For bike enthusiasts, choosing the right head gear becomes much more difficult these days because there are so many cycling helmets currently out in the market. Enter the Oakley ARO Series.
Finding the perfect head gear becomes very frustrating when one isn’t able to find the perfect fit for the particular needs a biker would have. Whether sizing would be too tight, too loose, no eyewear compartment, or even too enclosed, etc., these considerations prove too confusing and problematic for some.
Product design and sport performance eyewear mogul Oakley has found an opportunity to sweep us away from frustration. Known for their commitment to continuously develop products that elevate their users’ performance, Oakley addresses all these concerns and so much more.
OAKLEY EXPANDS REACH IN THE CYCLING INDUSTRY
THE OAKLEY ARO SERIES
Oakley has always involved athletes in product development allowing them to design products geared towards function. Focusing on different purposes, Oakley launches the ARO Series mainly the ARO3, ARO5, and ARO7.
Oakley also threw in the BOA® FS1-1 System: a 360-degree fit system wherein a dial tensions the TX1 lace – soft, flexible, and thin lace that lies flat inside the helmet for a more snug and custom fit with less pressure on your temples. It also makes it easier to use eyewear as it doesn’t compete with space.
The ARO3 and ARO5 are decked out with an eyewear dock so you can stow your glasses and easily access them when needed. Both models are also compatible with Oakley’s line of eyewears. On the other hand, the ARO7 includes two visors that you can swap out between Prizm™ Road and clear lens. These are guided with magnetic attachments that keep the visors in place.
Each helmet is geared towards different riding profiles:
(1) The ARO3
(2) The ARO5
The ARO5 is tuned for speed and more designed for sprint finishers. Compared to the ARO3, it has less vents and a condensed tail for a more aerodynamic model. The ARO5 is also available in three (3) sizes and seven (7) colors.
(3) The ARO7
Versus the ARO3 and ARO5, the ARO7 is crafted for aerodynamics and took inspiration from speedster race cars. It has way less vents for cooling. This is the helmet of choice if you are a time trialist or a triathlete.
The ARO7 is designed with a short-tail so you can move your head freely without too much aero drawback. As a time trialist, every second counts. With this in mind, the ARO7 uses a Fidlock Magnetic Strap Buckle Closure like Oakley’s snow helmets: a magnetic buckle that locks from any angle and releases in one direction for a quicker helmet fitting.
The ARO7 is available in Matte Black and White.
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