Standard Prospect goggle: RRP: £80.00 / €99.95
Limited edition Mojave: RRP: £110.00 / €139.95 WFS: RRP: £100.00 / €129.95
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So 22 hours and counting – here’s my first impression of the Scott Prospect Limited Edition Mojave and WFS goggles. WFS, by the way, stands for Works Film System – Scott’s version of a roll-off. The weather being as unpredictable as a pimply teenager this year I decided to take both pairs of Scott goggles with me for the week’s riding and testing in Portugal. By the end of the week the Mojave’s made it out for only a brief outing on day one for about three hours while for the rest of the time I favoured the WFS version. Just as well because in the varying weather conditions I used both rolls of film that came new in the box. Given that the WFS shares the same base features and frame as the standard Prospect goggle (and in this case the fancy coloured Mojave) this review will be only slightly varied if you’re considering the use of alternate lenses and frames. Out of the box my first impression was how deep the triple layered foam surround at the rear of the frame was. These goggles are not only big but pretty deep, too. I did wonder if they would fit into the Bell Moto 9 Flex I would be wearing. They did, but the fit was snug and if the outriggers weren’t articulated and able to move I doubt they would have.
I liked that the WFS system was located behind the outriggers. I can confirm Scott’s claim that the Prospect goggles offer one of the biggest fields of vision on the market today. The forward and peripheral vision is excellent, and not just for a roll off system, the vision is good – period. The extra height of the lens is noticeable as is the wider film (50 mm) but the three most notable features were 1. the secure clip-in canisters, 2. the top film protector under which the film slides across the lens extends under the canisters and is sealed in when the canister is clipped into place, and 3. the nonslip grid which is placed over the lens works effectively at keeping dirt and water from getting between the film and the lens. I would rate the WFS system as the best on the market today, not only for quality and design but for price too. I think they offer excellent value for money. As for the Prospect goggles themselves they offer a fantastic field of vision, are comfortable and feel secure and safe. But this test isn’t over – I’m going to spend more time with the non-WFS Prospect goggles and test the lens variations and I’ll let you know how I get on.