U.S. Olympic uniforms have built-in heating system

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(CNN) -- Cold should not be an issue for U.S. athletes during next month's Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony in South Korea.

Cold should not be an issue for U.S. athletes during next month's Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony in South Korea. That's because Team USA's uniforms will have a heating system built in them. Courtesy: USOC / CNN

That's because Team USA's uniforms will have a heating system built in them.

The system is based on carbon and flexible ink that conducts heat.

And it's powered by a slim battery pack that can last up to 11 hours.

The heat feature is available on the red, white and blue parkas the team will wear at the opening ceremony on February 9th.

The temperatures in Pyeongchang are usually in the lower 20s in February, but may drop even further that day.

U.S. athletes will also wear jeans, a red, white and blue sweater, a navy ski hat and a bandana.

The outfits were designed by Ralph Lauren.



 
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