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Whale Shark Warrior Best Day Ever Shorts

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When you’re ready for the best day ever and want a pair of shorts that are fun, supportive, and equally comfortable on land or in the water.

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. Unisex fit designed for everyBODY
    2. 5.5 inch inseam
    3. Light weight, durable, 2-way stretch for optimal comfort, movement, and shape retention
    4. Lightweight, silky smooth 4-way stretch liner
    5. Self-draining side pockets along with a self-draining back pocket with corrosion-resistant zipper
    6. Elastic waistband with Paracord drawstring at the waist that is rot, mildew, and abrasion resistant, and has a tensile strength >200 lbs
    7. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    8. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
  • Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

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

    Eyelets: brass

    Drawstring: high tensile strength nylon paracord

    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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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.

5% of sales 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 8 reviews
Maria Munn (Newham, ENG, GB)
Couldn't be more awesome!

Doing a happy dance in my Best Day Ever Shorts 😊. Vitamin Sea here I come 💙. Thanks so very much for such an awesome service 🙏

Sara Weber (Panama City Beach, FL, US)

Whale Shark Warrior Best Day Ever Shorts

patrick grady (Lahaina, HI, US)
Whale shark shorts

I’m writing you to thank you so much for sending me the whale shark shorts, and the tiger shark Buff, my place in Lahaina burnt down, and I lost everything and your company waterlust out of the kindness of there heart sent me the Buff and the shorts. not only is waterlust help in the environment, but helping human beings to in trouble 🙏❤️🤙🏼

Richard Barnes (Sarasota, FL, US)
Perfect shorts for marine science

I love these shorts. The length. The fit. The craftsmanship. Only two small concerts. The drawstring could grip better. Any pressure from inside loosens the bow you tie. And the lining. Why white? Navy please. If it's sitting that close to your body for an entire day. White would get sweaty and discolored

Hi Richard! Thanks so much for the feedback! The reason we chose white actually comes down to practicality and availability. We custom-make all of our own fabrics, so when we make a color, we need to stock it for other products on the shelves to maximize usage/minimize waste. We use our super soft sun shirt fabric for the liner and thought a dark color would be too hot for long sleeves in the sun. Currently, we only stock two colors in that fabric- white (which we use for printing all of our prints on), and a limited edition batch of Sea Glass Blue (a light blue gray shade). We're running low on the Sea Glass Blue, which is why we're using the white for the liner right now. But not to worry, all of our prints are 100% bleach, sun, chlorine, salt, etc. safe (guaranteed not to fade ever!), so any staining is 100% treatable. Since the sun shirts have been so popular, we have plans to add more solid colors in the future and once we have those, we may switch the lining to a different color based on availability. Hope that gives some insight into our decisions and so glad you like the shorts otherwise! :)

ecdoc (Goldach, SG, CH)
the best...

very good feeling, cools when wet, takes a little time to dry!

Dawn Deason (Sacramento, CA, US)
Very Nice

My wife stole them from me! They are nice with the pockets and liner. Good for golf.