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Team USA Gets Special Jackets For Potentially Chilly Opening Ceremony

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Team USA Gets Special Jackets For Potentially Chilly Opening Ceremony
The official designer for the U.S. Olympic team added a touch of warmth to this year's uniforms.
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The Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is quickly approaching, and temperatures could be in the low 20s — or worse.

So Team USA designer Ralph Lauren added hidden heaters into this year's parade uniforms.

A small battery pack with three heat settings warms the wearer by using conductive ink on the parkas. Ralph Lauren says the battery can provide immediate heat and can last 11 hours on one charge.

Along with the jackets, athletes will rock a red, white and blue sweater, slim jeans, suede boots, tan gloves and a beanie.

“The revolutionary design will keep American athletes warm as they proudly walk through PyeongChang Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony,” said Lisa Baird, United States Olympic Committee chief marketing officer.