ORORO Heated Apparel, based in Las Vegas, Nev., has announced a four-year partnership with USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS). The company will be the presenting sponsor of the USABS National Team Trials (2022-2026), an event that determines which athletes will make the national team, and it will provide heated gloves, mittens and socks to the USA bobsled and skeleton national teams. The company introduced what it says is the world’s first carbon nanotube heated socks in 2020, which use ultra-thin U-shaped carbon nanotube heating elements, an innovation that allows for instant heating and even heat distribution.
Team USA had a memorable showing at the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup in Whistler, B.C., in November. The competition resumed December 1 in Park City, Utah. Photo: Viesturs Lacis | IBSF