Oakley ARO3 Helmet
The success of Oakley's road helmets has taken the market by surprise, though we know full well Oakley's commitment to developing lightweight performance products that cyclists appreciate. The ARO3 enters Oakley into another price point, with a sleek 295 gram (Medium) MIPs equipped model that competes easily with other helmets costing over $200. Engineered for those unforgiving climbs and blistering heat, the ARO3 is built with optimized ventilation to help keep you cool, a BOA 360 degree fit system for the ultimate in comfort and fit, and the aforementioned MIPS Brain Protection system, moisture pads. that feel great against the skin
From the outside in, Oakley builds the ARO3 with a lightweight polycarbonate shell, as you'd expect, with a formed, integrated eyewear dock system to securely stow your favorite Oakley sport shades and keep them handy for quick and easy access. The shell is the first layer of protection, as much to protect the true safety features of the EPS foam and ensure proper energy displacement under impact, as well as channel airflow. Of course huge selling point is the MIPS system, an integrated, low friction layer designed to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain from angled impacts to the head. It is these shearing forces and rebound effects that most easily damage brain tissues. MIPS has proven effective and is desired by cyclists seeking more peace and preservation of mind as they head out to ride.
We see BOA® wire lace retention systems across athletics, and we appreciate that Oakley has opted for the durable, reliable, lightweight, and easy to use FS1-1 model here. The BOA® FS1-1 is a height adjustable 360° design that delivers an exact fit, perfect for you every time. With its soft textile feel and flexibility, the TX1 Lace lies flat against your head, allowing for seamless eyewear integration and a minimalist feel. Complementing this retention system is well thought out brow pad. It has a soft feel wityh excellent moisture management. The pad is dense and low profile but features X-STATIC® material, which harnesses the power of silver to create a powerful technology that inhibits the growth of bacteria on fabric, eliminating odor for the life of the product and keeping your skin healthier.
Taken as a whole, the components and technologies assembled here in the ARO3 combine to offer a truly comfortable and cyclist friendly helmet that has a distinctive Oakley design and aesthetic that looks great on the bike while providing protection with a comfortable and cool fit.
- Lightweight helmet engineered for optimal cooling, fit, and protection
- Built with optimized ventilation structures to help keep you cool
- BOA's 360 degree FS-1 fit system
- MIPS Brain Protection system layer supplements EPS foam protection
- X-Static® brow padding eliminates odor for the life of the product
- Lightweight polycarbonate shell with integrated eyewear dock
- BOA® FS1-1 is a height adjustable 360° design that delivers an exact fit
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
- Colors: Blackout, White
- Weight: 295 grams (Medium)