New Gear From Scott - Pond Beaver 2021

Apr 16, 2021 at 13:55
by Daniel Sapp  



Stego Plus Helmet

Scott recently rolled out their Stego Plus helmet. The helmet is designed for gravity and enduro riding and has a number of features that make it unique.

The helmet has a progressive absorption construction using EPS foam and PU pads that Scott claim give better protection for low and mid-energy impacts. This is combined with a MIPS system for rotational impacts. There are large air vents throughout to keep riders cool on warm days.

Scott's 360 HALO fit system gives a lot of adjustability to help the helmet accommodate a variety of head shapes and the Stego also comes with a second visor that features an integrated GoPro mount. Goggles can be stored by flipping the visor up and stowing on the front of the helmet.

The Stego Plus sells for $189.99 USD.



Shield Sunglasses



Scott's Shield sunglasses are a race-ready set of shades designed to fit medium to large size faces. They use Scott's Fusion frame and have interchangeable lenses. The glasses are designed to mate well with a helmet and have Scott optics with impact protection. The glasses sell for $89.99 USD.



Soldier 2 Knee Guards


The Soldier 2 knee guards provide a Level 1 protection standard through a Scott-specific D30 pad for enduro and trail riding. They are made to be lightweight and pedalable with a stretch sleeve fabric and strapless construction. The pad is removable so the sleeve can be washed. There is an abrasion-resistant front fabric and silicone printing on the inside of the sleeves to keep the pads in place. The pads come in sizes S-XL and sell for $79.99 USD.



Fury Goggle



The Fury goggle comes in a host of different colors (camo kaki / yellow chrome works featured) and has a large field of vision. The goggles use Scott's lens-lock system and come with a clear lens in addition to the tinted lens. There's a 3-layer face foam for comfort. The lens is treated with a NoFog anti-fog lens treatment. The Fury sells for $69.95 USD.





Pond Beaver 2021





60 Comments

  • 54 1
 That integrated GoPro/light mount on the visor sets the bar for how they should be smoothly integrated into helmet design. Pretty slick.
  • 3 0
 Stego.... this had unicorn written all over it. It could have been great
  • 28 2
 Aesthetic is sick, but placement is a miss to me. That's gonna be so front heavy if you're rocking one of the bigger lights on your lid like an L&M Taz series.
  • 3 1
 @Connerv6:
Agree! Looks good on paper but when you put on your action cam, its going to be unconfortable and even block your view when you hit speed or large bumps not unless theres a counter weight at the back of the helmet to balance the weight. As is, somewhere on the middle top of the helmet is the ideal placement not unless its a full face helmet, then you could potentially mount it almost anywhere.
  • 7 0
 @mountguitars: under visor is the best angle imo. Top of the helmet angle is so 2010
  • 6 0
 That's why the Session was so good, much lighter so less noticeable and it didn't tug the visor down like the full fat versions.
  • 3 0
 I'd agree but visor mounts are way hard on your neck, Especially that far forward. They tend to seem great until about an hour in.
  • 1 0
 @dwee: I guess the top of visor location is probably safest. Not too many ways you can get a solid lump of aluminium/magnesium/whatever smacking you in the head or the face with it in that position. Under the visor or on top of your head, there's a risk, I guess. And yes, I know there are sharp pointy rocks out there, but they're not attached to your head. May just be Scott @rse covering themselves
  • 1 0
 @dwee: Fair. I've never tried the under visor mount option because depending on the helmet and type of action camera, it simply won't fit. Hopefully this summer I can try it out on my IXS Trigger FF which I got in the off season.
  • 1 0
 @mountguitars: looks like the visor on that helmet has room for a sticky. GoPro session was the perfect fit for there, too bad they don’t offer it anymore
  • 6 0
 For those curious about attaching a GoPro on the visor...underneath the visor and how it'll handle check this video out:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=45oedN5lLGY

00:50:00 mark in the video
  • 2 0
 @usedbikestuff: we're going to need @brianpark to 3d print a unicorn accessory for this. Extra bonus points if it's ti.
  • 5 0
 @LiquidSpin: it mounts both ways?!?! Shut up and take my money
  • 1 1
 it's not going to work.
  • 1 0
 @Connerv6: Kali Maya 1.0 had a mount at the top of the visor and a dial under the visor to adjust the tension so it doesn’t slide down. Great design, I’ve had mine 3+ years and surprised they did away with it.
  • 1 0
 i think that´s too much weight right on the edge of the helmet!
  • 29 0
 Those riding glasses look nice!!! Surprised they're not $200+ like all the others...
  • 1 0
 blenders!?
  • 5 0
 Same. Really appreciate the subtlety compared to almost everything else. Anyone have any experiences with any Scott riding glasses? I'm considering getting a pair of glasses but don't want to spend £300 or look like a toddler's art project.
  • 5 0
 @codfather1234: ryders. Canadian owned and the anti fog works real well. Used them in the south of the states in 100% humidity 100 degree days and other than sweat pooling on my style of glasses they were great
  • 5 0
 Scott glasses/goggles have always been a good cheaper option. Glad they kept the trend going!
  • 3 0
 Good looks, but man wish they would have left the edge guard off the sides. The blind spot it creates in your peripheral is big enough to hide a semi truck
  • 2 0
 @codfather1234: I actually just picked up the shield glasses with photochromic lens (~$120). They fit pretty well, are light, and the photochromic is solid for a pair that costs about 1/2 as much as their competitors (smith shift mag). My one gripe is that the nose bridge, while flexible, doesn't actually offer a lot of adjustability in terms of height and distance from your face. It has less adjustability than the smith nose pieces, but it's only a minor gripe when it comes to spending over a hundred dollars less than the smith shift mag glasses.
  • 2 0
 couldnt agree more but you cant be the X-TIGERS Razz
  • 2 0
 @usedbikestuff: Not Canadian owned anymore unfortunately
  • 2 3
 @DirkMcClerkin: I actually wish the edge guard wrapped the entire lens. I've seen a few exposed lenses cause severe facial lacerations upon impact. (Not just "flesh wounds", but requiring surgery.) Price is good though, just need full edge protection.
  • 3 0
 @JDFF: Might be true that dull plastic edges have killed 99% of Oakley wearers, just the same it's probably more likely you'll get run over by a truck after eliminating your peripheral vision.
  • 2 3
 @DirkMcClerkin: plenty of riders have crashed in the woods and cut their faces open from dull edges, while no riders have been hit by trucks in the woods.

The "blindspots" probably depend on your faceshape and eye width - I don't have an issue with the frame on these glasses.
  • 3 1
 @JDFF: "I've seen a few exposed lenses cause severe facial lacerations upon impact. (Not just "flesh wounds", but requiring surgery.)"

Lol, no you haven't.
  • 1 2
 @mobiller: why would I make that up???
  • 3 2
 @JDFF: Those are all from the nose piece, not the edge. "I've seen it" I took to mean you've seen it in person, not unsuccessfully Googled it.

Try Googling cyclists that have been hit by cars that were in their blind spot. I've seen, as in seen with my own eyes, a mountain biker swerve under a dumptruck that was in their blindspot.

Glasses with edge guards can look better but create a large blind spot, if your ride involves any need for peripheral vision it can be a liability. Just something to be aware of.
  • 3 3
 @mobiller: lol a mountain biker didn’t see a dump truck? Don’t blame the glasses
  • 7 1
 Hey the camera integration is nice, but is there a solution on finding an audience for TBs of boringass POV action camera footage? Asking for a friendly cloud computing server farm air conditioning unit
  • 3 0
 Does there need to be one? I record every ride I do away from my home trails. I don’t expect people to watch them, in fact they’re private, but having them on YT is convenient for rewatching them. There’s definitely lots more stuff being served that has a lower value to society, than people’s rides.
  • 6 0
 I'm just glad there is a sticker on the back telling me which way is up and which is down.
  • 11 0
 How do you know that's the back? Is it labeled somewhere? hehe
  • 11 0
 But what if you're in Australia???
  • 3 0
 @kcy4130: Good point! It would make more sense on my forehead, wouldn't it?
  • 4 0
 Where's the photo of Dan wearing the half shell with the googles??!!!!
  • 3 0
 Boy I really like my Bell Sixer. But the Scott Stego looks very nicely done
  • 2 0
 I would like to thank Scott for giving me a clear visual for which direction is down
  • 3 0
 Surprisingly competitive pricing, I expected numbers twice what they were.
  • 1 0
 I like the mount integration but I feel like it would be much better for mounting lights then cameras. That camera angle is kinda meh but I guess that's just an opinion.
  • 2 0
 I’ll take the Furry goggles, would feel great!
  • 2 0
 I've expected less slack seat tubes...
  • 1 0
 "Goggles can be stored by flipping the visor up"

With a camera or light on the integrated mount?
  • 1 0
 What shoes are shown in that kneepad "action" photo? So much grip...
  • 1 0
 Looks.like the crankbrothers
  • 2 0
 I have them. Very light, seemingly.good sole support. Side to side is a little less supportive. Not totally sold on the way the boa tightens vs laces.
  • 1 0
 Nearly $200 for an open face helmet? Great Scott!
  • 1 0
 Ahh finally someone built a helmet with proper protection
  • 1 0
 Looks like a futuristic army helmet.
  • 2 0
 Scott makes great gear!
  • 1 0
 Why are visors mounted so damn high?
  • 1 0
 Helmet looks like it comes pre-salted. Sweat will blend right in.
  • 1 0
 Nice shiny helmet Big Grin
  • 4 6
 Helmet looks great. Too bad about the price.
  • 10 1
 Sits right in line with other helmets of that quality and features.
  • 3 0
 Just wait until he discovers POC or Smith...

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