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The Waxed Cotton Cap


Our three-season water-repelling cap is a lightweight alternative to the Original. Perfect for soggy spring mornings and frosty bird hunts.




  • 10 oz. paraffin-treated 100% cotton duck
  • Polycotton lining
  • Six-panel crown construction
  • Pulldown earband
  • Made in the USA with globally sourced materials
  • Hand wash or spot clean only



To get your size, measure comfortably around your head where your cap will sit, with a tape measure. Take that number in inches, divide by 3.14 (pi) and round up to the nearest eighth. This is your cap size. See the chart for size conversions. You can also print out our hat sizer, click here.


Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • Friday, January 20, 2017

    i have the dark oak, love it! every hat is like a fingerprint, slightly different, so try several on before taking one home. i am now the proud owner of 4 sk hats with this one being my 1st. if i had to give a complaint about the waxed cotton it would be that it is very hot when doing any physical labor. my advice...put on the hat, crack a beer, go outside, and sit around a campfire when the snow is falling. good times. chad from green bay wi

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Just the right amount of warmth for me. Very comfortable, I wear it 9 months of the year. I think it looks and feels better with age.

  • Friday, May 13, 2016

    I have a black and tan waxed cotton. Love them. Super comfortable and breaths very well. Any chance of making this cap in a brimless model? Scott in Duluth

  • Sunday, April 3, 2016

    If you are going to have one, the waxed cotton are the ones to pick, they work in all weather. I have the Field Tan, it's a little darker than in the photo, to the good though. I also have the original in red plaid wool that I wear in very cold weather, also outstanding. I have more hats than I will ever need but these two caps from SK get more use than any of the ones that now spend more time with moth balls than on my head, SK makes great hats. I usually wear a 7 3/8 but bought the 7 1/2 as it was more comfortable so, I would make the recommendation to all who buy or order one to get the next size above what they normally purchase for the best fit. Other than that, it's all good. Thanks for an excellent product. Gary in Frederick, Maryland.

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    There was a guy below who rated this hat one star and said it needed ventalation. Uhmmmm, Ok, this is a waxed hat targeted for keeping one's head dry in the rain, so if it were to have ventilation, it would not be the hat it is targeted to be, and the person wearing it would get wet. If you need a ventilated hat, then it isn't raining, and you may want to choose one of the non waxed summer style ball caps from SK. They do offer summer style hats too! This hat right here is for cooler, wet weather. Just Sayin'.

  • Monday, October 5, 2015

    Best hat I've ever owned! I bought it primarily for hunting upland birds afield, but now wear it all the time!

  • Saturday, August 22, 2015

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this one. It is so comfortable I find myself wearing it in the house because I forget to take it off. Perfect for those wet days, great for all the rest. Scott in Duluth

  • Matt

    Okemos, MI

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Not sure how many SK hats I have but this is my favorite one. Just got back from a trip to Zimbabwe where I wore it every day & got a ton of compliments on it. Fits perfectly and easy to recondition - used Filson wax, now totally water proof. Also have a Blaze Orange one for deer season.

  • Friday, December 12, 2014

    I have purchased 7 Kromers over the last 20 years. I absolutely love this one. It is perfect for cool/wet weather in spring and fall. I still wear the wool Kromers when it's cold and snowy but I have found this lighter weight and water resistant hat to be perfect for outdoor activities when you don't need the heavier warmth. For fishing and boating, spring and fall, I wear this hat all the time. I also wear it for running errands and outdoor chores. I have been a Kromer fan for years. I think this is a great addition to the Kromer line. This might be my favorite Kromer, although I love the others too. This is a great hat! Mark, over on the thumb.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Just received my TWO Waxed Cotton Caps (Tan and Blaze Orange) to go with my collection of SK caps (Now Seven Total of Various Types) to protect my bald head. Since it was raining, I had the perfect opportunity to test out the water-resistant quality of each. They both passed with flying colors! I could not recommend Stormy Kromer caps any more than I currently am. I wear them to church and somebody ALWAYS compliments me about the cap I am wearing (not in the Sanctuary though). This is an important note because I don't get compliments about the way I dress--ever. Maybe I should buy a shirt or a coat from Stormy Kromer too. -Rich12_66

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014

    Made in Michigan saids it all!!!! Great hats well worth the money. -gutpile



You might not need instructions to wear your Stormy Kromer masterpiece, but there is a right way and a wrong way. The right way involves putting the cap on your head, grabbing the ear band on both sides and pulling down. There’s no unfolding or flipping, and you don’t have to take your cap off. Just pull down and settle in.



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