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Whale Shark Warrior FULL-BODY Sun Suit

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Designed for diving, snorkeling, swimming, surfing, kiting, winging... you get the idea. If the ocean is your happy place but you recognize the importance of skin protection, these suits are for you! Versatile too - wear it alone or as a base layer to help you easily slip in and out of your wetsuit on those colder days.

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. 100% chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    3. High neck collar and thumbholes at wrists to protect the tops of your hands
    4. Raw hem and internally stitched bar-tacks allow for customizable leg inseam lengths of 31”, 29”, 27”, 25”, 23”, 8”, 4”, and 2”. Crop the long legs to your favorite shorty length, or customize for your height. Learn how here.
    5. Strong front zipper for easy entry and adjustable neck/chest coverage
    6. Raglan cut sleeves for great range of shoulder movement
    7. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick-dry, moisture-wicking and breathability
    8. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    9. No shelf bra or padding. For more support, we suggest wearing a bikini top underneath
    10. Tag-less for comfort
  • Our signature fabric is sleek, soft, and luxurious, while strong, substantial, and resilient. It’s got a gummy, supportive, and smoothing stretchiness you’ll love, comfortably hugging you in all the right places. 

    Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    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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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 13 reviews
Kelly Jeffers (Rochester, NY, US)
I can't wait to get in the water with it

It's the middle of winter and my pool is frozen, but I tried on the suit and it's awesome. The sun and I do not get along so it's made me want to be in the water less, but with this I can enjoy the water to my heart's content without worrying about missing a spot with sunscreen. The pattern is also beautiful. It's 90 deg rotated from the pattern on a whale shark, but it's more flattering for the human form this way.

Sally Cedarholm (Lee, NH, US)
Happy with my purchase

Good fit; back ordered but arrived early; flattering whale shark design. Ready to enjoy the deep blue sunscreen free.

Renee Romano (Waimea, HI, US)
LOVE my new suit

The only thing is, I wish it still had the pockets like the regular pants do.
I went to put a seashell in my pocket today and realized they were not there.
Otherwise it's just perfect.

Claire Helgeson
Great fit and good quality

A medium worked perfectly for me. I am 5'7" and 147lbs. The quality is wonderful. I wish the zipper was on the back is all.

Graham Windler (Las Vegas, NV, US)
Great fit and awesome construction

I ordered this sun suit not only for its beauty but it's practicality. I take medication which makes my skin very sensitive to sunlight but I love being outdoors and love swimming. This suit is made extremely well and the fit is amazing. I was a bit back and forth on the sizing but settled on the 'Mighty' and it's perfect. The material is very nice and much thicker than other sun suit types I've purchased in the past.

Monika Kater (Bentonville, AR, US)
WOW !! this item is quality !

i was very surprised at the material ! It is thick yet comfortable. Doesnt feel like regular thin rashguard material. Highly would recommend this product. The item itself is gorgeous. Fits true to size ( maybe a little large ) but perfect.