In The Winter Soldier, Captain America's cool new suit seemingly disappears from the movie. He even breaks into the Smithsonian to steal his old suit so he has something to wear in the final battle.

So what happened to his previous suit?

  • Wouldn't his suit be in a locker in the SHIELD facility? I'm pretty sure he goes home without it - so he needs a suit and getting the old one from the Smithsonian would be easier.
    – HorusKol
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 2:25

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When Captain America sheds his new stealth suit from S.H.I.E.L.D., he does so because he believes it would be in bad taste to wear it whilst fighting HYDRA.

After learning HYDRA has operated within S.H.I.E.L.D. for decades, Rogers sheds all ties to the organization and steals a modified version of the uniform he wore during World War II on display at The Smithsonian.


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    Anything official or canon to back it up? A blog post from a 3rd party isn't the most definitive source around.
    – phantom42
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 0:33
  • My impression was that Rogers's intention was to use his WW2 suit to help Barnes recall him.
    – svavil
    Commented May 26, 2018 at 22:29

I couldn't find any reference to what happened to Cap's new suit in the final movie. But in the deleted scene it's shown that there's a tracking device in the suit that S.H.I.E.L.D. tries to use to hunt Cap down:

Even without this scene, I guess, we can still assume that Steve Rogers suspected something about the S.H.I.E.L.D. version of the suit and dropped it somewhere for a reason.

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