Patchwork Quilt, American Flag Inspiration For U.S. Snowboarding Team Uniforms

Burton debuted its uniform design for the 2014 Olympics and the U.S. Snowboarding Team today. Corduroy, synthetic fabrics, as well as a new kind of waterproof/breathable membrane make for outerwear unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

The brand touts an “heirloom hippy” aesthetic with the uniforms. There are mitts, beanies, and hoodies included as well as the jackets and pants.

On the design, the company notes inspiration from “snowboarding’s laid-back culture while paying respect to America’s longstanding creative heritage.” No doubt the quilt look was stick out on the slopes in Sochi next year. —Stephen Regenold

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.