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Fountain of Youth 4 Inch Shorts

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White sandy beaches may take the spotlight, but Florida is home to 1,000 freshwater springs, the highest density in the world. A birds-eye-view of the forest often reveals a magnificent pool of freshwater emerging from the aquifer below. Jump in and you may experience the coveted feeling of flight as you soar in the air-clear water.

    1. Streamlined pockets on the side of both legs for your phone, wallet, snacks or sunscreen
    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. 4' inseam with longer length in the back to flatter your curves while keeping you covered
    5. Tag-less, wide waistband for comfort, added security and fold over option
    6. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    7. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
  • 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% 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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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.

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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 Floridan Aquifer and springs

Florida evokes daydreams of white sandy beaches and palm trees – but perhaps the most magnificent water in Florida lies just out of sight. In the Sunshine State, water fills the limestone cavities of the Floridan aquifer beneath our feet. This is the source of drinking water for 92% of Floridians. But this water is not always hidden - where it finds its way to the surface, it forms marvelous freshwater springs, which support not only human life in Florida but also incredibly diverse and unique aquatic ecosystems. In fact, Florida is home to the highest density of freshwater springs in the world – more than 1,000 of them dot the karst landscape of the sunny peninsula.

Unfortunately, increasing development and growing pressures on water resources are having negative impacts on Florida’s springs. Over the past 15 or 20 years, Florida’s burgeoning population has had a plethora of consequences for the springs, namely decreases in flow due to over-pumping and a transition from native underwater grasses to nasty algae. Nitrate levels in the springs have skyrocketed and ecosystem dynamics have changed as food webs are altered.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Alachua Conservation Trust

"Thanks to the support of Waterlust and its customers, ACT's Young Leaders for Wild Florida Program continues to successfully provide youth education on freshwater springs protection and land protection to Florida's future generations of leaders. Partnering with Waterlust on these efforts is both rewarding and critical to conserving Florida's precious natural resources."

Tom Kay, Executive Director

the Alachua Conservation Trust

Customer Reviews

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Beach Granny (Hollywood, FL, US)
Great beachwear for older women

I love the shorts and matching top for the beach. I don't have to worry about no longer being "bikini ready" at 62!

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Kala Mapes (Livonia, MI, US)
Beautiful shorts

I love the print and the pockets! I love that they are made of recycled fibers but feel and look luxurious. Looking to buy more prints and support this brand in the future!

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Carolyn Moore (Melbourne, VIC, AU)
Amazing

Fit perfectly. Beautiful design. I love them.

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Fiona Preston (Melbourne, VIC, AU)
Great bathers

I highly recommend these bathers if you like to be a little active, not just in the beach. This morning I’m taking them cycling. I’m 5’ 3”, 55 kg, DD and I bought the Small, both top and bottom. It’s possible medium may have been a better option as these are tight but they are also very comfortable and I like that they don’t move around. Very fast delivery, good packaging. So pleased to have found this company.

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Alise Newby (Norman, OK, US)
Perfect swim bottoms

I love these bottoms for swim, scuba, snorkeling. Perfect coverage and fit, no pulling or repositioning all day.

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Carol Carol (Palm Harbor, FL, US)
I love these shorts!

Comfortable, just stretchy enough, amazing pattern, would definitely recommend.

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