Peter Storm (clothing)

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Vintage Peter Storm cagoule label showing garment fabric as polyurethane-coated nylon – the brown staining is from aged glue used to treat the sewing needle-holes that penetrate the pu coating in an effort to restore the fabric's water-repellent properties

Peter Storm is an outdoor clothing brand developed in the United Kingdom. It was originally created in 1954 by former Royal Marine Noel Bibby as a company supplying waterproof nylon rainwear.

Bibby was credited with inventing the cagoule (as an outdoor garment) in the early 1960s. A cagoule was a long waterproof garment with a hood, but no front zip – an over-the-head design, named after the French word for a cowl or monk's hood.[1]

After Bibby's death in 1989, the British rights to the name were bought by Blacks Leisure Group – subsequently acquired by JD Sports – and Peter Storm branded clothes are now sold mainly through its chains of Blacks and Millets and Tiso shops. A different line of clothing is sold internationally under the Peter Storm name by Outdoor Equipment.


  1. ^ Invisible on Everest – innovation and the gear makers, Mike Parsons and Mary Rose, ISBN 0-9704143-5-8

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