Founded in the 1800s in England, Barbour is renowned for its stylish yet utilitarian outerwear jackets for men and, more recently, their lines for women and children. When buying a jacket for your child, you can expect that same quality and functionality that comes with an adult’s jacket, as well as that signature style. There are plenty of options from which to choose and the right one depends on your personal needs.
The ultimate in style and quality, this extra warm fleece lined jacket has a sleek motorcycle design that will have your child ready and raring to go. The font zipper is two-way and the Velcro collar is lined for extra warmth. It comes in purple, red, orange or black so you can match their favorite color and, better yet, it is machine washable. This coat is perfect for colder weather and for those who want a more trendy jacket.
If you are going to be encountering severe weather, go with this classic wax coat. It comes in olive or navy and is made of Barbour Sylkoil Wax, a trademark fabric of the company. Their weatherproof wax coats stave off the worst of weather and keep the body within warm and dry. While they used to use oil to coat the fabric when the company was first founded, they now dye and wax the cotton before it is spun into the clothing. Over time the color will soften slightly and the naturally variations in the weave look beautiful in the coats. A liner for this coat is also available to make it more suitable for colder weather and a waxed hood that snaps easily onto the collar to protect the head from the rain.
Only available through the UK website, this is made of diamond quilted polyamide with a polyester filling. It has an inner zipped pocket and corduroy collar with snaps down the front. A nice aspect of this coat is the wide variety of colors in which it is available: navy, fuchsia, olive, Atlantic blue, black and red. It is also machine washable.
Also available on the UK website are a few accessories to match your child’s new jacket. Pick from a wax sports cap or hat (the latter is soft with a round brim) and a cozy lambswool tartan scarf in a green and navy plaid pattern. The hats come in olive and navy.
Because the US version of the website does not have a direct purchasing button, you will have to choose the UK website instead. The navigation is the same, and once you have selected your item simply scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Purchase Online” button. You will be redirected to their online retailer. A few other online retailers carry their children’s wear, like BestGear.com and ChildrenSalon.com, but the selection is not as good; the UK website is your best bet.
A Barbour children’s coat will ensure that your child is both protected from severe weather and enjoys wearing their winter coat.