Those who wear them swear by them. Heavyweight Wax Cotton and pure Cotton lining provide ultimate weather-beating versatility, while all the features are there for a purpose.
Barbour’s iconic motorcycle jacket, the International, was created in 1936 and became the biker jacket of choice through the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Staying true to that heritage, the International Original is constructed in a heavyweight 8oz Sylkoil waxed cotton, offering a stylish matte finish and road-ready protection. Its robust front zip sits beneath a stud-fastening storm fly front, and the funnel collar is lined with corduroy for insulation and a luxurious feel against the skin. The lightweight cotton lining carries the signature Barbour tartan and is studded to take the optional Warm Pile Lining, for added versatility.
Traditional biker jacket details include the buckle-fastening throat strap, adjustable studded cuffs, a stiffened waist belt and the trademark four studded pockets – one of which is the authentic slanted map pocket, designed to give easy access while riding. Part of the World Tour collection, the International Original is available in classic Black with the infamous Barbour International logo to the chest.
British Motorcycle Gear Protecting The Café Racer in all of us.
Full Circle...... Review by kluoto
The first mc gear I bought in '79 was Barbour. Over the years I've had Langlitz, Aerostich, FXRG and Schott (current leather jacket).
I just received my Barbour. Got caught in a PNW thunderstorm and stayed dry as a bone on my Buell S3T. I'd forgotten how versatile this jacket is. Absolutely love it!
Now if I could just find the matching pants...... (Posted on 9/14/2013)
Looks great feels good Review by jaydee
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I have another opinion about motorcycle clothing. First..armor and leather is wonderful when you are sliding on a closed race track at 80-100 mph headed for some hay bails. On the street, the rider's enemy is BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA. The thing you hit before you stop sliding is coming very quickly and that is what hurts you. Bind yourself up in one of those 3 inch thick ballistic nylon gorilla suits if you want. I want protection from wind sun and rain and a degree of comfort allowing me a clear head. I will take the Barbour jacket for style -utility and comfort. It is one of those iconic articles of clothing that beats them all. LAPD motor squad retired (Posted on 3/31/2011)
barbour jacket Review by jack kelly
This jacket stands out among the rest...what with a tight fit,flap pockets,snug belt at the waist-you will shine! Cuts through the wind like a blade and protects from water like a heavy tarp.Everyone seems to have an opinion-it IS light.Dont wanna look like an copy of a harley-club boy?....neither do i-get one, and be a shark-not a minnow>I wear it like a god atop my Triumph>stir em'up get the Barbour and never blend in (Posted on 2/12/2011)
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Pricey? Yep. True to fit? slightly tightly. And...worth every cent the first time you get going in a soaking. PS. No jacket looks more stylish. Take my word for it. I do the style thing for a living. (Posted on 12/19/2009)
AMAZING! Review by Mosquito
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This is the greatest jacket I have ever owned! The quality, fit, and design are simply remarkable!
Bonus: I get complemented on it every time I go out.
(Posted on 4/8/2008)