The item: Stormy Kromer: with a K. The Stormy Kromer has kept folks warm since 1903. Camp Manito-wish started selling them in 2008. The original Stormy Kromer features a brimmed wool cap with slide down ear flaps. Grab the ear flaps and you're ready for the seasons to change.
Why I like it: Made in the U.P., perfect spring/fall and warm winter day cap, not too warm, not too hot, functional for the hard working Northerner, fashionable enough for an outdoor fall wedding.
Best uses: Nordic skiing, arctic canoeing, Paul(ine) Bunyan Day, commuting in northern Wisconsin/UP, Manito-wish weddings
To the dismay of Brooke, my wife (pictured below), I wore a Manito-wish Kromer to an outdoor wedding in Lake Geneva this fall. Not only did I stay warm, I connected with a Manito-with Board member who recognized the logo on the hat.
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