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Whale Shark Warrior Sun Suit

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Characteristic spots and stripes adorn the largest fish in the sea forming an intricate pattern, like a warrior painted for battle. Scientists use these distinctive markings to identify individual whale sharks. Like a fingerprint, each is as unique and special as the last.

    1. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    2. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick-dry, moisture-wicking and breathability
    3. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    4. 100% chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    5. High neck collar, thumbholes at wrists, and medium back booty coverage
    6. Back zipper for easy entry, with a long paracord pull for easy zip up
    7. Raglan cut sleeves for great range of shoulder movement
    8. No shelf bra or padding. For more support, we suggest wearing a bikini top underneath
    9. Tag-less for comfort
  • Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Zipper: polyacetal resin (tough, high strength thermoplastic)

    Zipper pull: high tensile strength nylon paracord

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 the largest fish in the sea, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within.

Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance. Research into the lives of these gentle giants can help us to manage their populations and keep these magnificent fish in the ocean where they belong.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

“Waterlust's support provides critical seed funding for us to rapidly develop and implement whale shark conservation projects in areas where this globally-endangered species is most at risk. This includes Mozambique, where our research and awareness work helped the government decide to fully protect whale sharks just a few weeks ago. We love working with a company that is so committed to making a positive change in the world.”

Dr. Simon Pierce, Co-Founder / Principal Scientist

the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Customer Reviews

Based on 132 reviews
Mary E Newman (Portland, ME, US)
great except tight at throat

I love this thing. It gets me into water that otherwise would feel too cold, and it lets me hang out in the sun without using sunblock, which I don't like!
My one negative is that even though I traded up a size (and they were great about the exchange), the suit is still tight at the throat. I expect that is so it keeps water out when swimming (?), but as I wear it mostly outside of the water, I sometimes feel a little choked and have to keep pulling it away from my throat. I might try to add a front zipper.

Courtney Shea (South Weymouth, MA, US)

I love it! It fits great, is so comfortable and I love the design. I ordered a second sunsuit in another design.

Sahily Scott (Lahaina, HI, US)
Great quality

Great fit and quality of the stitching and material. Always a plus when your favorite animal is the print 💙

a.f. (Portland, ME, US)

I love this suit. The fit is very nice and the fabric is super comfortable. I love the thumbholes and long zipper chord and of course the pattern is beautiful. I love knowing I can protect myself from the sun and stinging sea friends while supporting a great cause! Goes great with the leggings for full body coverage. For reference, I am 5'8", 190lbs, and I got the XL for a comfortable fit.

Madeline Cox (Laramie, WY, US)

I have purchased from Waterlust before. I received as a gift, the lion fish suit, sports bra, and leggings. Let me tell you... the material is very comfortable and really sucks everything in (in a good way). I'm 5'2 and roughly 136 pounds and a medium fits wonderfully. However, because I love my lion fish so much, I had to purchase the whale shark suit and leggings because I always seem to get stung by something in the water, and I absolutely LOVE it. The colors are prominent and very flattering. I ordered a medium again and still fits great.

Nicole Arias (Hialeah, FL, US)

Whale Shark Warrior Sun Suit