American athletes get heated jackets for Olympics

If U.S. athletes get cold while walking during the Olympics opening ceremony or closing ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month, they can turn on the heat.

Ralph Lauren, which makes the uniforms for the U.S. Olympians, said Monday that the opening ceremony parka and the closing ceremony bomber jacket that athletes will wear have conductive ink that can heat up. Athletes can control the temperature, available in three settings, on their cellphones.

"Ralph Lauren is excited by the convergence of fashion and function," David Lauren, the company's chief innovation officer, said in a statement.

The jackets have 11 hours of heating time before needing to be charged through a battery pack.

Temperatures in South Korea for the opening and closing ceremony are expected to be be lower than 10 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill.

The limited-edition opening ceremony heated parka, which was priced at $2,495, immediately sold out.