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Oakley Mod5 MIPS
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Awards Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award    
Price $130.00 at Backcountry
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$199.99 at Amazon
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$99.97 at Backcountry
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$239.95 at MooseJaw
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$146.73 at REI
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Pros Comfortable, warm, vents well, style pointsToasty, comfortable, really well-builtGreat interior fit, stylish look, warmCan be fit to any size goggle, modern, innovative venting systemWell made, proven over the years, good ventilation, sleek
Cons PriceyExpensive and a little heavyEar flaps can be noisyHeavy, custom-fit is back-heavyHeavy
Bottom Line Deemed best of the best by our testers, there isn't a better combination of performance available from any model we have tested at OutdoorGearLab.A top of the line helmet for the avid skier.A high-end helmet at a price that is a step down from other top models.Oakley enters the ski helmet market in their typical, innovative, Oakley style.A top scoring helmet without any major flaws.
Rating Categories Smith Vantage MIPS Smith Quantum MIPS Giro Zone MIPS Oakley Mod5 MIPS Smith Variance
Comfort (25%)
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Specs Smith Vantage MIPS Smith Quantum MIPS Giro Zone MIPS Oakley Mod5 MIPS Smith Variance
Measured Weight (in ounces) 17.7 oz 21 oz 17.9 oz 21.2 oz 19 oz
Adjustment System Boa Fit System Boa FS360 fit system In Form 2 Fit System, Vertical Tuning BOA 270 Fit System Boa Fit System
# of Vents? 18 22 14 11 18
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