made with SEACELL® - the yarn derived from seaweed - and blended with cotton and spandex for an ultra-soft fabric that retains its shape and stays soft after washing
why we made this
This premium, natural-fibre T-shirt was built to last. We've engineered it with four-way stretch so that it moves with us but won't bag out. Because sometimes life doesn't stop for us to get changed between yoga class and the rest of our day.
fabric + features
Vitasea™ fabric feels soft and has added LYCRA® fibres to help hold its shape
chafe-resistant flat seams won't rub you the wrong way
I own 7 or 8 of these shirts in various colors and generally am pleased with the fabric, fit and comfort. They do pill heavily though and the neckbands start to lose their shape after only a few washes. It also seems like they're not as form fitting in the last 6-12 months as they used to be (the Large is now rather roomy in the lower torso). For the price, you'd hope they'd actually last 5 years. 1-2 at best is more accurate.
February 28, 2014
A little tight
This shirt, while very comfortable, fits a little tighter than I'd like for an everyday shirt. The problem is, the length. If I were to buy the next size up, the shirt would be halfway down my thigh (well not really.) But anyways, this shirt is comfy, but a little tight.
February 26, 2014
Great when they are actually pre-shrunk...
I have built up a collection of these shirts over the past year, and I have to say they are great shirts when they are made properly.
Unfortunately, as of recent it appears that Lulu has either changed the fabric or manufacturing process for these shirts leaving them to be pretty hit or miss. Random colors will shrink SIGNIFICANTLY in the wash, even under the proper washing conditions, while some will keep their intended form. I have taken back the shrunk shirts to my local lulu store, and when we match the washed shirts with the new shirts even the store workers are shocked! I am 6'1", 195 lbs, and a Large off the shelf fits PERFECT! XL is way to big.
The exchange process is easy at the store, but it's concerning having to spend time going in and out trying to find a shirt that is made properly. The store employees have even said that this has been a problem recently with other customers.
Please Lulu make these shirts the way you used to!
February 22, 2014
Poor fit and quality compared to old style
I used to fit a large perfectly, and now a large is way too tight and an XL is way too baggy. So disappointed I can no longer fit these shirts because they used to be perfect. I'm standard athletic build, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds
February 11, 2014
Disappointed. Does not last!
Bought the black colour for my husband. He instantly fell in love with the fit and fabric (which is why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1). The colour faded a lot within the first 6 washes. Since then it has started to develop holes! It's only washed twice a week and he's owned it for about 4 months. Definitely won't last even close to 5 years.
December 2, 2013
After 1 year it looks 5 years old
The shirt has piled so bad after 8 months of hardly wearing it that I only can wear it around the house. I have the long sleeve version as well with the same results. I'm very careful with my clothing. I have $20 basic tshirts which have held up 10x better.
I don't understand how my 5 year old lulu lemon clothing still looks like new, has thick material, and my new lulu clothing looks worn out so quickly and is of very poor quality (very thin material).
The fit is great. At least the version I bought. Now to bring back the quality they had 5 years ago without raising prices even further. $54 is steep for a basic shirt that piles up so quick.
November 8, 2013
an amazing tee...but HOLES?!
I'm a big fan of Lululemon...and I've purchased these basic tee's for my husband for a few years. Lately, the most recent ones I bought (just earlier this year) have developed holes! It's extremely disappointing...though he's asked me to pick him up a few more, i'm hesitant. I don't think a well made tee that's washed and hung dry with other clothes should turn out like this. Especially when everything else in the wash is just fine.
October 23, 2013
First off I LOVE these shirts, they are really soft and stretchy! There is one major flaw that I have found with these shirts, no matter how you wash them (i.e. cold water gentle cycle and hang dry) they get holes in them after even just one wash. This never happened to the 5 year basics from even a year ago. Even if you wash them with just Lululemon clothes this still happens.
October 5, 2013
Has the potential to be the best...
I now have 8 of these shirts because they seem to be a better fit for anyone in remotely good shape. All of the rest of the brands that I've tried are too tight in the chest, too short, or too ballooned in the waist. The 5 year tee is the closest I've found to perfection being that I'm in the gym 5 days a week and wearing one nearly every day. The fit in the chest is solid, not too tight and moves with you. The length is good, but my only complaint is the slightly wide waist. For a shirt designed to fit athletes who are in shape, I've found the waist to be a bit wider than desired in most of the shirts. Lulu needs to re-evaluate and fix this in order to fit their target audience and justify the $55 price; would give 4 stars if it weren't so expensive with a design flaw. Please fix this!! Get the waist right and this is hands down 5 stars.
September 13, 2013
for everyday use, the 5 year basic T is the most comfortable t-shirt I've ever purchased. I use the small as an undershirt and the medium with my jeans or lululemon pants. I love the length .... it's not to short when I use it as an undershirt.
September 7, 2013