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Louis Garneau
Nova 2 Cycling Vest - Men's

3.5714285714285716 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews
Current price: $35.99 Original price: $59.99
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Nova 2 Cycling Vest

In the depths of winter and the height of summer, dressing for a day in the saddle is easy. Tights and a jacket or a lightweight jersey and bibs. Late fall and early spring present a difficult dilemma, though: underdress and you'll freeze; overdress and you'll overheat, sweat, and then freeze anyway when the sweat turns cold and clammy. Louis Garneau's Nova 2 men's Cycling Vest address this dilemma by providing dedicated core protection that fends off the elements, breathes, and lets you layer on your arms as appropriate for the give day's conditions—even if those conditions change mid-ride.

The vest's main panels are LG's Diamond Air 2.0, a lightweight barrier against wind and water that shields your core. It's supplemented with underarm panels of breathable AirFit Mesh. The previous Nova only had patches of AirFit Mesh, but the latest model's panels now extend to the waist, and every additional square inch further increases the vest's breathability. That can be a godsend when a chilly March morning gives way to a sunny afternoon when you're mid-way up the day's final climb, too invested in a difficult climb to pull the vest off.


  • A cycling vest for the in-between days of fall and spring
  • Weather-resistant panels protect your core
  • Breathable side panels reduce the risk of overheating
  • Spacious rear pocket zips closed to protect ride essentials
  • Armholes finished with reflective strips for low-light visibility
  • Sleeveless construction lets you adjust arm coverage as needed
  • Item #LGN00HN
[body] Diamond Air 2.0, [panels] AirFit Mesh
fall, spring
1 zippered rear
Recommended Use
commuting, cyclocross, gravel, road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 3 ratings

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4 out of 5 stars

December 5, 2021

Almost perfect

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
6' 1"

This vest is great! I love the material, especially the sides which are vented offering proper moisture mitigation. I've ridden with only in as low as 40F which kept me warm just fine on the core side of things (also wearing a base layer under the jersey). My only gripe is that there's only 1 pocket and it's zipped. I wish it has the three standard pockets like jerseys. As it stands I have to lift the vest to get to any items stowed away in my jersey. Other than that, love it!

Vince L
5 out of 5 stars

October 6, 2021

Good for what it is

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 10"

For someone of my size, this vest fits well. It's not skin tight, nor is it so loss it flops in the wind. It a good shoulder season vest that does a good job of blocking the wind. And I appreciate the easy to access pocket in the back.

4 out of 5 stars

December 31, 2020

True to Size & Vents Well

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:

1st & Foremost, I have a BMI of 29 and am somewhat barrel-chested, so I normally am between L & XL in Pearl Izumi and Voler, but wanted something that restricted venting and didn't flap so much in the wind (flapping creates ridiculous drag), so took a chance on a L. Tight, especially at the waist (I'm in my mid 60s, so have a little more waist than when 40), but that nearly eliminates wind getting under the shell, so venting is limited to water vapor and a small amount of wind at the armpits, BUT NO FLAPPING. My shoulders were also well protected when down in the aerobars because the wind didn't get under the shell at the shoulders. Just back from a ride on a sunny day in temps 50-55F and was very comfortable with this over a LS Thermal Jersey from Voler. I considered using this vest under another, as this works quite well when too warm for a jacket, but ended up riding it alone. Again, very comfortable and no shock cooling after 5 min breaks on restarts heading into the wind. As always, fit is critical, but for me this vest is just about perfect. No idea how well it will hold up over time, but I'm pretty careful with my gear, so maybe it will last 10+yrs like my Pearl Isumi.