Jake Burton Carpenter’s little company has come a long way since founding Burton Snowboards out of a Vermont barn in 1977. What was once a hobby has become a leading-industry manufacturer of snowboards and apparel. How popular and respected have Burton Snowboards become? The company has only provided the outfits for the US Olympic Snowboard team in 2006 and 2010. And, the company is returning for a third consecutive run.
Burton recently unveiled the gear for Team USA, which will be worn during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from Feb. 7 to 23, 2014. Just as the company did with riders during the games in Torino and Vancouver, Burton received feedback from the athletes on what they would prefer to wear. Burton also was inspired by American heritage – mainly handcrafted patchwork.
The highlight of the Team USA uniforms are the one-of-a-kind red, white and blue quilt jackets. The quilt-pattern jackets were based off of a vintage quilt discovered at an antique fair of all places. The quilt was taken back to Burton’s headquarters in Vermont where it was deconstructed and re-constructed by a veteran Vermont quilt maker in order to get it ready to replicate onto the outerwear fabrics. The end-result was a patriotic vintage quilt and flag print jacket that is bound to turn heads while up in the mountains.
The uniforms also include corduroy pants, gloves, mitts, beanies and cozy wool/silk blend competition pull-over fleeces. And, perhaps best of all for the athletes, Burton worked with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center to develop the all-new DRYRIDE Vaporshell laminate. This technology created a waterproof and breathable fabric that can stand up to any weather condition. Perfect for battling the elements offered by the frigid Russian winter.
We’re really proud that the 2014 uniform builds on Burton’s legacy of creating fun, unconventional designs that stray from the formal, traditional look of most uniforms,” said Greg Dacyshyn, Chief Creative Officer at Burton Snowboards. “The vintage quilt and flag print of the jacket combined with the corduroy pants give the uniform a ‘heirloom hippy’ vibe that lines up with snowboarding’s laid-back culture while paying respect to America’s longstanding creative heritage. It will stand out in Sochi for sure.”
While there isn’t a release date, you can grab these uniforms for yourself in the near feature. Just in case you want to get all ‘Merica’ will tearing up the slopes this winter. Just keep up with Burton via facebook.com/burtonsnowboards, twitter.com/burtonsnowboard and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram.
Check out the collection below and let us know if you’d be willing to sport that unique quilt and flag print jacket. Honestly, we kinda wish that every member of Team USA would be outfitted with this gear during the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Source: Burton Snowboards
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What's on your mind?
I want that jacket!!!!
Where can I buy it??
Love the jacket. When & where can we get one?
Where/when can we get one? Love the jacket
I can’t understand for the life of me why in the world they would’ve chosen this design. They are horribly ugly and make all of our competitors look like hobos! Not a great way to represent the USA!
I can’t wait to buy these gloves!
I love these jackets I NEED to know the release date so I can get mine
Can’t wait for this stuff to be released! I will definitely sport that!
I saw these on these coats on the girls tonight an I said to my boyfriend, ‘I want that jacket!’
Can’t wait for these to release!!! Deffinetly gonna pick up a jacket and pants!!!
I have to have one I love it all! Very patriotic and beautifully designed. Great job Burton
When are these going on general sale.
I live in the UK hope I can get one imported.
I would defiantly buy a set of these snowboarding uniforms for me and my wife for our winter holidays. We live in Guernsey but love traveling around America.
Hell yea. I want one!!! The uniform is awesome!!
I love the coat!!!
Absolutely would buy it. Can’t wait.
Shaun White just put his up for sale on eBay.
I would DEFINITELY love to get one of these jackets! They’re awesome and just my style!
I am looking forward to wearing that “unique quilt and flag print jacket.” Hope to see it available SOON.
This jacket is sick! I want one ASAP
Those jackets are sick. Cant wait to get one but I hope Burton makes a sweatshirt like them too. im more of a hoodie guy
Can’t wait til they are available to purchase. I definitely want one.
Bring it on, I need that jacket, the full outfit looks way coolio and should be put on sale. Just make sure us Brits can buy it
I need one!
These uniforms are off the hook! Any idea if and when they will be available for purchase?
I want the jacket. Love it.
Want the jacket!! Love it!!!
Want the jacket
Such a cool jacket! Definitely need one! Go USA
Sweet threads… I am gonna learn to snowboard just so I can rock this jacket… word
I just spoke to a burton rep and she said the jackets will not be mass produced.
When and where can I purchase the jacket and accessories? Already have everything picked out that I want. Probably have to save up for the jacket but I can start collecting. lol Gotta have this!!
I know the official Burton site is selling the gloves, beanies, t-shirts and hoodies. I have not seen the jackets or pants yet.
I want the jacket now. It look awesome
Great looking jacket!! Would love to be able to get my hands on one!
Those jackets are so tough!! Are they up for sale?!
Love it! Want one!!!
i would wear the whole setup
Can the jacket please be for sale already!!!!!!