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ORIGINAL WOOL STORMY KROMER CAP

ORIGINAL WOOL STORMY KROMER CAP

Product Review (submitted on January 16, 2011):
Let me preface this review by stating I've been a loyal Kromer customer for over two decades, well before they became fashionable. I live in rural Maine and use my gear hard, my work often takes me outdoors, and I enjoy the woods and fields year 'round. My Kromer caps have been my faithful companions in the worst of conditions and have never let me down. Which brings us to the autumn of 2010. Seeing a stack of nice new caps at my favorite outfitter's I purchased one. A new cap is about as close to getting dressed up as I get. Being my fifth Kromer cap, other than looking at the size I didn't check it out too closely, figuring I knew what I was getting. Weather cooled off and I started wearing my new cap. There was something odd about it, couldn't put my finger on it until one morning I put on one of my older ones and it came to me... they had changed the brim! The brim on the new cap is a full inch narrower than the old ones! I guess if you're buying one of these caps as a fahion statement its not an issue. On the other hand, if you're a serious outdoorsperson, that inch of missing brim is a very big deal, trust me on this. Kromer has marketed their product based on philosophy "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", and for many years their caps were perfect. Now, in the name of a few pennies savings, they no longer are. My fifth will be my last, I'm very sorry to say.