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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 200 gram 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

Average Rating

4.6 out of 5 stars

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  • Thursday, October 29, 2015

    Loved my hat but lost it. Need to order another one. I know flipping the flaps down was the wrong way to wear the hat, but my head was too big and the bottom of my ears would get cold. Have you ever thought about putting some elastic on the flaps, so that if you flipped the cover down, the elastic would close around the ears and keep them warm? No matter what, best hat I have ever owned. Great construction. I wore mine with my dark grey cashmere jacket, over my suite and I always got complements from women on the hat! Paul From Colorado

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    For me the rancher sits too high, I wish there was a way to have that extra insulation with out the high head look. I will be ordering the original for a sleeker look.

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    I've had my Rancher now for two winters. Two very cold winters in Minnesota. I have to say this hat is extremely warm. I wear it often for outdoor activities from walking, hunting, ice fishing or just commuting to and from work. One of the guys that works for me loves to give me some Elmer Fudd joking when I wear it to work but he does like the cap. I just start singing 'Kill the Wabbit" when he makes fun of it. Anyway, great cap, well made and very warm. I will agree with some that the ear flaps could be a little tighter to the ears though. Often times that I wear it and am doing some physical activity my head will start to sweat sooner than it does with a regular stocking cap because they are so warm. At times like that, I am happy that the ear flaps are a bit loose off the ears. Love it! This was my second SK. Ordering a third soon! Cheers! Jeff in Minnesota

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015

    My son bought me a Stormy Kromer, I like the looks of the rancher. Have been wearing a scotch cap with stocking cap over it. Thought this cap might be just the thing. The earflaps don't cover the ear good enough they should be sowen on the inside. I wear earing aids and when you pull the cap down it pushes the aids off of behind the ear. Lost one of an expensive pair, Wish we could return the cap. Cold ears and cant hear. ~~SK~~ We're sorry to hear that. Please give our Customer Service department a call.

  • Sunday, February 8, 2015

    Good hat. My only concern is that the ear flaps permit wind to penetrate when walking or riding into the wind, very noticeable when riding a 4wheeler to the ice shack. I experimented with adjusting the ear flaps with minimal results. Very warm and comfortable if your back is to the wind.

  • 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.



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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