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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.
|Manufacturer||German Army Surplus|
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.