The Rebel Snow Helmet is a piece of protective headgear designed to help maintain the body temperature of the wearer. It is created to conform to the head of a humanoid, although specially-modified examples for other species can sometimes be found. In the inner lining, spaces are sewn and then stuffed with synthetic fiber to create pockets of air that can be warmed by either the body temperature of the wearer or by small heating elements built into the suit. A small battery, located inside the top of the helmet, powers an emergency heat generator that feeds these elements for up to 90 minutes. Across the entire helmet, a layer of metal mesh is present, which provides protection against light shrapnel. The ear flaps can be turned up and secured at the very top with snaps, allowing the wearer to operate communications equipment without hindrance. A set of anti-glare goggles completes the headgear. For the purpose of secrecy, many Rebel bases were located in hostile terrain with extremely cold weather otherwise unfit for military operations. Thus a large quantity of Rebel Snow Helmets were built to sufficiently outfit arctic garrisons.