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whats k-way(french)?

Hi, My daughter has an activity camp tomorrow, and they have said 'Prends un k-way' apart from the other things she need to bring. What does it mean? Thanks.
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Re: whats k-way(french)?

The god of Google reckons it's a waterproof...
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Re: whats k-way(french)?

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Thanks, I was thinking it would be a short form of something...
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Re: whats k-way(french)?

Had the same question when I first moved to France 20 years ago and was still of school age.
Its essentially a lightweight wind/rain proof jacket.
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Re: whats k-way(french)?

Yep that's exactly it. K Way is a brand of waterproof clothing http://www.k-way.co.uk/ so they use the word to describe any waterproof jacket really.

We used to call them Kagool's when I was at school which I think was also a brand that then slipped into common usage.
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Yep that's exactly it. K Way is a brand of waterproof clothing http://www.k-way.co.uk/ so they use the word to describe any waterproof jacket really.

We used to call them Kagool's when I was at school which I think was also a brand that then slipped into common usage.
It appears that the word Kagool is derived from french for "hood": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cagoule
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Re: whats k-way(french)?

"cagoule" is also used for balaclava for skiing etc.
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