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Carolyn Ekland-Olson (Polson, MT, US)
Invasive, but beautiful, lionfish!!

I just received my lionfish outfit, I ordered both the leggings and the sun suit. Because I am about 5’11” and weigh 190 pounds I ordered the 2X in both the top and bottom. They fit me perfectly, even the length of the Leggings is great. I haven’t hit the water yet but the quality is such that I believe this is all I will need to dive in Phuket in January. Looking forward to being the largest lionfish in Phuket!!

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christy Meisner (McKinleyville, CA, US)
i am lionfish

the best and i am so thrilled i just swam in and oh the love of it all the fit the design the sustainability the grafix i think i will just wear these only forever

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J (Kilauea, HI, US)
So cute! Great fit and quality.

I love the fit. I am 160lbs, 5’7, curvy build and have a DD chest. Bought a large and it fits me perfectly. Usually the gear at swimwear stores runs really small and I was afraid this wouldn’t fit, but it was perfect and flattering. The quality is great, it’s easy to put on, and the thumb holes add a cute flair. I haven’t worn it yet but I can’t wait to surf in this! I also love the mission of the company and that the suit is made of recycled water bottles.

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Rita (Dallas, TX, US)
The best suite ever

Love the Lion Fish design, the color and the fit is perfect on me.

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Julia Rees (Tampa, FL, US)
Seems good so far

I like the shape of the thumb holes so they dont stick in your thumbs. Have not worn in water yet

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W (Salt Lake City, UT, US)
I returned this product

Love the idea and the print but the bodice dug into my legs and the zipper string was shorter than the other I bought and hard to grab to zip all the way

Sorry to hear you weren't totally stoked on the suit! I see you already returned it, but for future reference, we offer free and easy exchanges in case you would like to try a different size! We've also recently extended the pull on the zippers, so going forward, that shouldn't be an issue.

Invasive Lionfish Sun Suit

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10% of profits donated to REEF

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Known for their show stopping appearance, venomous spines, and voracious appetites, invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans & Pterois miles) are the first non-native marine fish to become established in the Atlantic. Lionfish pose a significant threat to local marine ecosystems due to widespread predation of native species, prolific reproduction, and lack of controlling predators.

    1. UPF 50+ sun protection (max 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 invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans & Pterois miles)

The issue


Lionfish in their native range, from the South Pacific to the Red Sea, are an important part of the coral reef ecosystem and population numbers are kept in check through natural processes.

However, they are non-native to the Atlantic ocean and have become established as a harmful invasive species in this region, posing a significant threat to local marine ecosystems due to widespread predation on native species, prolific reproduction, and lack of controlling predators. Humans must intervene to reduce their impact in the invaded waters, and our Invasive Lionfish collection exists to promote action and awareness on this issue.

Reported Lionfish Sightings 1985 - January 8, 2020


Beginning in the 1980's, two visually identical species of lionfish (Pterois miles and Pterois volitans) were introduced into the Atlantic via the US aquarium trade and have become the first non-native marine fish to become established in the Atlantic. Over the past decade, invasive lionfish densities in these non-native areas have exploded, as they have been documented along the entire US East Coast from Florida through Massachusetts, east to Bermuda and south throughout the Caribbean. The expansion has been extremely rapid and exponential in scope.

 


Reef Environmental Education Foundation REEF Logo

Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)’s Invasive Species Program has been at the forefront of the lionfish invasion since the arrival of the species in Florida in 2006, and 10% of profits from your purchase goes to this program. REEF’s efforts have included laying the groundwork for developing early detection and rapid response plans to mitigate the impacts, training resource managers and dive operators in effective collecting techniques, and conducting innovative research to better understand what has made Indo-Pacific lionfish the perfect invader.

REEF was founded in 1990 out of growing concern about the health of the marine environment, and the desire to provide the public ways to contribute to the understanding and protection of marine populations. Visit www.REEF.org to learn more.


Photo credit: Ned DeLoach

Photo credit: Ned DeLoach

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
86%
(18)
10%
(2)
5%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
Carolyn Ekland-Olson (Polson, MT, US)
Invasive, but beautiful, lionfish!!

I just received my lionfish outfit, I ordered both the leggings and the sun suit. Because I am about 5’11” and weigh 190 pounds I ordered the 2X in both the top and bottom. They fit me perfectly, even the length of the Leggings is great. I haven’t hit the water yet but the quality is such that I believe this is all I will need to dive in Phuket in January. Looking forward to being the largest lionfish in Phuket!!

c
christy Meisner (McKinleyville, CA, US)
i am lionfish

the best and i am so thrilled i just swam in and oh the love of it all the fit the design the sustainability the grafix i think i will just wear these only forever

J
J (Kilauea, HI, US)
So cute! Great fit and quality.

I love the fit. I am 160lbs, 5’7, curvy build and have a DD chest. Bought a large and it fits me perfectly. Usually the gear at swimwear stores runs really small and I was afraid this wouldn’t fit, but it was perfect and flattering. The quality is great, it’s easy to put on, and the thumb holes add a cute flair. I haven’t worn it yet but I can’t wait to surf in this! I also love the mission of the company and that the suit is made of recycled water bottles.

R
Rita (Dallas, TX, US)
The best suite ever

Love the Lion Fish design, the color and the fit is perfect on me.

J
Julia Rees (Tampa, FL, US)
Seems good so far

I like the shape of the thumb holes so they dont stick in your thumbs. Have not worn in water yet

W
W (Salt Lake City, UT, US)
I returned this product

Love the idea and the print but the bodice dug into my legs and the zipper string was shorter than the other I bought and hard to grab to zip all the way

Sorry to hear you weren't totally stoked on the suit! I see you already returned it, but for future reference, we offer free and easy exchanges in case you would like to try a different size! We've also recently extended the pull on the zippers, so going forward, that shouldn't be an issue.

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