French Pith Helmet
Pith helmet a large kahki or white hard hat worn to give protection from the sun,it was worn in the past by the Europeans who were in a hot climate.
Pith helmets connote old movies where british explorers where whacking there way through African or Indian jungles in their khaki clothes and pith helmets. And it is true that European colonialists developed the technology used to make these very functional helmets dring occupation of these,at the time,more remote expanses of the world
The pith,or cork, of certain trees lent itself as the basis of a headgear that was strong and protective and at the same time lightweight and comfortable.Furthermore,the absorbing property of this natural material provided the bonus feature of allowing the wearer to immerse the pith helmet in water keeping him or her cool during evaporation.
When dry,the pith helmet does not lose its stiffness or shape. Today,for all the same reasons,the pith helmet is a great choice for outdoor use.
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