Oakley not only gives you an edge with their High Definition Optics, it also keeps you safe with their 100% UV Protection and unrivaled impact protection. Oakley takes the next step in protecting cyclists with their ARO line of helmets and their latest eyewear in the Flight Jacket and the Field Jacket.
Oakley has been my go-to brand in most of activities from running on the road or trails, hiking scenic peaks, cycling, ticking off that bucket list travel location and my everyday life. It’s fashion and functionality in one. It was not a hard sell for me that when I started my very first business venture that it was to distribute Oakley Products at Maximus Athletes Shop Cafe, Sparta Complex, 126 Pioneer Avenue, Mandaluyong City a few years ago. In that time, I also got to know more about their other product lines that I also got to patronize. Oakley takes a step up once again with the introduction of their product line.
Cycling is much Safer with Oakley
While cycling can be fun and exhilarating, it can also be technical and precise, which makes the High Definition Optics an edge on the road. The risk are also there and that’s where Oakley’s unrivaled Impact and 100% UV Protection comes in. Take that same concept into a whole line of cycling product that Oakley is introducing.
Hello Aro Series
Oakley saves you all the hassles when it comes to finding the right fit, lacking eyewear compartment or it get too enclosed. They got you covered with the ARO Series of Cycling helmets that’s both Aero and addresses all the usual cycling complaints.
“Oakley has always been known for its innovation. This year, we’re very excited to announce that we are introducing the ARO series to the cycling community! Three different helmets that address different issues about headgears like space, fit, and eyewear integration.” said Oakley Philippines (Meera Enterprises, Inc.) Marketing Manager, Louren Lacanlale.
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.
Housed in lightweight polycarbonate shell, these road racing helmets, are more than just protective gear! Safety being the cutting edge of these helmets, each one is equipped with MIPS Brain Protection System: a low friction layer separating the shell and the lining devised to reduce rotational motion on angled impact, providing the rider with superior protection. Each helmet is also lined with EPS Protective Foam that absorbs impact and road vibrations.
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 shades as it doesn’t compete with space.
Of course, when you ride, you sweat. And there’s always odor when sweat is concerned. The ARO Helmets are set with X-STATIC® Brow Pad that draws off liquid and inhibits bacterial growth keeping you odor-free.
The ARO3 and ARO5 are decked out with an eyewear dock so you can stow your glasses and easily accessed when needed. Both models are also compatible with Oakley’s line of eyewear. 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:
The ARO3 is all about ventilation and cooling. It’s made for riders in for challenging climbs under the blazing heat! it is built with augmented ventilation system that ensures you keep your cool as you ride. Armed with large and long vents that lets air flow as you speed through while also making it possible for heat to disperse from your head when going slow. The ARO3 is available in 3 sizes and 7 colors.
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 3 sizes and 7 colors.
Versus the ARO3 and ARO5, the ARO7 is crafted for aerodynamics and took inspiration from racecar forms. It has way less vents for cooling. This is your helmet of choice if you are a time trialist or a triathlete. 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. You can get the ARO7 in matte black and white.
The Flight and Field Jacket
“Oakley continues to up the game! With its entry in the Cycling Helmet Industry, we’re all excited to see how it changes and improves riders’ experience! This time we’ve got everyone covered from helmets, eyewear, kits, and accessories!”, Louren Lacanlale added.
The Flight Jacket and the Field Jacket are Oakley’s two new additions in a wide array of optic technology. Available in 7 colors and in Prizm™, Prizm™ Polarized, and Photochromic lenses, these aerodynamic designed frames are your eyewears of choice for for running, cycling, and more. The Flight Jacket has a Brow-Less Design while the Field Jacket sports a Raised Brow Line for maximized upper field of view. Both boast Advancer™ nosebridge that positions the frames forward by 7mm opening airflow for less fogging and overheating. They’re equipped with Interchangeable temple lengths that ensures helmet compatibility. No-slip Unobtainium® nosepads and earsocks as well as the Three-Point Fit hold the shades in place and ensure accurate optical alignment.