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Ralph Lauren Unveils Heating Tech for #TeamUSA Jackets #WearableWednesday #pyeongchang #HeatTheWayForTeamUSA

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Ralph Lauren is bringing unique technology to keep the althletes extra toasty at the winter games. Going beyond basic hand warmers, these coats have specially printed elements. Via Team USA:

Continuing to explore wearable technology, Ralph Lauren’s limited-edition opening ceremony parka and limited-edition closing ceremony bomber jacket include a streamlined heating component, designed with the intent to keep Team USA’s athletes warm in PyeongChang’s cold temperatures

In a process developed exclusively for Ralph Lauren, the heating system is made from electronic printed conductive inks, printed in the shape of an American flag in carbon and silver ink and bonded to the interior of the jackets. The printed conductive inks are flexible and stretchable, and connect to a battery pack with three settings. With water-repellent properties and featuring 11 hours of heating time at full charge and immediate heat, the jackets are truly functional pieces for America’s brightest athletes.

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