The Oakley ARO3 is a lightweight, well-ventilated helmet that is all about providing excellent comfort and protection while being barely noticeable, especially in warmer weather or climbing situations.
The Oakley ARO3 uses lightweight polycarbonate shell and EPS protective foam construction and its long vents allows for excellent airflow at all riding speeds. The more expensive sibling to the ARO3, the Oakley ARO5, prioritizes aerodynamics. So if ventilation and comfort is more important to you than aerodynamics, the Oakley ARO3 may be your better option.
One of the most unique features of Oakley helmets is the use of a BOA 360 fit system. The thin nylon lace provides a secure easily adjustable fit that wraps the head evenly while staying out of the way of sunglasses.
The fit on the Oakly ARO3 runs a bit small - you should expect to buy a size up in order to get a good fit.
Limited, but sufficient, padding throughout the helmet prevents moisture absorption for better cooling.
For protection, the Oakley ARO3 utilizes MIPS technology, which stands for Multi Directional Impact Protection System, one of the latest advancements in helmet safety. This system reduces friction and rotational impact forces using a liner that moves between the head and the helmet shell.
For anyone looking for a lightweight helmet that is all about providing excellent comfort and ventilation without compromising protection, the Oakley ARO3 hits the mark.