In 1980, Barbour produced their first short, lightweight jacket, the Bedale. Originally designed for riding, the Bedale is favoured by many Britons, from royalty to pop icons.¬†
Dame Margaret Barbour designed the Bedale with equestrian practicalities in mind, with a shorter length, relaxed fit, rear vents and the essential Nylon inner 'drip-strip' that provided resistance to damp from horses seeping into the jacket. Made with mediumweight 6oz waxed cotton and fully interactive with optional zip-in thermal liners and hoods, the Bedale is a brilliant all-year-round jacket.¬†
The classic elements of a Barbour jacket are all included, with a brass two-way ring-pull zip and studded 'Stormfly' front, two large bellows pockets and two moleskin-lined handwarmer pockets, and the traditional corduroy collar with studs for a hidden throat flap.
Now a classic, the practicality and simple style of the Bedale remains popular with all ages.¬†
The popularity of the Bedale has inspired a slimmed down version for women, the Beadnell, which is named after a small fishing village in Northumberland.¬†
Bedale¬Æ is a registered trademark of J Barbour & Sons Ltd
Model height 6'2"; wearing size 38
Size 38 measurements: Chest 117cm / 46in, Back length 76.2cm / 30in