Ciovita Unveils Vale and Odyssey Merino Jackets

Wool has been the warm choice for millennia. Ciovita's new Merino jackets are snug, stylish, warm and eco-friendly.


As winter grips the country, snow falls in Joburg and even Durbanites are complaining of having to wear an extra layer, Ciovita, a leading name in premium cycling apparel, has launched two new uber-warm products: its Vale and Odyssey Merino Jackets. These luxury adventure cycling jackets are the newest additions to Ciovita’s Merino product range, and offer perfect blend of comfort, style, and performance.

As winter strengthens its grip, the Vale and Odyssey Merino Jackets emerge as the ultimate luxury companions for cyclists seeking warmth, protection, and uncompromising quality. Inspired by the beauty of nature and natural materials, tireless testing and tweaking paired with the constant drive to provide exceptional cycling kit these jackets are set to elevate the winter cycling experience of any discerning cyclist.

The Vale Merino Jacket – a modern-classic staple in any discerning cyclists kit collection

As part of the Apex Series, the Vale Merino Jacket gets its name from the deep valleys that span open stretches between mountains and is meticulously crafted with a blend of merino wool and strategically placed water-resistant panels.

The result? Unparalleled insulation, superior moisture-wicking properties, and exceptional odour resistance, ride after ride. This innovative combination of fabric technologies ensures that riders stay warm, dry, and fresh throughout their journey, no matter the weather.

With its Pro Fit silhouette, the Vale Jacket offers a streamlined and aerodynamic design, optimising performance while exuding a touch of elegance. The YKK 2-Way Full Length Zip enables easy ventilation on the go, while touches of reflective binding enhance visibility during low-light conditions.

A zippered back pocket provides additional secure storage while the improved fit of the Ergonomic Back Neck Shaping enhances overall comfort and allows the wearer to focus solely on their ride.

The Odyssey Merino Jacket embraces the concept of luxurious adventure

Similarly, the Odyssey Merino Jacket embraces the concept of luxurious adventure. The Odyssey Jacket embodies the meaning of the word allowing for long and adventurous journeys to be experienced by anyone who pulls this jacket over their shoulders.

As the ideal option for any dry cold rides, this jacket boasts the same merino wool blend that provides exceptional insulation and protection from cold temperatures when no precipitation is expected. The Odyssey’s design takes the diverse needs of avid cyclists into account and features a snug but comfortable Race Fit cut which enhances the riding experience from the first pedal stroke to the last.

As with the Vale, the fabric in the Odyssey jacket excels at naturally regulating body heat, managing moisture, and offering exceptional odour resistance to ensure comfort throughout a ride.

As a brand that increasingly prioritises environmentally conscious design and manufacturing practices, CIOVITA strives to utilise ethically sourced and more renewable/recycled materials in all its products, including the Merino range. The Vale and Odyssey Jackets not only exemplify the finest craftsmanship but also reflect CIOVITA’s conscious decision to work towards minimising its environmental impact and making more responsible decisions where the health of our planet is concerned.

The launch of these luxurious Merino jackets is an exciting milestone for CIOVITA and comes as another first in the local cycling apparel scene. Elevate your winter cycling adventures and experience the perfect blend of style and performance, wrapped in nature’s warmth with the Vale and Odyssey Merino Jackets.

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