With more and more of the upper tier riders of hard enduro riders making
the switch to the Scott Prospect range, we decided to go and see what
all the fuss was about and whether it actually a notable difference.
Introduced in late 2016 in the United States, the Prospect was the
replacement for the ever-popular Scott Tyrant goggles.
The Scott Prospect goggle is an all new design, with a large focus on your ability to see more as well as making a safer pair of goggles.
The most notable aspect of the goggle when looking at it is that it has
a much bigger lens than what most other goggles do, making a better fit
not just on your face but also on your helmet – making less room for dirt.
Another notable difference is the addition of an extra tear-off post, which allows for your tear-offs to stay down better and they also have the “out-rigger” system. The out-rigger system allows for the set of goggles to fit your face better but the outer frame of the goggle is not, as it fits the outer parts of the helmet. This great as other brands with the out-rigger system are fixed, where as the frame of the Prospect is able to move and “pivot”.
One of the best features is also the fact that the strap is 50 mm with
silicon on the inside, this helps with the goggles staying well-gripped
on your helmet so you do not have to worry about your goggles falling
off during either a race or ride with your friends.
Changing your lens can often be quite an exercise, but this was very quick and easy. With its 4-pin system, your simply unclip those 4 and it will slide quite easily out. To put it back in, is just as easy where you simply put it in from one side, allowing some flex and fitting it in one the other side and finally just clipping the top down and locking the pins. Scott was able to take a lot of things that they thought were needed, or what their competitors were utilizing on and better it.
With all that being said, it is easy to see why so many guys have made the switch – definitely a goggle that is pushing the boundaries and giving you everything you need and everything you didn’t even know you needed.