Gear Review: The SCOTT Pro Shield Sunglasses—My Daily Driver for Mountain Biking Eyewear

Martin Kuprianowicz | CycleCycle | Gear ReviewGear Review
The SCOTT Pro Shield Sunglasses are my daily driver when it comes to mountain biking eyewear. | Photo courtesy of SnowBrains

Winter has come and gone but bike season has happily arrived to save my sanity from boredom and help me get my daily mountain ‘fix’. I’ve never been much of a cyclist, but with Salt Lake City’s legendary Corner Canyon trail system a short 25-minute ride from my house, it’s a no-brainer that I get into the sport this summer.

I needed a pair of glasses that could handle rigorous daily biking and still protect me from the sun’s strong UV rays that seem to always be shining here in Utah. I began an online search but had to look no further once I discovered the SCOTT Pro Shield sunglasses.

I’m learning how to mountain bike on a hardtail this summer, and I’m rocking the SCOTT Pro Shields every day. | Photo courtesy of SnowBrains

The SCOTT Pro Shield sunglasses are designed for racers and built for speed. Special ventilation holes provide superior ventilation without sacrificing wind protection for my eyes. Complemented with nose and temple fit systems for better comfort and fit, the Pro Shield Sunglasses brought my vision to the next level.

They feel like ski goggles but for dirt and with way more range of vision. They’re light and comfortable, not to mention stylish. I use them every day, clouds or sunshine. Since I’m still a novice to mountain biking I’ve really only been focusing on one trail this summer—the Rush Flow Trail in Corner Canyon. It’s got all I need to get a handle on biking, and I plan to explore more of the Wasatch’s incredible trail system soon. And when I do, I’ll definitely be rocking my SCOTT Pro Shields.

Offered for $89.99 on SCOTT’s website, the Pro Shields are a hot deal. Also, if these shades aren’t the right fit for you then you can return them free within 30 days. 

Rush Flow Trail, Draper, UT. | Photo courtesy of SnowBrains

Product Specs

FIT

  • For medium to large faces

FRAME TECHNOLOGIES

  • SCOTT Fusion Frame
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • Optimized helmet integration
  • No-slip adjustable nose piece
  • Wire temples Fit System
  • No-slip temple ends
  • SCOTT icon metallic insert

LENS TECHNOLOGIES

  • SCOTT Precision Optics lens quality
  • Impact protection
  • Maximal field of vision
  • Extra-large lens coverage
  • ACS Air Control System
  • High level of ventilation
  • 100% UV protection
  • SCOTT laser print

APPROX. WEIGHT

32 gr.

EXTRAS

Hard case with microfiber bag

LENS WIDTH

133

LENS HEIGHT

61

ARM LENGTH

118
SCOTT Pro Shields. | Photo courtesy of SnowBrains

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