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Cycling apparel to make you smile. 
Designed in Northern Ireland and Made in Italy with integrated Banana Positioning Technology™.
Cycling apparel to make you smile. 
Designed in Northern Ireland and Made in Italy with integrated Banana Positioning Technology™. Missed out on our Kickstarter? You can still pre-order kit for a limited time...
Cycling apparel to make you smile. Designed in Northern Ireland and Made in Italy with integrated Banana Positioning Technology™. Missed out on our Kickstarter? You can still pre-order kit for a limited time...
219 backers pledged £32,214 to help bring this project to life.

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Who We Are

Victory Chimp creates cycling art, apparel and accessories to make you smile. Based at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains, Northern Ireland, our designs are dreamed up on these wild and beautiful roads and worked out back in the studio. 

Introducing Our First Kit Collection

Victory Chimp performance apparel is 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. 

Designed in Northern Ireland. Made in Italy.
Designed in Northern Ireland. Made in Italy.

Spread the word

Know bike riding friends who'd be just excited about our kits as you are? Let them know via the links below. Every share helps us reach our goal to bring you beautiful kit to make you smile.

Kits for Everyone

Victory Chimp strives to make our garments available to all who ride a bike. From launch, our casual and performance clothing lines have been available in either 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. After the campaign ends you will be able to select Men's or Women's cuts in sizes XS-XXXL. We're not going to limit colourways to our Men's or Women's lines either. You can have either kit's options in any cut or size. Embrace your inner chimp, ride safe and go ape.

View Size Guide 

Banana Positioning Technology™

Integrated into all garment rear pockets, our patented Banana Positioning Technology™ insures optimally stationed wonder fruit on all rides.

We did it! With your amazing support we blasted through our target of £12,000 in just 5 days! A massive thank you to all who've pledged to our campaign so far and made our first kit collections a reality, we couldn't have done it without you. So what to do for the remainder of the campaign? Well, we've now added a few stretch funding targets with additional rewards and options to be unlocked.

Ogham

The Ogham Kit (Olive Green/Orange)
The Ogham Kit (Olive Green/Orange)

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 (Stone Grey/Chartreuse)
The Ogham Kit (Stone Grey/Chartreuse)

The Ogham kit is available in either Olive/Forest Green or Stone Grey/Chartreuse colourways and comprises Jersey, Bib Shorts, Gilet, Arm Warmers, Base Layer, Cap, Buff and Socks. All garments are available in Men's and Women's cuts across sizes XS-XXXL.

Stampen

The Stampen Kit (Team Issue)
The Stampen Kit (Team Issue)

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 (Plum/Teal)
The Stampen Kit (Plum/Teal)

The Stampen kit is available in two colourways and comprises Jersey, Bib Shorts, Gilet, Arm Warmers, Base Layer, Cap, Buff and Socks. All garments are available in Men's and Women's cuts across sizes XS-XXXL.

Jersey

A high-performance, super comfortable garment with integrated Banana Positioning Technology™ insuring optimally stationed wonder fruit.

Features

  • Men's or Women's specific cuts in XS-XXXL
  • Lightweight, fast-wicking fabric keeps you dry with body temperature regulated
  • Highly breathable mesh side panels with exceptional moisture transfer 
  • Raglan sleeves with lycra cuffs
  • Fully hidden, full YKK zip with garage
  • Silicone waist grippers
  • Three easily reachable rear pockets with reflective piping
  • Additional zipped waterproof security/multimedia pocket with plasticised opening for device cables
  • Soft lycra compression arms
  • Flat lock seams for comfort and durability
  • Nice slim fit, not loose, not a restrictive race fit
  • Woven Victory Chimp flag tag
  • Designed in Northern Ireland, Made in Italy
  • Integrated Banana Positioning Technology™ 

Bib Shorts

Premium bib shorts designed for support and comfort on the longest rides. Available in Navy (Stampen Kits) or Black (Ogham Kits)

Features

  • Constructed from high-quality Italian lycra, reducing muscle vibration and fatigue, thus improving overall performance  
  • Industry leading high-density chamois pad for superior vibration absorption 
  • Combination of flat lock stitched and bonded seams 
  • Flat lock seams where comfort and durability is desired, bonded where long seams would cause pressure marks  
  • The absence of pressure marks promotes better blood circulation
  • Silicon gripper hems 
  • Broad, full mesh bibs for support and comfort, keeping shorts in the optimal position  
  • Bielastic fabric keeps you dry with body temperature regulated 
  • Woven Victory Chimp flag tag
  • Designed in Northern Ireland, Made in Italy  

Gilet

A windproof and water repellent Spring/Autumn (or Irish Summer) cycling garment with integrated Banana Positioning Technology™.

Features 

  • Men's or Women's specific cuts in XS-XXXL 
  • Bielastic fabric with fast-wicking Respira membrane keeps you dry with body temperature regulated  
  • Raglan sleeves with lycra cuffs 
  • Fully hidden, full YKK zip with garage - Silicone waist grippers 
  • Three easily reachable rear pockets with reflective piping  
  • Additional zipped waterproof security/multimedia pocket with plasticised opening for device cables 
  • Flat lock seams for comfort and durability 
  • Woven Victory Chimp flag tag
  • Designed in Northern Ireland, Made in Italy 
  • Integrated Banana Positioning Technology™

Base Layers

A sleeveless second skin to regulate body temperature in all seasons.

Features

  • Lightweight, super breathable mesh fabric
  • Advanced perspiration wicking for outstanding comfort
  • Flatlock seams, eliminating rubbing and skin irritation for superior comfort
  • Innovative multi-dimensional mesh knit structure
  • Intelligent design allows for enhanced airflow around the body

Arm Warmers

Indispensable Spring/Autumn riding accessories, constructed from Super Roubaix® fabric.

Features

  • Super Roubaix® moves moisture efficiently and is breathable 
  • Brushed fine fleece interior to create loft that insulates by retaining body heat  
  • Lightweight and highly packable for stashing in jersey pockets when the weather turns 
  • Silicon grippers maintain position 
  • Ergonomic design for maximum comfort in riding position 
  • Designed in Northern Ireland, Made in Italy

Buff

Super versatile, multifunctional garment that can be worn as a scarf, mask, under-helmet head cover or balaclava.

Features

  • Constructed from highly elastic and super breathable microfibre 
  • One tubular piece, 47cm x 24cm
  • Designed in Northern Ireland, Made in Italy

Cap

A classic four-panel cotton cycling cap. The iconic cycling cap, stylish and practical. Keeps the sun, rain and sweat out of your eyes while looking good on the road. You can never have enough caps.

Features 

  • 65% polyester, 35% cotton, windproof & breathable
  • Lined with anti-bacterial tape to absorb sweat  
  • One size fits most. Elasticated rear panel up to 63cm 
  • Designed in Northern Ireland, Made in Italy

Socks

A high-wicking, breathable and super soft performance sock. 6"/15cm tall cuff.

Features 

  • Meryl Skinlife® high performance yarn  
  • Super soft, high-wicking fabric  
  • Antibacterial & odour eliminating  
  • Breathable mesh upper 
  • Padded footbed for comfort  
  • Reinforced heel and toe for durability 
  • Strong upper cuff stays in position 
  • Elasticated arch for support 
  • Flat seam toe for comfort 
  • Designed in Northern Ireland, Made in Italy 

 View Size Guide

Bobble Hats

A supersoft, warm beanie hat for off the bike, race heckling or ascending cyclocross podiums.

Features 

  • 100% Acrylic Yarn
  • Double layered for warmth
  • Machine washable 
  • Woven Victory Chimp tag
  • One size fits all 

Kickstarter Exclusive Bundles (20% Off RRP)

Choose from Pledges #3-10. You can add further individual items after pledging (see below)

Single Item Pricelist + Add-ons

To purchase items outside the pledge bundles, pick your garment(s) and choose Pledge #1, pledging the total amount based on the pricelist below. You can also add on items to Pledges #3-10 by choosing 'Manage My Pledge' after pledging. Pick your add-on garment(s) and increase the total amount using the pricelist below. 

Why Kickstarter? 

Over the last year we have designed and developed all of the garment prototypes, samples and size-sets with our factory. We've selected the best fabrics and fine-tuned the designs and colourways. We've worn them through the winter and tested them on 200km 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 here, you are helping us to fund the first production run with the factory. The crowdfunding model allows us to gauge demand across the range, reducing risk and optimising our stock.

And 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. Please support the first Victory Chimp kit collection and together we can make it a reality. 

Production & Delivery Timeline

Meet the Founder

Founded in 2014, Victory Chimp began life as the creative outlet of Northern Irish freelance designer, illustrator and bike rider, Ryan O'Reilly. When not busy at his desk, Ryan would either be scribbling down his own ideas or riding around the country on his bike. When the latter started exerting an overwhelming influence on the former, Victory Chimp was born. One crash and several weeks away from both bike and computer later, Ryan had plotted a course through the (mostly imagined) intersections of art, cycling, fashion and the great apes.

What people are saying...

"WOW! It's freaking gorgeous" - Womens Kit

"I think Victory Chimp have done a fantastic job on their first clothing collection, I want the whole lot of it!" - Dave Smith, Velocity & Vitality

"Ryan’s unique art style and colours stand out from a sea of corporate magnolia." - ADVNTR.CC

"Big fans of these guys. Great that they are looking to expand into kit." - Casquette

"I appreciate any piece of apparel that puts banana storage first and foremost" - Rhys Howell

"They are all ace! Actually cannot decide which I like best" - Matthew

"Beautiful kit, can’t wait to wear it" - Anna

"These are so good man, so difficult to choose!" - Simon

Returns/Exchanges

We want to bring you cycling art and apparel that you love, so if for any reason you're not happy with your purchase, we'll put it right.

A detailed sizing and design/colour survey will be sent after the campaign ends to confirm pledges before shipping, but if you receive your kit items and would prefer a different size, we will be more than happy to exchange as required.

View Size Guide

Thanks for Stopping By

We really appreciate your time and support. Please share this project to help us to spread the word and make our kits a reality. 

 

Video track: 'Love & The Present' by Group Zero courtesy of Touch Sensitive Records. Cheers Cathal & Mark.

Risks and challenges

TRACK RECORD
Victory Chimp was established in 2014 and has released over 70 products in the last four years across cycling art prints, casual clothing, accessories and performance apparel. We have always shipped worldwide since launch, which means we can guarantee fulfilment when production is complete.

PRODUCTION
We work with trusted and well respected partners in Italy with a collective 100 years experience in producing the finest quality cycling apparel for pro teams and top brands. We have already produced garments with each of these factories and are confident in their process. Designs have been finalised, fabrics selected and samples thoroughly tested. We are just waiting on the green light from our Kickstarter campaign to begin manufacturing.

Production delays can happen, from factory capacity issues to fabric availability. We have booked production times and made sure the timeline includes buffers to prevent these risks impacting on our final delivery dates. Production time is 8 weeks, then 1 week for order fulfilment and delivery, meaning you will receive your order at the start of September.

ACCOUNTABILITY & BRAND REPUTATION
Communication with our backers will be 100% clear and transparent, we have total accountability for delivery on this project and have many social-media channels from which to ensure this happens. We pride ourselves the swift and honest customer service which has been the foundation of the Victory Chimp brand. We also offer a 30 day exchange on all products if the size is not right.

WHAT YOUR PLEDGE MEANS TO US
We are small family business and although utilising our existing knowledge, trusted processes and supply chain, producing a full kit range represents a big step for Victory Chimp. Rest assured that with your pledge and a successful campaign we will be able to fund production of our entire range and ship within the timeline set. We don't hold a lot of stock, so if you believe in what we do and want to own our unique kits, please support us now and join us on this exciting journey!

Cheers for your support!

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