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WOMEN'S Abalone Restoration Sun Shirt

Educational resources & donation included with every purchase. Learn more.

Our sun shirts allow you to spend hours outside in the sun without overheating or cooking your largest organ in UV radiation. Lightweight, airy, stylish, and fun, sun protection as rad as you!

Known for the psychedelic patterns found on their inner shells, abalone (sea snails) feature unique colors that are created by nacre, hexagonal platelets of aragonite also known commonly as “mother of pearl” and found on a variety of mollusks. Our print features the piercing blues of New Zealand’s Pāua, the Māori name given to three species Haliotis iris, Haliotis australis and Haliotis virginea.

    1. Ultra lightweight and breathable
    2. Certified UPF 50+, blocking >98% of the fireball’s harmful rays
    3. Ergonomic hood that stays put in the wind, featuring a ponytail slot for your hair
    4. Streamlined thumbholes to protect your hands from the sun
    5. 100% fade proof, chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    6. Fabric mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    7. Tag-less for comfort
  • Made from recycled materials and knitted into an ultra fine, lightweight fabric, think of it as the working persons stretchy silk. So silky smooth and cool to the touch, your skin literally gets goosebumps when you put it on, but stays shielded from the sun all day on the water. You can stand in an asphalt parking lot on a hot, humid, sunny day in Miami in July at noon and still feel cool. Yep, our test team tested it…reluctantly.

    91% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 9% 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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Fast, free shipping

We ship orders same or next business day. Free priority shipping on all U.S. orders over $150, free express international shipping over $300.

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.

Happiness Guaranteed

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 Abalone

Abalone is the common name for a variety of marine snails that are found throughout the world’s oceans. Sought after for their meat and their beautiful shells, populations have declined rapidly and some species are now critically endangered.

Our relationship with abalone illustrates the challenges of overexploitation of the marine environment. Until the 1980s, it was widely thought that abalone populations were resilient and could effectively rebound from harvesting activities. Unfortunately, that has not proven to be true.

Abalone are “broadcast spawners,” meaning that two individuals must be within three feet of one another to sexually reproduce. This type of reproduction makes population recovery very challenging, driving the need for humans to intervene.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to Get Inspired

“Our partnership with Waterlust helps us spread our message of conservation across the globe far beyond our reach.  It is a great example of how one small organization with one employee can only do so much but by working together we can do more, reach more, spreading knowledge, happiness, beauty, and hopefully compassion for our ocean animals.”

Nancy Caruso

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Stephanie H (Brooklyn, NY, US)
Amazing abalone!

I'm 5'8 135, B size chest, Strong fits perfect!

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Deb Bartels (Cedar Falls, IA, US)
My new fav biking jersey!

As someone with sun sensitivity, I'm always trying to find a lightweight long-sleeve shirt for hiking and biking. I wore this on a recent 45-mi bike ride on a typical hot and humid day here in Iowa and it was perfect. The soft lightweight fabric, the close but not-too-tight fit, and the longer back make this my ideal cycling top. I already mentioned this to Waterlust - but a couple of pockets in the back (like those on a bike jersey) would make this the absolute best biking top. Even without the pockets though, I'll be ordering two more for the summer cycling season - too nice to pass up!

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Nacina (Pahrump, NV, US)
Great sunshirt!

I love everything about this shirt. The fabric is so comfortable, soft and durable, the pattern is so pretty. The mission of the company to educate and conserve is brilliant. I highly recommend these shirts for every outdoor activity.

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Cassie (Fort Worth, TX, US)
Worth the Wait

I have been bemoaning the fact that waterlust had rash guards but yet they were out of stock from a long time ago. I had almost given up! As soon as I got the email they had re-designed sun shirts and they were going to be available I pretty much put it on my calendar. I ordered two designs and they came in over the weekend. The shirts are amazingly soft and I can already tell they will dry quickly. It is the perfect addition to my leggings and I cannot wait to wear them in three weeks on the Red Sea. Amazing quality. The sleeves are a little longer and has thumb holes, which is some thing I look for in a rash guard shirt. So glad I ordered these! By the way, the size chart is right on. I have 38DDD and I got the XXL based on my chest measurement. Way to go Waterlust!

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