Oakley Snowboard Helmet Review

In general, Oakley has become one of my favorite snowboard brands. It started with a pair of goggles, which later led to a coat, pants, and even a helmet. Although Oakley does provide gear for other sports, I only have experience with their snowboard line.

What is Oakley? Oakley is a global company that provides quality sports clothing and accessories ranging from ski helmets, to goggles, and beyond. Oakley is most notably known for their eye where line including both goggles and (sun) glasses.

What do you like about Oakley helmets? I am currently supporting the MOD 5 and love the Fidlock Buckle on my Oakley helmet. The Fidlock Buckle is a magnetic buckle that can be easily engaged and disengaged with one hand. It is a fancy feature that is not at all necessary but amazing! I also find it beneficial that Oakley helmets are multi impact helmets meaning that they do not need to be replaced after a single impact. Many of the cheaper helmets, currently on the market, are single impact helmets and should be replaced after each impact. If you are anywhere near as clumsy as me, your helmet likely had its first impact prior to making it to the lift. Some of the other great features include the BOA Fit System, ventilation, Modular Brim System, and removable ear pads. I selected my MOD 5 based on affordability, style, multi-impact, and most importantly the Fitlock Buckle.

Are there any cons to the Oakley helmet? It doesn’t have a ponytail hole and I can’t afford one of every color! I am unable to find any legitimate cons with this helmet but that ponytail hole would be awesome!

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