The Barbour Ventile 'Endurance' Jacket was produced during the late 1980's, the line was scrapped at the end of the 1980s due to the cost of the high quality Ventile material, production became uneconomical for Barbour. The jacket itself is constructed from 100% Ventile cotton. This fabric first developed during WWII for pilot Immersion Suits as it provided excellent wind and water protection, while remaining very quiet when moving, unlike other waterproof material such as Gore-Tex. At the beginning of the 20th Century, Ventile production in Britain ended, so this UK Courtaulds Textiles Ltd produced Ventile is some seriously rare fabric. This jacket was produced during the period when Barbour had 3 Royal Warrants, which began after the company was issue a third Royal Warrant by the Prince of Wales.
This is in perfect unworn deadstock condition and includes the original Barbour collar pin, neck-tab and spare buttons, plus the Ventile card swinger. The jacket itself is built with an extended silhouette, with two large button-close front patch pockets, two slanted button-close hand warmer pocket with a YKK Zip close and a button-close storm flap. The jacket features an action back for easier movement, with a button detachable hood and internal drawstring for a customised fit.
This is in perfect unworn deadstock condition and includes the original Barbour collar pin, neck-tab and spare buttons, plus the Ventile card swinger
- Made in England
- YKK zip front fastening
- Original hood and belt
- Internal cord collar and button throat tab
- Storm front with button fastening
- 2 lower patch pockets with button-close flaps
- 2 hand warmer button-close pockets
- Underarm ventilation eyelets
- Fabric back neck hanger loop
SIZE: The size label is C44, and this fits like a L / XL (UK Sizing) with a very generous 56in full external chest measurement, typical for a vintage Barbour jacket.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS:Please check measurements against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned on a flat surface:
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