WHAT IS IT? Once the leader in the motocross goggle
market, Scott had lost its way over the last few years. The
Prospect goggle is Scott’s attempt to regain its position at
the pinnacle of motocross eyewear.
WHAT’S IT COST? $89.99.
www.scottusa.com or your local dealer.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the Scott Prospect goggle.
(1) Protection. Roost from a rear tire is the main thing
goggle manufacturers keep in mind when designing their
goggles. Every rider at some time in his racing career will
have issues with his goggle lenses. They can be dislodged
because they were misaligned during assembly or because
of the violent trajectory of roost ricocheting off the lens.
This can result in injury or a finish with no goggles. Scott
has found a solution to give racers peace of mind. Scott
calls it the Lens Lock System. This system locks the lens
in place with pins in four spots that go through the lens.
There are two on the top and two on the bottom of the
frame. These four locking points are what hold the lens in
place. The system works great; we just wish installation
of the lens was easier.
( 2) Pivoting outriggers. The Prospect has two pivoting outriggers on each end of the goggle frame. The
goggle strap is attached to the outriggers to create a leverage point when tension is placed on the wide strap. This
angular leverage produces a tighter seal around the rider’s
face than with a conventional strap attachment system.
The pivoting outriggers allow the Prospect’s large frame to
fit comfortably in any helmet. On helmets with small eye
ports, the outriggers will move automatically to adjust for
the size difference. Additionally, the four pins are used to
mount Roll-Off canisters to the Prospect goggle.
( 3) Lens. The lens is 1mm thick, much like a Jones
goggle lens from the 1980s. The added thickness is for
safety and durability. The Scott tear-offs are held in place
by four (instead of two) pins. The dual-sided pins provide
increased stability and tightness for the tear-offs. With the
purchase of the Prospect, you will also get an extra lens.
( 4) Vision. The Prospect’s vast field of view is on par
with that of the Oakley Airbrake—but at a fraction of the
price. You don’t really know the difference that a wider
range of sight makes until you see it for yourself. Every
MXA test rider’s peripheral vision increased with the
Prospect. It was almost like not wearing a goggle at all.
( 5) Price. Goggles vary in price from $30 to $200. The
most expensive motocross-specific goggle is the Oakley
Airbrake, and there is no doubt that the Scott Prospect is
designed to offer many of the same features at half the
( 6) Performance. Bottom line: this is a very good goggle. The no-sweat face foam does its job on hot days. The
tall and wide frame allows for a great field of view. The
pivoting outriggers are an ingenious idea that allows the
goggle to fit with precision in any helmet eye port. The
super-thick lens, with its UV protection and four mounting
pins, provides durability, protection and convenience. The
Prospect’s lens locking system makes it impossible for
roost to dislodge the lens.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? There is a learning curve to
changing the Prospect lens. It is no easy task to place
the rigid lens in the frame and then lock it in. It takes
longer than you would expect considering the system was
designed specifically around the lens and its proprietary
Lens Lock System. With practice you will learn the technique. Scott is talking about making an injection-molded
lens like that of the Oakley Airbrake or long-forgotten
Goggles have come a long way since the
glory days of the Scott 83. The Prospect is the
exact product that racers need to improve their
racing, and Scott needs to get back where
it belongs—on top.
SCOTT PROSPECT GOGGLE
MXA TEAM TESTED