Kelsall parka perfectly reflects Barbour’s timeless style. 

A signature feature of a traditional parka, the Kelsall boasts a fishtail hem and faux-fur trim hood with handwarmer pockets at the chest for welcome warmth on colder days. Sitting beneath exposed zips that add a contemporary touch are large, lower patch pockets to hold your daily essentials, complete with subtle Barbour branding embroidery for a classic look.

For waxed jackets that provide even more coverage, the Barbour Long Cannich Wax Jacket offers a longer length design with an insulating baffle insert ensuring premium comfort and warmth. Cut to a more feminine fish tail silhouette with a variety of pockets for handy storage and a secure, fixed hood, this jacket is ideal for those bad weather days where you need as much protection as possible. 

If you’re looking for the extra coverage in a long-line waxed jacket but want a more modern design then the Barbour Belsay Wax Jacket may be the one for you. For unwavering style while still retaining essential functionality, the Belsay perfectly blends Barbour’s traditional waxed jacket features with a more modern, relaxed shape. A staple piece from Barbour’s Country Collection, this jacket is a reliable addition to any wardrobe, offering robust protection from the elements all year round.

Featuring a mediumweight outer layer, storm-fly front and super warm quilted lining in a longer length that sits mid-thigh, the Belsay provides fuller coverage without restricting movement. For an authentic finishing touch, this jacket boasts Barbour's classic tartan print on the trims, inner cuffs and under the corduroy collar with an option to add a waxed hood for maximum versatility.

If you prefer a more modern silhouette but you’re still looking for the iconic weatherproof features that a wax jacket offers, then the Barbour Avon Wax jacket is ideal. A contemporary twist on the classic Barbour Spey fishing jacket, the Barbour Avon boasts a unique cropped and boxy fit, for an on-trend, modern style. Featuring the signature 100% waxed cotton outer in a classic black colour, with a detachable hood and corduroy collar, the Barbour Avon is the perfect companion to any casual outfit. 

Highlighting the signature features of Barbour waxed jackets in a simplistic way, the Barbour Acorn offers a minimal take on a classic waxed jacket. Cut to a comfortable, relaxed fit, the Barbour Acorn is constructed from quality waxed cotton, carrying the iconic tartan pattern on the inner lining and features a stylish corduroy collar. 

With hidden welted handwarmer pockets and two simple stud fastening patch pockets, integral to the Barbour waxed jacket style, the Acorn is perfect for those who want the weatherproof benefits in an uncomplicated, stylish jacket that can be worn for a variety of occasions.

An update on the classic Barbour Defence waxed jacket, the Barbour Winter Defence Wax features a heavier-weight waxed cotton outer in a stylish blue-grey colour, with an inner tartan lining to help keep you warm and dry on colder days. Featuring a variety of stud-close utility style pockets and shoulder epaulettes, this jacket perfectly blends the trendy utilitarian style with a feminine-cut silhouette for a contemporary take on the waxed jacket.

One of the most important features of a Barbour waxed jacket, the Winter Defence Wax has the option to add a detachable waxed hood for added weather protection, alongside hidden handwarmer pockets to ensure ultimate warmth on the coldest days. Browse through the full collection of women’s hoods and liners to find the perfect addition to your waxed jacket to complete your weatherproof look.

A new take on Barbour’s iconic four-pocket waxed jackets, the Barbour Fiddich Wax is the perfect investment if you’re looking for a jacket that is functional, practical and will last for years to come. With its plush corduroy collar, classic tartan lining and discreet embroidered Barbour logo, the Barbour Fiddich perfectly balances all of the iconic properties of a waxed jacket in an easy-to-wear, versatile jacket that will ensure you always look stylish.

Find the perfect waxed jacket for you at Barbour

Here at Barbour, we pride ourselves on the wide range of women’s waxed jacket styles we have to offer. Whatever the occasion or season, we’ve got a weatherproof, waxed jacket style to suit you. Whether you prefer a modern, monochrome look or a country-inspired, traditional style, browse through the full collection of women’s waxed jackets and accessories here at Barbour to find the perfect jacket for you.