Pilot Hat Suppliers In South Africa

What is a Pilot Hat?

A leather flying helmet, also known as an aviator hat or bomber hat, is a usually leather cap with large earflaps, a chin strap, and often a short bill that is commonly turned up at the front to show the lining (often fleece or fur).

Pilot Hat Suppliers In South Africa

How should pilot hat fit?

It should be across your mid-forehead, 1/8″ above your ear, completely circling your head, and taut. Then use the chart below to find your ‘Label’ size. If you are in between sizes choose the next largest size. Use this chart to determine your Hat Size.

Who wears aviator hats?

Pilots needed a hat to keep their ears and heads warm in the chilly conditions (and have a place to put their goggles when they weren’t in use) so the aviator hat was born.

How long should a hat be?

Hat Size Guide

AgeHead CircumferenceHat Height
Toddler – preschooler (12 months – 3 years)19″ (48 cm)8″ (20 cm)
Child (3 – 10 years)20″ (51 cm)8.5″ (22 cm)
Pre-teens and Teens21″ (53 cm)10″ (25 cm)
Adult Woman22.5″ (57 cm)11″ (28 cm)