There are several classic Barbour wraps, but this particular Barbour tartan wrap review is of the Hailes Tartan Wrap.
I went back and forth on the Barbour tartan wrap for a few years — I know it’s only $75, but that seemed like a lot when most of my tartan scarves are J. Crew end-of-year sale finds. But, one afternoon when I stopped by Low Tide, one of my favorite boutiques in Urbanna, I spotted the Barbour Hailes Tartan Wrap and decided it was in my best interest to shop local, right? Plus, it was a day before Christmas, so it just felt right.
Barbour Tartan Wrap Review
Now I’ve worn the tartan wrap no less than 10 times in the last three weeks, so, with that expertise in hand…
Honestly, one of the reasons I was a little hesitant, beyond the price, was the fact this scarf is 100% acrylic. Many of my cheaper scarves are, but when I think acrylic, I think pilling. I polled a few friends who I knew had the scarf and all said they hadn’t encountered any pilling, so, while I can’t totally vouch for that after three weeks, I’m trusting their experience. On the upside, however, is the acrylic is a thick, yet soft, weave that feels incredibly well made and chic. It wraps easily, keeps me warm, but isn’t even remotely itchy. Perhaps I’m an acrylic convert?
Like I mentioned, there are several Barbour tartan scarves, but after trying the Hailes and the Monteith, I preferred the classic fringe on the Hailes to the unfinished edge of the Monteith. Plus, the tartan is similar, but not the same from scarf-to-scarf. The Hailes is a slightly more timeless look, in my opinion.
How I Wear It
With navy, gold, hunter green, and red running through the Barbour Hailes wrap, it’s incredibly versatile. I wear it with both jeans or black leggings, and a neutral top. I love it over a tan sweater, a white turtleneck, or, here, over a deep ruby cardigan. It works for a dressed up look because of the classic tartan, but I also love it to add a cozy element to a WFH look.
Would I Recommend the Barbour Hailes Tartan Wrap?
A resounding yes. I only regret not getting it sooner — even at full price.