Ciovita Autumn/Winter – What a Collection!
The Ciovita Autumn/Winter 2023 collection features a range of cycling apparel created with highly specialised features for a variety of riding conditions. There are almost too many highlights to mention across the scope of gilets, jackets, long sleeve jerseys and accessories; for that head over to www.ciovita.co.za and browse yourself silly – so instead we have picked our favourites, a mini-selection that we would fill our dream cycling cupboard knowing we could perform, no matter the weather.
KHZ LIGHTWEIGHT WINDBREAKER
This Lightweight Windbreaker is the perfect riding companion for taming those blustery days and reducing windchill in cooler weather conditions. This jacket features two Italian fabrics in the windproof and water resistant Vita-Tex used for the main body fabrication, as well as the Italian Lycra Mesh insets to aid with ventilation.
The Lycra mesh insets on this cycling windbreaker also offer better flexibility and range of movement when riding, as well as allowing body heat to be better regulated when you’re pushing your limits. The jacket also features reflective trims for improved visibility, elasticated cuffs to keep the wind out and full length YKK Zipper. This windbreaker is super lightweight and comes with an inner pocket, which the jacket can be folded into for easy stowage, allowing you to easily adapt to change weather conditions.
APEX LAMINA GILET
The sleek fitting Apex Lamina Gilet is designed primarily to protect from windy conditions, but also does a fine job of keeping the morning chill off your chest. The laminated outer layer provides a protective shell to make the gilet completely windproof, reducing windchill, while the tight performance fit improves aerodynamics. The gilet is also suitable for light rain and misty conditions.
As part of the Apex Series the Lamina Gilet is constructed using the most state of the art imported fabrics that represent the leading edge in performance fabric technology. The jacket also features a full length two-way YKK zip, with puller; rear pocket storage; and gripper elastic for a more secure fit.
Designed to keep your ears from hurting in colder conditions when on or off the bike. These ear warmers feature a brushed spandex lining to provide superior thermal insulation, while also offering moisture wicking to keep the sweat off your brow.
The Italian Lycra used for the main fabric is made from recycled materials and ensures a comfortable fit, even under your cycling helmet.
HYDROPHOBIC JOINT WARMERS
Available in leg, knee or arm variants, with a hydrophobic treatment to repel water, these items also feature reflective strips and improved thermal protection. The special hydrophobic treatment will offer protection from the elements.
The leg warmers are made from brushed fleece and high-stretch Italian Lycra and can be worn to cover the entirety of your legs on colder days. and are finished with high visibility strips placed in strategic areas to help improve rider safety and a zipper at the bottom to make them easy to put on or remove.
The arm warmers are the perfect accessory to keep your extremities warm when cycling in a jersey or gilet, or to wear under a light jacket for that extra bit of insulation from the cold, while the hydrophobic treatment helps prevent moisture seeping through to your skin. Each arm warmer is finished with silicon grippers for the upper arm to ensure a comfortable fit and with high visibility strips placed in strategic areas on the garment.
These knee warmers also feature reflective strips and improved thermal protection and are made from brushed fleece and high-stretch Italian Lycra and can be worn to add some extra leg length to your kit on colder days. The special hydrophobic treatment will offer protection from the elements.
AND FINALLY, THE VENERABLE CONTEGO JACKET
The Apex Series represents the pinnacle of high performance cycling kit from Ciovita. This exclusive range employs the latest in cycling technology combined with hundreds of hours of testing and refinement to produce kit that pushes the boundaries of what is possible. The newly updated Contego Jackets are perfect for elite athletes riding in cold conditions.
The high quality fabrics used in the construction of this jacket are what really set it apart. There are three distinct leading edge fabrics, which each contribute to the skin tight fit and temperature controlling attributes of the Contego. Firstly, the jacket features a Vita-therm quilted front panel with Comforttemp air fibre which is designed to offer superior insulation in extreme conditions. The sleeves and side panels are made from brushed fleece Lycra with a hydrophobic finish, which helps keep you warm without sacrificing range of movement. Finally, the back of the jacket is constructed from 3D high performance Lycra, which adds extreme flexibility.
The pro fit cut means this is a tight fitting, high performance jacket which hugs the body and offers ultimate comfort when up out of the saddle, riders who want a looser fit are advised to buy a size up.
The Contego Jacket is packed with even more advanced features with hidden back pockets for secure storage as well as one waterproof zipper pocket for storing valuables. Visibility is also key to the design with reflective details placed in key strategic areas around the garment.
Many features that made our first generation Contego Jackets so popular have been retained in the design including a two-way YKK Front Zipper, Broad Elastic hem with silicon grippers, and our proprietary Anti-Bounce System to ensure pocket stability when heavily laden.
That’s just a taste of what Ciovita’s 2023 Autumn / Winter range holds – visit www.ciovita.co.za and browse the rest.