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Fountain of Youth Sun Suit

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10% of profits donated to the Alachua Conservation Trust

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. UPF 50+ sun protection (highest rating achievable)
    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. 100% chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    5. High neck collar, thumbholes at wrists, and medium back booty coverage
    6. Back zipper for easy entry, with a long paracord pull for easy zip up
    7. Raglan cut sleeves for great range of shoulder movement
    8. No shelf bra or padding. For more support, we suggest wearing a bikini top underneath
    9. Tag-less for comfort
  • Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Zipper: polyacetal resin (tough, high strength thermoplastic)

    Zipper pull: high tensile strength nylon paracord

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY THE Floridan Aquifer

Alachua Conservation Trust LogoFlorida 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.

Underwater selfie style view of guy snorkeling through swaying green grass in the florida springs
Underwater view of a girl swiming at the surface of the florida springs wearing fountain of youth leggings

Thankfully there are many passionate citizens and non-profit organizations that advocate for our springs, work to protect them, and raise awareness about their unique beauty as well as their decline. One of these groups is the Alachua Conservation Trust, a non-profit regional land trust created to address the need of protecting critical natural lands from development and degradation in North Central Florida. 10% of profits from our springs prints go their work to conserve, restore and celebrate this important resource.

Made from recycled materials

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - VISIT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT PAGE HERE TO LEARN MORE

SEE THEM IN ACTION ON OUR INSTAGRAM - USE @WATERLUST TO BE FEATURED


Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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(5)
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J
J.
Beautiful, great fit and great quality (as always)

I absolutely love love LOVE this sunsuit. I was a bit worried wearing a form-fitting one-piece would constrict my in-water activities, but I feel like it only enhances them! The material is flexible, yet sturdy for activities, it molds to my curves, without any spilling over, and the functionality of the design is spot on. The soft neckline fits snug, but doesn't choke, the back zipper is comfortable and easy to use, and the thumb holes are an added bonus for helping slide into your wetsuit! For reference, I am 5'6 and 170 lbs and wear a Legendary (Large). Sizing with Waterlust is always reliable and comfortable. I would order true to size, as a larger size may not be as streamlines once immersed in the water, and a size down may be a bit too snug.
I can't wait to put my sunsuit to the test during scuba diving.

H
H.
Beautiful and very well made!

I can't over emphasize how much I love this suit. I'm obsessed with how vibrant and beautiful the colours are, and in terms of function the Waterlust team has thought of everything! The zipper is good quality and doesn't slip open, the bottom doesn't slide up when you're moving around, and the finger holes help keeps the arms in place. This suit was clearly made by people who spend a lot of time in the water. Also, in terms of size, I have a small chest but a medium-large booty and the medium fits me perfectly, it isn't too tight or too loose anywhere, it's like magic! Thank you, Waterlust!!

P
P.W.

Fountain of Youth Sun Suit

S
S.B.
I was disappointed that the long leash to the zipper broke on my second use of this new suit!

What is the best way to sew it so it will stay on? any tips?
Just wondering,
Sheila

Hi Sheila - thanks so much for providing your feedback and letting us know. We've never heard of this happening before! I'll reach out to you via email to get more information so we can find out how/where it broke and resolve the issue immediately.

K
K.K.
Love it!!!

The material seems pretty sturdy. I do wish there was a flap at the top to cover the zipper when zipped to prevent my hair from snagging in it while waiting for waves.

Thanks so much for the feedback! We did specifically design the zipper to have a fabric cover which covers both the inside of zipper so that it doesn't touch your back directly, and extends over the top of the zipper to prevent any hair snagging. We've found this to work really well to prevent any discomfort, but we'll definitely take another look to see if there's any way to cover more or improve this flap further. Thanks again!

a
a.s.
Love this!

This fits perfect and looks amazing!

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
71%
(5)
14%
(1)
0%
(0)
14%
(1)
0%
(0)
J
J.
Beautiful, great fit and great quality (as always)

I absolutely love love LOVE this sunsuit. I was a bit worried wearing a form-fitting one-piece would constrict my in-water activities, but I feel like it only enhances them! The material is flexible, yet sturdy for activities, it molds to my curves, without any spilling over, and the functionality of the design is spot on. The soft neckline fits snug, but doesn't choke, the back zipper is comfortable and easy to use, and the thumb holes are an added bonus for helping slide into your wetsuit! For reference, I am 5'6 and 170 lbs and wear a Legendary (Large). Sizing with Waterlust is always reliable and comfortable. I would order true to size, as a larger size may not be as streamlines once immersed in the water, and a size down may be a bit too snug.
I can't wait to put my sunsuit to the test during scuba diving.

H
H.
Beautiful and very well made!

I can't over emphasize how much I love this suit. I'm obsessed with how vibrant and beautiful the colours are, and in terms of function the Waterlust team has thought of everything! The zipper is good quality and doesn't slip open, the bottom doesn't slide up when you're moving around, and the finger holes help keeps the arms in place. This suit was clearly made by people who spend a lot of time in the water. Also, in terms of size, I have a small chest but a medium-large booty and the medium fits me perfectly, it isn't too tight or too loose anywhere, it's like magic! Thank you, Waterlust!!

P
P.W.

Fountain of Youth Sun Suit

S
S.B.
I was disappointed that the long leash to the zipper broke on my second use of this new suit!

What is the best way to sew it so it will stay on? any tips?
Just wondering,
Sheila

Hi Sheila - thanks so much for providing your feedback and letting us know. We've never heard of this happening before! I'll reach out to you via email to get more information so we can find out how/where it broke and resolve the issue immediately.

K
K.K.
Love it!!!

The material seems pretty sturdy. I do wish there was a flap at the top to cover the zipper when zipped to prevent my hair from snagging in it while waiting for waves.

Thanks so much for the feedback! We did specifically design the zipper to have a fabric cover which covers both the inside of zipper so that it doesn't touch your back directly, and extends over the top of the zipper to prevent any hair snagging. We've found this to work really well to prevent any discomfort, but we'll definitely take another look to see if there's any way to cover more or improve this flap further. Thanks again!

a
a.s.
Love this!

This fits perfect and looks amazing!