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British Empire Pith Helmet - Khaki

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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.

Note: Due to manufacturer variations, the color may vary slightly from the picture.

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

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Average Rating: 4.77/5.00 stars from 82 reviews

My son is very pleased with this helmet. And itís holding up well.
Feb 23, 2023

Pith helmet
I love it ! I get a lot of good comments and sometimes historical commersations with people I donít know? Haha
Dec 1, 2022
Hallettsville Te
Nice helmet!
Very nice and well-made pith helmet. Easily adjustable, fits fine. Nice and lightweight.
Jun 30, 2021
Asheville NC
Best out there
My German helmet was too heavy to have on long hikes. Other hats are floppy so I got the Zulu helmet. Absolutely perfect. Weighs 2 oz. I did use a hat enlarger to make it more oval. And sprayed on water proof. The ones from England are too small
May 20, 2021
Denver Co
SO COOL.......
Jan 22, 2021
David D.
Mannford OK
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
I bought this on a whim and wasnít expecting much... just a funny hat to wear to a party. But I am very impressed by the quality of this Pith Helmet. It looks and feels great. The fit is perfect (I wear a 59 cm hat). The material and build quality were spot on. Good show Historical Emporium!
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

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