The German winter cap is a cap designed for and used by the German military. They are surplus items in excellent condition. Each hat has an outer layer constructed from a thick cotton blend and is lined with a wool blend that ensures warmth. Additionally, the cap has fold down earflaps that are fastened easily under the chin with Velcro® straps. Each earflap is lined with synthetic fleece and was designed with your comfort and warmth in mind. Actually, they were designed with German soldier’ comfort and warmth in mind, but these caps will treat you right as well. When not in use, the flaps are stored easily atop the crown of the cap.
Unlike a traditional baseball cap, the German winter cap has earflaps that boast a wrap-around design that is intended to cover the entire head and leave only the face exposed. With the German winter cap, you have the choice between two different colors. You may pick either a traditional olive drab or the iconic German flecktarn camouflage pattern. Olive drab caps are available in medium (M, 56-57) and large (L, 58-59) sizes. Flecktarn caps are available in medium (M, 56-57), large (L, 58-59), extra-large (XL, 60-61) and double extra-large (XXL, 62-63) sizes.
When October and November roll around, we here on the east coast know to brace for the coming cold. The German winter cap bleeds form and function and is a perfect all around winter cap. Whether you’re heading out for some routine yard work or you’re hitting the slopes, make sure you grab this cap before you leave.
It is a perfect choice for:
- Any other outdoor activities
It may even find use among “South Park” fans, as it is bears an uncanny resemblance to the hat worn by Kyle Broflovski in the cartoon.
German Field Caps
Many nations have caps as part of their military uniforms, and the Germans are certainly no exception. During World War II, the Wehrmacht, or German defense forces, had a horde of military caps. Check out some of them below.
Feldmütze (field cap) – Also known as the M34/M38/M42, this cap was a garrison-style cap made from wool, similar to the style won by American military forces. It was traditionally adorned with the Wehrmachtsadler. The M38 was an officer’s variant, while the M42 was a style variant.
Einheitsfeldmütze (unit field cap) – Popular with the Wehrmacht during WWII, the M43 has a style similar to the cap offered by Keepshooting.com, though it has an extended bill.
Schirmmütze (peaked cap) – This cap was used as a dress cap, and is probably one of the more recognizable German military caps. It was used by all ranks.