Wednesday, January 4, 2017
I was shopping for a warmer winter hat and though I would give this a go. The constuction and quality is great, as would expect from Stormy Kromer. It fits like a glove and didn't notice any puckering in the material. Being bald I did not notice any problem with the metal snaps on my skull, even at -20 F. Actually the snap design is great , when you need to fold the flaps back up ,the snaps line up and snap in place without needing to remove the hat. I did not have a problem with the brim, if I did I would try heating it up with a blow dryer and hold the shape , let it cool . Of course why does a bald guy have a blow dryer, this is one of the reasons.
The flaps fold down and covers the ears. I have a had standard Stormy Kromer for about 10 years and don't view it as a winter hat because if it is cold and there is a wind , your ears will get cold. This hat solves that and is great winter hat. My standard SK hat is a Fall and Spring hat. So this is a great addition to their line up and hope it sells well and they can add more patterns. This was the style of hat, when I was a kid that my grandfather and his friends would wear, it is nice to see them again.