One of Barbour's signature wax jackets, the Bedale was introduced into the range in 1980. Lightweight, thornproof and short in length it was originally designed by Chairman Dame Margaret Barbour, as an equestrian jacket - the shorter length was ideal when riding. It has all of Barbour's signature attributes, two big bellow pockets, a large pull ring two way zip and corduroy collar. While it continues to be popular amongst people working and living in the country, more recently, it has become a fashionable choice for city dwellers who aspire to the country look. Worn by some of the stars of Glastonbury including the Arctic Monkeys and Lily Allen, the Bedale is a classic Barbour wax jacket that is now as comfortable in the urban jungle as it is in the country.