Barbour is synonymous with the English countryside. The iconic Bedale and its siblings, the Beaufort and Border, are accessible pieces of royalty-adjacent lifestyle that offer real utility and an unusual sense of dependability: the design hasn’t changed in nearly four decades.
But a company doesn’t stick around for 125 years by only doing one thing, no matter how well they do that thing. Barbour’s entry into quilted jackets came in 1979 with the Countryman. However, it’s arguably the Chelsea-style Barbour Powell Quilted Jacket that represents the apex of what a quilted jacket can achieve.
The jacket’s classic cut doesn’t sacrifice modern style sensibilities, making it ideal for day trips into the country and nights out in the West End. The Powell’s insulated fleece lining is warm enough to fend off chilly spring and autumn breezes yet light enough for the odd summer day that calls for something more robust than a windbreaker.
When winter comes around, the Powell’s adjustable back waist tabs allow for simple layering, while the corduroy-lined funnel neck snaps shut to seal in warmth and keep out the rain. Wearers will find two of Barbour’s signature diagonal pockets on the front, with an additional zip pocket to further protect valuables – or stow a flask for a post-hike tipple. Available in a choice of Black, Navy, or Olive, the Barbour Powell Quilted Jacket runs $300.
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