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Fountain of Youth 4 Inch Shorts

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White sandy beaches may take the spotlight, but Florida is home to 1,000 freshwater springs, the highest density in the world. A birds-eye-view of the forest often reveals a magnificent pool of freshwater emerging from the aquifer below. Jump in and you may experience the coveted feeling of flight as you soar in the air-clear water.

    1. Streamlined pockets on the side of both legs for your phone, wallet, snacks or sunscreen
    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. 4' inseam with longer length in the back to flatter your curves while keeping you covered
    5. Tag-less, wide waistband for comfort, added security and fold over option
    6. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    7. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
  • 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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Advocate Apparel Inspired by the Floridan Aquifer and springs

Florida evokes daydreams of white sandy beaches and palm trees – but perhaps the most magnificent water in Florida lies just out of sight. In the Sunshine State, water fills the limestone cavities of the Floridan aquifer beneath our feet. This is the source of drinking water for 92% of Floridians. But this water is not always hidden - where it finds its way to the surface, it forms marvelous freshwater springs, which support not only human life in Florida but also incredibly diverse and unique aquatic ecosystems. In fact, Florida is home to the highest density of freshwater springs in the world – more than 1,000 of them dot the karst landscape of the sunny peninsula.

Unfortunately, increasing development and growing pressures on water resources are having negative impacts on Florida’s springs. Over the past 15 or 20 years, Florida’s burgeoning population has had a plethora of consequences for the springs, namely decreases in flow due to over-pumping and a transition from native underwater grasses to nasty algae. Nitrate levels in the springs have skyrocketed and ecosystem dynamics have changed as food webs are altered.

5% of sales from your purchase of this product are donated to the Alachua Conservation Trust

"Thanks to the support of Waterlust and its customers, ACT's Young Leaders for Wild Florida Program continues to successfully provide youth education on freshwater springs protection and land protection to Florida's future generations of leaders. Partnering with Waterlust on these efforts is both rewarding and critical to conserving Florida's precious natural resources."

Tom Kay, Executive Director

the Alachua Conservation Trust

Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Darian (Hamburg, HH, DE)
Super comfy!

I actually got two pairs of these 4"shorts from this brand (so this review is for both, as only the color differs), they fit perfectly, have the perfect length for me, and I love that they have a high-waist cut. It just sits better in my opinion, I don't have to worry about anything slipping down. The designs are cute as well. I am 5'2, roughly 130lbs and wear a size M for reference.

Rebecca Cohen (Austin, TX, US)
Great shorts

These shorts are durable, comfortable, and very flattering. I’m 5ft5in, 135lbs and the medium fits perfectly. These shorts and matching top are the first swim suit I’ve owned that i actually look forward to putting on!

Colleen Taylor (Stony Creek, VA, US)
Love them!

These are thicker than expected - very well made! Love the colors, the feel, and the pockets!

Sigrun (Brisbane, QLD, AU)
Love it

When I unpacked it I was struck by the quality materials and workmanship. It does fit well - I ordered small at 60kg and 167cm tall.
I love everything about it.

Leslie Elliott (Saint Marys, WV, US)
Very comfortable

I wore my new suit on an e-bike tour to a cenote in Mexico. I felt really comfortable and confident and am really pleased I found this suit. It is also so pretty and colorful!

Alexia Dassatti (Centennial, CO, US)

Fountain of Youth 4 Inch Shorts