Cagoule (raincoat)

Cagoule (raincoat)

A cagoul, cagoule or kagoule (from the French "cagoule" meaning cowl) is the British English term for a lightweight (usually without lining), weatherproof raincoat or anorak with a hood, which often comes in knee-lengthThe Chambers Dictionary, 1994, ISBN 0-550-10255-8] .

The roll-up-able cagoule

A cagoule which can be rolled up into a very compact package and carried in a bag or pocket was invented by Noel Bibby of Peter Storm Ltd. in the early 1960sInvisible on Everest—innovation and the gear makers, Mike Parsons and Mary Rose, ISBN 0-9704143-5-8] . It has an integral hood, elasticated or drawstring cuffs, and a few poppers or a short zip at the neck. It does not open fully at the front and must be pulled on over the head. In some versions, when rolled up, the hood doubles as a bag into which the rest of the coat is pushed. It became very popular in the United Kingdom during the 1970s.

The foldable cagoule is also referred to as a Pack-a-Mac (or pacamac, etc.).

ee also

* Anorak
* Mackintosh


External links

* [ K-Way] , a maker of foldable cagoules
* [ The Pacamac]

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