The Oakley Mod 5 Factory Pilot Snow Helmet is a hard shell snow helmet that sports an aggressive, technical look. It replaces the Mod 7 cross-country and skate helmets as Oakley’s premier helmet offering. Oakley has made vast improvements on the fit of this lid from previous versions of their race helmets. The Mod 5’s head cover is far larger than any other helmet currently available in the market, and it does not feel like it will crush your skull during impact like some of Oakley’s cross country and skate lids in the past.
Oakley Mod5 Factory Pilot Snow Helmet comes with an exclusive matte finish. The matte finish of the helmet is combined with hi-impact shell and ABS VLS shell. Other color options include white and black camo.
The Oakley Mod5 Factory Pilot Helmet is the first snow helmet that I have reviewed that boasts a removable cover. The cover is made from the same polka dot fabric as their T-shirts and jeans, which imitates the same material and look shown in the magazines. I really like the red and black colors of this helmet along with the option of using the original Oakley Factory Pilot goggles or to change it out with a pair of goggles.
The Oakley Mod 5 Factory Pilot Snow Helmet is the latest design from the world renowned manufacturer of ski and snowboard gear. The Mod 5 Factory Pilot Snosk helmet has 10 vents to let heat escape for maximum comfort. Customization is key to Oakleys Mod 5 helmets and these helmets are available in 18 colors and graphics with 8 different polarized lens colors.
The Mod5 Factory has a totally redesigned outer shell construction with a new Venturi fit system. Additional chin protection has been added in the form of the Impact Absorption System, all while maintaining the helmet’s lightweight feel. The Mod5 Factory can be worn as an open cockpit or full-face helmet by utilizing the optional Chin Bar available through authorized Oakley dealers. This helmet is equipped with two pivot points for maximum adjustability and comfort. It is extremely durable, and built to withstand harsh conditions with the highest level of snow safety technology as well as top notch style.
Combining superior protection and performance, the Mod 5 Factory Pilot snow helmet helps you kill it in the park. The strong, lightweight composite shell protects the head against impacts with slopes and features a removable natural-fiber liner with a built-in goggle lock. Ice-cool venting lets fresh air in, while warm air escapes.
The Mod 5 is the fifth generation of the Factory Pilot. From the critically acclaimed original, to the sleek aesthetic of the Mod 1 and the function-first Mod 2, this advanced evolution of Oakley’s most popular ski and snowboard helmet design brings you a collection of style and performance features that set a new standard for Oakley helmets. Now packable for convenience, with MIPS, Ear pads and strap covers to protect from all elements, these are helmets tested to outperform.
The Oakley MOD5 Factory Pilot is a great helmet for those looking for a mid-range, great value option. The strong EPS liner gives solid protection, but as well the plush fleece liner provides a comfortable fit. Intended design brings the best of both worlds to this great helmet!