Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Barbour Border

Which Barbour for a Tall Person?
The Border is the longest of Barbour's three traditional waxed jackets. The Beaufort is designed for shooting, the Bedale - the shortest of the three - was designed for equestrian purposes, and the Border is built for extended walks, in often inclement weather, across uneven terrain including deep undergrowth.

The Border is particularly good for the rainiest or windiest days.  And with a zip-in liner, combined with the extra length,  it is even warm in the winter.  Of course, the longer the Barbour, the heavier it will be.

How is the Barbour Border different than the Bedale or Beaufort?

The Border on a 6' 4" Male

Barbour Border Features

A Wallet/Phone Zip Pocket, Deep and Moleskin Lined

It has two interior game pockets....

...with removable, washable nylon liners.

The Velcro/nylon wrist storm closures break away, as with on the Beaufort,  so as not to obstruct any fast aiming.  Wider arm openings make it easier to fit over a thick sweater.

The Border has two moleskin lined handwarmer pockets and two bellows pockets with drainage holes. The corduroy collar is studded for an optional hood, and one use the same liners in all three Barbour styles.

An Interior Velcro-Fastened Chest Pocket

It has a cotton lining with a few inches of nylon at the hem with drainage holes.

A Two-Way YKK Zipper and Double Storm-Flap

The bellows pockets are more sizable than on the Bedale and Beaufort.

While the Bedale and Beaufort have raglan sleeves, the Border does not.  The Border is virtually identical to the Northumbria in style, but the Northumbria is made of heavier weight 8oz Sylkoil material.  The Border is made of 6oz waxed cotton.

This is a Border on a 6'3" male.  It fits more like a Beaufort would on a male of average height. Many gentleman like to wear theirs over suits.

The Barbour Border