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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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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.

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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 26 reviews
Tara Haelle (Brooklyn, MD, US)
I love my whale shark sun suit!

This is an incredibly comfortable, high-quality sun suit that exceeded my expectations. I didn't expect the material to feel so solid and so comfortable -- it's more substantive than most sun suits/skin suits or tops I've tried before -- and I was very impressed with how well it fit. I'm a big girl, and it's hard to find suits that fit me, but the sizing chart and the diverse body types of the models made it easy for me to pick a 3X, which fit perfectly. I''ll definitely be buying more from Waterlust!

LAUREN (Westminster, CO, US)

I haven't worn it in the water yet, but plan on it during our upcoming vacation. It fits perfectly, and the material is thick (though not too much so) and seems very sturdy. Would highly recommend for anyone who isn't a huge fan of sunscreen and loves the whimsy of feeling like a baby whale shark! I'm 5'6.5" 135-140 lbs and am typically a med/large bottom and small/medium top. The medium is perfect.

Katherine Yuki Bourdeau (Marco Island, FL, US)
Fantastic sun suit

Tried out my new sun suit as soon as it arrived snorkeling and I loved it. I am 5'6" 175 lbs and bottom heavy. I also have an extremely long torso and super short limbs. I found the large fit better than the extra large which had a bit of gathering fabric on the thighs. The large was snug but not too snug on my thighs and I prefer that for snorkeling or scuba, but if you prefer a looser fit the extra large would have been fine too. Lengthwise there was lots of room in the large for my extra long torso. My super short legs were no issue as the hems are adjustable, and actually it was nice to leave them dangling over my heel to leave no gap with my aqua shoes.
The material was a bit thicker than swim suit material or sun shirts, more like swim tights.
Great product. High quality. Fantastic design.

Anna Tollfeldt (Wrangell, AK, US)

In preparation for extreme sun exposure in Palau, I decided to get one of these bad boys. Not only does it fit perfectly (I used the calculate my size option) but this product is made from recycled materials! It’s soft, too. I feel pretty rad wearing this, and I can feel even better knowing that it comes from a company that gives back to the environment and scientific community. Highly recommend.

Amy Mitchell (Wake Forest, NC, US)
I feel like a mermaid!!

I have very fair skin and love the water. Finally, I can truly enjoy snorkeling without worrying about sunscreen so much. Great style and fit, as well!

Allison Przylepa (Myrtle Beach, SC, US)
Amazing fit!

I’m pale complected and have been looking for a practical suit that lets me keep covered from the sun when I go to the beach while being breathable, lightweight, and cute. This amazing sun suit delivers on that promise and then some! Wore it to the beach on an 80 degree day in complete comfort. I’m 5’3” and 140lbs, so I bought a medium. It fits perfectly!