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MEN'S Tiger Shark Trailblazer 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!

Intimidating stripes cover one of the ocean’s largest apex predators. Sitting atop the marine food pyramid, tiger sharks play a significant role in balancing the tropical and temperate water ecosystem, which is why we celebrate their beauty and support research that informs management of their population.

    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
    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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Advocate Apparel Inspired by tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger sharks are classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as “Near Threatened”, and thus, research, education and outreach is essential to ensuring healthy populations. As one of the ocean’s largest predators, these critical species sit at the top of the food chain, helping to regulate the delicate balance of populations of those beneath in the ecosystem. Decreased populations can result in trophic cascades, impacting the abundance and behavior of other species lower on the food chain.

Multiple research methods have shown that some species of sharks have declined in population by 90% or more during the last several decades in areas where they were formerly abundant. These declines are due to direct targeting in commercial fisheries, mostly for their fins and sometimes meat. Additionally, sharks are often caught unintentionally as bycatch in many other fisheries, caught and killed in some recreational fisheries (unlike catch and release), and may also be impacted by humans more indirectly through threats like habitat loss, pollution, and human-driven declines in the fish species sharks rely on for food.

5% of sales from your purchase of this product are donated to the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami

"We are so proud of our collaboration with Waterlust. Not only does their support help enable our shark conservation research, but the apparel itself is a walking billboard for marine conservation. I love it when people on the street stop to ask me about my tiger shark board shorts. It's an opportunity to start a conversation about the wonders and perils faced by sharks and how the average person can help make a difference.”

Neil Hammerschlag, Ph.D.

the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Jessica (Austin, TX, US)
Breathable Comfortable Design

My partner states that this sun shirt is breathable and comfortable with a great design. Fits true to size. When asked how it performs in Texas heat, he noted this sun shirt feels cooler than other brands of sun shirts he owns.

Kurt Jirka (Ithaca, NY, US)
Love these shirts

I now own three Waterlust sun shirts, and I couldn't be happier with them. They are exceptionally comfortable and keep you cool under hot conditions as advertised. I found they also are great to wear snorkeling for sun protection when in the water. I have thinning hair, so when I'm snorkeling, I put the hood on before I put my mask on so that the top of my head doesn't get sunburned. I also think the shirts look good, so I don't feel like I need to change into something else to wear around town after a day on the water. They seem well made. They are worth the money, and part of the puchase goes to worthy conservation causes.

J.D. (Carolina, PR)
Shark on a kayak

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!

Julie Morse (New Orleans, LA, US)
Coast Guard Approved

Excellent coverage and comfy design. Got compliments from several Coast Guard members when they saw this shirt!

Stephanie tittle (Incline Village, NV, US)

This thing is amazing
Super soft, fits great! I’m 5’5 (a girl)
I was just looking up styles to buy another..
Any chance of a Sea Turtle style?!

Stephanie H (Brooklyn, NY, US)
Tiger shark!

Got this for my bf as a present- he looooves the tiger shark print!