Outdoor Gear Reviews

The Legendary Stormy Kromer Wool Cap


Stormy Kromer Mercantile, USA
1238 Wall Street
Ironwood, MI 49938

The Legendary Stormy Kromer Mercantile company has been around for over a 100 years and these hats are coming back in fashion among hunters and outdoorsman in todays world.  These hats are American made, comfortable and have the ability to stay snug even in the worst of winds.  Since the big move to Nebraska I have been looking for the right hat to keep me warm and stay on in the high plains winds.

George Kromer was a real guy, a railroad engineer and a semi-pro baseball player.  George worked on the railroad as an engineer and he got tired of losing his hats and wanted to keep his ears and head warm.  In 1903 he asked his wife Ida to sew and modify and old baseball cap and once he began wearing the hat coworkers came out of the woodwork asking to get one.  Once demand got to be too much the business was born.

The hats and fabrics have changed over the last 100 plus years but the hats are still hand stitched and made to fit well and last a lifetime.

I bought my first Stormy Kromer in November to keep my head warm on our trip to Hungary and the hat has been on my head for 2 months straight and it is one of the warmest winter hats I have worn in years.  I bought the Original Wool Stormy Kromer Cap and the fit is exceptional.  I like knowing that I am supporting an American Company and I am wearing a piece of American history.  I am always happy to spend money on gear that carries a lifetime warranty.

As well, I really like the warmth of this hat as well as the way it fits.  I picked up my new Stormy Kromer at Scheels but you can order yours right from the SK company website where you can choose the hat you like as well the color scheme you would like to have and the fit you are looking for.  As well you can read up on the history of the Stormy Kromer and see a great video story about the company and it’s history. 

Now all I need to do is order one in Hunter Orange for use during rifle season and one in red to wear here in Nebraska…GO Big Red!!





Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of HuntingLife.com. His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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