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Top Rated Helmets

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of helmets, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked helmets in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific helmets have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


#1 Rated Helmet
British Empire Pith Helmet - Khaki

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Hats Brown Tan Cotton Helmets |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Adventurer Gifts for Him Stanley

ITEM 001972




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.77/5.00 stars from 81 reviews

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
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


#2 Rated Helmet
Straw Safari Helmet - Khaki

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Hats Brown Straw Helmets |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Adventurer

ITEM 003218




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.69/5.00 stars from 35 reviews

Safari helmet
May 15, 2020
The Gardener
La Canada CA
Excellent Hat!
I wear safari hats when I work outside in the summer. I remain cool, and people tell me I look cool too. This is a great replacement for my old sunfari hat.
Oct 12, 2018
Every bit as good as the Brookstone version, if not better.
May 10, 2018
Lebanon IN
Straw Safari Helmet Khaki
Great Hat, highly recommend it to anyone, Been wanting to find a good outside hat for hot weather and this is the one!!!
Oct 3, 2017
El Paso Te
straw safari helmet
I previously purchased a brookstone safari hat and after looking on line to find a hat similar since they are not available anymore, I chose this brand because the price was higher and it was not described as a clown hat as some were, compared to the brookstone this is a Dud, it is shaped completely round which cannot be changed. If you have a ball for a head IT MIGHT FIT, BUT THE QUALITY AND FEEL IS AGAIN NOT AS GOOD AS THE BROOKSTONE.. Another example of they don't make then like they used to..This hat will not stay on my head because it is round, the brookstone sat on my head through wind and tree branches.. What else can I say.......PH
Aug 17, 2015
dewey ok
Just what I was looking for! A nice safari helmet to wear while cutting the grass. I tried the usual supplier (Amazon) when a friend asked me to find her a pith helmet. What we got was a nice enough helmet, but the adjustable headband was simply glued in, and had no sweat band. This unit has a much nicer interior, with it's two-piece band, with the outer parts being RIVETED to the helmet, and the adjustable band is able to do it's thing independently. A great hat! I'll be back to the H.E. in the future (ha ha).
Jul 9, 2015
Indianapolis In
Jul 9, 2015
Good Straw Dress Pith Type Helmet
Quite good, nice and light, good for light duty use or dress. Lacks ruggedness for actual utility. Good light duty quality.
Jun 12, 2015
Marching Agent

Stiff but good
As advertised, the color is fairly similar to the photo. I had one of these from Brookstone, who no longer carry them. The new helmet came stiffer than I remembered, almost laquered, but they do soften with time. My old one lasted for about 16 years before getting too floppy and worn.
Jun 11, 2015
Bill K.

Great hat
Love this hat, was a purchased as a gift. Colour and quality excellent.
Feb 12, 2015
Perth WA
pith helment
This is the best quality pith helmet I have seen!
Jul 9, 2014
buzz catullo
Great Pith Helmet!
I could not be more pleased with my purchase. My pith helmet is extremely lightweight and comfortable. The headband adjusts for a perfectly snug fit. I have had no issues with it blowing off. The ventilation is such that it keeps my head cool even in the midday sun. The brim keeps the sun out of my eyes without obscuring my view. Well worth the price! I highly recommend this hat to anyone!
Jun 6, 2014
Leavenworth Ka
Fits my big head
Mar 12, 2014
Safari Helmet
Great hat, but the velcro sizing mechanism doesn't work very well for a melon head like me.
Feb 14, 2014
delray beach fl
safari helmet
Just the thing I need to be protected from the sun. Excellent!
Nov 3, 2013
Kula HI


#3 Rated Helmet
Straw Safari Helmet - White

 Victorian Steampunk Mens Hats White Straw Helmets |Antique Vintage Old Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Adventurer

ITEM 003219




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.60/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

The perfect gift!
Jan 28, 2021
Eureka Springs Ar
Straw Safari Helmet -White
I was very disappointed. It is a cheap flimsy hat. I have a small head at 6 and 7/8ths, but the hat is too small even for my head and doesn't fit well at all. It is not worth the money. I will not purchase any other items from your company.
Mar 30, 2019
Joseph P Blake, Jr.
Manhasset Ne
Great quality
Outstanding quality. Very sturdy, yet light weight. love it.
Mar 22, 2019
Marty Popelka
Elk Grove Ca
Straw Safari Helmet
The quality is as advertised. My husband is looking forward to wearing it in the summer at the highland games in Arizona.
Dec 21, 2018
Judith D Bishop
Tucson AZ
Safari Hat
I bought two of these because costumers are never quite sure whether they want white or straw colored until you get into the show. Either way, it fits nicely, and is quite sufficiently durable for the application to which it will be put about three dozen times, or more.
Aug 10, 2013
Oakland Ca
Safari Helmet
I bought two of these because costumers are never quite sure whether they want white or straw colored until you get into the show. Either way, it fits nicely, and is quite sufficiently durable for the application to which it will be put about three dozen times, or more.
Aug 10, 2013
Oakland Ca
VERY white
The hat is great, but the photo makes it look kind of an off-white or eggshell or cream or something. This hat is WHITE WHITE. Bought the other one (Straw Safari Helmet - Khaki) and will be returning the white one. The Khaki one is not as dark as it's photo but not as light as the white one's photo. Just fair notice to anyone ordering this hoping for a "natural" color or off-white.
Mar 25, 2013
Annapolis MD
White safari helmet
Love my new hat, my dermatolagest likes it too!!!
Aug 24, 2012
Roger Martens
Flippin Ar
Straw Safari Helmet
Great hat, exactly as advertised, arrived promptly, fairly priced.
Jun 8, 2012
Straw Safari Helmet - White [003219]
I should have bought a hat like this a long time ago......then I would not have needed ear-skin surgery, My transaction via the internet was executed as we agreed. I recommend this company
Mar 10, 2012
Gerrit (Gerry)...
Venice Fl


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