Olympia Nova 2 HiViz Safety Vest
Versatile, comfortable, adjustable ... Very happy.
This vest is just what I was looking for. Plenty of hi-vis and loads of comfort. It's on the big side, but the Velcro straps on the sides are easy to wrap and adjust for a perfect fit. Good alone or with my jacket. Wish it had a pocket for back armor pad, for those times I use it solo (without the jacket). Overall, I'm very glad I purchased it. It's my first vest, and it's everything I need.
November 28, 2014
This Vest is Great...
Had been looking at the vest options for some time and liked this one best, because of the external chest access pockets and 'what a deal'... I catch it on sale.
I like the size adjustment options, so whether wearing it alone or over something else... it works.
I like my new riding vest.
October 27, 2014
Stylish Hi-Viz Vest
Seems to be well constructed. High visibility without looking like a road crew member. Fits correctly and is adjustable.
October 22, 2014
So Bright it Hurts
I ordered this item yesterday from the East Coast and it arrived to me today in California. I didn't even know that was possible! Revzilla comes through as always. This vest is great for anyone that really rides in urban areas and needs to be seen. I ordered the red one and it definitely gets the job done. I'm like a moving parking cone. Very bright and the construction and materials appear top notch for a simple hi-viz vest. Get one and be seen!
October 14, 2014
Now you see me!
This is just what I was looking for on my commutes. The HiViz is great and can be seen from a long way away. I have an Olympia jacket that this pairs very well with. Love the adjustments to give me a more personalized fit. I recommend this vest.
October 13, 2014
Stylish Protective Visibility Vest
I bought this because the US military in Germany is requiring Riders to wear Fluorescent and Reflective Protective Vest/Jackets while riding on the Military Posts.
I wanted something that was different that the normal vest, that has exterior pockets that I could use to hold my ID, and other items. After wearing this vest for a few months now, I can tell you it was well worth the investment. I'll be honest I don't wear this if I'm not going on Post, but this vest was well thought out, there is a protective plastic left breast pocket on the front, and a mesh one on the other side.
The size of the vest is fully adjustable, allowing me to ride in Warm weather or Cold weather gear with a few simple adjustments.
If you're a consistent wearer of protective visibility gear, you'll appreciate this vest for it's high visibility in both day and night conditions. One of the things I really appreciate about the design, is the fastening Zipper. Most Vests zip all the way up to your neck, this causes irritation on my neck. This vest has a three quarter zipper, which stops well below my neck line.
Over all I recommend this vest for good quality, design, and usefullness.
September 15, 2014
Good, solid vest
I really like this vest. Its visible without being too tacky, and the ID pocket is great for the phone or credit cards or anything else you need to access on the road with gloves. I commute through a city center everyday on my bike, and I wanted a vest that was noticeable and that fit over my leather jacket, but that also fit without a jacket, for those really hot summer days. When I don't have a jacket on, its still tight enough to prevent my shirt from flapping in the wind. I'm on that awkward border between L and XL shirts, and I got the M/L and it fits great.
June 16, 2014
Olympia Safety Vest
I purchased the womens jacket (XXL) which fit excellent! So I decided to try the vest. The large was too extra large/large so I bought a large/medium. I love the pockets over the ICON vest, however, the ICON has a lot of air flow, Olympia does not which may be due to the abrasion resistant material. I find the rear back pocket sweaty unlike the ICON rear pocket (both are water proof). I wish they would have a womens design as this is a mens fit and doesn't fit me like the jacket. Even though there are Velcro straps to sinch in, it isn't enough. Chest is big and waist is small. Ladies, I recommend waiting until Olympia comes out with a womens or unisex vest unless you have a mens build.
June 2, 2014