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Sea Turtle Survivor Sun Suit

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The unique scalation on their carapace, flippers and head makes the sea turtle a geometric wonder of patterns and colors. Our print features the earthy tones of Chelonia mydas, commonly known as the green sea turtle, a mysterious and charismatic nomad of tropical and subtropical seas around the planet.

    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

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 green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

A solitary species that rarely interacts with others outside of mating rituals, sea turtles struggle to survive from the day they hatch out of their egg. Sea turtle mortality rates are depressingly high, about 99% of juveniles will meet their demise before reaching sexual maturity.

6 out of the 7 species of sea turtles are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as either vulnerable or critically endangered. Marine turtles are threatened by pollution, marine plastics and debris, climate change, boat strikes, poaching and bycatch, and habitat loss.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to The Florida State University Marine Turtle Research, Ecology and Conservation Group

“Waterlust support allows our lab to collect biological and ecological data on sea turtles both at their foraging and nesting areas, to inform their management and conservation.”

Dr. Mariana Fuentes

The Florida State University Marine Turtle Research, Ecology and Conservation Group

Customer Reviews

Based on 44 reviews
Doris Williamson (Hamilton, SCT, GB)
Live it

I absolutely believe in living my beliefs and being able to recycle to the extent that some of the rubbish I have contributed to bringing out of the sea may have contributed to my or someone else’s clothes is good. The quality of the clothes is of the highest quality- given it came from US to UK delivery times were tremendous- I believe it is value for money inters of both the sun suit and leggings though - the added cost of custom imports were rather more than expected ( I do appreciate this is outwith the control of the fabulous team at waterlust)

Antoinette Rockwell (Tahoe City, CA, US)
A satisfied Sea Turtle Lover

These tights are completely awesome! The material is top notch, beautifully colored with an incredible design. They have a tremendous amount of support and are thick enough for this old lady (74) to wear them out in public. I am 5’3”and 108 pounds and the smallest size fits me perfectly. It works well with the long sleeved top, I ordered to match. They are a great product and I highly recommend them.

Laura Deatherage (Kailua-Kona, HI, US)
Love it

The turtle print is so fun. I originally received a XS but exchanged it for a Small...it was a easy process and Waterlust shipped the new size out immediately. The XS fit but was snug around my shoulders, I think if it got wet the material would stretch and not be so tight. But because I am primarily wearing it for surfing, the size small is better and allows for more movement in the suit. The wrist is pretty loose on me though and I do wish the hem on the bottom was designed differently and had more stretch to it. I'm around 112 lbs, athletic build, and 5'3.5"

Aubry Lindauer (Bowling Green, OH, US)

Sea Turtle Survivor Sun Suit

Petra Cavanaugh (Nashville, TN, US)

BEAUTIFUL and fits perfect ! Material is outstanding! Very pleased 🧜‍♀️

Katie (Detroit, MI, US)

I waited about a year before writing this review so I could give a fair review. I cannot say enough good things about this swimsuit!! The quality of the suit blows the competition out of the water. I've worn this in pools, snorkeling, freediving, SCUBA, just hanging on the beach, and on some activities like climbing around waterfalls and hiking around a bit etc. After a year of use, the seams have not budged, the zipper is in great shape, the pattern has not faded, and the material has held it's shape. And the suit does NOT ride up!!!

Construction/Quality: This is the best quality fabric and construction I have come across. The plastic zipper in the back with the pull tie is so secure and well-constructed, very easy to get in and out of even when soaking wet. All the seams lie flat and the serging and stitching is very well done. It is more like wetsuit material than a common swimsuit, so I really feel good about the UPF rating. I typically would just wear a sports bra or other swim top underneath it, but you don't need to because the material is thick enough and it fits snugly.

Sizing: I am 5" 9" about 155lbs measurements B35" W28" H41" with a long torso and broader shoulders. I was on the fence about a M or a L but with the stretch fabric I am very very happy with the M. It is comfortable even for my long torso. It's a bit cheeky on the bottom but the coverage is still superior than other swimsuits (even boyshort styles that ride up the moment you take one step). But again the SUIT STAYS PUT, no wedgies here, even in the water or running around on the beach. I wish the neckline was slightly higher but that is a personal preference as I have a longer neck, also probably wouldn't be great for really short people, so not really a big deal.