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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

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ITEM 001972

$47.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 76 reviews

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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
US
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
US
Just what the cosplayer ordered
Lovely, lightweight helmet. Perfect for cosplaying and safari-ing (sp?).
Jul 31, 2019
Brian 5
Nashville TN
US
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
US
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
US
Perfect for Adventure
Oct 5, 2018
UnionSuitHero
Detroit MI
US
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
US
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
Skyepiper
Manahawkin NJ
US
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
Jomax45
Eugene Or
US
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
US
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
CJB-Maine
Wells Ma
US
Beauty!
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
Warflight
Spring Valley CA
US
Khaki Pith Helmet
Great helmet perfect for the Australia IRONFEST this year the theme is "The Lost Worlds"
Feb 17, 2017
Gary
Lithgow NS
AU
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
RockRavn
Richardson Te
US
GENERALLY NICE
I like this helmet a lot. I would have given it 5 stars, but again, as I am finding when decorative/incidental leather work is involved with HE products, corners are cut. Leather quality and hardware (buckle, snap, etc.) could be, I'd be willing to bet, improved significantly for another $15. And I'd be glad to pay that, especially since the starting price is so reasonable. The adjusting hardware on the chin strap can be easily bent with two fingers, so I'm guessing it is meant to be ornamental and not utilitarian. Inside the crown the brown leather straps forming the web for fitting the wearer's head are linked together in the center with a fraying piece of white string--at first glance I thought it was an attachment for a price tag. As mere costume for stage or party, this is fine, and I have no complaints. But HE's clothing is of a higher caliber, one that makes it actually wearable, and that is what makes me a customer. I just wish a bit more of that ethic were applied to the accessories.
Oct 23, 2015
SHANACHIE
TWIN CITIES MN
US

 

#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

$31.95

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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
Jon
Mi
US
Excellent
Every bit as good as the Brookstone version, if not better.
May 10, 2018
Randy
Lebanon IN
US
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
Chico
El Paso Te
US
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
PHil
dewey ok
US
Perfect!
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
Rob
Indianapolis In
US
PITH
MY HUSBAND AND HIS FRIENDS LOVE THEIR NEW HELMETS IN BOTH KHAKI AND WHITE. THEY'RE RAISING EYEBROWS ALL OVER TOWN.
Jul 9, 2015
MELISSA DUHON
SULPHUR LA
US
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

US
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
PerthWA
Perth WA
AU
pith helment
This is the best quality pith helmet I have seen!
Jul 9, 2014
buzz catullo
HIXSON Te
US
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
Ivan
Leavenworth Ka
US
Fits my big head
Mar 12, 2014
Mike
Co
Safari Helmet
Great hat, but the velcro sizing mechanism doesn't work very well for a melon head like me.
Feb 14, 2014
Ben
delray beach fl
US
safari helmet
Just the thing I need to be protected from the sun. Excellent!
Nov 3, 2013
Lani
Kula HI
US

 

#3 Rated Helmet
British Empire Pith Helmet - White

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

ITEM 001973

$47.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.62/5.00 stars from 29 reviews

Nice Helmet!
I bought this to go with other items as the Egyptologist! It's original fit was for a more round head. But a little pressure on the sides, it conformed to my head and was very comfortable. It looks great and I received many compliments!
Feb 11, 2020
Matt D
New Orleans LA
US
Perfect Pith
Bought this hat for an Edwardian Musical. Great quality, perfect replica Boer War helmet. Light, Strong, top quality product.
Nov 20, 2018
Isaac
Toorak Vi
AU
Didn't like it.
Apr 21, 2018
Chris Strausser
Palm Coast Fl
US
White Pith Helmet
Beautiful helmet perfect for the Australia IRONFEST this year the theme is "The Lost Worlds"
Feb 17, 2017
Louise
Lithgow NS
AU
pith helmet
Nice helmet, but inside leather sweatband was poorly constructed and cheaply made. I later saw a similar helmet and it had a substantially better constructed sweatband that was securely attached and easily adjustable to fit the correct head size. The other characteristics seem very comparable to each other.
Mar 17, 2016
Frank
Lakewood ca
US
Pith Helmet
Very nice. Just what I expected. As a Postal worker, we have what they call 'pith helmets' for uniform wear in the summer...but they're (gasp!) PLASTIC! So, when I got mine, I started wearing it for work and have received many compliments on it. Thanks for offering this wonderful product. I've been looking for one for years. One question, though...is it possible to apply waterproofing without damaging the core?
Aug 12, 2014
Joel Emerson
Albion NY
US
Great deal
Having looked online for some time for this style pith helmet, I found the Historical Emporium's website and made the purchase. The workmanship, styling and quality are great. I found the fit initially tight on my forehead but soaking the helmet in the water (as it's designed for), and a gentle reshaping, fixed it. I wear it daily in the desert climate of CA. The quick service was also stellar.
Jul 21, 2014
Chris
Palm Springs CA
US
British Empire Pith Helmet
Oustanding quality, value and price. This helmet can be used to recreate US military dress helmets of the late 19th century asnd easily accepts ALL replica and original brass hardware.
Jun 18, 2014
Oliver Grant
Ladera Ranch CA
US
Cool Helmut
I used this in the hot Florida summer sun and actually kept my head cool Great Stuff.
Oct 25, 2013
Randall Knauss
Boca Raton US
US
Just the ticket for the next safari in the...
The helmet arrived very quickly after I had placed my order. It is well made and quite authentic, yet surprisingly light weight to wear. Having a lot of fun wearing it, while we prepare for our next trip to the colonies.
Aug 9, 2013
Anonymous

British Empire Pith Helmet
Highland Festivals take place in the heat and humidity of our American summers. When wearing a kilt, a black Balmoral, or a black Glengarry, seems wildly inappropriate. But the British Empire Pith Helmet in White satisfies our requirements perfectly.
Jul 12, 2013
Carson C. Smith,...
Indianapolis IN
US
good transaction
it fits comfortably arrived promptly and seems well made
Jun 28, 2013
ulyses
lakeside ca
US
British Empire Pith Helmet
As a result of a big interest in British history, I have wanted a British Sun helmet like the British Empire Pith Helmet for quite some time. Now that I have one, all I can say is, it is FANTASTIC and I received it within a few days after ordering. It came in superb condition and the price was just right. Now I can imagine myself as Michael Caine or Stanley Baker in the movie Zulu. As our British cousins across the pond would say "Good show Historical Emporium. Jolly good show".
Jun 28, 2013
MARK E HUTCHINS
LAKEWOOD Co
US
British Zulu Pith
Great product & price; don't understand earlier objections to band, this one is just fine. I wear a 7 5/8 and it worked for me.
May 10, 2013
Steve

Gentleman Adventurer
The British Empire Pith Helmet is of the highest quality and authenticity. It is extremely functional and makes for a superb cover to protect from the sun. For show, costuming, or practical use it is something every gentleman should have.
Jan 28, 2013
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#4 Rated Helmet
Straw Safari Helmet - White

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

ITEM 003219

$31.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.56/5.00 stars from 9 reviews

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
US
Great quality
Outstanding quality. Very sturdy, yet light weight. love it.
Mar 22, 2019
Marty Popelka
Elk Grove Ca
US
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
US
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
M.CROZIER
Oakland Ca
US
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
M.CROZIER
Oakland Ca
US
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
Gryffyn
Annapolis MD
US
White safari helmet
Love my new hat, my dermatolagest likes it too!!!
Aug 24, 2012
Roger Martens
Flippin Ar
US
Straw Safari Helmet
Great hat, exactly as advertised, arrived promptly, fairly priced.
Jun 8, 2012
Tom
SC
US
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
US

 

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