Covet: Star-Spangled Baselayers

If you think stars and stripes are only for Fourth of July, think again.

Now you can wear the same baselayers at the U.S. Ski Team.     Photo: Helly Hansen

The countdown is on to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which means now is a good time to start upping your patriotism. Even if you’re not headed to Sochi, you can show your spirit stateside with the latest baselayers from Helly Hansen.

Despite Helly Hansen’s Norwegian roots, the company is the official baselayer sponsor of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team. To celebrate its athletes and the Games, HH has released limited-edition, Old Glory-inspired performance tops for both men and women.

Helly Hansen made the industry’s first technical baselayers back in the 1970s and has since developed hydrophobic Lifa Stay Dry technology, which sucks heat and moisture away from the skin and into the baselayer’s polyester exterior. The result? You stay warm and dry.

The shirts, available through February, are $55 each and $1 of that total supports youth skiing programs.

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