Comparison between the Ashby (M) and the SL Bedale (38). Like I promised I've attached a few photos below, you'll be able to spot the differences. Regarding fit, the SL Bedale fits just a tad slimmer, both in the arms and the chest, it's that slim fit I think people wanted out of a Barbour. Regarding appearance, the SL Bedale has a shinier finish, the Ashby has a more matte finish. The Ashby is made in Tunisia, and the SL I couldn't find the made in tag, but the stitching overall is better in quality. The black corduroy is thinner wale in the Ashby and the throat piece is slightly larger. The zipper is larger in the Ashby, you can see it in the picture. Regarding the arm sweating and condensation, it is way worse in the SL, because of the elastic cuff that prevents breathability. I chose to keep the SL however, I might put in some grommets in the arm. The SL overall doesn't come across like a traditional Barbour but a more modern technical coat, it doesn't have the Barbour logo that the Ashby does on the left pocket.