Metal Vent Tech Long Sleeve
Great for Women who don't like tight sleeves
I got a women's swiftly, and the arms are so tight that I have to pull on the fabric to get the sleeve over my hands and adjusted comfortably on my arms. I have read how fragile the fabric is, so I am always worried I will put a hole in it just from wrestling it on.
I got the women's 2 sizes too big just for the arms to be comfortable. However, the body of the shirt makes me look like a lego guy, round and shapeless, but at least I can put my arms in it without too much of a fight.
I got this shirt because we go mining, and I needed something breathable, easy to take on and off, long sleeved to protect my arms from sun and scrapes, and stink free.
I wore it mining yesterday and I was very comfortable. I could push the sleeves up when I needed to (which I cannot do in the women's), easily put them back down, quickly put my thumbs in the thumbholes and put my gloves back on without a second thought, it was oversized enough that I never felt like my shirt was pulling or I had to adjust it while I'm on the side of a mountain.
As a bonus, when we got off the mountain and were eating dinner at the base, the cooler breeze started to pick up and I was still comfortable.
I like the colors of the women's swiftly, and I will wear it around town, however for function and working, this is the shirt I will be wearing. I only wish men's came in something besides black and grey! Don't men like some color too? I want to be seen when I'm on the side of the hill, not blend in!
For reference, i am a women's 8 in swiftlys, and I got a medium in mens. It's roomy and comfortable, and I don't look like a lego man.
July 20, 2015
Nice shirt, minor size difference
I bought a S short sleeve and a S long sleeve, and the size difference is big. The SS is smaller and tighter fit than the LS.
June 5, 2015
a new favorite
I love this shirt, so I've just bought a 3rd in the light blue color. It actually is sized appropriately unlike many Lululemon products - I wear medium shirts and the medium fits perfectly. The weight of it is very versatile, good for a little chill in the air, yet comfortable if it is also warm. The feel of it is also great. One of my fave Lulu products.
May 30, 2015
I loved the way it looked online but when I went to the store and got it for $80 I saw no difference between it and a $2 shirt from Target
May 28, 2015
Wow Wow Wow
I absolutely love this shirt, got it shipped to me in 2 business days and I love it! It feels nice, what a nice color, I get so many compliments. I like the material and the little breathable holes in the back.
My girlfriend introduced me to Lululemon last year, I haven't heard of the brand and last year there was no way I would pay $80 for a shirt and now I don't mind paying for good quality shirts. I love that when I go to the store the girls know me by name and always helpful.
May 26, 2015
Warning, this shirt has been redesigned!
I purchased this shirt as a birthday gift for a male member of my family who has 4 of these shirts. I purchased his regular size and it is much smaller around the body and in the neck. He can't go any larger as it is the XXL, sooo disappointed that this shirt no longer fits him ... the old one was perfect! It was also Lululemons's loosest fitting shirt, now there is nothing for him.
May 5, 2015
sz 4 woman loves it in sz S
I got this to use as an oversized lightweight pullover for spring/summer. First time wearing today to/from hot yoga & really love it! I'm 5'4" 35,25,35 so it is very loose but sooo comfy! I love that it fits over my flowy lulu tops (right now wearing over the heat the street onesie) & I don't have to wash after every wear since loose in the armpit area (silverescent doesn't really work for me 100%). I also love that I can easily roll/push up the sleeves if wearing around the house (not possible w the girl version - have to fold those up & it's kind of a process). Last - I'll be able to easily use as maternity wear - ha! It is super delicate of course but I knew that already - I have a few of the swiftly women pieces & just treat them w utmost care - wash by hand & hang dry. I've seen so many reviews of folks complaining about this fabric snagging in the wash. Honestly you should know already that it's delicate & don't buy unless willing to wash by hand. Oh it also stops at my hips (so not hangy looking) & is slightly fitted in the chest when I stand up straight w a real bra on.
April 4, 2015
This shirt has a awesome fit. It is long enough in the body, that it doesn't ride up when doing squats, deadlifts, pull-ups, or any other exercises. It also looks really good, and can easily be pulled off as an around town shirt, without looking too sporty. I'm buying another one right now.
March 30, 2015
Love this shirt, only one complaint...
Ok, so I love this shirt - I have it in two colours and would love it in a few more. I wear them for going about daily tasks, and they're great for a workout or sweat session.
My only complain lies in the sleeve length. I have three other long sleeve shirts from lululemon, all smalls, and the sleeves all have thumb holes, which I like. The sleeves on the metal vent tech shirts are an ok length if it were not for the thumb holes. If I want to use the thumb holes, the sleeves are about an inch too short. Using the thumb holes puts a lot of stretch on the sleeves.
Great product, love the fit through the chest and the length through the torso, just add an extra inch to the sleeves!
February 25, 2015
fabric way too long, does not fit average height
I bought this shirt and the length of the shirt went down to my knees. Not too sure why the company wasted fabric on it when Im a 5 foot 9 individual. I finally got it hemmed by lulu and they hemmed it way shorter then it was pinned. It does not even fall past my belt line now. usually buy these frequently but never again.
February 9, 2015