What are the best goggles for mountain biking? We brought together five pairs from 100%, Dragon Alliance, Julbo POC, Scott, and put them in the hands of our goggle aficionado and all-round jumpy rider, Rob Mitchell, to see which ones we’d recommend for UK mountain bikers. Over to Rob for the full review!
We know Scott for many things; mostly for bikes – but Scott also makes a heap of clothing, protective gear and footwear. For this review, we’re looking at a pair of its goggles, and more specifically, the Prospect model.
Scott makes no less than 11 different models of goggles, ranging in size, shape, and intended use. The Prospect model we have here is more aimed towards the MX market – but has the same attributes we’d look for in an MTB goggle. So let’s get into it, and see what this aggressive looking pair of goggles are all about.
Spec Talk For The Scott Prospect Goggles
Available in a dazzling 10 different colour ways, there is apparently a pair of Prospect goggles for us all. On test here, we have the white and red model, with the orange chrome works lens.
Sticking with the lens, Scott uses its TruView single WORKS lens on the Prospect, with the NoFog Anti-Fog lens treatment, to keep that huge lens clear of steam build up and fogging.
Scott also offers the Prospect with what it says is ‘the largest field of vision on the market’ – which is achieved by three factors. First up, the lens perimeter, where Scott has increased the lens height, and dropped the nose piece, to offer a huge field of uninterrupted view. Frame thickness and lens curvature also help to offer a wide range of view.
The Prospect goggle also uses Scott’s own Lens Lock system, which uses 4 locking pins to ensure the lens is secure as hell when in position. This also helps to make changing lenses as efficient as possible.
The goggles use a three-layer foam system, comprised of two foam layers, and a fleece layer. The first layer of foam aims to halt any sweat dripping down into the goggles, while the second layer and fleece ensures a comfortable and precise fit on the face. The Prospect is also a platform that allows users to run both roll-off and tear-off lens systems, dependant on preference. The outriggers on the Prospect pivot to make sure these goggles are as compatible as possible with a wide range of helmets (and head shapes).
In the box, you get a neat microfibre bag, a spare clear lens, and the detachable nose guard. For their size, the Prospect goggles sit at a very reasonable weight of 138g.
On The Trail
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|From:||Scott Sports, scott-sports.com|
|Tested:||by Rob Mitchell for 3 months|