In my constant search to add jackets to a big collection, I’m always looking for pieces that are a little different, or serve another function. I have plenty of Barbours, a Belstaff, some Penfields, and an Apolis Chore Coat, but I wanted something different. I wanted a quilted jacket that I could use like a work coat. The Liddesdale only has two pockets, a lot of the other quilted Barbours are cut like Moto jackets, and Penfield has taken a weird turn towards streetwear (seriously – let’s get back to the Outback Vests that everyone loved…).
Out of the box, I was surprised how substantial, yet how light the jacket is. It’s quilted, and good for the rain (73% nylon, 27% cotton). The cut is good too: it’s not boxy, but not too tight. It has a nice silhouette to go over an oxford, or layered over a sweater. The sleeves aren’t too short either, which is a problem I’ve found with a lot of quilted jackets. From a sizing perspective, I ordered a Medium, which is the same size I wear in Penfield, and I’m a 40 in Barbour (for reference).
Personally, I’m a big fan of the large pockets. I like how they are purpose built (phones, notebooks, etc.). The older I get, the more pockets I need. Having a kid only accentuates the need. From a pocket perspective, I’m becoming my Granddad, which isn’t a bad thing.
The jacket is available in green, navy, and charcoal, so you can dress this as outdoorsy to big city that you like.
Available at Huckberry for a limited time…in the market, but Barbour’ed out? Give this one a whirl.