They don’t look all that special, do they? I mean, honestly, for the outrageous astronomical price for one pair of stretchy yoga pants, you’d swear that there was gold weaved into the seams. Well, apparently, while there isn’t gold, there IS some metal. Seriously. The need for metal in yoga pants confuses me. Wouldn’t metal make you stiffer, less able to bend and move as required? Well, apparently not, as LuLu Lemon fans would tell you, they are absolutely the most comfortable stretchy pants on the face of the planet. As my sister once told me while clad in her royalty ready black yoga’s “It’s like you’re wearing nothing at all”. And while you all might be more familiar with that line from a Simpson’s episode where Homer exclaims “stupid sexy Flanders” in frustration because, while he searches his mind for an answer on how to get out of a sticky situation all he can do is visualize Flanders wiggling his plump little backside while saying “feels like you’re wearing nothing at all…nothing at all….nothing at all”, apparently this line and feeling is a familiar one to Lemoners.
Yes, I found the clip for you. It’s brief, but it’ll refresh your memory.
Anyway….so knowing me, you know I just HAD to find out why in the world they would put metal into clothing….And so far, from what I found, it’s actually some mesh which is built into the clothes that keeps you dry while working out. So they say. Check out some of their metal vent tech stuff yourself. click here. I’m seriously going to have to borrow someone’s LuLu Lemon clothing and try this out myself, because I’m not exactly convinced that metal mesh in my clothes will prevent me from sweating, or if it doesn’t then it’ll magically suck all my hoardes of sweat up and into this mesh and then magically evaporate. That’s something I’ll most definitely have to see myself. Actually, when I was asked today whether my pants were LuLu Lemon (ummmm…no. Stitches baby, $12! lol) I thought the MRI technician was a little crazy.
But, as you can see, there is in fact metal in the yoga pants…and some shirts and shorts as well. And other than sounding vaguely pointless or unnecessary, it’s their society-given right to put anything non-toxic into their clothing as long as they make the contents of the clothing general knowledge. But, of course, the problem is…what if you wear your one pair of metal meshed yoga pants somewhere that you can’t wear metal….like, say, in an MRI machine? There’s probably not even enough metal in the pants to set off one of those security thingies, so I’m sure once those brand new $75 yoga pants fall into regular rotation with your other equally capable, though apparently not as ignorable, stretchy yoga pants what they’re made out of isn’t going to even cross your mind again. But the problem in an MRI machine is…while the metal content wouldn’t quite cause the machine to, say, rip your pants right off your body to stick to the nearest MRI wall…do you know what would happen?
Give up? I’ll tell ya. It’ll get hot. Like, second or third degree burn hot. Anywhere your pants, or shirt for that matter, hit. And you’re stuck in some little tube. By the time they hear you screaming and see you flailing and come into the room to tell you to hold still because the images are too fuzzy to be useful, figure out that you’re BURNING to death and pull you out, you’ll be well on your way to suckling pig status. Just saying. And as some lucky woman in Calgary learned the hard way, that just wouldn’t be fun. Not that I’m saying this is LuLu Lemon’s problem. I mean, how can they do anything about WHERE people wear their clothing? After all, they are work out clothes, not medical test clothes.
So…in conclusion, I suggest to you, if you have any tests that involve x-ray, MRI or CAT scan, please check the label in your clothing. Or better yet, go buy yourself some stretchy pants from Stitches…for 12 bucks, they are guaranteed not to put anything near metal mesh or new technology into them.
That is all!
And my return to blogging is official!
Happy Monday Y’all! Have a wonderful week!