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UK/England Outdoor Wear Company???

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Dec 9, 2005.


  1. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    hey all,

    i remember being in england and seeing catalogs for this really cool company that sold outdoor wear and jackets. but the name escapes me.

    anyone in the UK care to help an american out?
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Err...North Face...Berghaus...I really don't know which companies are British...:confused:...?
     
  3. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Blacks?
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    If we're talking about stores... I like "Field and Trek"...?
     
  5. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    hmm...

    maybe it was a store catalog.. oh well...

    reason i'm asking is cause i'm tired of NOT finding any of the jackets that i want in my size/color, and thought maybe i should start looking overseas.
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  7. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    THAT'S IT!!!!!!!

    thx wil!
     
  8. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    hmm...

    oddly, their jackets dont seem very winter ready... :meh:
     
  9. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    Winter in the UK is a wee bit different from winter in NYC. Brrrrrrrr.
     
  10. Joker, there is a US distributor for Barbour, I think in New England somewhere. Their products are great for wet and windy weather, but are lacking for serious US cold weather. When I lived in Virginia I had a Barbour jacket that I used for motorcycle riding in mild Fall and Spring weather and as a windbreaker shell over insulation in the Winter. If you want a serious winter jacket with outdoor style, but not expedition type gear, LL Bean is probably your best bet.
     
  11. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    thx aaron,

    i actually REALLY wanted a Northface kinda jammy, but alas, i thought barbour was an english equivalent. :(
     
  12. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
  13. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member


    I hate Barbour - only ever seem to worn by snobs ...? :meh:

    (Just my opinion)

    I much prefer things like North Face , Lowe Alpine, Berghaus, which are actually functional!! :)
     
  14. Barbour jackets tend to get very stiff in the extreme cold, but they handle thickets/gorse/thorns better than any of the latest hi-tech/boutique fabrics… (bar Kevlar™). My oldest Barbour was bought in the mid-1970s and has been back a couple of times for a re-furb - it's become just like an old friend which I don't have the heart to discard…

    - Wil
     
  15. I have a Lowe Alpine fleece that is very good but for overjackets I find Lowe, Berghaus etc a bit over the top. Like having a 4 wheel drive in town.

    I live in the country and my latest Barbour is brilliant. It is windproof, waterproof and breathable so does everything for me. Being green in colour I also do not stand out like a traffic light.

    I admit that Barbour had a major branding issue in the 80's but I think but now it is just considered a very good brand that does its job very well. Not a fashion item but a practical outdoor garment.

    my 2c

    Matthew
     
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    As in - what 'Horsey' women wear when watching their men play Polo or go shooting on the estate for the weekend...:p

    As a Guardian reader, member of the Labour party and the Ramblers, I am forbidden to even consider wearing Barbour!! ;)
     
  17. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    lol,

    how did my thread suddenly become quasi-political? :p
     
  18. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Wearing Barbour is a political statement - it is saying : I am a conservative, who supports the countryside alliance and who is fairly well-off!! ;)

    Or - I am a City Banker who likes to think I know a lot about the countryside and who 'weekends' on the country estate!! :D
     
  19. Bruce

    Re political allegance, in my case you are wrong.
    Re support for the countryside Alliance in my case you are wrong
    Re being well off, in my case you are wrong

    You are wrong - I am not a city banker
    You are wrong about weekending on the country estate. I do not have one.

    I do wear a Barbour and I paid less for it than I would have done for some of the walking type jackets made by Berghaus etc mentioned in your earlier post.

    Generalisation more worthy of the Sun or Mail than the Guardian ;)

    Matthew