Before Gore-Tex, There Was (and is) Waxed Cotton

Barbour Beaufort Jacket


As our man Jon Gaffney explained in his previous coverage of Barbour, this well known English brand has been making the ultimate waterproof outwear since time immemorial. Well, almost. Made from Barbour’s legendary waterproof, wax-treated cotton (100%), the Beaufort epitomizes what Barbour has become famous for and serves as the perfect mid-weight jacket for your weekend. Goal? Looking good while still staying dry.

If you live in climates that require a little more firepower (e.g. warmth), Barbour also offers a plush, waistcoat (vest)-style liner for added warmth and a snap-on hood for keeping heat in. The Beaufort features much of Barbour’s signature styling like sage color, plenty of exterior pockets (6), classic corduroy collar, brass finished two-way metal zipper, and elegant plaid interior lining. Classy, indeed.

Cost: $399