The ultimate technical training shirt
lululemon has engineered the ultimate technical training shirt, but they didn’t do it alone. The Metal Vent Tech (MVT) 2.0 is the result of a continuous feedback loop with their collective, putting technical innovations to the test and incorporating wearer feedback into product design.
The original MVT shirt was the go-to training shirt for lululemon guests, who often cited its anti-stink Silverescent® technology, breathable, seamless construction, and moisture-wicking properties as the reasons for why it was a gym staple. However, in true lululemon style, they wanted to build on the best so their guests can too. With this in mind, lululemon embarked on a quest to find out how they could improve this firm favourite and take it to the next level.
To do this, they asked local and elite athletes—including Trey Burton and Kyle O’Quinn—along with their online and in-store guests to put it to the test and see if it could stand up to their workouts. A training shirt should be vetted by the people who train in it, after all.
Taking this human-first approach to design, they factored in enhanced movement, thermal comfort, and distinctive touch. The result was a lightweight shirt with added spandex for improved shape retention and durability properties, in addition to everything their collective already knows and loves about the MVT, leaving them ready to take on their toughest workouts in comfort.
The MVT 2.0 is available at lululemon.com and in stores on August 27, from sizes XS-XXL in a variety of styles including short sleeve, long sleeve, tank, and hoodie.