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Parrotfish Protection Reversible Top

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The coral reef ecosystems that cover our globe provide essential food and habitat to over 25% of all marine life. The parrotfish is a common animal found among these ecosystems and are a crucial keystone species who are responsible for cleaning the corals from harmful algae. The abundance of parrotfish can be related directly to the health of our coral reef ecosystems.

    1. Seamless, reversible design for versatility and comfort
    2. Mid level support- wear for diving, yoga, swimming, lifting, surfing, etc.
    3. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    4. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    5. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    6. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    7. Tear away tag
  • 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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Advocate Apparel Inspired by the spotted parrotfish (cetoscarus ocellatus)

While parrotfish come in many amazing colors and patterns, this print is inspired by a male, terminal phase spotted parrotfish, native to the Indo-Pacific. Considered the most effective reef grazer, parrotfish serve an important function in maintaining the health of coral reefs. In fact, a 2014 IUCN report surveyed the health of Caribbean coral reefs from 1970-2012 and found that one of the most impactful actions we can take to restore the health of coral reef habitat is to protect parrotfish!

If that isn’t reason enough to love these bright and beautiful fish, an individual poops up to 200 lbs of sand a year, a critical source of sediment for beaches! For example, in Vakkaru Island in the Maldives, a 2015 study found that over 85% of their beach sand had been produced by parrotfish!

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to Reef Relief

"Reef Relief is so grateful to expand our message of coral reef conservation through our partnership with Waterlust. They are an incredible company whose goals align with Reef Relief's to protect living coral. By purchasing items from the Parrotfish Protection Line you are giving back to Reef Relief's various educational programs and spreading awareness for coral reefs around the world."

Dora DeMaria. Education Director

Reef Relief

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Amy Higgins (San Francisco, CA, US)
Not built for larger breasts

I love, love, love all my Waterlust leggings, so I figured I would try out the tops. I’m a 36 DD and ordered a Lg. It was just all around the wrong shape. The girls fit, but I had a good 4 inches that I could pinch from the shoulders. Comfy fabric, just not built for me.


Parrotfish Protection Reversible Top

J.B. (Dresher, PA, US)
Very comfortable and excellent quality

Took my new parrotfish top and leggings to French Polynesia. They were extremely comfortable, and I am very impressed with the quality of the material. Was so nice not having to slather on tons of sunscreen all over my legs. The coral is very sharp in these waters, and the material is thick enough to provide a little protection, but also light enough that it never feels heavy or hot. Loved these pieces so much that as soon as the full body sun suit with front zipper launched, I bought it right away and now I have to plan another exotic trip so I can break that new sun suit in! Now if they would just invent the 9" shorts in parrotfish, my collection would be complete :) For reference, I am 5'6" and 155 lbs, and I did not shorten the pants.

Lewis Tovey (Toronto, ON, CA)
Amazing stuff

Really good quality product

Carol Carol (Palm Harbor, FL, US)
Fun top

I love the colors of this pattern, have been in the pool with it, and expect to take it into the gulf soon.

Carol B (Medford, OR, US)
LOVE this top

I love Parrotfish, I love these designs, I love my tights, long-sleeved shirt and crop top. Beautiful, ethical and made by a company with sound values. A+