Pith Helmet Hats

Lightweight and cloth covered, pith helmets have had myriad uses from the beginning. Worn by European military stationed in hot climates, for example, they served as sun protection. Likewise, their cool comfort in sizzling climes made them the hat of choice for explorers in Southeast Asia, Africa and the tropics. In fact, this ability to transcend extreme temperatures may well be the reason the pith helmet has so many monikers, including sun helmet, safari helmet and topee.