What happens if you wash a Barbour jacket firstly depends on if your Barbour is a wax jacket or a quilted jacket. Take a look at our blog post Cleaning and reproofing your wax jacket
for more detailed information, including details of cleaning your quilted jacket. Barbour advise that waxed cotton cannot be washed in hot water, dry cleaned or machine washed as this will remove the waterproofing wax and oils which cannot be replaced. The only way to clean a wax jacket is to brush off any dirt, and then wipe it down using cold water only. The care label is often found in the inner security pocket if your jacket has one, it is always best to check the label as there are a number of different Barbour jackets with different instructions on how best to wash a Barbour jacket.