Olympia Nova 2 HiViz Safety Vest
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
Just whatt I was looking for...
It's a little pricey compared to other vests but I wanted something that was highly visible, had an ID pocket that is easy to get to plus a pocket for my iPhone. The adjustments on the vest accomodate my wearing my fullsize leather jacket or a long sleeve tee. Overall I am very happy with this purchase.
April 29, 2014
Have a black bike, wear a black leather jacket, so this product was a no brainer. Made to last, love the pockets.
April 21, 2014
Fine quality and solid design
I got this for combat commuting. The fit and function are perfect. The hi-viz in the day and the reflection at night are awesome. It is a bit more expensive than other choices and the design does cover up the venting in my jacket. Otherwise a fine choice.
March 17, 2014
The vest is well made with good quality materials. It looks good and you do stand out.
I wear a Revit Legacy jacket size XL, so purchased a XL / XXL vest. The vest fits over the jacket with ease. I do have the Velcro adjustment straps as tight as they will go. Could have gone a size smaller, “maybe” it doesn’t flap but I would have liked it a little tighter (My personal preference).
The pockets are a little tight to get “my” hands in and out of but at least the vest has pockets. That’s a good thing.
As far as cost goes it’s a little pricey, more so for me because I live in New Zealand and the cost for shipping overseas is nearly 50% on top of the purchase price. In total the vest cost me $172.94 NZ dollars that’s $147.37 US dollars.
For overseas customers I do feel that Revzilla could reduce the cost of shipping since the shipping is free within the United States. (Just a thought)
Price for shipping aside, I’m very happy with the vest and would recommend anyone buying this product.
March 12, 2014
More companies are starting to offer Hi-Viz jackets. Until more do this vest will more than compensate.
I used this mostly in the summer and fall. Then the big jacket came out that had reflectors embedded into the jacket.
Fits over your regular summer mesh jacket with no problems. Great to use at night time riding.
December 3, 2013