All medal ceremonies (except hockey) in PyeongChang this winter will be held in open-air arenas where temperatures are expected to be below freezing. That’s why Nike’s 2018 Team USA Medal Stand Collection was designed to help American athletes comfortably withstand the elements as they celebrate their crowning moments.
Here’s a look at what they’ll wear.
Summit Jacket System
The zip-in, zip-out system includes the Team USA Hypershield Summit Jacket, a lightweight GORE-TEX® waterproof shell that blocks wind and rain, and the Team USA Insulated Summit Jacket, a removable bomber jacket. Engineered knit hand warmers attached to the outer jacket’s sleeve offer extra warmth, while added Team USA flare adorns the inner phone pocket (an American flag) and the adjustable bottom toggle (a small eagle head) of the shell.
Team USA Pant
This is made with a DWR coat that provides protection from rain and snow. A waist cinch and ankle zip (that, when open, reads USA) make it easy for athletes to find their just-right fit and taper. Back pockets have snaps to secure small items.
NSW Gaiter Boot
Built to conquer the cold, the boots have a lace-free closure system that allows athletes to quickly dial their fit. The men’s boot (shown above) features a FlyEase-inspired entry system, while the women’s boot (at left) is taller and has added material for more warmth.
Medal Stand Glove
Nike AeroShield technology combines a waterproof layer with ventilation zones to keep you dry and comfortable. Insulation throughout the fingers increases warmth, while the thumbs and forefingers are touch-screen compatible. A concealed zipper on the back of the hand makes it easy to get the gloves on and off.
Nike’s Team USA Medal Stand Collection, in addition to other Nike Team USA apparel, footwear and accessories, will be available January 15 on nike.com and at select retailers.