Northern Irish cycle clothing firm Victory Chimp will expand their popular performance sock range with two new kit collections, Ogham and Stampen, just launched on Kickstarter. The two collections are across four colourways for both Men and Women.
Comprising jersey, bib shorts, gilet, arm warmers, base layer, cap, buff and socks, the kits are available in Kickstarter exclusive bundles or as individual items, saving 20% on final RRP.
Founded in 2014, Victory Chimp began life as the creative outlet of Northern Irish freelance designer, illustrator and bike rider, Ryan O’Reilly and the company are based at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains, Northern Ireland.
“Over the last year we’ve designed and developed all of the garment prototypes and samples with our factories,” said O’Reilly. “We’ve selected the best fabrics and fine-tuned the designs and colourways. We’ve worn them on the road through the winter and tested them on 200km gravel rides. For now, we’ve taken it as far as we can. Now we just need your support to help us to launch, so we can bring you beautiful kit to make you smile.
“By pledging on Kickstarter, you are helping us to fund the first production run. The crowdfunding model allows us to gauge demand across the range, reducing risk and optimising our stock. In exchange for this invaluable help, we get to pass our savings on to you. Throughout the campaign, all of our new garments are available at 20% off RRP. We love this gear. Join us on this exciting new journey, support the first Victory Chimp kit collection on Kickstarter and together we can make it a reality.”
The Ogham Collection
Inspired by on and off-road adventures in the wild beauty of the Sperrin Mountains and the many remnants of ancient Ireland within them. Ogham, pronounced [ˈoːm], is an early Irish alphabet found inscribed on standing stones. Each letter represents a native tree, with our pattern made up of Oak, Ash, Elder, Birch, Willow amongst others. The perfect kit for your next gravel grinder or bikepacking adventure. The Ogham kit is available in either Olive Green & Orange or Stone Grey & Chartreuse colourways.
The Stampen Collection
Our team kit for 2018/19. Inspired by Belgian cycling passion and our two favourite aspects of the sport, the cobbled classics and cyclocross. Heard on both the road and mud-filled course, “Stampen!” (we’re reliably informed by our Flemish collaborator) loosely translates as “Pedal like f—k!”. The Stampen kit is available in either Team Issue or Plum & Teal colourways.
Kickstarter Key points
– Kickstarter Campaign runs from 5 June – 5 July 2018
– Ogham & Stampen collections, available in two colourways each
– Men’s and Women’s specific cuts, in sizes XS-XXXL
– Kits include jersey, bib shorts, gilet, arm warmers, base layer, cap, buff and socks
– 20% off RRP via Kickstarter exclusive bundles
– Design in Northern Ireland, Made in Italy
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