Product: Scott Light-Sensitive Lenses
‘Light-Sensitive’ lenses aren’t new technology in the wide world of goggles by any means, but in off-road circles, they aren’t widely recognised. If you’re familiar with snow goggles, you would have seen and used this technology in the majority of your goggles, but for those who have no idea what this technology is, here’s a bit of background.
A Light-Sensitive lens is a photochomic lens that changes from clear to grey, depending on the light you’re riding in – kinda like how your polarised sunglasses work. They’re perfect for trailriding where you’re coming in and out of the trees or when you’re riding early in the morning when the light is low, all the way through the harsh sun in the middle of the day because they help your eyes to adjust to the changing light conditions.
This product is proven because Scott had them on market a couple of years back and they sold like hotcakes. But due to the price of the material going through the roof they had no choice but to pull them from the off-road range. Well, the good news is they’re back, and in a big way with them now compatible with Scott’s top-of-the-line Prospect goggle and the trusty Hustle goggle.
A Light-Sensitive lens may sound like a simple lens option, but it is far greater than that. In addition to offering light-sensitivity that grows darker in bright conditions, the new lens features extruded thermoformed Lexan construction and is far superior to the flat, stamped 1mm Lexan lens in the standard Prospect. Although it retains 1mm thickness like the standard lens, the Light Sensitive lens is harder, pre-curved, and optically correct. So in our mind, well worth the extra investment.
These lenses are available with a new goggle for:
- Prospect Goggle Light-Sensitive (LS) $129.95
- Prospect Light-Sensitive (LS) Dual anti-fog $149.95
- Hustle Light-Sensitive (LS) $99.95
Or sold separately to fit your existing goggles:
- Prospect Single Light-Sensitive (LS) lens $49.95
- Prospect Dual Light-Sensitive (LS) lens $59.95
- Hustle Single Light-Sensitive (LS) lens $49.95
You might be Thinking, ‘What’s a Dual Lens?’
It’s genius technology, and by rights should be on a lot more trailriders’ radar – especially those who ride in wet and/or colder conditions. Put simply, it’s an interchangeable two-layered lens (see image above as an example). The double-lens arrangement creates a thermal barrier that reduces fogging significantly when you’re riding. Sounds good, right? Well, it is! Think of all the times you have ripped off your fogged-up goggles and slung them onto your bars, only to then been worried about copping a tree branch to the eye. All that could have been prevented by running a dual lens.
Where Can You Find Them?
Scott’s Light-Sensitive lenses are available in Australia through Ficeda Accessories dealers. And stay tuned for Transmoto’s take on it.
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