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VIVA Jerseys - Coming soon!

 

The VIVA promotional jersey is almost here. This lightweight jersey focuses on the past in its design but embraces the future with its material. The jersey features the latest technology in jersey construction and material. Our favorite features are the vents on the side panels for those hot summer days and a seamless, tag-less neck line. 

This is a promotional run which means you'll be able to pick these up for a steal. Don't expect the low price to last, though! Stay tuned for the release date.

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