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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

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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.

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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.

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K Smith (Scotts Valley, CA, US)
like a thin wetsuit

I haven't worn this in the water yet, only tried it on, but my observations so far are as follows. I like it, it's big enough for me, and I'll use it, but it's not stretchy and presents challenges to me in donning and doffing. I am 6 ft, 160 lbs, and ordered an M.
--This is long enough for me in legs and arms, which is awesome! I will be wearing for full sun protection, so I'm not trimming the legs at all, and they do just reach my ankles.
--It is very tight around legs and arms, but a bit roomy around my torso. I'm not especially muscular. I'm not sure a really muscular person could get this on over their legs, as the material does not stretch.
--Getting this on and off is similar to a wetsuit: not easy. It's not stretchy like a usual bathing suit, so there's a lot of wriggling and tugging involved, and when removing it you peel it off inside out. If you're a person (like me) that can start to feel panicky when "trapped" in clothing you can't get on or off, this suit requires some calming deep breathing. Maybe other reviews mention this and I didn't see them, but I sort of wish I'd known.
--Overall, I am glad to have something that covers my full body, and I think with a lot of tugging and wriggling I can get used to this suit. And I will look neat snorkeling, as I love the pattern.

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Heidemarie McDowell (Washington, DC, US)

It’s a Christmas present for my daughter. She already has the shark collection.

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Abigail Hughey (Longmont, CO, US)
Full body whale shark sunsuit

I love the fit and feel of this full body suit. I was hesitant to commit to a full suit but it really looks amazing. Can't wait to SCUBA next month with it in Cozumel. LOVE all of your products!

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AnneS (San Francisco, CA, US)
Love it!

Haven’t tested it out in the water yet but it fits beautifully! Can’t wait for more patterns to come out

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