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Oakley is a widely recognized name in sports eyewear, and the Mod series is their first foray into making full-protection helmets specifically designed to fit their goggles. The Mod 5 differs from other models because of its unique modular visor.

Users can select either a small or large visor depending on which goggles they’re using that day. It was designed for use with specific models of Oakley goggles, but it has the potential to provide a good fit with other manufacturers as well. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise coming from Oakley, you can read our review of their oversized and much lauded Flight Deck goggles to see what we mean.

It’s a hybrid style helmet with a molded interior shell that is armor-plated by sturdy ABS panels. The helmet is also equipped with MIPS, and is reinforced at specific impact points to help mitigate impact force. The Mod 5 has adjustable vents, but these tend to work better while underway rather than standing around at the base.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.1

Reasons to buy:

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    Ambitious innovative features and a well-realized entry into the helmet industry from Oakley
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    Modular visor compatibility lets you pair the helmet with nearly any pair of goggles without fuss or gaps
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    Great goggle ventilation, further emphasizing the push towards a good goggle experience

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markAt 21.6 oz it’s a tad heavy compared to other feature rich offerings
  • check-markThe ventilation system doesn’t work as well as a lot of the competition

Where to buy:

Specs & Features

  • Dual-Construction Hybrid Shell
  • Goggle/Helmet Integrated Ventilation System
  • Adjustable Ventilation
  • BOA 270 Fit System
  • Removable Liner
  • Fidlock Magnetic Buckle System
  • Modular Brim System
  • MIPS Rotational Protection
  • No Pressure Ear Cup
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.1

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Ambitious innovative features and a well-realized entry into the helmet industry from Oakley
  • check-mark
    Modular visor compatibility lets you pair the helmet with nearly any pair of goggles without fuss or gaps
  • check-mark
    Great goggle ventilation, further emphasizing the push towards a good goggle experience

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markAt 21.6 oz it’s a tad heavy compared to other feature rich offerings
  • check-markThe ventilation system doesn’t work as well as a lot of the competition

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