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Abalone Restoration FULL-BODY Sun Suit

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Designed for diving, snorkeling, swimming, surfing, kiting, winging... you get the idea. If the ocean is your happy place but you recognize the importance of skin protection, these suits are for you! Versatile too - wear it alone or as a base layer to help you easily slip in and out of your wetsuit on those colder days.

Known for the psychedelic patterns found on their inner shells, abalone (sea snails) feature unique colors that are created by nacre, hexagonal platelets of aragonite also known commonly as “mother of pearl” and found on a variety of mollusks. Our print features the piercing blues of New Zealand’s Pāua, the Māori name given to three species Haliotis iris, Haliotis australis and Haliotis virginea.

    1. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    2. 100% chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    3. High neck collar and thumbholes at wrists to protect the tops of your hands
    4. Raw hem and internally stitched bar-tacks allow for customizable leg inseam lengths of 31”, 29”, 27”, 25”, 23”, 8”, 4”, and 2”. Crop the long legs to your favorite shorty length, or customize for your height. Learn how here.
    5. Strong front zipper for easy entry and adjustable neck/chest coverage
    6. Raglan cut sleeves for great range of shoulder movement
    7. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick-dry, moisture-wicking and breathability
    8. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    9. No shelf bra or padding. For more support, we suggest wearing a bikini top underneath
    10. Tag-less for comfort
  • Our signature fabric is sleek, soft, and luxurious, while strong, substantial, and resilient. It’s got a gummy, supportive, and smoothing stretchiness you’ll love, comfortably hugging you in all the right places. 

    Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Zipper: polyacetal resin (tough, high strength thermoplastic)

UPF 50+ Sun Protection (Max Rating Achievable)

100% Fade-Proof From Chlorine, Sun & Saltwater

Anti-Microbial = Smell-Resistant

Fibers Mechanically Engineered For Quick-Dry & Moisture-Wicking

Made From Recycled Materials

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We ship orders same or next business day. Free priority shipping on all U.S. orders over $150, free express international shipping over $300.

Packaged responsibly

We lovingly prepare each one of our orders for its journey to you using the best packaging materials we can find with the least environmental impact.

Free returns + exchanges

Free within the U.S. International orders must pay return postage. Exchanges orders can be placed immediately with an instant credit.

Happiness Guaranteed

We stand behind every product we make. If you have a problem, we will solve it with the relentless determination of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

Advocate Apparel Inspired by Abalone

Abalone is the common name for a variety of marine snails that are found throughout the world’s oceans. Sought after for their meat and their beautiful shells, populations have declined rapidly and some species are now critically endangered.

Our relationship with abalone illustrates the challenges of overexploitation of the marine environment. Until the 1980s, it was widely thought that abalone populations were resilient and could effectively rebound from harvesting activities. Unfortunately, that has not proven to be true.

Abalone are “broadcast spawners,” meaning that two individuals must be within three feet of one another to sexually reproduce. This type of reproduction makes population recovery very challenging, driving the need for humans to intervene.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to Get Inspired

“Our partnership with Waterlust helps us spread our message of conservation across the globe far beyond our reach.  It is a great example of how one small organization with one employee can only do so much but by working together we can do more, reach more, spreading knowledge, happiness, beauty, and hopefully compassion for our ocean animals.”

Nancy Caruso

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Kat Larson (Roanoke, VA, US)
Will order another!

This suit is comfortable, yet flattering. It will provide me with the sun protection I need this week! I love how environmentally conscious Waterlust is, too!

Amelia ONeill (Wellington, FL, US)
Love this item!

Soft durable fabric, comfortable to wear, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, diving ! A little extra protection against those jellies too. Love these products !

Lorrie Barrett (Shirley, NY, US)

Fits great could use a few more inches in the bust but nothing fits them !

orna samuelly (Mercer Island, WA, US)
What a beautiful Snorkel Suit!

I really like snorkel suits. I have been using a cheap one I got on Amazon for years. It works, but I've always looked at the nice suits others have. In particular, a woman had a very cool set from Waterlust. It was a Whaleshark, I believe. But, I don't like separate pieces. I love the 1 piece. So, I just stayed with my suit. But, when I saw these 1 pieces, I had to have one! Nice patterns, but the colors on the abalone were my favorite. It's really beautiful. And the material is so nice. Now, I need to book myself a vacation so I can use this gorgeous suit!

C. (St. Petersburg, FL, US)
Love the full length suit

what do i like best about the onesy? THE FRONT ZIPPER!!!

Tea Manning (Mission Viejo, CA, US)
Even fits tall people!

I was a little skeptical about whether or not this would fit, but was pleasantly surprised. I'm 5'9", but it's not leg length I was worried about. I have a torso about 4" longer than average. If it matched the rest of me, I'd be 6'1". I can't wear one-piece swimsuits or most dresses. I'm going to have to have a wetsuit custom made. I have something similar to this from another brand, and it's not the best fit. I got a fantastic surprise when this showed up the other day though. The size chart said M for my measurements, so I took a chance and ordered that. I was so happy to see that it fit! There is a slight gap at the lower back where it doesn't sit flush, because of how much it has to stretch to fit my height. Everything else fits perfectly though, and I can't wait to take it for a test run! I already have matching leggings and tops in at least half of the other prints, but I was super excited to see this added to the options. Probably going to end up getting one in every pattern, lol. Would definitely recommend on fit alone.