Metal Vent Tech Long Sleeve
Amazing Long Sleeve for Training / Running / Gym
This shirt is amazing. I have looked at several brands for well-designed long sleeve shirts to be used for running, training, and going to the gym. This shirt is cut very well. It is fitted, but not compressive. It is also stretchy though, so you can use a slightly smaller shirt than you would otherwise ordinarily need. Typically I am a size XL in long sleeve shirts from Nike / Under Armour etc. but in this one I am a size L because of how soft and stretchy the fabric is. I have used this shirt for power lifting, pilates, yoga, running, basketball, and other gym-related activities. It works great for all of them. Some reviews have stated that the shirt has some durability problems; however, I have several of these shirts and have washed them all numerous times - have had no trouble.
The shirt wicks moisture very well btw. I can use the shirt to wipe sweat off my face and see a large wet spot. In under a minute the wet spot is gone.
December 4, 2013
Great workout shirt
I rarely find long sleeve workout shirts that I like but I was impressed my the metal vent tech. It is a perfect fit in terms of overall length and sleeve length. With my build, it is flattering but not excessively tight to the point where the shirt would ride and bunch up if I were to move. The only issue I had was my mishandling of washing it with different colors which caused some fading in select spots. Although this was due to my own fault, it taught me a valuable laundry lesson. Even with my blemished shirt, I still wear it anyways since it does not detract from it's ability to keep me stylish and functional in the gym.
October 22, 2013
I wore this shirt once. It fit great!. I wore this shirt out and about but before i was able to go on a run, I washed it once and i guess it frayed and the material ended up ripping a horizontal hole in the front of the shirt about 3 inches long
One wash w/ other similar workout clothes and its ruined. I have bought other Lululemon products in the past and this is the second time a 'top' has come undone.
I have a jacket as well that a sleeve started to separate after only 8 months, but i was able to sew that up. So unfortunately I cannot recommend this to anyone.
September 22, 2013
Corse fabric / uncomfortable
I have a couple of these shirts in different colours and loved them however I recently purchased a new one and they must have switched the fabrics hey use. The inside is extremely corse and uncomfortable
September 20, 2013
Handle With Care
I struggled to rate this top. I really like the fabric for running (it breathes well, is comfortable, have never experienced any chafing, and the fit is good--a bit looser than I would prefer, but good. However, the fabric does not hold up well to even light abrasion. I wore this for an early morning 8 mile run and the result was several "pull" marks where the threads were getting caught on the venting holes and the back pocket zipper pull on my 4" light as air shorts from last year. I went back and checked all my metal vent tech tops (SS, LS and sleeveless) and sure enough, all of them that I have ever worn with shorts that have either a zipper pull (as almost every good pair of running shorts does) or venting holes (instead of a venting mesh) is damaged in the same way.
I really like the top--be careful with what you pair it with. This is not a shirt, evidently, that you can wear with any athletic gear--it has to be something that has almost no potential for abrasion, as the way the fabric is weaved pulls so easily.
Perhaps I can just start putting Bodyglide on our clothes, too!
August 23, 2013
I was skeptical on the pricing, but this has been the best shirt Ive ever owned. Its my favorite shirt to wear to the gym, yoga, cycling and its the only shirt I wear when traveling overseas on a plane.
August 9, 2013
Stains under arm pits
I too had an issue with stains under the arm pits. This was only in the blue short and long sleeve Metal Vent shirts. The stains came off after washing the shirts. The next time I wore the shirt with no deodorant there were no stains. I use Gillette Clear Gel deodorant with all of my other Metal Vent shirts and none of them stain. There seems to be some kind of reaction with the blue colored shirts and the deodorant.
July 9, 2013
I bought this shirt for my boyfriend a couple weeks ago, and he wore it for the first time yesterday, and he now has big greenish yellow sweatstain spots on his underarms and one the size of my palm on the stomach of the shirt (and he's not an exessive sweater). The shirt he has is a light blue (syra). I have two of these myself (but womens) that I workout in and wear out & about, and I love this shirt and have never had a problem, it was always so breathable. Im really dissappointed because I thought he would be able to work out in this shirt, as he should be able to. Not impressed.
June 26, 2013
Love this shirt. I bought 3 over the course of 2 years and despite heavy use, hot water wash the original is in fantastic shape. I previously bought the Running Room full sleeve for bout $45. I will never buy that shirt again, the Lulu is worth the higher price.
I am a medium and other reviewers are correct in that they have adjusted the sizing. It's impossible to tell how it will fit until u buy it and u can return it at any store so it's no risk. I can just tell u that my 3 shirts all fit a little diff but no matter what they fit btr than any previous workout shirt I ever bought.
April 12, 2013
Apart from sizing issue, great shirt
I'm one of those guys who fits a sm-medium(the fabled land between small and medium), so it's really hit or miss with sizing. For lulu clothing, I normally fit into men's mediums. For some reason, all medium vent tech tops fit very loosely. When I go down in size to a small, it looks like I'm ready to go all incredible hulk on it. If the sizing issue got solved, I would wear these shirts all day, every day.
March 28, 2013