Barbour and Brompton ride together again for new collaboration
Heritage British brand Barbour has revisited its relationship with UK bicycle maker Brompton on a second collaboration collection of men’s and women’s jackets, T-shirts, bags and a special edition bike, following on from the first coming together in 2017.
Designed with urban cycling enthusiasts in mind, the outerwear has been cleverly crafted to include safety features for cyclists, such as reflective panels and bright colours that “can be tucked away when it’s time to dismount and hit the pavement”.
The range includes the Barbour x Brompton ‘Bromdale’ wax jacket, featuring custom details such as a detachable hood, 3M reflective tape, cooling airflow vents and mesh panel lining.
The ‘Reversible Fold Quilt’ jacket is inspired by Barbour’s original quilted jacket, which was first introduced in the 1970s. The new custom design can be worn two ways, in a classic olive or a ‘high viz’ orange. It comes with a large patch pocket, ribbed cuffs and reflective tape “for a smart look on or off the bike”.
Ian Bergin, Director of Menswear and Accessories at Barbour, said: “This collaboration is all about merging the themes of practicality, style and innovation. The jackets have been carefully designed to include technical features that ensure that the styles look just as good on the bike.”
Will Butler-Adams, CEO at Brompton, commented: “The new collection combines the best of Brompton and Barbour drawing on a shared heritage in British manufacturing, design and making products with real purpose; the collaboration celebrates everyday journeys, on and off the Brompton folding bike.”
Working alongside renowned fashion artist and illustrator Fei Wang, better known as ‘Mr Slowboy’, the new range of collaboration T-shirts include illustrated designs that depict cycling in the city.
The new bag collection includes a spacious ‘Wax Holdall’ that fits and clicks on securely on the front of a Brompton bike. Made by Barbour in its robust and durable 10oz wax cotton fabric, it features the brand’s distinctive classic tartan lining and a leather handle grip.
There’s also a Barbour x Brompton ‘Wax City Bag’, which has a padded laptop sleeve, and a ‘Zip Pouch’ which is designed to fit on Brompton handlebars or saddle.
The special edition Brompton bike features six-gears, an all-weather C17 Brooks saddle and Schwalbe Almotion touring tyres. All the bags have been produced by Barbour to fit perfectly on the bike, and unclick in seconds to go from road to pavement.