The Stilo ST5F 8860 carbon is the latest generation of racing helmets from this motorsport dedicated company.
While the look is unmistakably a Stilo, the ST5 is the narrowest and smallest shell in its class, and in recent F1 tests is aerodynamically superior. A first for Stilo is that the ST5 small shell now fits a person with a larger sized head, a feat all manufacturers in the past have been unable to do. This resulting in a larger and heavier shell having to be worn to accommodate the most popular heads - in size Large. The benefits for these drivers in wearing the new ST5 are numerous, much lighter weight and of course better aerodynamics from the much smaller shell and more room in the tighter spaces of a GT or Le Mans type vehicles.
The 8860 ST5F racing helmet with its FIA 3mm long visor for open top racing cars it has a visor that is tear off ready to allow perfect vision. With part fitted electronics, it is ideal for Formula racing when radio communication is required as this model comes with a built-in microphone and comm port, and it only needs a set of earplug speakers to complete the communication package.
Weighing in at just 1.23kg has passed the very latest and tough FIA 8860-2018 standard, not just passed but well within the required tolerances. While it's the safest helmet on the market, the ST5 8860 is exceptionally light to wear, which greatly benefits the driver, when under the high G-forces of a modern high-performance race car. For the ultimate in lightweight racing helmets, we also have the Zero model which is a substantial weight saving again.
The opening of the helmet is now 5mm deeper, offering a far better peripheral vision. The new driver front ventilation system for open-top cars is a massive benefit, the ST5F has a new Top Air ventilation system (optional extra) for use in GT and Le Mans vehicles, this offers fresh air to the face and top of the head with a new channeled head cooling system for even more comfort.
Another major benefit to all ST5 racing helmets is the interior. A new double density liner offers an improved fit to give the user comfort levels never previously achieved. The super-soft liner next to the skull fits snuggly around the head giving a positive snug fit of unparalleled comfort. The ST5 F has the option of a side drink system which allows an integral drinking system, but in addition, space has been made for a frontal drinking system through the lower front vents, this now allows the helmets to offer this system without the need for major modification and scrutineer issues.
The helmet comes with Stilo's part electronics, with a microphone built into the front chin section, and an earplug connection fitted directly below the integral comm port to the one side of the helmet for easy connection of your radio system during driver pit changes.
Small shell - 1370g
Large shell - 1540g
Small Shell - Extra Small/54cm, Small/55cm, Medium/57cm, Large/59cm
Large Shell - XL/61cm, XXL/63, XXXL/64cm
Helmet Standard - FIA 8860-2018