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Oakley mod 5 helmet

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Anyone got one? Do they fit well, are they true to stated size or on the small/big size. What is the ventilation like?
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I do, seems to fit as suggested and the ventilation is good in my opinion
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I tried the Oakley Mod 5 when they first came out. I’ve got a big head (62.5cm), so normally most brands L, XL or even XXL. The Oakley large size is up to 63cm, so I tried one on and it seemed ok so I bought it. But after wearing it for couple of hours at home the front to back pressure became unbearable, so I ended up selling it. I can’t comment on the ventilation, but it was of course a perfect fit with Oakley Flightdeck goggles.

So it seems that the Oakley helmet shape suits rounder, rather than oval heads. I usually wear Giro helmets for skiing/biking, because I seem to have a Giro shaped head. But I’ve just bought a Sweet Protection Ignitor MIPS, as they have finally made an XXL helmet. Previously their XL helmet was only 61cm.
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@wills_h, i see from a previous post that you used to have a salomon ranger, i currently have one of those (original version) and find it very hot, do you find the Oakley to be cooler?
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I think it's definitely cooler
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Excellent, that's partly why i am changing ad the ranger is way too hot for me
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I've got one. Fits on my head fine. works well with my oakley goggles. Doesnt work very well with outdoor tech chips. Has decent venting.

I don't usually wear a helmet but does the job when needed.
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I love mine. I'd say measure you head because the guide is spot on. my head was bang on the crossover between the two sizes. I went for the smaller size and it fit great.
I also have oakley line miner goggles and the two together fit great
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I have a MOD5 and love it. I got the non MIPS version as it is less bulky and lighter. I'm also on the cross over of sizes (med - large) and the non MIPS Med is larger than the MIPS Medium. The fit is perfect and it works perfectly with my Oakley Flight Decks.

I also have two older Salomons (a non MIPS and a MIPS), the ventilation on all of them is similar and good. These have become guest helmets and the MIPS one now has a Go Pro bracket for off piste days.
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So the medium was too big, the small is a decent fit apart from a tiny pressure point in the middle of the forehead, the liner appears reasonably thick at that point and i wonder whether this might pack out a bit cos i really like the helmet in all other aspects
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Would think that depends how much you wear it. Just had a look at mine which has had 3 seasons, but I don’t wear it often, so maybe 40 days use, and the liner doesn’t look like it’s packed out. Quite soft foam so not sure it would? The actual foam stuff in the shell wouldn’t pack out. Could probably shave a bit off that though if needed.
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So just rounding this off, the medium was too big and the small just fractionallly too s small so returned them to the shop, such a pity as i loved it but fit is the most important thing. Went to my local shop who were incredibly helpful, seems i have an oval head and it looks like the salomon quest or qst will be my best option, tried the boa versions on which were pretty good but would like to compare with the custom air which they are ordering in for me. I guess the Oakley must suit round heads better
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@kb36, I found the same. If the Salomon doesn’t work out, try Giro as they fit oval heads as well.
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