Discover the Pith Helmet: Summer Elegance at Its Finest

As summer approaches, it's time to gear up for sunny days, outdoor adventures, and escapes under the blue sky. And what better way to stay protected from the sun while looking stylish than with a Pith Helmet? At Henri Henri, we take pride in introducing you to this masterpiece of hat craftsmanship, a timeless symbol of style and UV ray protection.

A Journey Through Time: The History of the Pith Helmet

Black and white photo of three men sitting with hats including Pith Helmet Two types of Pith Helmet

The Pith Helmet, also known as the colonial helmet or safari hat, has a rich history dating back to the 19th century. Originally worn by explorers, military personnel, and adventurers traversing hot regions around the globe, this hat was designed to offer optimal protection against scorching heat and UV rays.

The name "pith" comes from the material used in making this hat. It's crafted from vegetable cork, offering the perfect combination of lightweight and durability. The Pith Helmet is often associated with the colonial era in Africa and Asia, but today, it stands as a symbol of timeless style and functionality. Nowadays, most Pith Helmets are made out of straw to increase ventilation.

Why choose a Pith Helmet?

Pith Helmet

The Pith Helmet is an exceptional choice for the summer season. Its lightweight and airy design allows for excellent ventilation, keeping you cool even under the most blazing sun. The wide brim provides effective UV ray protection, preserving the health of your skin while keeping you stylish and classic.

The Pith Helmet is versatile, and perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. Whether you're heading to a picnic, attending an outdoor event, or going on a nature excursion, this hat will accompany you with style.

Discover our Selection of Hats

Take a moment and browse around the Henri Henri online hat store and discover our selection of summer hats, which comprises not only pith helmets but also a wide variety of high-quality hats and caps to answer your headwear needs on any occasion!

Francis Bissonnette-Gilker
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