Are you ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics? No matter what your favorite sport it’s all about staying warm in PyeongChang, starting with a warm coat. Whether it’s at the opening ceremony or the medal stand, our athletes will be decked in some serious Olympic style. While the skaters and the skiers have been training, your favorite outerwear brands have been designing and perfecting great looking technical gear. The bobsledders and the lugers will be keeping warm. Will you? You too can go for the gold with these patriotic and technical coats done in true Olympic style.
PyeongChang may be freezing, but the Americans will be bringing the fire, Olympic style, in this heated jacket from Polo Ralph Lauren. Since 2008, Ralph Lauren has been dressing our Olympians for the opening ceremony and this year is no different. These battery-powered parkas have three heat settings and can hold a charge for up to 11 hours. They’re water resistant and look pretty patriotic too.
Yes, the US snowboarding teams are out of this world. Burton designed these retro jackets inspired by the space program and the astronaut uniforms of the 1960’s. Sure, they’re vintage cool but make no mistake, these competition jackets are as futuristic as it gets. They have a look of liquid metal thanks to an iridescent silver fabric coated in real aluminum. According to Burton this super technical, lightweight and waterproof jacket reflects and deflects light as well as sound.
Cheer on the US freeskiing team in this jacket from The North Face Legacy collection. The Freeski Coaches Parka is waterproof! Yep, you read it right. It utilizes a polyurethane coating and multi-layered formula to keep out moisture. It’s lightweight, durable and warm. And with the U.S.A. logo and flag, they’ll be no mistaking what team you’re on.
Once on the medal stand you’ll see the athletes wearing the Summit Jacket System from Nike. It’s two jackets in one. Just zip-in or zip-out the Team USA Insulated Summit Jacket, a lightweight Gore-Tex waterproof shell that blocks wind and rain with a super cool removable bomber jacket. And of course, Nike takes home the gold when it comes to functionality with built-in hand warmers and cell phone pocket.