Nato issue waxed motorcycle jacket

#1
Good morning,
does anyone have a nato issue Barbour waxed motorcycle jacket that they'd be willing to get rid of?
The size i'm after is a C42.
Not too fussed on the condition of the wax but ideally the jacket will have no rips,tears or frayed sleeves.

Cheers chaps
 
#2
Is this the black version issued in the 1980's with the CAN AM Bombardier or the Olive Green version I have seen ?

Try the MT RIDERS CLUB or the OLD BIKE MART.

Also try F2 MOTORCYCLE who import the Russian Combo's as they were selling a good copy of the wax motorcycle jacket.

Belstaff are selling thier copy in the Bicester Retail Village at a discounted price but still expensive.
 
#3
Is this the black version issued in the 1980's with the CAN AM Bombardier or the Olive Green version I have seen ?

Try the MT RIDERS CLUB or the OLD BIKE MART.

Also try F2 MOTORCYCLE who import the Russian Combo's as they were selling a good copy of the wax motorcycle jacket.

Belstaff are selling thier copy in the Bicester Retail Village at a discounted price but still expensive.

Thanks mate.
 
#4
Good morning,
does anyone have a nato issue Barbour waxed motorcycle jacket that they'd be willing to get rid of?
The size i'm after is a C42.
Not too fussed on the condition of the wax but ideally the jacket will have no rips,tears or frayed sleeves.

Cheers chaps
i have the exact thing you are after however it took me 4 yrs to get the colour and size i wanted (there very small for the label size)i was recently offered 200 quid for mine and refused not becouse i think its worth more its just that the cannot be replaced the lack of an exterior barbour label is what i like about it a real street sleeper in a very strong hard wearing fabric not like alot of the remade ones which look like they would burst at the seams the colour is very "in" as its very much like the steve mcqueen replicas that are about at the moment i do have some 32 inch trousers in the same material
NEW*Barbour International Steve Mcqueen Wax Jacket*VERY RARE*Olive-American Flag | eBay
 
#5
i have the exact thing you are after however it took me 4 yrs to get the colour and size i wanted (there very small for the label size)i was recently offered 200 quid for mine and refused not becouse i think its worth more its just that the cannot be replaced the lack of an exterior barbour label is what i like about it a real street sleeper in a very strong hard wearing fabric not like alot of the remade ones which look like they would burst at the seams the colour is very "in" as its very much like the steve mcqueen replicas that are about at the moment i do have some 32 inch trousers in the same material
NEW*Barbour International Steve Mcqueen Wax Jacket*VERY RARE*Olive-American Flag | eBay
Ta for the reply mate,
not interested in the Steve McQueen stuff to be honest, i don't like any big labels on the chest of a jacket.
I missed out on 2 before xmas on ebay. Looks like i'll have to keep my eyes open on there.
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
#6
Crowd called Barbour by mail on the net are having a sale there's a Barbour neander there, looks close.

I'll sell you the interior label of my Barbour NATO jacket for a ridiculous price.

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#7
Thers one one on ebay for £325 ouch
 
#8
I have one of these jackets in my shed in a real poor state, will dig it out over the weekend. Anyone know what's the best way of cleaning them up?

Cheers
 
#10
I have one of these jackets in my shed in a real poor state, will dig it out over the weekend. Anyone know what's the best way of cleaning them up?

Cheers

Send it to me for a token amount and i'll take it off your hands

What size is it by the way?
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
I have one of these jackets in my shed in a real poor state, will dig it out over the weekend. Anyone know what's the best way of cleaning them up?

Cheers
IIRC there's a guy advertises in a thing called Old Bike Mart who maintains he can clean them without wrecking them, despite what Barbour say.
Other than that its cold water, scrubbing brush, merest hint of soap on the really bad bits.
The rest of it scrub it. Cold water. When its clean enough hang it up to dry naturally. Bring it inside and see what it smells like when it gets to room temp. As that's what you're going to smell like when it warms up.
If it pongs hose it down hang it up to dry somewhere room tempish then spray it with febreze when its dry.
If that doesn't work send it off to Barbour. Once you've cleaned the dirt off it and scrubbed the lining.
Good luck.
Anybody else have anything?


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#12
waxed jacket?......... isn't that just a blazer that some Italian bloke took a dislike to?
 
#13
Waxed cotton is cotton with wax melted into it. Let's all stop thinking a name makes the same things 'extra special'. Gucci shirts made of cotton are the same as Tesco shirts made of cotton (in function).

eBay cheapo Waxed Cotton Jackets are made of the same stuff as Barbour or Belstaff jackets but cost a fraction of the price.

Don't pay for a label, or a 'warranty' you'll never claim on.
 
#14
Obsolete shit and not worth the silly money they're fetching to be honest. Still, you'd look a bit funny on a 1923 Ariel sidevalve wearing a one-piece Dianese suit. I'd be looking for something plain, black... and Goretex.
 

napier

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Kit Reviewer
#15
I don't even have a motorbike and I still like mine (Army issue)
 
#16
IIRC there's a guy advertises in a thing called Old Bike Mart who maintains he can clean them without wrecking them, despite what Barbour say.
Other than that its cold water, scrubbing brush, merest hint of soap on the really bad bits.
The rest of it scrub it. Cold water. When its clean enough hang it up to dry naturally. Bring it inside and see what it smells like when it gets to room temp. As that's what you're going to smell like when it warms up.
If it pongs hose it down hang it up to dry somewhere room tempish then spray it with febreze when its dry.
If that doesn't work send it off to Barbour. Once you've cleaned the dirt off it and scrubbed the lining.
Good luck.
Anybody else have anything?


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I've just done exactly that, inside and out, with a jacket that had been lurking too long in the bottom of a box of stuff. Used a bit of ordinary hand soap in the water.

Got rid of the mildewy pong, and wore it on a long walk the other day without throwing up or coming out in a rash.
 
#17
I have one black and one green Barbours suit. I use them on my bike all the time - a BMW F800GS. They keep the water out and don't make you look like an American football player. Neither of mine stink as they are well aired and used all the time and not left in a shed for months on end.

I bought each for less than £75 per suit compared to some of the suits from BMW or KLIM that cost a grand for top and another grand for the trousers. Fleece jacket and trousers under them and you are good to go all through the winter. With my open face Davida helmet, there is no danger of me being mistaken for a 'Long Way Round ' wannabe / clone.

The fact that Barbour have become a fashion brand like Belstaff is no reason for me to stop using them on the bike.
 
#18
Obsolete shit and not worth the silly money they're fetching to be honest. Still, you'd look a bit funny on a 1923 Ariel sidevalve wearing a one-piece Dianese suit. I'd be looking for something plain, black... and Goretex.
your missing the point entirely, its the obscurity/rareity of them that pushes the money up

If everyone thought your way we'd be all be cutting round wearing Northface everything just like wot the BBC advertises

has this been linked to the "Kit that used to be Ally, but the Nippers haven't heard of." thread yet :)
 

skid2

LE
Book Reviewer
#19
Obscure. How dare you. Every six months Ms Skid gives a snort of derision as another weekend supplement announces the fact that Doc Martens and Barbours are now in fashion. I like to think it's just me being down with the cool kids.

Now when the South Armagh raincoat gets fashionable I'll take a bow.
 
#20
Franco Malenotti the once owner of BELSTAFF and who sold it to the Swiss fashion group LABELUX has now brought the title to MATCHLESS MOTORCYCLES.

An 1960's style Matchless G80 is on the cards also with a range of clothing.

The company will be based in London.

If you really want a wax cotton jacket try F2 Motorcycles at Banbury who are selling a good one for around £80, (see F2 Motorcycles website).
 
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