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Barbour combat jacket

#1
Didnt think barbour still did camoflage jackets but they do .Does anyone
know of anyone who wears one in the field or are they the perserve of hunters, fishermen etc
 

ugly

LE
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#2
I wore one during a 4 month stay at Kelly's Garden, 2fd RA PRI in Munster was selling them for 250 Dm in 1984, I havent seen them since but it was really waterproof and Warm enough for stagging on but a tad warm when Tabbing. Flogged it to one of the OC rover group 4 years later when it got so black as to not be DPM any more.
 
#3
Saw them in the factory outlet shop at gunwharf £115 ideal for standing
around or driving but I would hate to tab any distance in one
 

ugly

LE
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#4
Is that in Pompey, I'm in Hampshire every other saturday and would like one for the foul weather I encounter when deer stalking, plus to see if the y are as I remember.
 
#5
yeah barbour shop in gunwharf also perfect place for a bit of chav hunting. but you could say that about all of portsmouth genrally :lol:
It has a good range of other barbour stuff as well as the camo jackets
 
#6
ugly said:
Is that in Pompey, I'm in Hampshire every other saturday and would like one for the foul weather I encounter when deer stalking, plus to see if the y are as I remember.
Bloody hell, a typing dog!
 

ugly

LE
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#8
Never stopped us wearing the pu nylon crap and that stuff would melt in sunlight. Oh she's a bitch by the way!
 
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error_unknown

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#9
Very popular with the troop and the det in NI 15 years ago or so, but I haven't seen one in a long while. I think Gore-tex etc gets the nod these days.
 
#10
I always found a barbour too noisy for stalking, you'd be better off with a swandri or something like that. They do keep the water out and are warm as hell.

I've seen the DPM barbour in gunwharf too, it looks weird. You'd need some significant rank to avoid getting reamed for wearing that!
 
#11
If you can be arsed then using Barbour wax on CS95 jackets produces an awesome effect, it provides maximum waterproofing without the weight and sweat.

I used to do it years ago in 5 AB and still have a buckshee jacket now
 

ugly

LE
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#14
fish-head said:
I always found a barbour too noisy for stalking, you'd be better off with a swandri or something like that. They do keep the water out and are warm as hell.

I've seen the DPM barbour in gunwharf too, it looks weird. You'd need some significant rank to avoid getting reamed for wearing that!
Never a problem on ops wearing a suitable waterproof. Mind you anything was better than a poncho or Crisp packet. I stalk normally wearing a smock but will put a Barbour Durham underneath if it is pissing down. Mind you as I go when I want I can skip the rain if I feel like it. Not that I do!

Stag on!
 
#15
I remember those! They always seemed to lose theor 'DPM-ness', but looked quite cool when new.

I've got one of the old army issue Babours for despatch riders. It isn't DPM but to all intents and purposes it is a Babour combat jacket. I use it for shooting, riding going to the pub and just about everything else. Tops!
 

chimera

LE
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#16
Barbour made a DPM jacket around 1984 - 5, imaginatively called 'The Military'. It was a slightly different cut to the normal Barbour coat, and had 2 breast pockets and 2 lower pockets like a issue jacket. This was before Goretex was widely available at a sensible price, and certainly long before it was used in the issue waterproof. They were certainly popular in 5 AB Bde as the best waterproof available at the time. I certainly haven't seen one being sold for years, and assume that Barbour stopped making them once we got issued Goretex DPM.
 

OldSnowy

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#18
I used to have one in the '80s, and it was fine for static work in NI (plenty of that) but of course no use for moving in. That, and the fact that within a couple of months it got so dark as to ba almost black, meant that the Bosses didn't like it. Cleaning and re-proofing every couple of months was beyond my means then, so it had to go.
 

ugly

LE
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#19
Cleaning was a right pain true enough but I wore mine in NI and BFFI and still miss it not that it would fit me anymore. Sold mine to a mate in the OC's Rover Group so I could go on the PISS.
1LI "We would rather F*ck Than Fight!"
 
#20
well they had a rack of them in the barbour shop at gunwharf queys
in portsmouth over £100 so bet exspensive to wear one for a joke as unless you a col guess you would get a riffting just wondered if anyone still wore them?guess they faded into the mists of time with the issuse of gortex