First available in 1983,the Beaufort jacket,designed by Chairman Dame Margaret Barbour,is one of Barbour’s most iconic waxed jackets,featuring the useful full-width,lined,rear Game Pocket.
Fully interactive with a detachable hood and liner,the Beaufort truly is the ultimate,classic all-year-round jacket.Made with mediumweight 6oz Thornproof waxed cotton and featuring Velcro wind cuffs and the recognisable studded corduroy collar,the Beaufort is made to work hard in all weathers.The classic-fit jacket features a chunky two-way Barbour ring-pull zip and studded ‘Stormfly’ close front,two generous bellows pockets and two waist-height moleskin handwarmer pockets for everyday practicality.
Inspired by French shooting jackets,the Beaufort is a shorter length than traditional jackets,and carries a large rear pocket lined with wipe-clean Nylon,suitable for carrying small game,cartridges,or even a newspaper when in town.
While older Beauforts carry the Dress Gordon tartan,the modern Beaufort is lined with the patented Barbour tartan,which is based on the tartan sett from the Barbour family’s original home county of Ayrshire.
Recently,the Beaufort found a renewed popularity in the film ‘The Queen’,in which,actress Helen Mirren wore the jacket in her role as HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
See exactly what goes into making a Beaufort in Anatomy of a Barbour Jacket.