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5 Year Basic Tee

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
  • designed to be preshrunk for hassle-free laundry
  • athletic fit - not too snug, not too loose
  • imported

fit + function

  • designed for: post sweat (easy-to-layer gear to cool you down)
  • fabric(s):
  • fit: athletic
  • length: hip
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$54.00 USD
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5 Year Basic Tee 3.2 5 79 80
Downhill These used to be my favorite t-shirts, by far. Over the years, the quality has just turned to rubbish. I have one that is roughly 5 years old now and I use it as my reference tee. Super soft, fits perfectly. It's starting to pill up a bit now, but I still wear it more often than I probably should. The 5 year tee they've been churning out the last couple of years are not of the same quality. The material is markedly different, and I've non-stop trouble with the collars going bacon-neck on me after a few washings. Most recently, I purchased (gift card) another one, being somewhat hopeful of a change in quality, but I've found another strike. The shirt I just received is 2 inches shorter than any of the others I own. It's ridiculous. It also feels like the same material, so I'm guessing the collar will go down the tubes soon also. So sad. March 16, 2015
Great fit + fabric Why did lululemon stop making the plain black color? February 23, 2015
Bacon neck I have a number of 5 year tees in all the variants and the crew neck is by far the most disappointing. I cared for this tee above and beyond what's indicated by the tag and low and behold bacon neck! How is it that MJ's multipack t-shirts can avoid this issue but a premium lulu shirt cannot! Needless to say from now on I'll be purchasing the "high" V neck version of the 5 year T only even though it's selection is often the most limited. January 13, 2015
Great Tee Very impressed and would like to buy more, however both in store and online are sold out of mediums. January 11, 2015
Horrible collars Do NOT buy this shirt, as it has a tremendous design flaw. You would think that a shirt named the "5 year basic tee" would last longer than 3 months, but you would be mistaken. You'd also think that $54 for one shirt would get you great product, but you'd be incorrect again. I bought 3 of these shirts over the course of several weeks because they fit great and were extremely comfortable. However, after no more than 10 washes, the collars of each of them started to deteriorate tremendously. I have 3-yr old Hanes and Fruit of the Loom cotton undershirts that are more FAR durable than these 5-yr Tees. I ended up returning them to the store because the collars were so ridiculously loose and malformed. The customer service was fantastic, and they took all the shirts back for store credit. The guy behind the counter even acknowledged that he has several of these shirts, and they did the same thing to him in a matter of weeks too. Lululemon makes some great stuff, but this shirt definitely does not fall under that category. January 4, 2015
Great shirt except for the collars I'm a bit of a Lulu fanatic and own quite a bit of their clothes but I cannot recommend these shirts. The collars end up scalloping after a few months even with delicate wash and no dryer. December 27, 2014
Where's the Black T??? I love this Tshirt. I have a few of them, but I am STUNNED that I can't get it in black anymore??? How can you not have a Black colour in regular stock!! Its a basic colour that NEEDS to come back ASAP! I went to the store this week and they said that Black is now dark grey??? This needs to change now. Not having a black T is like not having black yoga bottoms!!! Thx for listening to my feedback. I hope change will happen. September 30, 2014
Honey I shrunk the shirts i first bought two of these shirts and was told by the girls at the store that these shirts would not shrink as long as a dried them on low with no fabric softeners. Well it turns out that after 1 was both shirts have noticeably shrunk to the point that I can no longer wear them. Being the loyal lululemon fan that I am, I purchased several more shitrs, which have been great as long as you do not put them in the dryer. I just wish I would have known that before I ruined two shirts. September 16, 2014
Not Quite There... I bought two of the five year basic tees (orange and white/grey) recently. I was SO happy with the fit and the comfort level (fabric is GREAT) that they provided me right away. However, I am VERY disappointed in how much the vibrant orange (with the square on front) has faded into a shirt that does not stand out how it should after just a few washes following the recommended washing method. As well, the shirt collar has not remained as crisp as it should, forming slight waves in it. I hope these issues are rectified in the future or else it is hard to see myself spending that sort of money on a shirt that wears away so quickly. September 9, 2014
Didn't even last 1 wear!! I was quite excited to buy this shirt for my boyfriend! He looks great in lulu shirts , so why not add to the collection. He wore it out and not even a full days wear it was wrecked at the back of the shirt piling! I was furious! So not what I expected . August 26, 2014