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German Winter Cap

The German Winter Cap is an authentic German army surplus winter hat. This style of winter cap has been popular with both soldiers and civilians for decades as it is a combat proven design. You have the option of wearing the flaps up when the weather is cold or the flaps down when its so cold you need to cover your ears, cheeks, and chin from exposure.

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Description / German Winter Cap

The German Army has some of the best designed equipment with much of it being original. There are however times when they recognize existing designs being superior for tasks and adopt them. This German Winter Cap is an example of a design that was pre-existing and standardized by the German Army for use as there was no improvements to be made on this proven design.

Some refer to this style of hat as being an "Elmer Fudd" hat, as the cartoon was the first exposure of this style of hat for many people. While this winter cap and Elmer's are of a similar design, these caps are much cooler. Starting with the Flecktarn camouflage pattern that is available for a more military look, and the use of modern materials for a more streamlined profile these winter caps are just what you've wanted for winter. Stylish, warm, and comfortable in all sizes.

  • Authentic German Army Winter Cap
  • Flaps Can Be Worn Up or Down
  • Fleece Lined Interior

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Manufacturer German Army Surplus

Customer Reviews

Great value; order 1 size up
Review by Jack
I wear a USA 7 1/4. The L or XL in these hats does not fit. Ordered the 2XL, fits perfectly. I will only wear it flaps and brim down, otherwise it defeats the purpose (cold-weather hat). Velcro closes the side flaps under the chin; soft fleece lining covers the ears and cheeks. The skullcap portion is not fleece-lined. I expect it is perfect for windy conditions down into the teens or single digits moving around, clearing snow and outdoor winter activities (temps lower than that, or if just sitting as in a hunting blind: get a fur Ushanka). Great value for the money, looks good, recommended purchase.
Good winter cap
Review by MelV
Good winter cap but kinda small for a medium, Good material and well made
Two thumbs up!
Review by Bob
Love this hat! It's warm and comfortable. I ordered the 2xl not sure how big my head is but it leaves me a little room. I would normally order xl but according to the other reviews it runs small and I believe that to be true. I would purchase again.
its a hat, its legit, and it works as intended.
Review by Flecktarn fanatic
Very nice, very warm, and best cammo pattern...
I bought 2 for myself.
Seriously Well Designed Hat
Review by TriGun
This is probably the most over engineered hat I’ve ever owned and you really can’t go bad at the price.
Very satisfied.
Review by Oldmx
Brand new excellent condition very satisfied.
Nice hat, Fits quite snug
Review by MNCharlie
Nice hat, Fits quite snug, conforms to the shape of your head. One review said it was also used under a helmet as a cold weather liner.
A good value. The fit deducts style points.
Good value - Order one size larger
Review by MNCharlie
Order one size larger. I'm a 7.5 in most hats, ordered a large, and this is a little tight even with the flaps down. With the flaps up, it can be adjusted a little to a point depending on how tight you secure the Velcro.
Warm ,good value
Review by Ramon
After unpacking It went to work as I shovelled snow. The size 60 fit my 71/2 head snuggly and I was able to use the ear flaps. Elmer Fudd never looked better or was warmer.
Unissued, Inexpensive and Unsightly
Review by G.D.
I read an opinion stating these are the ugliest military caps around, ha ha ha. Truth be told they were designed by the Bundeswehr to fit UNDER a helmet so they naturally conform closely to the head and don't have a peak (like the M-43 cap) nor are they shaped like a GI patrol cap. What is not mentioned is there's an extra ear and neck flap folded inside the cap that has a thin fleece liner for those milder winter days and a similarly lined flap in front; a "forehead warmer" that can be folded over your forehead and eyebrows and probably over your eyes if you pull the cap down far enough--not sure about that feature... Any Euro military hat over size 60 is a rare find so I was tickled to find one in size 63 (!) for my extra large cranium. Mine was also new and unissued (!!)--I was kind of hoping for one that was already broken in to be honest. Lastly, you can wear the brim folded up or down. A very versatile cap for certain. I love mine.
Great hat for old man winter
Review by Dave
Truth be told, I like the Swedish Army Winter hat better - green better than Flectarn and the hat is warmer BUT they rarely have the 60+ (XL) that I need but the 63 (XXL) in the German one fits the bill (they run a little small). Keeps face and ears warm with flaps down and can raise them when you start shoveling and getting warm. Elmer Fudd hats are not going to attract the ladies (maybe repel them?) but warm is warm and I really don't care what my neighbors think as long as I'm warm. Get one before next winter, you'll be glad you did.
Great cap
Review by Brandon
I really like this hat. My wife doesn't, but it keeps my head warm, and I really dig the flectarn pattern. Not a date night cap, but great for yard work. It is tighter when folded up, and fits looser when the flaps are down. Mine was used, but just enough to be at that perfect, worn-in-to-comfortable stage. I need another one to keep in the truck too!
Great Hat
Review by Jason
I have purchased several of these hats and absolutely love them. I have a big head and have trouble finding hats that fit. I was happy to find these in XXL, they fit great and are very warm. I love the flecktarn pattern anyway. Great deal too.
Superior Winter Hat
Review by William
These are really great for windy winter conditions- you can cover your ears with a windproof layer. They run small; I was lucky to get an XXL. Flecktarn is an interesting camo pattern; I don't wear this one to church. Importantly, my dog really likes this hat- it means he is going out. For the price, this was awesome.
Nice Hat
Review by Dale
I ride a motorcycle year round and I don't normally wear any hats, but his hat is thin enough to wear with my helmet and the flaps keep my ears warm. Also covers "helmet hair" and looks better than the standard "baseball caps" many wear. I could only get the camo style in my size but after I tried it I liked it better than the plain green.Again, How can you beat this price? I usually just buy multiples of everything I get because I always think I should have gotten more of each item and save some for the future. These deals can't last forever.
Outstanding Hat
Review by Mark
A very good hat/cap for an amazing price. I would suggest going with the 63 size (XXL) as they run small. The hat is very warm and love that I can wear it with the ear flaps up or down. Perfect hat for a car or bug out kit. Very good quality and would highly recommend.
Excellent Cold Weather Hat
Review by Rich
I live in Northern Indiana where it gets extremely cold. I received this hat the same day of our first really cold weather and snow. I love how it's convertible to cover your ears as the wing here is insane. The windchill was -6 and this hat kept my ears toasty. I've been wearing it every time I go out now. I highly recommend this hat for cold weather.

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