About British Pith Helmets
"In the heart of a Sub-Saharan desert roams an unprepared novice with a bright red sunburn." Avoid the embarrassment of being featured in a National Geographic special by browsing the large inventory on eBay for a British pith helmet to shield yourself from the sun's punishing rays. Also known as a safari helmet, sun helmet, or topee, a pith helmet is a lightweight helmet traditionally made with cork material and covered in cloth. These helmets were popular with Europeans in the tropical colonies, and they remain in production two hundred years later. Many helmets now available for purchase are first-quality hand-made products, with adjustable headbands to accommodate various sizes. Authentic British army replicas come in white, tan, or khaki and may feature unique embellishments such as gold buckles and satin band overlays. Casual costume accessory helmets can complete any safari-themed costume, and are available in plastic children's models for little explorers. Although you may not be quite sure what you are hunting for, you can dress like you do when you have a British pith helmet.