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British Empire Pith Helmet - Khaki

Exceeded Expectations

Item: 001972


When the sun never sets on your empire, you'll need some proper shade. Here's the answer!

Our faithful reproduction pith helmet is in the style synonymous with British colonial and foreign service history.

Produced in Vietnam by artisans who understand the need for a good pith helmet, the body of the helmet is made from tree heart (pith) following the style of 100 years ago, and can sustain heavy sunlight as well as rainfall.

Features a khaki canvas exterior, vented roof, interior dark green shade cloth, and adjustable faux -leather sweatband. One size fits most -- the sweatband accommodates up to approximately size 7 3/8 -- but the helmet can comfortably be worn "high" on larger heads.

Also available: White Pith Helmet.

Oversized: This item is considered oversized for shipping purposes, and may incur a surcharge if expedited or shipped internationally.

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 77 reviews

Great pith helmet
Does the job and received great complements while riding my bike around town.
Sep 17, 2020
Ralph J. W.

The chinstrap was of poor quality, and does not actually function, and even more disappointing was the general asymmetry of the helmet.
Apr 16, 2020
J Wild
Topeka Ka
Feeling so British
I had been looking at this hat for quite some time and finally just had to have it. My head size is 7 3/8 so it just fits snuggly. Very light-weight and appears to be very well made, just like an original I presume. I do have to agree with others that the chin strap looks "ok" and actually is functional but is not of the quality I would prefer. I'm thinking of taking the hat into a leather works shop to see what they could do. Otherwise the hat is very fun and I'm not disappointed in finally making the purchase. I also have the Safari Jacket and they go perfect together. Very sporting you know!
Aug 19, 2019
Kentucky Ned
Nicholasville Ke
Just what the cosplayer ordered
Lovely, lightweight helmet. Perfect for cosplaying and safari-ing (sp?).
Jul 31, 2019
Brian 5
Nashville TN
Better an Englishman than a Mad Dog!
Living in the Florida Panhandle in the Summer, you can understand the old adage that "Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun..." But some of us must be outside in the middle of the day regardless of the weather, and now I know how the redcoats were able to persevere, and conquer, from Cairo to Calcutta and the Cape... The quality, workmanship and durability of this product are only surpassed by its comfort and elan! Instead of swimming in my own sweat I am now sheltering in my own shade, and paying homage to the "Men of Harlech" in the 24th Regiment of Foot! Three cheers and a tiger for Historical Emporium! Huzzah!
Jul 17, 2019
Bill Janis/Bill
Pensacola Fl
pith helmet - khaki
I had been looking for a hat that provides the benefits this one does. I am adjusting it to be a school booster statement. It works perfect. I thank you for your site and the products you provide. I may be ble to use others int he future.
Nov 11, 2018
Robert Hawkes
Murray UT
Perfect for Adventure
Oct 5, 2018
Detroit MI
Oops. but OK...
Hi, I bought this helmet by accident. I actually wanted the safari hat. I'm buying the hat to wear while driving my hot rod roadster. I'll be ordering the correct hat soon. But, I wanted to say that everyone that I've shown the Pith Helmet to says that it's really cool and that I need to get some pinstriping on it. And, so I shall keep it and have that done. It's good quality and has the all important chin strap. You probably never thought your stuff would find a home in a hot rod, huh? Chili Phil
Apr 19, 2018
Chili Phil
Atascadero Ca
British empire pith helmet
Good construction, size really not large enough for 7 5/8, but removed sweat band and helmet fit fine
Oct 30, 2017
Manahawkin NJ
Looks awesome
Looks better than expected. I wear a 7 5/8 hat so is a little small for me. fixed that by cutting the sweat band and putting mole skin in it. Other wise great item. wonderful store, great customer service and shipping.
Oct 26, 2017
Eugene Or
Very Good
Helmet is a very good copy and better made than some others I have seen. And the price is lower than others I have seen. Well worth the money.
Sep 28, 2017
Bill Murnan
Indianapolis In
Just what I was looking for!
This British colonial era pith helmet is authentic, well made and was reasonably priced. Highly recommended.
Apr 16, 2017
Wells Ma
Let me start off by saying, I have a big head. I give this four starts, rather than five, not through any fault of it's own, but rather, that it simply does not come in my hat size (7 3/4) however, that being said, I should point out, that there is a solution for larger head sizes, and it has little to do with that horrible idea of simply wearing it higher on the head. I discovered, that the inner hat band is merely buttoned in, and if one decided to take the few minutes to unbutton it, one would find that the helmet fits the larger heads just fine, and quite comfortably, as the lining of the helmet is rather splendid. I will warn, for those with long hair, the the rivets will sometimes pull a bit upon removal of the helmet, but, proper fashion was never meant to be completely painless after all. All in all, this is exactly what I need for the "Explorer's Club" at ConDorCon.
Feb 22, 2017
Spring Valley CA
Khaki Pith Helmet
Great helmet perfect for the Australia IRONFEST this year the theme is "The Lost Worlds"
Feb 17, 2017
Lithgow NS
Exceeded Expectations
For the money, this helmet is well worth the investment. As the other reviews stated, the leather band and buckle are not of the highest quality, but for my purposes they look great. No one will even notice. My hat size is 7 3/8 so I had to cut the back off of the hat band to fit, but it still is comfortable and the fit is just right. It might be able to accommodate a couple of hat sizes more, but that would likely require removal of the whole band. The color is great and the exterior fabric is nicely stitched and stretched evenly without any pull lines. The cap at the top is fabric covered vented metal. A fantastic purchase.
Jan 22, 2016
Richardson Te

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