Barbour Thornproof Wax Dressing

Product information

Take good care of your Barbour waxed jacket with this wax dressing.

Whether your jacket needs some TLC and re-waxing after being worn too much, or if you just want to be careful from the start, this wax will help to preserve the look of the fabric and its waterproof qualities.

Eligible for International Delivery

Editors Notes

The Barbour story began in 1894 in the Market Place in South Shields. Today the 5th generation family-owned business remains in the region, with Barbour’s headquarters located in Simonside, South Shields.

Although it sources products from around the globe, Barbour's classic wax jacket is still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside with over 100,000 jackets processed via the central, subsidiary and local customer service operations each year.

Today, Barbour remains true to its core values as a family business which espouses the unique values of the British countryside and brings the qualities of wit, grit and glamour to its beautifully functional clothing.


Click & collect

Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
375 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Collect + from a local shop from tomorrow - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does what it says on the tin Heat the tin so that the wax is totally molten before use (back of the Aga is perfect). 08 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does What it Says on the Tin! Needed to reproof my wax cotton coat. I followed the instructions and now am waterproof again! Online purchase with delivery to local Waitrose - excellent service as usual! 31 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality Barbour product Having used the Barbour Thornproof dressing for many years the wax remains a typical Barbour quality product . 04 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by A very good item It was easy to use. Only two dry days, a spare hour and you have an almost new coat. Easy to do 27 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product This product was easy to use, instructions are on the tin but are also available with a very useful 'how to' video on the internet. The barbour jacket looks like new and there is enough wax left in the tin to use in the future. 02 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by It needs to be done! Waxing my Barbour is not something I look forward to - it's not a nice job, to say the least, but it's a kind of 'rite of passage' for first-time Barbour owners. It does become tedious after the first time you do it - or even during the first time you do it. Unfortunately, if you want your Barbour to last and to remain waterproof it has to be done. It would probably help if I actually followed Barbour's advice and did some monthly maintenance, but I don't so I end up waxing the whole thing in one go when it starts to leak. Following advice from a fellow owner I now put the wax on cold and melt it with a hot-air blower and rub it in. I find this slightly less messy than the 'official' method but be careful with the heat - I set the smoke alarm off once by overdoing the heat! If you can afford to send your Barbour back to the factory to get it waxed do so. Otherwise this is the ONLY stuff for you. Do it - if you look after your Barbour it will look after you. 08 June 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent Great results after apply it on my Barbour. Very recomended once a month 23 May 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Practical present What a wonderful service to order online and then just pop into Waitrose to pick up the very next day. Why can't they do that with every other online site. the person at John Lewis who thought of it deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. John Lewis have done it again!! 29 December 2011
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