Sun Helmets for sale have many patterns and styles. The Wolseley pattern helmet was worn by the British Army from about 1899 to 1948 and described in the 1900 Dress Regulations as "the Wolseley pattern cork helmet".
Initially made from cork, then pith, this modern Spec Helmet is made in the UK of ABS formed Plastic to the modern spec used by the UK Royal Marines. The helmet is covered by tradition white cloth and has a "Mediterranean" style White Band around the crown (Other Helmet Styles have a Puggaree). Each shell size cover multiple sizes using an interchangeable padded sweatband inside.
Also traditionally known as a pith helmet, tropical helmet, summer helmet, topee, sola topee, solar topi, the helmet was as famously worn by a Governor-generals, Governors, Diplomatic Corps officers in the Royal College of Arms and consular officials in British Overseas Territories and colonies.
As standard the helmet comes with a "Collet" at the top into which can be inserted a domed aerator, Metal Spike or a Royal Marines style ball as optimal extras. The Chin Strap is often not worn, or is considered a non-functioning feature.
White Fabric Outer
Green Fabric Lining
Green Non-Fabric Underbrim
Variable Padded Foam Airtex Sweatband
Chinstrap Hooks - Included
Chinstrap / Chin Chain / Cheek Guard - Not Included
Screw Thread Collet - Included
Top Mount Spike / Ball / Dome - Not Included
See Related items (below) for metal furniture (Chin Guards, Spikes etc)
Large - 58cm, 59cm and 60cm
Extra Large - 61cm, 62cm and 63cm
Note: There may light shelf wear on stock models.
Country of Origin:United Kingdom