Who couldn’t use another lid for their arsenal and if you’re thinking about updating the skull bucket before the riding season may we suggest the new KLIM F5 lid. Those kids at KLIM love to ride the backcountry, the crazier the better. But when you ride in those extremes you tend to expel plenty of body heat, and that was the spark that led to the new F5 helmet. According to KLIM the new lid is built to expel heat and provide next-level comfort (wherever that might be). The crew at OSM is hoping to stuff our sweaty melon inside one this winter, but until then you can check out the eloquent prose provided directly from KLIM on the new F5.
It’s all about keeping a cool head and killing fatigue. The KLIM F5 does accomplishes this more than any other helmet by revolutionizing the way a helmet is engineered and constructed. Featuring a full KLIM® KARBON Fiber shell, the F5 is one of the lightest helmets in the world. Eliminating bulk from on top of your head makes you more comfortable and gives you more energy. More energy at the end of the day means more riding. More riding makes everyone happy. (Who doesn’t like to be happy?!)
On top of reduced weight, the F5 is a master at ventilation—easily the most intelligently ventilated helmet in the world. Its single purpose is to evaporate sweat before it becomes a problem and it does this at any speed.
With a proprietary system of wind tunnel-tested intake vents (17 total, way more than a minivan has cup-holders) and exhaust ports (10 in total), the F5 boosts air through an ingenious Direct Vent EPS structure at speed while being just as effective at expelling heat at a standstill.
It does all this while still providing technology-focused benefits such as a dual-density EPS core, maximum field of vision, Fid-Lock® strap closure, fast-drying liner, and anti-microbial and anti-bacterial materials.
The new F5 helmet from KLIM comes in S-XXXL fitments and includes a helmet bag, spare visor/peak, and a breath box and WINDSTOPPER® liner for effective extreme cold temperature use. Suggested MSRP is $499.99 (US) and $699.99 (CAN).