This guide cap offers a bit of throwback nostalgia with a modern twist. The wool/nylon blend and two-piece construction bring the style, while the 100% cotton lining and fold-down, polyester sherpa-lined ear flaps bring the function. Together they'll keep you warm and looking good.
DETAILS 23-25 oz. 80/20 wool/nylon blend 100% cotton flannel lining 100% polyester sherpa-lined fold-down earflaps Antique brass snaps Made in the USA with US and globally sourced materials Dry clean only
I've been wearing my new Bergland cap on morning walks in Maine for the last week. While I don't dislike the cap, I don't love it either. My head measured a 7 1/2 which is on the top end of the Large. The fit is snug initially but I'm hoping for a little stretch as it wears. The ear flaps are a little disappointing for two reasons: 1) they barely cover my ears and 2) if there is any wind there is nothing to secure the flaps against my ears. In effect they are more decorative than practical. Overall the material and finish is top notch but after experiencing the design in the field I wouldn't buy it again.
Love the SK Bergland Cap but did not appreciated that it was folded into a plastic bag for transport - instead of using a cardboard box to protect it. ~~ Sorry to see that your're not happy with our packaging. We switched to FedEx for this holiday season as the USPS delivery times have been unreliable. We will be looking as shipping options after the holiday season is done and may have a better option later. If you have further concerns, feel free to contact our customer service team at 888-455-2253. SK ~~
I have the original Stormy Kromer but was looking for something with more ear protection when out in the blowing snow and I love the fit so far. I’ve only had it a week and 25 F degrees is the lowest it has been and no snow so I can’t wait to give it a real test. Hunted in the upper 20’s and didn’t even use the flaps.
The hat is beautiful constructed. Materials are first class. My one complaint would be sizing, very snug. I would have loved if they had one size larger. I’m hoping with some wear it will stretch a little. ~Sorry to hear your cap doesn't fit - we have a few sizes in this cap, so you could exchange for a larger size.
I bought this hat from Moosejaw. Their sizing guide is completely different. They call for 73/8 as a medium. Did not work. Do I buy a LG or XLg from factory this time? -Sorry for the trouble on the sizing. 7 3/8 should be a large.
My boyfriend said this was his favorite gift. He fishes in Michigan in winter and loves how warm it is. The flap over the ears is perfect and he loves that it is made in the USA. Good price for the quality too
Beautiful hat but sizing must be way off because I'm a women's medium and this hat, which I bought large for boyfriend, is uncomfortably tight on me (and I've thin hair). So disappointed as it's to be a Christmas gift and I know he would have otherwise loved it. SK should strongly recommend ordering one size up from normal hat size. ~~ Kathleen - thank you for your input on the sizing. We will make sure our design team gets this info. SK ~~
Great hat very warm. Slightly small. I picked the size I did because my last stormy Kromer hat was just a little to big so I ordered the medium which covered the size down from my last one and two other sizes. So order a in my experience I’d order the size bigger for this hat
Need more or different sizing, like the SK Original has. Medium that I got is kind of tight and the next size is a Large which is to loose and would not stay on. Sizing is poor on these caps especially for the high price.
This hat is perfect for cold windy days, it fits snug so that no drafts get in, but breathes well enough that it doesn't get sweaty. Love this hat, and I'm looking forward to my next Stormy for the collection.
The Bergland is a nice warm winter cap made of quality materials by American workers. Looks good with ear flaps up and keeps my ears warm when folded down also keeps the back of my neck warm. On very cold days with high winds my ears do get somewhat cool I found that by wearing a thin Balaclava under the hat my ears stay warm. Thank you Stormykromer for a quality hat.
I have been wearing a Stormy Original cap now for several years and while it is a perfectly good cap I needed just a little more protection around the ears while out in the cold and wind at work. This cap fit the bill. I have worn it for the last couple of weeks and have been impressed with how much warmer it feels over the Original and the ear flaps are worth every penny. With the exception of my Rancher's Cap which I use only for hunting, this is by far the warmest cap I own. It runs a little big on my head since it's not size fitted beyond S,M,L,XL but not so much that it would blow off my head. A great addition to my expanding collection and being US made is the best part.
My Bergland cap is in olive, and the color strikes me as being a tad darker and subdued than the photos online, but in a welcome way. Mine is a large, and the fit is perfect as my ideal size is between 7 3/8 and 7 1/2. The materials are soft and comfy, and although it hasn't been truly cold yet this winter, it feels that it will be warm enough. Construction appears top notch. Overall the appearance of the hat seems to cast a flatter profile than the pictures, but the silhouette is distinctive and classic. The ear flaps unsnap and secure easily enough, and the interior surfaces of the snaps don't bother me at all. One drawback is that when the flaps are down and the wind head on, cold air will get to the ears. Admittedly, this is something I could tell by the photos as there is no chin strap to link the ear flaps as with some of my military surplus winter hats. Even so, this hat wasn't purchased with the intent for protracted cold weather exposure, but rather for errands involving a lot of in-and-out of vehicles such as when running around checking fields and equipment sheds and picking up and delivering materials.
I really like the new hat, it's vintage. But when I tried one one the fit was not good. Didn't come own far enough, and the flaps barely covered my ears. I have several other Stormy Kromer's and wear one everyday. I was very disappointed with the Bergland hat. I remember Mort Neff from Michigan Outdoors wearing a hat very similar to the Bergland. Dick Black and Howard Shelly I believe wore the same style hats. That's why the Bergland appealed to me. Thanks
Found this website randomly, and decided to buy this hat, but it grey. It It arrived, and I couldn't be happier with the quality. It's also very comfortable. I will definitely be buying products from this company in the future.
My brother loves the original SK hats; I'm only so so on them, though I've never tried one. But I had my eye on this cap pretty much since it came out and really wanted one, and my excellent mother in law finally got me one for my birthday recently. There are not many good earflap caps out there. The old Filsons or Woolrich's, if you can find them, are boxy and their visors do not shape. I think Filson still makes theirs, but it is very bulky and crazy expensive, and more of a hat than a cap. Johnson Woolen Mills has one with the ear flaps that tuck up under the cap when not in use. This Bergland is old school - a style that was around many years ago that has vanished. I got the adirondack plaid and it is a nice cap - wool is nice and soft but heavy, cotton lining is soft and not scratchy on your head and forehead, everything works. The cap is a low profile, unstructured crown, and the bill is shorter than a ball cap, but the right length for this style hat. The hat is very warm with the flaps folded up, though hard winter hasn't yet struck New England so I reserve on that, but I am putting my money on Bergland keeping me warm all winter. I haven't had occasion to wear it with the flaps down yet, but they hug the ears nicely and should be reasonably warm - they probably won't be as warm as a knit winter hat but this isn't trying to be a knit winter hat - you can't compare it that way. I was uncertain about how the Bergland is supposed to fit. The picture on the internet shows the model with the cap on, flaps folded up and the flaps come down about half way down his ears. Mine fits with the flaps just above my ears when they are folded up. I considered exchanging for a larger size but decided that the cap should fit like a baseball cap and it would be too large to have it come down over the ears when the flaps are up. Fit the way mine fits, the cap is snug but comfortable and secure on my head. It won't fall off in the wind, etc. When the flaps are pulled down, the cap is more snug and approaches being tight. I was a little concerned by that, but I think it will be fine; I don't expect to wear the flaps down regularly - to me, they are for when the wind picks up while you are crossing a hayfield between woodlots in the wind, or you step out of the bob house to check the flags. You pull them down as needed and then fold them back up. Overall, a great hat and I now see why people love SK so much. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for these reasons: 1 - it needs a headband. The way the lining connects to the cap lets it get sort of bunched up at the forehead and the lining can sort of droop or poke out on the forehead. A band of some sort like a ball cap would help, or securing the lining better inside the cap might help. I think this would look better and be a little more comfortable. 2 - not a big deal to me, but it is noticeable that the plaid pattern on the cap is not matched to the bill, so that the plaid is slightly off as it goes from the front of the cap to the bill. It seems like SK would be able to match the two pieces up better. Those are minor things. I love this hat. Concerning the other review's criticisms: the dents are not an issue in my view. It is an unstructured wool cap - the dents are normal and just a function of the hat being unstructured. The exposed snaps are not an issue. You can't feel them when you wear the had (admittedly, I'm not bald so maybe you would feel them if you were bald). I prefer the cotton lining over having the shearling that is on the flaps also lining the hat. I think it would be too hot and scratchy with the shearling inside the hat. It is true that the visor doesn't shape as easily as some caps. But if you keep working it, it will shape and it is so short that it doesn't want a deep curve like how us old guys wear regular ball caps. I love this hat. It is unique, unlike anything your friends will be wearing, it is made from quality materials, and it is highly functional. You could wear it out in the woods all winter, you could snow blow your driveway in it, or you could walk around Manhattan in it in the winter. People will ask you where you got it. I could see having more than one of these and I wish SK hadn't stopped making it in their other, brown colored plaid and that they would consider making it in some of their other plaids - red and black or green and black buffalo plaid would be nice, for example. But as is, in the colors offered, this is an SK hit.