Five years to the day after their first collaboration, Brompton, the UK’s largest bicycle manufacturer and the iconic British brand Barbour are reuniting for a second chapter of their partnership. The reunion has resulted in an exclusive collection that celebrates British style and the great outdoors.
The second Barbour x Brompton capsule includes a range of clothing and accessories, but also the never-before-seen limited edition Barbour x Brompton C Line Explore bike.
“The new collection combines the best of Brompton and Barbour drawing on a shared heritage in British manufacturing, design and making products with real purposes; the collaboration celebrates everyday journeys, on and off the Brompton folding bike,” says Will Butler-Adams, CEO at Brompton Bicycle.
Highlights of the apparel line include the Barbour x Brompton Bromdale Wax Jacket which features a removable hood, mesh lining and reflective details; the Barbour x Brompton Reversible Fold Quilt Jacket with inspirations drawn from an original Barbour quilted jacket from the 1970s. It features large patch pockets, ribbed cuffs and reflective tape, and comes in classic olive green or orange; and t-shirts featuring artwork by artist and illustrator Fei Wang, better known as Mr. Slowboy.
Accessories are not forgotten, as there is the Barbour x Brompton Wax Holdall weekend bag made from Barbour’s durable 10oz waxed cotton canvas, the Barbour x Brompton Wax City Bag also made from Barbour’s 10oz waxed cotton canvas and finished in leather with a padded pouch that clips on to the front of a Brompton bike with a simple click, as well as the very British Barbour x Brompton Zip Pouch with its tartan pattern.
And the star of this collab is none other than the new Barbour x Brompton C Line Explore bike, designed for the great outdoors. Inspired by the shores near Barbour’s South Shields base, the frame and forks are finished in a sleek glossy beige, while the C17 Brooks saddle and 6-speed gearing ensure comfort in the city and out in the wild. A custom serial plate paying homage to the iconic English coastline lighthouses and a gold Brompton logo complete the chic finish.
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The Brompton x Barbour collection is available from now at Brompton Junction stores, online at brompton.com and at select Brompton retailers.