We’re big fans of Irish cycling art, accessories and apparel brand, Victory Chimp. Their unique and often chimpishly cheeky products have been making cycling fans smile since 2014. Earlier this year their collaboration with Donard Cycles caused jaws to drop with it’s exquisite attention to detail and styling influenced by ancient Irish culture.
In June, Victory Chimp revealed they were applying that same level of creativity to a range of cycling apparel. Their Kickstarter campaign reached the crowdfunding target in just five days. Clearly we’re not alone in showing admiration for the ‘Chimpeurs’.
Victory Chimp has expanded popular lines of socks and caps to include a full range of performance apparel in two new collections, Ogham and Stampen. Available in Men’s and Women’s cuts across two colourways, the collections comprise jerseys, bib shorts, gilets, arm warmers, base layers, caps, buffs and socks.
We’re hoping to get a closer look at their new cycling range soon. But for now, we’ll share Victory Chimp’s latest press release with you while we eagerly wait for the postman…
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.
Banana Positioning Technology™
Integrated into all garment rear pockets, our patented Banana Positioning Technology™ insures optimally stationed wonder fruit on all rides. Embrace your inner chimp, ride safe and go ape.
Designed in Northern Ireland, Made in Italy
The new Victory Chimp kit collections are made in Italy, marrying the latest fabrics with our unique graphic style and humour to create highly technical, stylish and durable performance apparel for you to love. We work in partnership with fellow family-run small businesses across Europe to produce the highest quality combination of style and performance. This reputation has earned us a valued global community of friends and Chimpeurs.
Kits for Everyone
Victory Chimp strives to make our garments available to all who ride a bike. Our casual and performance clothing lines have been available in unisex or women’s specific cuts and across a broad range of sizes. We’re taking this even further with our first kit collection, developing each piece independently to create two garments designed exclusively for their respective gender to provide the best fit, feel, look and performance. All Men’s and Women’s cuts will be available in sizes XS-XXXL. We’re not going to limit colourways to specific lines either. You can have either kit’s options in any cut or size.
Check out victorychimp.cc to get the full detail on the clothing lines and their other chimpishly good products.
Last modified: 7th November 2018