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  • The Waxed Cotton Cap
  • The Waxed Cotton Cap
  • The Waxed Cotton Cap
  • The Waxed Cotton Cap

The Waxed Cotton Cap

SKU: 50420
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The earth is 71 percent water. And here’'s the deal: all that water goes up and down, up and down. In other words, we live in a wet world, and while umbrellas work wonders, waxed cotton is the original repellant. Our customers wear this three-season cap year-round, from Zimbabwe to Maryland to Oregon'’s Columbia River. And from each locale: five stars.



  • 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

Cap Sizing

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.

7 ⅜ is the most common men's size
Hat Size
20 ⅜
6 ½
20 ¾
6 ⅝
21 ⅛
6 ¾
21 ½
6 ⅞
21 ⅞
22 ¼
7 ⅛
22 ⅝
7 ¼
7 ⅜
23 ½
7 ½
23 ⅞
7 ⅝
24 ¼
7 ¾
24 ⅝
7 ⅞
Made like you
Staying warm with your stormy kromer

How to use the earband

Listen up! You know how you cup your ears in a maelstrom of noise trying to hear someone ahead? How you make little finger pockets around your lobes to catch all the sound waves and block what’s behind? Go ahead. Try it now. In that position, you're basically poised to pull down a Stormy Kromer earband with ease.


Product Reviews

(59 reviews) Write a Review

Posted on Jan 20th 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


Posted on Nov 2nd 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.


Posted on May 13th 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


Posted on Apr 3rd 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.


Posted on Dec 9th 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'.


Posted on Oct 5th 2015

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


Posted on Aug 22nd 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


Posted on Jun 3rd 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.


Posted on Dec 12th 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.


Posted on Apr 30th 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

The Adventure Continues with Stormy Kromer

Legendary Style

When you’ve been around as long as we have, you’re bound to see new trends, new technology, new everything. Yet here we are, pretty much the same as we were a hundred years ago. We’re all for innovation, sure, but we also know what works for us. We believe in what we do and still wake up every morning excited to do it. So let the wheels of progress clamor onward in pursuit of perfection. We found it a century ago. And when you get it right the first time, everything else is details. Lucky for us, passion and pride never go out of style.

Lifetime Warranty

They say that when you own a Stormy Kromer, no other cap will ever satisfy your taste for comfort or quality. And we believe that’s true too, so we offer what other clothing manufacturers might consider a little crazy. Learn more here.