Oakley DRT 5 Helmet at Eurobike 2018

Oakley is expanding their mountain bike-specific offerings with the brand new DRT 5 helmet.  Designed in collaboration with none other than Greg Minnaar, the new helmet not only looks stylish it also features several practical functions that riders will appreciate.  Gripped silicone clips that Oakley has dubbed the Eyewear Landing Zone, should hold your glasses (Oakley or not) firmly in place on even the most rowdy descents.  The spring-loaded clips can be left open for easy retrieval or latched down for extra security.

The interior of the helmet features a ribbed silicone gel sweat guard that, instead of absorbing perspiration and dirt, channels it away from the forehead and out of the eyes.  Because silicone is non-absorbent it will be easier to keep clean than the grimy forehead padding most of us are used to.  If the silicone guard is not your thing, all DRT 5 helmets will also come with a more traditional brow pad as well.

The six-position indexed visor mount can be pushed high enough to allow for goggle storage as well. All DRT 5 helmets come with MIPS and will retail for about $200.

Oakley's new Field Jacket glasses feature their new Advancer technology that allows the wearer to easily adjust the frame and lens of the glasses up and away from the face to help prevent fogging.  This should be especially useful while climbing or when stopped trail-side.  Rather than taking the glasses off or pushing them down your nose, a flip of the lever on the front of the glasses activates a tiny linkage attached to the nose piece.  When you want the glasses back in their original position, simply push the lever down and you are good to go.  Expect the top range glasses to retail for between $200-250 depending on lens options.


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