Ralph Lauren’s Olympic Jacket Uses Heat-Conducting Ink

When the American Olympic team rolls into PyeongChang for this year’s Winter Olympic games, they’re not going to be cold. The team’s opening and closing ceremony uniforms, designed by Ralph Lauren, nod to iconic symbols of American fashion—jeans, wool sweater, mountaineering boots, and brown suede explorer gloves—while prioritizing warmth in the chilly South Korean winter. […]

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Crescent Moon’s Innovative Snowshoe Is Built Like a Flip-Flop

Snowshoes have been around for 5,700 years. But this year Boulder, Colorado–based Crescent Moon has made the world’s first all-foam version. Velcro bindings keep your shoes strapped to a teardrop-­shaped platform made from two layers of ethylene-vinyl acetate, or EVA, the same stuff used to fashion flip-flops. The snowshoes might look low-tech, but the combination […]

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