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Whale Shark Warrior Reversible Top

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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. 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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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 58 reviews
Katherine McLean (Victoria, BC, CA)
Bought two reversible tops

I wanted my top to fit properly so I purchased two tops and will use one to add length to the other so it fit properly. As a large busted woman I found the top was not long enough to cover my breasts. Hopefully this will work. I will take to a tailor to get it fitted properly.

D.B. (Stittsville, ON, CA)

Got these tops (whale shark and sun kissed) to go snorkelling in the Galapagos. I wore these under a rash guard and I was wearing a shortie wetsuit . I am 5 foot 3 Bust is 42" and under bust is 38" - the 2XL was perfect size. Very comfortable!! When wet it was a (not quite) a challenge to get off so it is not going anywhere. I can see wearing these all summer while going Kayaking under a rash shirt (I burn very easily). Will be nice for swimming.

N.S. (Kitchener, ON, CA)
So Soft!

This fits me perfectly and is so soft and comfortable. No seams that irritate, feels great on and I can't wait to try it out!

KT (Philadelphia, PA, US)
Too small

Usually wear L sometimes XL so I ordered both -and they were both too small . Returned.

Janalee Canga (League City, TX, US)
So comfortable

I was not expecting how comfortable these tops would be. They also look great on. Very pleased with this purchase.

Sue Sturgis

Whale Shark Warrior Reversible Top