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WOMEN'S Sun-Kissed Sea Sun Shirt

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Our sun shirts allow you to spend hours outside in the sun without overheating or cooking your largest organ in UV radiation. Lightweight, airy, stylish, and fun, sun protection as rad as you!

The interface where air and water meet is a magical place, the physical crossroad where terrestrial and aquatic life on Earth interact. But not only is it our gateway to the submerged, the water's surface is also where heat is transferred to and from the atmosphere. Imagine this energy flowing through you the next time you float suspended between these two worlds.

    1. Ultra lightweight and breathable
    2. Certified UPF 50+, blocking >98% of the fireball’s harmful rays
    3. Ergonomic hood that stays put in the wind, featuring a ponytail slot for your hair
    4. Streamlined thumbholes to protect your hands from the sun
    5. 100% fade proof, chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    6. Fabric mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    7. Tag-less for comfort
  • Made from recycled materials and knitted into an ultra fine, lightweight fabric, think of it as the working persons stretchy silk. So silky smooth and cool to the touch, your skin literally gets goosebumps when you put it on, but stays shielded from the sun all day on the water. You can stand in an asphalt parking lot on a hot, humid, sunny day in Miami in July at noon and still feel cool. Yep, our test team tested it…reluctantly.

    91% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 9% spandex

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 coastal resiliency

Approximately 40% of humans on Earth live within 100km of the ocean and currently 190 million people globally live at elevations below the projected high tide line for 2100 under low carbon emission conditions. In other words, the water is coming and we need to prepare!

Coastal resiliency is a term used to describe the ability of a community to “bounce back" after hazardous events such as hurricanes, coastal storms, and flooding – rather than simply reacting to impacts, and it is becoming one of the most important fields of study in science & engineering.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. SUSTAIN Laboratory at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

"The SUSTAIN laboratory's collaboration with Waterlust has been a great way to engage students in outreach. So many of them at all levels are interested in bringing our research on hurricanes and climate resilience to the general public. I also often show some of the Waterlust videos in my classes to highlight to the students how engaging this work can be when presented in an interesting way."

Brian Haus, Ph.D.

the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. SUSTAIN Laboratory at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Colleen Cailes (Sooke, BC, CA)

I love this. The fact that you can wear, swim, sun with it just makes it special and that it is made sustainably makes it extra special. Can't wait to see new prints come along.

Lesli Dodge (Belfast, ME, US)
Absolutely perfect!

The fit is perfect, across my chest and allowing easy movement of my arms. Great item for paddleboarding, kayaking, swimming or walking around in the sun.

Christine Heckler (Hilliard, OH, US)

I purchased this in preparation for a trip to Mexico. I burn easily and wanted something lightweight for the sun. I have the matching suit- which I love!

Josué Delucca (Carolina, PR)
Beautifully protected

My wife and I both acquired Sun shirts, hers is the Sun Kissed Sea, and mine the Tiger Shark Trailblazer. We got them for use during our kayaking adventures. Today, we both went out on our colorful, head turning garments.
We wanted to enhance face protection, and have long sleeves, since we live in the tropics. We use zinc oxide sun screen, paddling head gear, but we wanted yet another layer of protection, without frying under the sun.
These shirts are awesome! The hood protects what the other items can't, the long sleeves cover our arms, and the material is breathable and cool.
Thank you so much, we'll be coming back for more!

Naomi Blinick (Minneapolis, MN, US)

I've wanted one of these tops for years and finally splurge. I love it! You can tell from the stitching they are made well, the fabric has a great feel, and all the details are perfectly executed (sleeves long enough I can use the thumb holes without it cutting into my hands? Yes!). Very, very happy with this purchase.

A.L. (St Louis, MO, US)
Vibrant colors, great fit, strong material

I haven't had a chance to wear it in the water, but I have tried it on. The fit is relaxed, yet not frumpy. The colors are bright and vibrant, like a sun-kissed sea. The material is silky and strong, feeling good on the skin in the heat. The thumbholes are great for protecting hands in the sun. I am 5'3", 134 athletic, and I purchased the S. It is perfect!