Behind the Design, Ep. 11: Rise May ‘23 – Vitality Athletic Apparel

Behind the Design, Ep. 11: Rise May ‘23

Behind the Design, Ep. 11: Rise May ‘23

Get-up-and-go-getters, we salute you

For Rise May ‘23, we’re all about that peak performance. We took our inspiration for this collection from all you early risers and one-snooze wonders out there, from you who drink your pre-workout pre-work and those who take your “sun salutations” literally. 

So, all you get-up-and-go-getters, this one goes out to you.

Rise May ‘23 features activewear staples that are stylish enough for everyday but engineered to help you achieve optimum output.

The Prime Train Short, by Vitality, a premium workout short for men
It includes new performance tops in sibling fabrics for women and men: Kinetic and Energy tanks and tees, as well as the return of our Prime line for men. Our reinvented Prime Train Short and Prime Jogger feature softer and more breathable fabric, sweat-wicking tech, recycled materials, improved fit, and subtle design upgrades like color-matched reflective striping and strategic ventilation for cooling airflow.

For a sneak peek into the design process, we chatted with Vitality’s Director of Product, Alexa.


What was the design inspiration behind this collection?

We really wanted a collection that was sporty yet versatile. This collection was designed for active people on the move while ensuring each piece would be extremely comfortable on the body.

The Energy and Kinetic styles can easily be worn to the gym or as lifestyle pieces. The Prime Train Short is an upgraded version of one of our favorite men’s shorts and we have added a jogger to the collection. 

Kinetic and Energy tanks and tees for men and women, from Vitality petite to plus-sized athleisure

The Energy and Kinetic pieces in this collection are sibling lines using the same bespoke Vitality fabric. Will you tell us some key features of that fabric and why we decided to use it for these styles in particular?

The Energy Tank and Energy Tee, and Kinetic Tank and Kinetic Tee all feature a seamless design so the fit is super comfortable on the body, and the fabric is lightweight, yet very flexible and stretchy.  

Perforation holes in the Kinetic and Energy gym tanks and workout t-shirts for women and men

We’ve added subtle perforation holes down the center back and down the underarm for extra breathability where you need it most. The fabric is 100% recycled, UPF 50+, sweat wicking, fast drying, and antimicrobial (AKA anti-odor) so it really has all the bells and whistles. 

Since the styles are constructed with seamless technology, the pieces are very forgiving, non-restrictive, and extremely comfortable, even for intense activity.   

The Prime Short is one of our all-time top-rated men’s products, but I can say from personal experience that these new, upgraded Prime products are completely bananas. They are so soft and so great to workout in. Can you talk us through the feature upgrades on this launch?

The Prime Train Short and new Prime Jogger are lined with a soft, breathable mesh which makes this short so great to work out in! And, the new Prime fabric is majority recycled so this is a huge upgrade from our previous fabric.

Rise May '23 collection of women's and mens' joggers, gym shorts, tanks, and t-shirts

Both styles feature color-matched reflective striping along the leg which not only adds to the sporty look but also is a safety feature when running at night. They feature an elastic, pull on waistband with drawcords to adjust the waist for your body. The jogger offers zippers at the bottom opening which is a huge benefit if you are hiking and wearing a larger shoe! And they have side pockets to store your personal items along with a laser-cut perforation detail at the back yoke for added ventilation and breathability.  

The Prime Jogger for men, in sizes XS to 4XL


Rise May ‘23 will debut on 5.30.23 at 10am MT with 6 total styles: 

  • The Kinetic Tank and Kinetic Tee for men, both available in 4 colorways from our Classic Palette (Sky, Eucalyptus, Snow, and Midnight) and in sizes XS to 4XL.
  • The Prime Train Short (available in Jade, True, Ash, and Midnight) and Prime Jogger (available in Evergreen, Navy, Concrete, and Midnight) for men, both in sizes XS to 4XL.
But this collection is going to sell out fast, so if you’re in the US and haven’t already, sign up for Early Access texts and set your alarm for a power half-hour of private shopping from 9:30–10am.

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