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Barbour Vs. Filson Waxed Jackets

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Barbour and Filson: two heritage companies with over 100 years of history, one English and one American, but which makes the superior waxed jacket? Truthfully, it's hard to go wrong with either, the Barbour has a "wetter" wax finish and hand warmer pockets, the Filson has a moleskin collar and comes with a free can of wax treatment. Both make an excellent product and Barbour or Filson are superb choices. Barbour Classic Beaufort: http://amzn.to/2zBAbQq Filson Mile Marker: http://amzn.to/2zWtBok (The one in this video was a Nordstrom exclusive, but the above link is damn close) SUBSCRIBE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=newenglandstyleconsulting -Email: [email protected] -Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newenglandstyleconsulting/ -Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/New-England-Style-Consulting-703020919797896/ Check out my other channel Beastmade Reviews for EDC, tech, and gadget reviews!
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Mike Bement (2 days ago)
I have had Filson Coats/Jackets, vests, trousers (oilskin and wool) for over 40 years. I have never had a need for a Barbour, but would like to get one just to see. I'm sure they are great. My Filson stuff will outlast me (especially wool whipcord pants). Unfortunately, new owners have discontinued whipcord pants. Just a note, I have been goose hunting with Filson wool long underwear, wool pants and shirts, Mackinaw jacket and Oilskin coat with Oilskin hat, some good ski goggles and a chamois face mask and was happy as a clam. All this at 26 F below zero with no discomfort over 3 hours. No garment has failed. I lost a Mackinaw vest to a thief. Don't leave them sitting around.
Aaron ___ (5 days ago)
That chest pocket is nice.
Gerard Hopkins (7 days ago)
I have a a Barbour Beaufort ,I’ve had it for around 15 years never has let me down
Paul Stevenson (10 days ago)
I cannot watch this because of the distracting muzak. What does it add?
Daniel Marshall (12 days ago)
" I have an old Filson coat that was my Father's".. do you know I think that's your answer, I'm an Englishman and yes have a Barbour, but it looks like either of those will serve you well.
corb (15 days ago)
Barbour = Made in Turkey and China
Rob McKinley (17 days ago)
I'll stick with my Belstaff Trialmaster
Michael Newell (18 days ago)
You should set up that drum kit in the background and jam on it wearing both different jackets. Then make your choice!. Myself I'd go with Filson.
Carl Murawski (18 days ago)
Haha, that would be something else!
Gaylon Graham (18 days ago)
Barbour all the way. They have a few different models now with smaller collars and button, zip or ribbed sleeve closures. Barbour also offers a repair and rewax service. The Filson wasn't bad looking either and I did like the waist cinch feature. I have 5 Barbour jackets, a cap and vest. I might try a few Filson peices in the future. Cool review...have you tried or reviewed Belstaff?
Gaylon Graham (15 days ago)
+corb I'll take it....a 30 yr old jacket handed down from my family doesn't seem like crap but ok.
Gaylon Graham (15 days ago)
+corb     View all There are 159 factory workers at the South Shields factory, where all the waxed Barbour jackets are made. The more colourful quilted jackets are made overseas, mostly in Turkey, Portugal andBulgaria. Some of the biker jackets are made by third parties in the UK. Some America brands are crap - no one country has a monopoly on cheaply made garments.
corb (15 days ago)
you can have it
corb (15 days ago)
Barbour = Made in Turkey and China
John Jordan (21 days ago)
I have many Barbour jackets, and vests, some are longer, some have more or less pockets, some have hoods, some have velcro closures on the sleeves and some have elastic knit cuffs, some are the heavy Thonprroof wax and some are the lighter Sykoil finish, but they are all still in good condition. I even outgrew a couple of my first Barbour jackets and my Son and Grandson have been rewarded with a Beaufort and a Bedale with the Sykoil finsh. Nothing beats a Barbour if you take care of them. I like the fact that they are still made the same old fashioned way, with the same old fashioned quality and durability. Barbour is my choice any day.
DrOfNothing (22 days ago)
They're both excellent jackets, it just depends on what you want. Barbour is really "English country"--more refined, and can be dressed up or dressed down. People wear suits under Barbours, no problem. Filson is excellent workwear, far better than Carhartt (which is also excellent), but it is definitely more casual, even though the jackets look similar from the outside. Frankly, I don't think he made the best choice of Barbour--there are much cooler ones for the same price, imho. Filson's tin cloth is their best stuff, not the waxed jackets.
Mark Brooks (22 days ago)
Barbour all the way my Gamefair 25 yrs plus it refuses to die and been waxed only 3 yrs ago if it’s a quality jacket you want it has to be ( BARBOUR) with a nice pair of English Brouges ( TRICKERS ) 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 .
corb (15 days ago)
Barbour = Made in Turkey and China fool
brads3111 (23 days ago)
Barbour bedale any day simply because its warmer
corb (15 days ago)
Barbour = Made in Turkey and China
Landybandy1 (24 days ago)
Friend of mine sent his off to Barbour for a re-wax & they did not charge him a penny/dime. Hence no pot of wax. Now that is service.
Carl Murawski (24 days ago)
That is excellent!!!
AZ Battle School (29 days ago)
3 min in can we see the jackets please . Cut and shape is everything
jfarmer1us (30 days ago)
Appreciate the comparison, and many valid points made....I own a few of each, and have favorites of each for certain purposes, comfort, and weather....What I will say from the start, is that each coat for warmth, need to be layered underneath, with either insulated tops, shirts, vests, or sweaters....and one should size either coat, prior to purchase, with that in mind.....With coat/jacket alone, below 50 degrees (f) will not keep you warm....both so GREAT for wind though.....Two very NEGATIVES on the Barbour.......the button SNAPS are TERRIBLE........any movement in all weathers(especially cold) will open/break that snap closure.....EVEN WORSE FOR BARBOUR'S WITH SNAP ON HOODS....move your head an inch and snaps will come apart, and believe me ....this is a MAJOR problem to snap back when and if, you need in a downpour......Also, there is NO extended visor on hood to shield face/glasses from such downpour or light rain.....HOWEVER, there is help available for the hood......I sent both my NORTHUMBRIA(purchased 1985) and LONGSHOREMAN(purchased 1991) to Barbour Repair in the U.S. and had not only my visors(top of hood) extended....but also , and most importantly......HAD THE HOODS ZIPPERED INTO THE COLLAR, WITH FLAP COVERING ZIPPER.....Cost some money for sure, but well worth the expense!!!! Both coats heavyweight, one with wool and one with cotton lining.....Have another lighter weight (cotton lining) which I did the same.......Filson is/WAS great.....and not sure where being made NOW....though CUSTOMER SERVICE NEEDS SOME WORK!!! And am not aware of repair center..........
Liam Foley (30 days ago)
Never heard of Filson. There's dozens of different Barbour coats and all the features you mention as lacking in that one and found in the Filson can be found in other Barbour jackets.
I Man (13 days ago)
Then you’re completely out of touch lmao
COSMO Smallpiece (1 month ago)
You need to check out Belstaff as well...
dshanley7 (1 month ago)
Barbour doesn't have the long/tall sizes like Filson so couldn't ever buy one.
Richard Calcroft (1 month ago)
Barbour all the way! Had mine (Northumbria) 20+ years. It's been back to Barbour several times, a new zip, two new sleeves and reproofing. Best jacket out there.
corb (15 days ago)
Barbour = Made in Turkey and China
MasterStormCrow (1 month ago)
I’m sorry, but this guy has no idea what he is talking about, Barbour is such a superior product. Th negatives he is stating about the Barbour are, in use, non existent. I know it’s a subjective choice, but the Barbour is the choice of anyone who spends time in the elements. The Filson, is over priced for what it is, workwear! The Barbour is workwear that is developed over th eye airs for shooters. Barbour, every time, can’t believe it’s a choice. What are you using it for?
MasterStormCrow (13 days ago)
+corb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIXkFvEkW6E
corb (15 days ago)
lol Barbour = Made in Turkey and China your a fool
Brad Mulholland (1 month ago)
Barbour for me, but I appreciate the note at the end about using it for severe weather. You are correct to say the Barbour is in no way equivalent to a modern technical garment, nor does it hold up to extreme wear. I've worn one out, had it refinished by Barbour, eventually replaced it and that one is probably going to be replaced next year. I wear mine a lot and under heavier conditions than I probably should and have still gotten 4-6 years out of them, but for instance I've had a Carhart jacket for over 10 and its still going strong. The features of the Barbour are really great and it feels perfect when you're walking through the park on a nice fall day for instance. It is really flexible style wise and never really seems out of place except maybe in the most formal of occasions.
corb (15 days ago)
Barbour = Made in China
Matt Butler (1 month ago)
Filson is retarded expensive but they advertise for the workingman or woodsman/cowboy it’s retarded
Matt Butler (1 month ago)
Carl Murawski hey that would get my view , do it ! Lol
Carl Murawski (1 month ago)
You’re absolutely right, they advertise a blue collared lifestyle but the guys who wear them are just fantasizing about that quaint life while driving their BMWs. I have a whole video in the works about this very thing, it’s gonna get some hate but I don’t really care.
hddd (1 month ago)
barbour will fix your jacket for any where and tear
clem (1 month ago)
Hi, Australia again, we have Drizabone that is an old Australian ikon now owned by the Brits. There are other brand names in oilskins but they come and go. I have a Morrisons of Euroa oilskin coat and that is over 40 years old and still the quality is in demand. But either way our home products are good. Give us a try out on your channel some time. The corduroy collar liner has different purposes. Some as mentioned by others in the comments. I have always liked the cord collar on jackets since being a tear arse teenager. The cord lining will stop rain from going down into your jacket/coat. It absorbs the moisture so you don't get wet shoulders inside your jacket. Serves as a wind break on your neck and keeps you warm. Yes some companies are 200 plus years old and have produced very good products to combat wind rain and cold. But give credit to the real true pioneers of the oilskin/fabric coats,vests and jackets; not that they wore them as we do now. The sailors that served the mast. Sea fairer of old. They maid their own coats from ships sail cloth. Great vid again. 👍👍👍 🇦🇺 👌 🙃 🍻🍻🍻
NLatkovic (1 month ago)
Both are 1st rate jackets. Great presentation - well done.
Jon Stern (1 month ago)
I'm on the fence between these two brands. Have had a Barbour for a while now and while in many ways it is good my one is NOT a coat for life. Holes developed after less than a year where folds occurred. I'm not sure if there is a quality difference between the UK made and imported ones or if it's that my Barbour (an Ogden is the type) has non adjustable cuffs that bunch and develop the foods that then get holes. Have just bought a Filson Macinaw Jac shirt (not a waxed jacket so can't really compare) which feels very good. A little expensive compared to the Barbour but appreciate the quality. Wish I could see the Filson range in a shop somewhere in the UK. Would be great to try them on and compare the different items in the range
Zino El Gato (1 month ago)
It's obvious that the Britts have a lot more experience with rain ;)
MuayThaiBora (1 month ago)
Barbour all the way, had mine for 15 years so far and have never looked back
Barbour all the way 😊
El Bee (2 months ago)
Stumbled across you today and had to subscribe. Loving the content! Purchased my first Barbour jacket here in the UK yesterday and can't wait to take it out! Merry Christmas 😊
Carl Murawski (2 months ago)
Excellent, thank you!!! Merry Christmas!
Lou Peeples (2 months ago)
Hey Carl wonderful review. I'm somewhat of a waxed jacket addict. I have a 3 Barbour and just bought a Filson. I so want to like it but the wrist snap inside the sleeve is cold on my wrist. I know its small thing... does that bother you?
Mike Box (2 months ago)
I’ve owned two Barbour jackets now 20 years. And several Folsom kits. Including the Tin water proof liner. I can say this. I love all of them. My barbours I use for the town. My filson was for work. My filson makenaw wool for those cold days. The barbours over here in Switzerland come with extra wax and repair kit. Although they are guaranteed and the will repair a failure. But for shipping and a small fee do complete restorations. Why two barbours. Well ones a shorter model, and the other “Border” is longer. I used to wear it over me suits and work cloths for the office. It’s also a hunting jacket. I recommend both filson and Barbour. I would suggest getting them in different colors. That way you have more diversity in your closet.
James Mckeraghan (2 months ago)
Carl Murawski (2 months ago)
True, I've been wearing a balaclava lately in this weather.
omad84 (2 months ago)
I'm terribly sorry, but that Filson thing looks awful. There is only one choice.
Carl Murawski (2 months ago)
You don’t have to be sorry for your opinion.
Dave Hough (2 months ago)
Filson warranty sucks....period!
M. Hamza (2 months ago)
The fact that Barbour sells only through official retailers make you hate the company.. typical English rigid mentality.
WizardofAhhhs 75 (2 months ago)
I have a Barbour Beaufort I bought over 20 years ago, the new ones don't even come close to the older ones in quality, which being made in China now explains a lot.
Mirror Surfer (2 months ago)
Hey man, I just wanted to say thank you for doing your homework and helping your fellow riders on what's out there. Never even knew wax cotton was a thing. The mini history lesson was dope.
Carl Murawski (2 months ago)
Thanks man! Much appreciated!
P Z (2 months ago)
The Barbour is cute. If you want a real jacket get the Filson Trench Coat.
Carl Murawski (2 months ago)
Tcbranger (2 months ago)
Wax will settle in quickly after a little wear and it won’t really get n your seats or furniture in the process. Between the two....Barbour, but I’m a Belstaff man myself.
Denis Bastible (2 months ago)
Wrong about sizing. Barbour is more limited in sizing. Orvis sells Barbour . If you are above 6 feet tall, there are no “tall” sizes available. I don’t know if England has a shorter population, but it sucks if you are 6’ 4” and need a tall sized coat. I am that person.Tall sizes are available with Filson. It is also nonsensical to compare waxed cotton coats or jackets to modern rain impervious fabrics. Waxed cotton is a very old thing and these garments are more of a homage to that era. Waxed cotton jackets /coats are really about the look rather than the practicality. They are impractical in really rough weather. They are not waterproof, even if freshly waxed They’re very heavy- but they look so darn cool.
Marvin Harrison Smith II (2 months ago)
Eddie Bauer waxed jacket FTW. Only company that still has a lifetime guarantee. Good luck getting your Barbour or Filson jackets replaced in three years when the stitching comes loose after rigorous field wear.
Andrew Kosim (2 months ago)
can you review or talk about Belstaff traimaster wax jacket?
Andrew Kosim (2 months ago)
can't wait for the video!
Carl Murawski (2 months ago)
I’d love to, I don’t own it but I’d really like to have some hands on experience.
David Winiger (2 months ago)
Well done sir!
Carl Murawski (2 months ago)
Thank you!!!
Michael Howell (2 months ago)
Barbour all day long. I think this guy lacks a full understanding of Barbour.
sleepy9669 (2 months ago)
I pick the fish oil jacket
1845Raven (2 months ago)
Arent both of these cotton inside and out? Don’t the experts say cotton is a killer? If you’re active, cotton soaks up sweat like a sponge and takes forever to dry making you terribly cold??? Isn’t it best to go with either wool or a synthetic interior?
Aurelius (2 months ago)
Does Barbour ship abroad?
Harley Smith (2 months ago)
Barbour jacket, Filson pants. I found an old used Barbour in a consignment shop for $100. The shop owner was glad the old jacket was going to someone who knew it’s worth and what it is.
Brad Buchanan (2 months ago)
The Filsom has a better look in my opinion.
JD Worx (2 months ago)
Had my Barbour for 40yrs....nuff said.
repairdrive (2 months ago)
Like that zipper pull. Had to put a zip tie on my work coat so I can use it with my thick winter gloves.
Carl Murawski (2 months ago)
I’ve done something similar with my Carhartt stuff, I just tie a small piece of hollow paracord and since the ends. The knot is easy to grab with gloves.
Brian's Life (2 months ago)
Always Filson I have my grandpas Filson wool vest and his coats he wore them often but keep good care of them. I really enjoy wearing something my grandpa wore for many many years.
Carl Murawski (2 months ago)
That Mackinaw wool will last generations if you take care of it!
Wee Joe (3 months ago)
Barbour is a Scottish Co.
... love filson... great craftsmanship... simple design... have a short waxed black button-up... i do not like corduroy anywhere on the jacket... makes it look cheap... wool is a better option...
Nestor Gillespie (3 months ago)
Sealup is top notch
achaarpickler (3 months ago)
There is no problem with the wax on the Barbour. It does not spread on car seats or anywhere else. And I cannot find anything to back up claims that it is made in China. Barbour all the way......
Kay Flip (3 months ago)
It's pronounced "barber".
Tom Condon (3 months ago)
I believe Filson has a dry Tin Cloth™ finish, and a wet.Tin Cloth™ finish.
Finn Blu (3 months ago)
The music..
Renderite Rob (3 months ago)
What about belstaff?
Renderite Rob (3 months ago)
Carl Murawski got a couple just bought the 2007 trail master legend stunning jacket also have Barbour Ogston which is a lovely piece. Only problem I have now is picking which one to wear ,but worst problems to have!
Carl Murawski (3 months ago)
I'd love to try Belstaff, I hear nothing but great things.
Carl Murawski Wow! That’s some serious gear! Which do you find is the best brand for extremely cold temperatures? I see a lot of Canada Goose stuff here in Connecticut but I think it’s more for the name than anything else. Mountain Hardwear is one of my favorite brands for activewear along with Arcteryx but I’m really interested in your experience since you’re in such a climate! —————————————————————— For some reason curl after clicking on reply and our email inbox we can’t find your reply so we cut and pasted it here as you see. Anyway moving forward. Chances are you may be wondering how we are able to spin the money that we do. Here’s just a little bit of personal info. Which our profile and all the pictures we used to have before sensor tube took it upon themselves to delete not only all of our pictures but every other quiet. I don’t know if you know that or not but they did a little over a year ago they removed everyone’s personal photos and you could no longer add personal photos. We had well over 600 personal photos and videos. A personal yet public profile of us and our family and what we do. In our work and our play time lol 😆. I hate couldn’t see my husband‘s last name is Remington. He has a direct heir to the Remington firearms fortune. Besides being part of a very large farming operations here in North Dakota we are also have owners of a privately held sizable oil and gas/oil field construction company. We have 245 full-time employees that work in it and 64 year around farming employees. As far as good work clothes for working outdoors in very cold 🥶🥶 and very very windy 🌬 🌬 🌬 environments, he simply cannot beat Carhartt. But it does matter which Carhartts that you buy!! We own several different FR Carhartt bib overalls and coveralls. Insulated. Both are. Bibs and coveralls. The FR artic bibs and coveralls are truly outstanding!!! Btw. If you buy the Carhartt firm hand as its called, duck canvas, (go on dungarees.net or the Carhartt website it’s self and look up this.). I had the same FilsonⓇ oil Finish Wax applied extremely liberal to these Bibs and to these Carhartt insulated Coveralls. And applied to these. It truly does make them all but 100%!! Waterproof!! Item number 103459 Duck quilt lined coveralls. Now the “Yukon extreme coveralls Artic quilt lined, style number X06 “on the Carhartt website and on the Dungarees’s net website. He owns 2 of these and I own 1 of the ladies equivalent. These are truly went to prove it I would say easily and 99% waterproof definitely snow proof. And you can get them in FR. We furnish all our new employees that work for oil field construction company there for set up F are clothing if they come the work for us in the winter or summer it doesn’t matter they still get a complete first set. For example Carl. A. Carhartt issued 2 long sleeve FR shirts. 2 sets of FR Vest. Insulated. 1 insulated FR bib overall and one insulated FR coveralls. Throughout North Dakota South Dakota Montana and Wyoming in all your small towns you can easily fine several older ladies that the excellent alterations. In almost every town you will find expert old-style western craftsman that custom make leather belts, leather boots saddles, bridals etc. If you ask me or my husband questions pertaining to outdoor clothing it’s probably best that you narrow them down for what we feel would be the best pertaining to clothing for outdoor work or for horse back riding and for moving our herd of cattle. Like a question pertaining to work gloves for working in the oilfield. Boots etc.
Carl we absolutely LOVE ❤️ LOVE 💕 LOVE 💗 YOUR CHANNEL!!!! On another note it’s safe to say we know a thing or 2 about dressing for our North Dakota winters. Our walk-in closets are 12x12 square. His/hers. We own everything from Carhartt to Filson l, Barbour, Canada Goose, The north face, Patagonia, Arc'teryx, Smart Wool, Mountain Hardwear, etc etc. Just in our whole body winter suits like our North Face Himalayan One-Piece Suit, we also own it by Mountain Hardwear, Canada Goose and by Marmot and 3 others. Suffice to say, just in winter clothing for the both of us, we have over well over $12,000 dollars. Apiece in everything. By far.
Carl Murawski (3 months ago)
Wow! That’s some serious gear! Which do you find is the best brand for extremely cold temperatures? I see a lot of Canada Goose stuff here in Connecticut but I think it’s more for the name than anything else. Mountain Hardwear is one of my favorite brands for activewear along with Arcteryx but I’m really interested in your experience since you’re in such a climate!
Zack Medkeff (3 months ago)
Good stuff. I already have the Filson Short Mile Marker jacket and have been blown away by it. I’ve had it for a year, and during the most recent rain I found it is time to re-wax it. Glad it came with the wax. It’s too bad you returned the Barbour, it would be interesting to see a follow up video comparing the two after you’ve had a chance to run them through similar tests.
M0ZEM (3 months ago)
Its pronounced " Barber " .
Red Coat (3 months ago)
Very helpful insights. I’m a Brit but I like your Filson a lot. I agree these are autumn/spring wet weather but just out and about and not really hiking jackets. Fishing is ideal with such a jacket but its not one for the raw elements at their worst where you are several days or more hiking in the outback.
Nigel Hedley (3 months ago)
... Barbour poachers pockets are an amazing addition
Nigel Hedley (3 months ago)
... Barbour is British, not English ... Barbour was a Scot, but they are made in South Sheilds near Newcastle in England
Alison Smith (6 days ago)
+GuTWorm68 Well then we shall see then won't we, Democracy at work, were we have no idea were the Government are taken us with no deal of any sort, hard Brexit or no deal, and the possibility of the very break up of the UK. Not one idiot in Goverment knows what the hell their doing, all I can say is pity help us.
GuTWorm68 (6 days ago)
Alison Smith firstly I voted to remain thank you. Secondly I will point out again that this is a video about wax coats hosted by an American with no interest in Brexit. Thirdly you should learn to respect decisions that don’t go your way. I have. I will make the best of what happens because I respect democracy.
Alison Smith (6 days ago)
+GuTWorm68 Get over it, hope you have a nice secure job then mate. Still waiting for the good old Empire to come back are we.
GuTWorm68 (6 days ago)
Alison Smith how the hell has a discussion about wax jackets descended into an argument about Brexit? We voted leave. Get over it.
Alison Smith (1 month ago)
+E BD You do know this is what the Tory Party want, people living on the uncertainty of a secure contract. Leaving the EU will give them even more to punish the honest hardworking British workforce. The mess of Universal credit is just the start, a country like the UK should not have people living in poverty and having to resort to feeding their families from food banks. Brexit was a massive mistake for the UK.
David Eitutis (3 months ago)
I'VE OWNED AND ENJOYED my filsons for yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyears. Almost bought a Barbour a few years back........ NNNNNNEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE FILSON REPAIR PROGRAM
SensaiMan (3 months ago)
I had a Barbour for years, and I purchased a fleece lining for it. Also purchased a hood so a very nice jacket around. Also, I love the big pockets the large collar is useful when it's snowing to protect your neck. It gets really cold here in the UK.
Carl Murawski (3 months ago)
I've seen the zip-in liners and they look really warm, I'm sure they're compulsory for your climate. Cheers from the states!
MyScotty7 (3 months ago)
I live near Barbour and sons in north England, beautiful clothing still made in England and at a fair price aswell, Barbour for me
The Libertine (2 months ago)
MyScotty7 Made in Bulgaria.
James Postle (2 months ago)
MyScotty7 are all the wax jackets from Barbour made in England?
Hector Caroselli (3 months ago)
1. Belstaff 2. Don't give business to Nordstrum
Jeremiah Shine (3 months ago)
My Filson jacket has a throat closure.
Glow in the Dark (3 months ago)
Barbour for jackets, Filson or 5.11 for pants, Churches for dress shoes, Brasher for boots.
Russ63 (3 months ago)
It's Bar Ba not Bar Boor
BENJAMIN DE JONGE (3 months ago)
Still wearing the Barbour off grandad, who yankee can say that, and it’s fashion nowadays
Brodie P (3 months ago)
A British company founded by a Scotsman ( like the bank of England...)
Brodie P (3 months ago)
and made really well too...+Alison Smith
Alison Smith (3 months ago)
And made in South Shields England.
John Pyatt (3 months ago)
The Barbour zipper can also open beer bottles.
Quentin RUAUD (2 days ago)
It is also a good way to break it 🤣
Gaylon Graham (18 days ago)
👍 yes...yes it can.
John Pyatt (21 days ago)
+DrOfNothing yes, give it a go!
DrOfNothing (22 days ago)
No! Really?
Matt (3 months ago)
dryzabone if you want a work horse, Barbour if you want something more refined....both will last a lifetime
Robert Peet (3 months ago)
If Barbour was good enough for Steve McQueen ? Its good enough for me! He swore by them when motorcycle racing. Not to mention that Barbour are also in film....007! Uber cool jacket...
Robert Peet (3 months ago)
I have 3 Barbours, so I may be a bit bias but I have the now defunct Dept B jacket which was then featured in the movie Skyfall. Still very stylish and waterproof but, to be fair. The jacket is more for Autumnal weather rather than harsh.
Carl Murawski (3 months ago)
Good point!!!
Mark Walters (3 months ago)
Just throw an old bed sheet over your car seats.
fsori9 (3 months ago)
The Barbour zipper pull also doubles as a bottle opener! I have three Barbours (20 year old Utility 2, 5 year old Convoy, and brand new Acorn) and I love them all for different reasons. They'll outlive me, for sure.
Edmond Lozano (3 months ago)
Maybe he should look for work at GQ magazine huh?
Jack LINDEN (3 months ago)
So you have an opinion, great. Boring stuff.
Carl Murawski (3 months ago)
And you watched it.
John Dally (3 months ago)
As a third generation Filson wearer, I'm sad to say the new owners haven't kept up the same standard or utility as the original family owned business. The Filson you have there is designed for business people. It has a tighter fit than the old ones, and the lining is crap. My old Filson waxed jacket, which is over twenty years old and still going strong (after many repairs at the factory), has moleskin lined hand warmer pockets, a durable, full liner, and a roomy fit that won't bind up around your shoulders when you are doing something more aggressive than walking from your parking garage to the office.
Carl Murawski (3 months ago)
I agree with you completely and have been working on a video script covering the rise and fall of Filson. From their "Might as well have the best" to the acquisition by Bedrock Manufacturing. They've gone through some seedy CEO's with their own ideas on how to pump up profits.
goyboy42 (3 months ago)
Long time Barbour owner and I have to say that I wouldn't want to be in 'torrential' rain in one - I love them, but they have their limits in bad weather. I also regularly reproof my Barbours and it is surprisingly easy - you just need a saucepan to stand the tin of wax in, a cloth to spread it on your jacket, and a hairdryer to smooth out the finish - anyone can do it and the results are astounding - the jacket looks like it just came out of the factory (that free tin of wax which comes with the Filsen by the way would cover about one sleeve). I personally love the 'leather' feel of the Barbour wax finish - it moulds to your body and when it's cold and the wax stiffens, the jacket will stand up on its own.
BobPDXz (3 months ago)
I have both. They are different, the Filson is more comfortable and easier to layer with the countless Filson layering options. I have had this jacket for thirty years and it still looks like new. Barbour is great jacket and a little dressier than Filson, but Filson has those fantastic mackinaw wool vests for layering. If you haven't owned a Mackinaw wool vest, you owe it to yourself to get one. The wool is designed to immediately constrict and contract with ambient temperatures, so you are never hot or cold no matter what the temperature is.
Frank Nowakowski (3 months ago)
My issue with the Filson is they do NOT breath. Do something strenuous, sweat....and it's like a green house under the jacket. Todays miracle fabrics like gore tex are FAR superior than these old fashioned things.
Tom Long (3 months ago)
I love the Barbour and I will eventually get one. The Filson though... their warranty is a huge factor. They repair or replace w/o question. So I'll grab one of each and celebrate the best of both countries. Great video comparison, I enjoyed it.
Magnus (3 months ago)
Filson is also American made. Supporting your local economy is always a good thing, independent of where you live.
Matthew Purdue (3 months ago)
I know I am a bit late to this, but definitely a Barbour fan (used when horse riding, and a shorter version for on my motorbike) and one of the major pro’s is the jacket gets better with age. Just like selvedge raw denim you get nice fades and I believe this makes the jacket more yours and is way cool.
Robert Hampton (4 months ago)
I know someone who works at the Barbour factory ..that's the king of wax jackets.
Spunkymunky (4 months ago)
Do you fly fish? Hunt? Back Country? If you do none of these regularly, you are simply looking for a city jacket with some performance capability. So, perhaps to be honest with that kind of consumer designer, you should just assess it as a Fashion Piece. Filson has an old man quality...and it's being revived by fancy city millenials as they attempt to retrieve Americana. At base, it's American and quite regional--Pacific Northwest (where I lived for a few years). Barbour has a British Cosmopolitan edge. It will get you many more nods within certain circles. Most Brits don't really have the kind of hunting culture that us guns-and-ammo Americans have. So for them, it's basically a cute costume for those playing country squire. Those are my reads of the truly utility of these coats: their semiotics. I think I would likely go with the Barbour. The Cosmopolitanism makes it more useful, especially when I want to cut a nice figure in South America, the States, or the Continent.
fuckingyoutube (4 months ago)
How about a one year update. Holding up, wear, likes dislikes....
Carl Murawski (4 months ago)
Damn good idea!
iamntbatman (4 months ago)
Have you heard anything about the Walker & Hawkes company? They make a lot of old school English outdoor/sportsman wear, including a really nice looking waxed jacket that's sort of absurdly cheap considering it's made it the UK. They've got nice looking tweed shooting jackets and vests as well. Thing is, it's near impossible to find any real reviews or info about this stuff, which is something of a red flag, but maybe it's just not caught on?
Bruce W. (4 months ago)
I own two of the Filson Mile Marker coats, They are fantastic.
MTwoodsrunner (4 months ago)
Really now...a bit over self indulgence perhaps?
Sam Gittings (4 months ago)
Hearing an American say Barbour is funny 😂
Efren Medina (1 month ago)
+B4 freedomfighter freedom is an illusion in the United States brought to you by an American you think you have a choice you think you're free my son
Dan N (1 month ago)
Sam Gittings no other American mispronounces the name like this guy!
B4 freedomfighter (2 months ago)
Hearing a Brit say freedom is funny.
alonzo calvillo (3 months ago)
Sam Gittings what did you expect from an American.
Sam Gittings (4 months ago)
I wouldn’t worry about it! I work for Barbour here in the UK and we get plenty of American customers in who buy jackets as they save money. The only thing I will say Barbour sell lots of different jackets each having a different purpose. I have four of them at the moment. I wouldn’t wear any other brand. You get a coat for life as it never wares or breaks also in some cases it can be a family heirloom
kenneth worde (4 months ago)
Also I own both , both! It's "old school"!

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