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Rothco Genuine U.S.N Wool Watch Cap

4.5 out of 5 stars 492 customer reviews
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Product Description

The Rothco 8492 Black wool watch cap is the genuine US Navy issue cap. It is made in the USA of 100% wool. Wool has the unique ability to retain warmth, even when wet. GSA Compliant

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  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00664OZX2
  • Item model number: ROT110-3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (492 customer reviews)
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By Tim Conrad on September 28, 2009
Color: Navy Blue Verified Purchase
This is a very cheaply made knock-off of a real navy watch cap. There is no way this thin hat is made of 100% wool. I'd say it is 100% acrylic. This is the worst rip-off I have received from an amazon.com company.
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Color: Navy Blue
This hat is so small that they must have used the rest of the material on a matching pair of gloves and sold it separately. What used to be a large, nowadays seems to be extra small. Are they trying to save material? This product is so tight and small it would fit an 8 year old. My advice is to go to a store and try on some hats. This was a waste of time and money.
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Color: Black
Hat is marketed as being 100% wool but I received a hat labeled as "government style" 100% acrylic. This hat is also very thin, something a true Wool Watch cap would not be. Too bad I didn't read all of the reviews. I could have saved myself some money. A reviewer in 2009 also had the same problem with the item received. My advice to you is to spend a few dollars more and go to an Army/Navy surplus store to find a true Watch Cap. You'll be happy you did. This POS I've bought will NOT be on my head, rather it will be in the donation bin. Lesson learned.

I sent Military Mega Store an email about my complaint with their product. I did use the term POS to decsribe the cap and offered the suggestion that they change their photos and descriptions to 100% Acrylic instead of wool so consumers would know what they were getting. Below is the reply I received. I will give them kudos for the quick reply, about 5 minutes after I sent my email.

My shipping guy screwed up but I don't like your message and/or approach so you can initiate a return through the amazon system. I probably made less than a dollar on you and don't have the time or patience for customers like you

Ron Diskin
Military Mega Store
(310) 775-5404

> On Sep 5, 2014, at 11:01 AM, Kenneth crews - Amazon Marketplace <[e-mail address removed]> wrote:
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> Order ID 108-7641111-5786634:
> 1 of Rothco Genuine U.S.N Wool Watch Cap, Black [ASIN: B000LK1VYS]
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> I ordered, and expected, a 100% Wool cap and you sent me a low rent acrylic one. Given that, according to reviews, this is your common practice, why not change your photos and descriptions to reflect what you really send? Oh wait, then we wouldn't buy your POS.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Unless the Navy has changsd their standards for the wool watch cap, I am
afraid the cap I purchased was not the real thing!
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Uncle Sam has been buying the same wool watch caps for decades. There's a reason for that, too.

These caps are very high quality, not obnoxiously thick, and plenty warm enough to keep even a bald head comfortably warm in some seriously bad weather, including rain. Wool beats the pants off of just about anything else in terms of warmth, durability, and very importantly, wet insulation.

Because of certain physical properties of wool fibers, they will retain up to 95% of its insulating properties even when soaking wet. Cotton, polyester, and even the new wonder-fleeces are not nearly as good. They might be thinner, sure, but thin isn't everything. Not to mention the fact that wool doesn't melt to your hair when you sit a little too close to the campfire...

I buy another one of these just about every few years. Not because they're worn out, quite on the contrary - I seem to lose them.

Some reviewers have complained that these are too small. I'm not about to say that they must have enormous heads, because I've seen these things fit on some pretty enormous heads. The trick to fitting these is to bend your knee until your heel touches your thigh, then yank the watchcap down over your knee all the way. This will stretch the cap out significantly. Then, put it on your head and roll it how you want, and let it gradually shrink back down. You'll need to do this when they're brand new, and then once after every trip through the washing machine.
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Color: Navy Blue Verified Purchase
This is an excellent product at a good price. I travel the country by bike (motorcycle) and camp out. I use a "navy watch cap" or "beanie" for a couple of reasons. First, after a day of travel it covers my helmet head hair, possibly oily. Second, in cold/freezing temps it is warmer.
In the past I have been using a "beanie" that, unknown to me at the time, was made of acrylic.
I received this "beanie" and have used it. Instead of acrylic, it is all wool and tighter weave construction. Because of this it is much warmer in cold temps, and if washed according to instructions is more comfortable and will last a lot longer.
Again, excellent product, good price
Mark Grant
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I have a rather large noggin' (around 24") and many times find it hard to find hats that fit well, even stretchy hats like this. Normally they wind up being very tight on my head and give me a headache, but not this hat. This hat got a fair amount of use this past winter and was extremely comfortable. The hat has a little more give in it than I normally get in a hat of this style, and the sizing felt large to begin with. If I have to buy another stocking hat, I'm definitely going to be looking for another hat like this one.
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