I am proud to have bought a Kromer cap! It's outstanding that they are manufactured in the states!!!! Every time you buy one of these hats, you are putting food on an American's table!!! The day I bought my hat (original Kromer), it was 20 deg. outside and really windy. This cap would be perfect if you were working outside, but if your not planning on working hard....buy the Mackinaw for extra warmth. The ear flaps seem to be mostly a wind break for the ear tops. I will be ordering a Mackinaw cap as soon as funding will allow!
Bravo, Great quality product!!! Rex (Kaukauna, Wi)