Based in Simonside, England, Barbour has been leading the battle against the elements since 1894. The "Blast" jacket is the perfect defense against the chilly mist on windy days. Barbour upholds their reputation as weather-resistant experts with the use of a moisture-wicking waxed cotton body with the classic corduroy collar. For added protection from the inclement weather, storm flaps at the shoulders are used to protect the chest pockets. To avoid the overheating feeling caused by most rain jackets, a hidden, vented mesh panel on the back allows the jacket to breathe.