Barbour Size, Fit, and Style Guide

Experienced equestrians understand the importance of clothing that’s designed specifically for the sport. Features like comfort, durability, and freedom of movement have a big impact on the quality of your ride. For this reason, many riders seek out brands that offer thoughtfully-designed clothing made from high-quality materials. Barbour is one of those brands, and it’s a favorite here at The Farm House. When you buy a Barbour piece, you know you’re investing in something well-made that will last.

Why Choose Barbour?

Barbour is a brand synonymous with quality. Their waterproof jackets have a timeless look, and thanks to their high-quality materials, you can enjoy wearing their pieces season after season. Barbour is a brand that does not go out of style.

A Litte About Barbour’s History

The Barbour story began in 1894 with J. Barbour & Sons in a small town in the UK. The company is now run by the fifth generation of the Barbour family, who continue to show the same drive and passion that ignited Barbour as a brand over 125 years ago. Products are now sourced around the world, though Barbour still maintains their headquarters near where they began. Such consistency, passion, respect for history, and the unique values of the British countryside make this brand stand out among the rest. As they say on their website, Barbour “brings the qualities of wit, grit, and glamour to its beautifully functional clothing.”

Today, Barbour sells in retail shops in over 55 countries, including the United States. They have expanded on their brand, broadening from their original countrywear roots into a full lifestyle wardrobe. However, they are best known for some of their originals, which include jackets, coats, and shirts. Always holding onto their core values, they’re committed to creating products that earlier generations would remain proud of. This is a brand that is ever-evolving yet holding on strongly to the roots that established them generations ago.

Barbour Fit Guide

One thing you’ll notice about Barbour is that their clothing tends to run a bit small. They did recently redo all of the Barbour size guides to include conversions to US sizing, which has been a big help. But we still find that they tend to run small. So, if you check the sizing charts and you’re not quite sure which size to get, it’s a good idea to go up a size. You’ll probably find it’s a better fit, particularly if you’re layering.

Women’s Sizing

Barbour Women's Size Chart

Barbour Women's Size chart

Barbour Women's Jacket Size Chart

Barbour women's jacket size chart

Barbour Women's Knitwear Size Chart

Barbour women's knitwear size chart

Barbour Men's Jacket Size Chart

Barbour men's jacket size chart

Barbour Coats and Jackets We Love

There are a lot of great options to choose from in the Barbour line, and we offer many of them at the Farm House. Here are some of our favorite Barbour coats and jackets.

Barbour Beadnell Wax Jacket ($415)

Barbour Beadnell Wax Jacket

This Barbour jacket is amazing for its classic cut and styling. When the cold winds begin to blow, it’s a top go-to for staying warm. It has handwarmer pockets, a corduroy collar, and snap fasteners, making it quick and easy to close when the wind starts gusting. This jacket is super easy to keep clean, too. Simply wipe it down with a damp sponge, and you’re good to go. It may just be the perfect fall or winter jacket! Get yours today in black or bark.

Barbour Flyweight Cavalry Quilted Jacket ($200)

Barbour Flyweight Cavalry Quilted Jacket

Check out this flattering and impeccably tailored diamond-quilted jacket. It’s designed with a curved back hem, along with an adjustable snap, elasticized half-belt to fit perfectly and flatter any figure. Its angled pocket flaps are nice and deep. The jacket also has a funnel collar, offering a stylish and classic fit you’ll love. This is a lighter-weight jacket designed to keep you warm on crisp fall days. It’s a good idea to size up, especially if you’re going to wear it with a warm sweater underneath for colder winter days. This jacket comes in a gorgeous dusty rose or china blue.

Barbour Women's Montrose Coatigan ($220)

Barbour Women's Montrose Coatigan

For something a little different and uniquely stylish, give this interesting piece a look. Part coat and part cardigan, this fashionable garment has a long cut to provide added warmth for the colder months. It’s made of 100% cotton and may just be the perfect mid-weight outerwear. And its knee-length cut has a double-face contrast color inner for a sharp look. It also has patch pockets, set-in sleeves, and a slim metal ID bar at the back of the neck. This jacket comes in black and tan.

Barbour Ashby Wax Jacket ($415)

Barbour Ashby Wax Jacket

Barbour makes a great wax jacket for men as well. It’s made of waxed cotton with a durable build, a handsome cut, and a weatherproof matte finish. It’s an updated version of the Bedale wax coat: this one is slightly more tailored while allowing ample room for winter layering. It’s complete with a storm fly front, hardy stud fastenings, a sit-down cord collar with a throat strap, generous bellow pockets, and angled handwarmer pockets. This wax jacket is trimmed with an iconic classic tartan as a hat tip to Barbour’s Scottish heritage, and is compatible with Barbour’s optional zip-in liners to add layers without bulk. The Ashby jacket comes in black, olive, and navy. 

Barbour Shirts

Barbour offers a variety ofshirts and sweaters made of different materials and varying weights. They’ll carry you throughout the year, from the hot summer months to the cold winter months and everything in between.

Barbour Marine Shirt ($120)

Barbour Marine Shirt

Looking for a women’s shirt with soft and summery pure linen fabric? This marine shirt has just what you’re looking for in a classic collar shirt cut. With its relaxed and comfortable fit, it’s the perfect layer for warm days. It also has lovely feminine touches, with a slim collar and curved hem, so you know it’ll fit well in all the right places. The shirt comes in either navy and white or pink and white, with a horizontal stripe to the back yoke and cuffs.

Barbour Newbury Knit ($120)

Barbour Newbury Knit

This lovely lace knit patterned sweater comes in a neutral summer pearl color that will go perfectly with any outfit. It’s a delightfully soft, lightweight sweater that’s perfect for spring and summer and styled with ribbing in the neckline, cuffs, and hem.

Barbour Men's Dunoon Tailored Shirt ($110)

Barbour Men's Dunoon Tailored Shirt

This tailored shirt is made of incredibly comfy 100% cotton fabric and has a handsome cut. The stylish plaid pattern matches well for any outfit, keeping you warm when the fall and winter winds start blowing. The button-down collar adds sophistication, and the shirt is machine washable, so it wears well and is easy to maintain. It’s available in graphite and greystone.

Barbour Men's Holden Half Zip Sweater ($190)

Barbour Men's Holden Half Zip Sweater

The Barbour Holden Half Zip Sweater is as stylish as it is versatile. Made of luxurious lambswool, it’s a warm and comfortable piece that’s easy to toss over any shirt. And it’s toasty warm and comfortable, even on the coldest winter days. It’s an ideal layering piece and a staple for any wardrobe. The styling includes a cozy ribbed funnel neck, ribbed side panels, and contrasting elbow patches in Barbour’s signature Classic Tartan for subtle and eye-catching detail. This sweater comes in grey and navy.

Time-Honored Tradition of Quality Equestrian-Inspired Clothing

Barbour pays homage to their long-standing roots with every article of clothing they make. With thoughtful design, incredible fabrics, and impeccable quality materials, Barbour is a name you’ll be honored to wear for years to come.


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