Thursday, February 14, 2013
I live in Ohio and am the proud owner of 4 Original Kromerâs. Before my discovery of Kromerâs, I was a guy who wasnât thrilled with cold weather. No, Iâm not being melodramatic. I now really enjoy bundling up and wearing my hats. Unlike northern Michigan however, I donât have the extended winters to wear them as much as Iâd like.
When faced with spring on the horizon, I realized that Iâd have to store my originals for another year. Thatâs when I started looking for alternatives. I noticed the wax cotton, but kept putting off buying one. I hadnât seen one in person, and didnât want to pay full price for something I wasnât familiar with. One day while surfing the net, I found one at a great sale price. Even with shipping, it was still cheaper than the typical cost of the item. At that point I impulsively made the purchase.
While I wouldnât trade my originals for anything, I canât say enough good things about this one. If asked to recommend only one for all around versatility, comfort, and style, the waxed cotton would be my first choice. Some people call this a three season hat. In my opinion, it can be worn all year. This hat is perfect for cold weather activities when you donât intend to remain outside for extended periods. Even then, itâs great for temps above 30 degrees.
Over the shorter term, wind and precipitation are your biggest enemies in the winter. This hat is excellent for both. When you go indoors however, you can leave it on and just wear it all day. You can do that with the originals too, but they wonât carry you through the late spring and summer like the waxed cotton.
All in all, this is another versatile and winning product from Stormy Kromer. I salute Bob Jacquart. While Kromerâs have always been great products, the Jacquart family is the best shot in the arm they couldâve ever gotten. Jacquart fabrics combined with the history of the Kromer cap, is a match made in heaven. Itâs like they were custom made for each other. This company has been elevated by a dozen notches. On sale or not, you canât go wrong with this hat.