The SCOTT Pro Shield Sunglasses are aimed at racers and fast riding, with ‘superior ventilation, large coverage, and a good fit. In use, the size of the lens was great, with a suitable, undistorted view. Still, their shape and fit caused issues with spray getting up and hitting my eyes at higher and low speeds and them slipping down my nose whilst riding.
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Scott Pro Shield Sunglasses | technical details
Using the SCOTT Fusion Frame, the Pro Shields have interchangeable lenses - I tested clear - and have 'optimised helmet integration. I found they sat well with several different brands of helmets.
They are meant to have a no-slip adjustable nose piece, but I had issues with them moving down my nose in dry and wet weather. They have a ridged piece of silicone type material that is perhaps meant to grip your nose - it didn't work for me.
There isn't any detailed information on the materials SCOTT use for the Pro Shields. However, the plastic arms and frames are flexible, with a softer silicone-like material on the arms and nose to prevent slipping.
The lens has two cutaways on the top left and right of the brow - called ACS (Air Control System, of course) and this is intended to provide decent airflow and keep them fog-free. They are well finished, and I liked the simple black frames and shape aesthetically. They are pretty light at 37g.
Scott Pro Shield Sunglasses | on the trail
The SCOTT Pro Shields are comfortable to wear, fit around many different helmet models, and are lightweight. They sat comfortably over longer rides and felt unobtrusive. I liked the field of vision and the minimal interference of the frames.
The downside was that spray managed to get through several times into my eyes - it seemed to come up from below. I appreciate entirely that all face shapes are different, but they also sat away from my face and off my cheeks, even when pushed up close. This seemed to cause spray to get through and into my eyes, either at slow or high speeds.
The glasses also seemed to slip down my nose, with a nose bridge that seemed less grippy than others. It’s a shame, and if you ride with a decent mudguard, it may be less of an issue but still feels like a compromise. Otherwise, the Pro Shields are good at keeping the wind out, otherwise performed ok, bar the occasional spray drops getting through.
Scott Pro Shield Sunglasses | Verdict
At £90, the SCOTT Pro Shield glasses aren't cheap but also not high cost. I would rather look to buy something like the Melon Optics Alleycats, which are a little more money, fit better, are 5g lighter and also have better coverage. For me, the Pro Shield just didn't work out.
As I had issues with the nose bridge and the gradual slipping over longer periods of riding, I would recommend checking how the Scott Pro Shield Sunglasses fit before buying. Otherwise, they have been tough, remained unscratched from being chucked in a bag or dropped.