The Oakley ARO5 aero road helmet is a narrow profile helmet that delivers versatile aerodynamics across multiple head positions and at various wind angles.
The polycarbonate shell and EPS protective foam construction provide excellent lightweight protection. The integrated eyewear docking system allows you to stash your sunglasses when not in use.
For additional protection, the Oakley ARO5 utilizes MIPS technology, which stands for Multi Directional Impact Protection System. The MIPS system reduces friction and rotational impact forces using a liner that moves between the head and the helmet shell. Rather than inserting a MIPS system into a helmet that is has already been created, all Oakley helmets have been designed around the system for better integration.
One of the most unique features of Oakley helmets is the use of a Boa 360 fit system that is height adjustable. The thin nylon lace provides a secure easily adjustable fit that wraps the head evenly while staying out of the way of sunglasses. By distributing the tension all the way around the helmet, there is no pinching behind the head like many other plastic ratcheting systems.
The fit on the Oakly ARO5 runs a bit small - you should expect to buy a size up in order to get a good fit.
Limited padding throughout the helmet prevents moisture absorption for more effective sweat evaporation and cooling.
The large vents that sweep across the helmet compromise little in terms of ventilation and cooling while still maintaining the aerodynamic design advantages that reduce drag.
For riders looking for an excellent aero road helmet that is amazingly comfortable and versatile, the new Oakley ARO5 is tough to beat.