Stormy Kromer Mercantile Original Cap

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

For 100 years, the Stormy Kromer Original Cap has kept its perfectly flawless design to warm heads in chilly weather with its wool and cotton flannel construction. Stormy Kromer also added a bit of nylon for long-lasting comfort; features like the pre-curved brim and pulldown earband are what kept this six-panel cap alive for a century.

  • Wool and nylon blend
  • Cotton flannel lining
  • Six-panel crown construction
  • Pre-curved brim
  • Pulldown earband
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Epic Hat

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 7 3/8

The Stormy Kromer Mercantile Original Cap is truly epic. It is the best hat for cool spring nights all the way to freezing temps. The not so secret ingredient ... this cap has fabric that goes around the hat to adjust the fit and act as an ear cover to keep you warm in winter conditions. I use this hat for cold early morning surf checks, fly fishing, backcountry skiing, and going out to the bar. This thing is built to last. Quality over quantity.If you have any questions hit me at 801-523-4075 or email me at borloski@backcountry.com

Great hat.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Bought this to take on my Iceland travels. Fits great! Love the option to cover my ears when needed.

Kromer

    Used while fishing and hunting in the winter, very comfortable and warm

    I love #mykromer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I wear my red and black one all the time and just added one in blaze orange to the collection for hunting. I love having this little part of my Upper Peninsula past with me out here in Utah.

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    Made Like You

    Old School Cool

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 7 3/8

    I have about a 22.5" noggin' and wear the 7 3/8 cap Patridge Plaid. Looking at the size chart, I would say they run small. Size aside, this is hands down one of my favorite hats, ever. I use it for backcountry touring, camping in the fall, going out in the winter, and any sort of nippy weather/

    Pros:
    - They look great and perform even better. Until theres a bite to the cold, you can keep the earflaps up.
    -I consistently wear it in during any chilly weather. Its warm, perfect from fall to early spring.
    -Made in America, not something that a lot of products can boast about.

    Cons:
    -I wish the ear flaps went down just a little bit more, the tips of my ears just barely aren't covered.
    -You'll have to stop and chat with anyone else you see with a Stormy Kromer because they are the greatest hats.

    Unless you live somewhere that doesn't ever get cold, you need to own one of these hats.

    Old School Cool

    Great winter hat

      It's awesome! It fits under a bike helmet and keeps my ears super warm.

      A true classic

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      This is my second Stormy Kromer. I hike in them, snowblow and wear them around town. I love how comfortable and versatile they are. If you have any questions about Stormy Kromers, please feel free to email me.

      Favorite cold weather hat

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 7

      I have two of these, one is the Blaze orange I use for hunting and another in the Adirondack Plaid. The most comfortable hat I have the wind will not blow it off to be lost like has happened to me in the past with other hats. Everytime I wear it someone comments that they like the hat. I plan on using it for skiing this winter, ear covers down on the lift up on the ski down. Love this hat.

      Classic Looks

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      What's not to like about this hat. Made in the USA, Classic looks, great quality, awesome fit. I want one in every color!

      How To Use The Ear Flaps

      Cap Sizing Chart

      Cap Sizing Chart

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      Kromer customers are genuine. Salt-of-the earth. True. Which also describes the premium wool cap that started it all. This six-panel, hand-stitched beauty is built for long-lasting comfort, and for more than 100 years, it's been an icon of the great American outdoors. If that's something you identify with - or at least enjoy pictures of - this cap is gonna look great on you.

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      I live in San Diego, it can be brisk in...

      I live in San Diego, it can be brisk in the morning but once the sun comes out it's comfortable. Will this hat get too hot?

      I wear mine all the time, if it's real cold pull down the earband but if it warms up put it back up. I don't think I've ever been too hot wearing it. That being said I usually don't wear it if it's above 75 degrees out mid day, hope this helps!

      Hat with a belt

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small

      I grew up with these hats on my grandfathers head and always thought they were classic and useful when you are out in the elements. I now own a few of these. The original I use year round, the rancher when its -10 and the gore-tex hunter orange during harvest. Once you get one you won't wear anything else. I just started using it while I skin and the wool is great because it doesnt soak up your sweat when climbing so you can actually use it all day.

      The Rancher and the Goretex run a one size smaller than your head so upsize a 1/4.

      Ride ON!

      Duck Huntin

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      Actually use it hunting chucker, but it's versatile to do what you need to do in it. Best suited for cold weather hikes, no hunting needed. All season use, and all awesome style.