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  • Barbour repair

    Anybody have a shop they can recommend for the repair of a Barbour?
    ~ Horse Box Lovers Clique ~

  • #2
    The Tack Box, Middleburg Va. I'm dropping mine off this weekend!!

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    • #3
      I havent done any feild hunting thought I have some general knowledge about it but....I am going to ask...what is a Barbour?
      Take time to stop and smell the flowers.

      Don't poke the Bear!

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      • #4
        JBQ: An english waxed jacket that many people use as their barn jacket.
        www.barbour.com

        OP: The US headquarters is in Milford NH (as is an OUTLET!!! ) Their contact info is as follows:

        55 Meadowbrook Drive
        Milford, NH 03055-4613
        (603) 673-1313

        They repair and re-wax jackets. I have one that looks like a patchwork jacket now and has hat to have leather trim added to all of the edges because I am really rough on mine but they do an excellent job. The repairs are always really affordable and they have all the right materials, etc. They are very nice, as well. If I remember correctly, they re-wax all jackets that come in for repairs for free!
        "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant

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        • #5
          I sent mine back to Barbour. They did a great job, and didn't take that long.

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          • #6
            So its similar to a oil skin (oiled canvas) like the outback jackets?? The web site wont come up for me. I say its a connection problem from my end.
            I used to have a waist lengthed outback jacket and it got stolen a few years ago. My late husband bought it for me and I realy loved it and was crushed deeply by its disappearance. It disapeared from my truck at a horse show along with a pair of leather boots. I put it in the truck because I thought it would be safer there. Boy was I wrong.

            I am going to look into the "Barbour" jackets. MIght be a nice investment for me considering my job.
            Take time to stop and smell the flowers.

            Don't poke the Bear!

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            • #7
              Jelly Bean Queen, please

              You will love the barbours. They are great in horrible weather, softer and more flexible than the outbacks because the cotton material is softer. They are very well designed and last forever. I have one long one that is 25 years old and going strong. I had to pry it away from my 23 y o son, so I could ride in it.
              He had to buy one and chose the outback because of the cape. He hasn't ridden in it yet...
              Intermediate Riding Skills

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                #8
                Have filled out the form to send to Milford.

                I have the Bedale in blue. It's my 2nd one. I outgrew the other one & sold it years ago for good money.

                I wear it 3 seasons and not just at the barn. It's great for blocking wind on cold days, shedding the rain on wet ones, and is tasteful enough to hunt in when necessary.

                This one is holding up fairly well, but I am hard on it and need some holes repaired. It'll also be nice to have them rewax it; that's a stinky job!

                I also have a long DriZaBone outback, with a cape. It was a Christmas gift in 1989 from my parents. It's *really* falling apart. I don't know how much longer I should keep repairing it. Maybe until there's nothing left to sew a patch to?
                ~ Horse Box Lovers Clique ~

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                • #9
                  I am hesitant to divulge my secret resource so publicly, but out of the kindness of my heart ( ) I will disclose the following:

                  If anyone is ever in the Southern NH area GO TO THE OUTLET!! It's hit or miss if you are looking for something really specific but there are lots of prototypes and samples that have never been worn. There are always TONS of the traditional jacket and they are usually about $50-$75 because they are "faded" from being in a store window or need to have a small ($5-$10) repair that they will do right there and then mail it to you. Considering that they otherwise run at about $200 (even though they are worth every penny), it a fantastic deal. They also have sweaters, britches, bags, scarves, hats, and more!!
                  "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant

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                  • #10
                    Are there any secrets to getting one of these clean? I bought one on ebay, and it turns out that the low price corresponded with the large amount of dirtiness. I've tried soaking it in a bucket of cold water and going at it with the sink spray attachment as the Barbour people recommended, and it didn't really do anything. It certainly works as a barn coat regardless, but I'd like to not blend in with the homeless when walking to the car I live downtown, so am not entirely joking.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by halla View Post
                      Are there any secrets to getting one of these clean? I bought one on ebay, and it turns out that the low price corresponded with the large amount of dirtiness.
                      What kind of "dirt"? If it's mud that has really set in I would try using a stiff horse brush (wet) and seeing if you can loosen the dirt up. Then you may need to re-wax it a bit.

                      You could send it to barbour (see above for address, etc.) to see if they can refurbish it. Their repair costs tend to be pretty reasonable and the jackets always look great when they are cleaned and re-waxed. Of course, there will be some cost, including shipping.
                      "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant

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                        #12
                        Sent my coat in, got the quote yesterday. $361.

                        I could almost buy a new one for that. Except mine isn't like the ones available now. And I really like it.

                        Poor thing's really beat up.

                        I don't think the reproofing was free. Who knows. I didn't ask for a breakdown of charges; it really didn't matter.

                        I'll have it back in about 6 weeks.
                        ~ Horse Box Lovers Clique ~

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                        • #13
                          I had mine repaired and rewaxed last year. We started with my wish list, but Rivenoak is right, $5 here, $7 there, and the next thing I knew, I could buy a brand new Barbour at retail prices. So I settled on a rewax, and a few absolutely necessary repairs. The jacket is close to 20 years old, and I have found that they get less waterproof with each rewax, but the jacket is going to disintegrate on me because I won't get rid of it. It's still great for an all day drizzle, the most expensive windbreaker ever, and fabulous for going through thorns, but in a heavy rain, I get a different coat out.

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                          • #14
                            My first Bedale wore like iron, it finally got just too shabby to fix..

                            So I bit the bullet, and got a new one, first thing I did was get wormer on it

                            I choose to think it gives it character.
                            FMO:OMG I almost put my eye out hunting clique.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by VicariousRider View Post
                              What kind of "dirt"? If it's mud that has really set in I would try using a stiff horse brush (wet) and seeing if you can loosen the dirt up. Then you may need to re-wax it a bit.

                              You could send it to barbour (see above for address, etc.) to see if they can refurbish it. Their repair costs tend to be pretty reasonable and the jackets always look great when they are cleaned and re-waxed. Of course, there will be some cost, including shipping.
                              Sorry, totally forgot I posted this!

                              I've called Barbour and they no longer provide a cleaning service. I think I'll try the horse brush thing, it can't do too much damage. I do think it's just set in mud, but who knows, it was that way when I got it. It's brown I want to get it rewaxed, but ideally not on top of the dirt.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by VicariousRider View Post
                                I am hesitant to divulge my secret resource so publicly, but out of the kindness of my heart ( ) I will disclose the following:

                                If anyone is ever in the Southern NH area GO TO THE OUTLET!! It's hit or miss if you are looking for something really specific but there are lots of prototypes and samples that have never been worn. There are always TONS of the traditional jacket and they are usually about $50-$75 because they are "faded" from being in a store window or need to have a small ($5-$10) repair that they will do right there and then mail it to you. Considering that they otherwise run at about $200 (even though they are worth every penny), it a fantastic deal. They also have sweaters, britches, bags, scarves, hats, and more!!
                                Where in NH is the outlet? I drive up north a few times a year and go through NH on the journey.
                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                "While girls schools are notoriously wild, the true party-hearty girl attends Hollins" ~The Preppy Handbook

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                                • #17
                                  oh good grief!

                                  Oh for crying out loud!!! Just throw the danged things away!! Ain't no jacket worth that kinda effort or money to keep wearing! What is it with our affections for these things? Danged if I'm ever gonna wear a $400 coat(or whatever they cost! ) to the barn for ANY reason! Ain't even waterproof. I only want washable things for the barn. Or something I can fix with duct tape. I'm into the "homeless person" look for the barn OR a Carhart.
                                  Barbour?!! Schmarber!! Let it go....if it comes back then it was meant to be!! Ridiculously expensive. Buy american, or something else. Plenty of cheaper imitators.....

                                  wow....Wateryglen certainly is testy this morning.....!!

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by wateryglen View Post
                                    Ridiculously expensive. Buy american, or something else. Plenty of cheaper imitators.....
                                    The exchange rate certinly doesn't help with any imports from the UK, but nah - I'll use freedom of choice and stick with buying British thank you (and no, I don't own a Babrour)
                                    Last edited by Dices; Apr. 20, 2010, 08:19 PM. Reason: spelling
                                    Nil Satis Nisi Optimum

                                    A guy who rides - shock horror we do exist!!

                                    Florida winters, come back! All's forgiven!

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                                    • #19
                                      My Barbour was a gift that I treasure, not just because it was a gift, but because it actually does what it promises to do.

                                      If, and when, an American product works as well, I would consider purchasing one. But to purchase something, a coat, or a car, or anything just because it is American-made is the most ridiculous argument for throwing money away. My Barbour was my only winter coat for over 10 years. I rarely wear to the barn because it really doesn't improve with wormer or furacin, but it's the best dang horse show coat out there! And it certainly was worth the money that the gifter spent.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by diKecnadnuS View Post
                                        Where in NH is the outlet? I drive up north a few times a year and go through NH on the journey.
                                        It's in Milford, NH (See above post for address). It's near Nashua. Be sure to check the hours before you go because I think that they are not exactly 9-5.

                                        Happy hunting!!!

                                        Wateryglen: Call me a snob, but nothing beats the original! They are worth their weight in gold.
                                        "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" Immanuel Kant

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