First created in the early 1900s in the Spanish East Indies, The Pith Helmet was made popular by European military personnel (in particular the British and French) in tropical areas to protect the head and face from the sun and has seen service around the globe from the Anglo-Zulu war to Vietnam. The lightweight, durable construction lead to this style of headwear becoming synonymous with the explorers, anthropologists, archeologists, and other field scientists and was also popular with hunters on safari during the turn of the century. Iconic and practical, the Rothcos Pith Helmet is made of high-density polyethylene that is waterproof with three vent grommets to promote airflow with its design inspired by the US pattern Pressed Fiber Helmet. The helmet is one size fits most with an adjustable hook and loop strap on the inside on the helmet. Made in the USA.