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US Snowboarding Team’s Olympic Uniform Is Practical And On Trend

While the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics generated a lot of US Snowboarding UniformUS Snowboarding Uniformconversation about the unique, patriotic uniforms (including Canada's donation to the 3-man Indian team), it's the Americans that have got everyone talking.

While some of the uniforms stand out and make a statement that's less focused on fashion, the US snowboarders are wearing trendy and stylish sportswear. There might not be anything especially unique about it, so this is not something I typically feature on this blog - but so many questions have been circulating about the origins of this uniform that I've just got to address it!

The original designs were unveiled back in December by Burton. While it might look casual, the uniforms are in fact top of the line technical sportswear pieces made from Gore-tex. The jackets are on trend with a plaid design and more subtly incorporate the red, white and blue. The pants are designed to look like baggy, distressed jeans; keeping up with the hottest styles as well.

Burton designed these uniforms based on the snowboarding team's input, and there's no doubting these are styles sure to stay. Would you hit the slopes, or even the streets modelling the style of the US team?

Via: Transworld Snowboarding

Comments
Feb 18, 2010
by Anonymous

I WANT THE JACKET

Do you guys know if they r gonna be for sale at any store? im willing to pay up to $500 for the jacket lol. if u guys know anything about where i can but them, can you please email me @ herbertrf2003@yahoo.com

thanls in advance

Feb 19, 2010
by Anonymous

Lighten Up!!!

Lighten Up!!!!!
Life is too short to be so critical.
These Athletes have worked too hard for too long for someone as simple minded as you to come along and call them "grubby, pot-smoking, underwear showing teens".
(I think most of the snowboarders are in their 20's and not teens.)
I am proud of these Olympians! They have represented our country with the pride and flair, and have done the job they went to Canada to do.
People like you should stay in your hole.
If you don't want these athletes to be role models to your kids, turn off your TV.
Our Olympians look cool and trendy and bring home the gold. Your hat should be off to them.
Go away, you judge mental buzz kill and keep your angry comments to yourself.
Seriously, Lighten Up!!!!!!

Feb 19, 2010
by Anonymous

usa snowboard uniform best at the games

anyone in life who pushes the boundries will always be critised.
burton have done a great job ,uniform looks hot and i will be buying one soon as they are avalible
.burton have done snowboarding proud
pity my country australia could not have designed something like it instead of a uniform that looks like you should be directing traffic in the carpark

Feb 19, 2010
by Anonymous

Official Snowboard Olympic Plaid Jacket

Where can I purchase the official olympic snowboard jacket for my son? He turns 16 March 2, and this is the only thilng he has asked for.

Lori Carson

rcarson@adams.net
217-357-2966

Feb 19, 2010
by Anonymous

Official Olympic Snowboarding Coat

Please tell me where I can purchase an official olympic snowboarding coat. My son turns 16 on March 2 and the only thing he has asked for is this specific coat.

I look forward to hearing from you! Lori Carson -- rcarson@adams.net

Feb 19, 2010
by Anonymous

Board pants

i don't know where you can get burton's version but i hope they bring it out soon i love the jacket

HOWEVER i do know that vans are currently doing a similar style with the jean like pants if you want to check those out. not as distressed look and the colour's darker but still veerrry nice

Feb 19, 2010
by Anonymous

Uniform

The actual uniform will not be produced for the public so says burton.

Feb 19, 2010
by Anonymous

uniformsq

I think they are great and love the look and want the jacket eventhough its not going to be sold which sucks. Its something different. When they are standing at the top of the halfpipe you know its USA waiting to go up there. Past years with just the white you never know whos actually who besides shaun white and the hair. As for people saying hey it looks like stoner wear and all snowboarders are stoners. They are athletes and i challenge you to even just go down the mountain and stay on your feet. Its a lot harder than it looks.

Feb 19, 2010
by Anonymous

how much you want to bet

how much you want to bet they dont smoke pot and can do way more than you can

Feb 20, 2010
by Anonymous

shop

i really want to buy one of these, all u haters can go suck it . where can u buy them

Feb 20, 2010
by Anonymous

Love to know

I'd love to know where you can buy this look? It is by far the most modern, comfortable look in the olympics (minus the Finnish look!). Please let us know!

Feb 21, 2010
by Anonymous

"Yeah, I sound like a prude

"Yeah, I sound like a prude but try watching this stuff with your young impressionable children and your perspective may change"

First of all you don't sound like a prude. You sound like a mental patient who needs to be commited!

Second, I have young "impressionable" children myself and I don't sit and comment to them about how I don't like what someone is wearing or that another persons outfit is too tight or flamboyant. We simply watch the athletes do what they do best and what they wear is NEVER an issue.

You are the sole person who is shaping your "impressionable" children and you only have yourself to blame with your ignorant ways.

Feb 21, 2010
by Anonymous

Tool Time Tim Co-Host Wannabees!

Of all the designs available they pick Al Borland's wardrobe! What imagination!
The fashon guru's say plaid is in so it must be true. Talk about an old and boring
clothing style. This outfit was the most ugliest and boring in the event. But don't
worry, all you suckers who think that plaid is cool and exciting looking, Tool Time
Tim is interviewing for a new upcomming series! No shortage applicants now!
Frigging plaid jackets. How boring and un-imaginative.....

Feb 21, 2010
by Anonymous

discount snowboards

Snowboarding has become one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and it continues to get bigger and its apparel has also reached other foreign nations. Snowboards come in several different styles, depending on the type of riding intended. You can visit the MaxSnowboard.com Ski & Snowboard gear superstore becasue they bring the best deals on snowboards, snowboarding gear and other ski and mountain equipment. And you can find a wholesale deals and cheap prices and great discounts!

Feb 21, 2010
by Anonymous

Terrible looking outfits

These outfits were horrible looking. They made the athletes look like a bunch of sloppy bums. When athletes go the Olympics the whole world is watching. They should have been wearing something more stylish and clean looking.

Feb 22, 2010
by Anonymous

love

I love the snowboard outfits for the us. I would love to buy the jacket i hope they come out with some for the public. No one has anything like it out there yet. I would love to see them put something like it out there for us to buy.

Feb 22, 2010
by Anonymous

Good news!

A can of Scotchguard and some thriftstore dumpster diving will keep a few bucks out of the hands of Big Brother Burton while giving you that same scumbag / too cool for school U.S. snowboard team look.

There were several VERY close finishes in SBX, speedsuits would certainly have made the difference.

Speed suits only look tight..they are actually very very comfortable and not the least bit restrictive.

But, doesn't really matter anyway because it's just snowboarding...if I wanna go slower and look trashy like my Mom did while she was slutting around Seattle in '88 then I should be allowed to do that even at the Olympics, right?

Feb 22, 2010
by Anonymous

These are the ugliest

These are the ugliest uniforms imaginable. Are the Olsen twins working for Burton these days?!

Feb 22, 2010
by Anonymous

These are the ugliest

These are the ugliest uniforms imaginable. Are the Olsen twins working for Burton these days?!

Feb 27, 2010
by Anonymous

Distressed Jeans = Pot Smoking?

Dude, are you serious? Give me a break! That was the most ridiculous thing I've ever read in my life.

Feb 27, 2010
by Anonymous

OH MY GOD

For the person who said they can't wait for a real athlete to take on snowboarding, wear something practical and crush these jokers........WHATEVER! Sounds like you're a bit bitter that you couldn't even come close to the talent that White has and he could do it wearing a Jiffy Tie bag if he wanted to.

First of all, the image it represents is current style, fashion and what this generation wants to see. You're not going to see snowboarders going down in a suit and tie. "Impressionable young children".......seriously, the message you're telling your children with these thoughts is that it doesn't matter how much time and effort you put into something, if your clothes aren't "appropriate" it's all wrong. How about you take the time to teach your children about all the hard work Shaun White put into his training, the dedication it took to do the Double Mc and the fact that he did it with a great attitude, a smile on his face and he had fun. That's the problem these days, people take things WAY too seriously and the only thing it's going to do to your kids is teach them to be critical, cynical and fearful of everything in this world and when they get out into the world they're going to be so ill prepared to embrace it.

Mar 23, 2010
by Anonymous

bobobo

bobobobo

Feb 12, 2011
by Anonymous

You're too funny.

It happens that these pot smoking, baggy pant wearing kids have developed an acrobatic talent that others would dream of acquiring. The style is very different from other winter sports as snowboarding has always typically been picked up by young men and women who lived the lifestyle of smoking a a little pot in the woods of their local resort, learning some steezy-ass tricks, drinking a little beer with their friends after work at someone's house and living with their parents until they land a semi-decently payed blue collar job when they're 25 years old unless they obtain enough skill to go pro somewhere along the way where they can take home contest money and spend most of the year traveling. Yes, snowboarders dress kind of thuggish and listen to Andre Nikitina over Justin Beiber... but they have a thousand times more skill than lets say... the fools that slide a stone across ice and sweep its path to make it land in a circle. I'm not saying that'd be a fun game to play... but alas... it's a game, not a sport. - Snowboarders will continue to rock their style and many will continue to smoke a little pot until they one day decide not to anymore. At least they're not testing positive for steroids or cocaine. They push the sport, wear baggy-ass pants, do double cork 1440's and go home and get stoned all after a good day's work of risking their lives and having some fun. I'm proud to be an American.

Feb 3, 2012
by Anonymous

Don't even start on the weed

You think Michael Phelps is a dirty pot smoker? You think the BONG pic disgraced America? It is time to stop the negative view on pot.Baggy jeans is just how kids dress these days. You probably drink don't you, and you probably do it in front of your kids like its not a big deal. GO EDUCATE YOURSELF