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The Rancher Cap


The Rancher is a seriously warm cap for seriously cold conditions - over four times warmer than the Original. We make it with our premium wool/nylon blend, then line it with Thinsulate® to ramp up the heat. To that we add two extra inches of fleece-filled comfort on the earband, creating the mother of all head protection systems.



- 23-25 oz. 80% wool/20% nylon or 100% wool (blaze orange).
- Lined with 100% cotton flannel and 100% polyester fleece.
- Thinsulate® Insulation in crown.
- Made in the USA with globally sourced materials.
- Dry clean only.


To get your size, measure comfortably around your head where your cap will sit, with a tape measure. Take that number in inches, divide by 3.14 (pi) and round up to the nearest eighth. This is your cap size. See the chart for size conversions.


Customer Reviews

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  • Thursday, January 15, 2015

    I doubt that old "Stormie" would've hung his head out of the engine cab very long with one of these on his head! I'm rating it as two stars due to the fact that I like the looks. For serious cold though, I'll have to choose warmth over good looks. Looking uncool in MT

  • Sunday, January 11, 2015

    I have 3 of these great hats: blaze orange, black and traditional plaid. Nothing keeps my head warmer whether it's deer hunting, ice fishing, playing outside with the kids, etc. The quality if first-rate, fit is the same from hat-to-hat and they're MI made. What's not to love?

  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    My daughter gave me a Stormy Kromer Rancher Cap last year for Christmas. After wearing it for the last year, it is by far my favorite winter hat. The extra insulation in this cap, and the longer ear flaps, keep my shaved head very warm while working on my farm during our frigid northern Michigan winters. I am now looking for a Stormy Kromer to wear during the rest of the year. Charles K. - Lake City, Michigan

  • Chris


    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    Materials/craftsmanship/quality is excellent. Fit (at least on me) is fine and it covers the front of my ears. There could be some more insulation for my ears I suppose, but overall it keeps mine warm. The cap itself is quite thick, and the flap can be pulled all the way into my collar keeping my neck warm. This is my go-to winter cap. It's not a replacement for a ushanka, but then again midwest winters don't seem to be as cold as those in Siberia! It would be nice if it had GoreTex, but I haven't gotten wet in it yet.

  • Saturday, November 29, 2014

    I Although I liked the look of that, I had to return it as the front of my ears got cold. Maybe adding some insulation and a little more material in the front of the ear flap would help.

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Bought my Rancher Cap 2 years ago for deer hunting in Pennsylvania, unsurpassed warmth. I couldn't be happier. I use it when hunting from a stand as it would be too warm to wear if moving about. I would like to see this cap in some camo colors, including digital, in the near future. Gore-Tex would also be a very welcome addition to this cap.

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Need camo!!!!!!!!!! I own a few kromers and my camo ones are worn out. Just bought a new blaze orange. Come on!! SK-Thanks for the suggestion. We don't currently have a supplier for wool camo, but we are working hard to find one!

  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    please add gore tex, as well as camo colors- i'd buy 3 or 4 of these. i own 3 of the regulars but would like to upgrade. Thanks!- chilly in MT

  • Friday, August 15, 2014

    Nice warm hat, but as others were saying wind does get under the ear flaps. I just received this hat here in August , and seeing how it isn't winter yet. I tried it in front of a strong fan, and the ear flaps cut the wind approximately in half. I personally get severe earaches by just a little bit of wind during the fall and winter, so these ear flaps alone won't help me much. I did however find a solution. I will be wearing a fleece stretch earband under the hat. And It will also fold up with the earflaps. All Stormy Kromer needs to do is stitch in the stretch fleece earbands into the hats along with the regular flaps to solve the problem. Now I just have to find someone who will stitch one in for me :) -b3084570

  • Thursday, February 6, 2014

    I've only had the cap for about one week, but so far it has been great. I bought it in Duluth, MN. MN has been consistently below zero this winter. I should have bought it earlier. I have the olive green one and my next will be a blaze orange cap for deer hunting. -Bill

  • Sunday, January 19, 2014

    Love my new Rancher. Cutting wood on a windy day in Michigan is going to be enjoyable again. I do wish the wool wasn't imported but at least my money is staying in my home state. Looks just like my grandfathers did almost 50 years ago and he swore by it. Hope to pass it on to my granddaughter when she gets older. -old man



You might not need instructions to wear your Stormy Kromer masterpiece, but there is a right way and a wrong way. The right way involves putting the cap on your head, grabbing the ear band on both sides and pulling down. There’s no unfolding or flipping, and you don’t have to take your cap off. Just pull down and settle in.



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