ORIGINAL WOOL STORMY KROMER CAP
- Product Review (submitted on February 5, 2011):
Bought the oilcloth Kromer, after years of seeing positives about the Kromer caps, to use in cold weather Yamaha Rhino desert excursions. Ordered the 7 3/8 size I normally wear. It immediately blew off under speed. Found the ear flaps can't be tied down under the chin as I mistakenly assumed they would (why bother with the string ties?). The flaps also leave most of my ears exposed to cold when folded down as far as they will go.
Well-made otherwise & still useful in the rain or snow as far as the weatherproofing goes, these apparently are not made to original Kromer dimensions & while it's still a decent around-town cap, it's not the piece of serious working headgear I thought I was getting for windy & cold conditions.
Kromer Merc, any chance of returning to more usable dimensions with a wider bill?
(Dear DJ - Thanks for your feedback. We'll certainly look into your suggestions. Just to be sure you are using the earflaps properly, they don't "fold" but pull down over your ears. Get your fingers between the earband and the crown and give a tug. For more serious ear protection we do offer the Rancher cap. - SK Staff.)