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I’m a Tiger Shark!

Love the pattern and the fit! Can’t wait to use it. Come on warm weather and vacation!

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J.F.C.
Buttery softness, strong material, 2yr old approved

I absolutely LOVE my new sunsuit(s) from Waterlust. My two year old made me try on both immediately over my clothes and deemed that I look "AWESOME" in both, the most sincere approval. I personally felt ecstatic about the buttery softness of the material and was shockingly surprised by the "strength" of the suit. It feels much more robust than a normal swimsuit, as if it isn't going to get stretched out and saggy over time. I'll have to wait a few weeks (months) to test it out here in MA, but am excited to swim laps with more sun coverage and comfort! Thanks for turning plastic waste into such a joyful experience.

M
M.T.

Tiger Shark Trailblazer Sun Suit

J
J.B.
Beautiful swimmsuit

Perfect swimmsuit for diving with Tigersharks.
Under the neopren.
Photo by nico lentile

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T.M.
Great for more than just swimming

My best friend and I love Waterlust! I recently discovered the sleeve thumb holes make the sun suit great for archery. I wore my su suit to archery and my friend found out the leggings were also great for archery, so long story short we found out they look great together!

I own 5 sun suits, they’re versatile and flattering on the body and when paired with leggings make a nice light protective barrier for when swimming/snorkeling/diving in warmer waters and close to the surface to protect against sun burn.
And the bum is comfortable, it doesn’t ride and fits different bodies well!

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A.B.
Very Nice Product

Material is really nice, very sleek, comfy and stretchy.
Minor note: the sanitary protector left a glue residue behind that needed some water and rubbing to get off.

Hi Arthur! Thanks for the feedback! About the residue on the sanitary liner- not to worry, this is all natural, bio based and biodegradable. It also comes off of the fabric with water, as you mentioned. We recognize the residue that sometimes is left behind isn't ideal, but this is because the substance that is used to stick the liner to the fabric is completely bio based, so its melting temperature is lower than other (less eco) options on the market. This means if it's exposed to too much heat en route to you, it can occasionally melt a little bit, leaving some residue behind. Unfortunately we've found limited options for eco-friendly/biobased liners on the market, so while this is not ideal, given that it's so easy to remove, we thought the occasional time it leaves removal residue was well worth the eco-friendly benefits compared to alternatives. We're continuing to be on the hunt for better options and hope to improve this once a new option is available!

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Tiger Shark Trailblazer Sun Suit

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10% of profits donated to the Shark Research and Conservation Program at UM

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Intimidating stripes cover one of the ocean’s largest apex predators. Sitting atop the marine food pyramid, tiger sharks play a significant roll in balancing the tropical and temperate water ecosystem, which is why we celebrate their beauty and support research that informs management of their population.

    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 one of the ocean's largest predators,THE tiger SHARK (galeocerdo cuvier)

Shark Research and Conservation Program Logo10% of profits from your purchase will go directly toward the Shark Research and Conservation (SRC) Program at the University of Miami,helping to fund important research focused on the ecology, movement and conservation of tiger sharks as well as other local shark species. In addition to research, the SRC program is actively aimed at student education and community outreach through extensive citizen science and internship programs.

Tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) are classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as “Near Threatened”, and thus, research, education and outreach is essential to ensuring healthy populations. As one of the ocean’s largest predators, these critical species sit at the top of the food chain, helping to regulate the delicate balance of populations of those beneath in the ecosystem. Decreased populations can result in trophic cascades, impacting the abundance and behavior of other species lower on the food chain. Multiple research methods have shown that some species of sharks have declined in population by 90% or more during the last several decades in areas where they were formerly abundant. These declines are due to direct targeting in commercial fisheries, mostly for their fins and sometimes meat. Additionally, sharks are often caught unintentionally as bycatch in many other fisheries, caught and killed in some recreational fisheries (unlike catch and release), and may also be impacted by humans more indirectly through threats like habitat loss, pollution, and human-driven declines in the fish species sharks rely on for food.

Tiger shark research tagging

A female tiger shark rests on the submerged platform with a water pump flushing oxygenated ocean water over its gills as the team attaches a satellite tag. Image by Jim Abernethy.

Tiger shark diving

Neil Hammerschlag, Director of SRC, deploying a Nat Geo Crittercam and acoustic tag on a free swimming tiger. Image by Brian Skerry

Sharks have been in the ocean for more than 450 million years. Granted, they’ve evolved a bit since then, but they’ve survived five major extinction events! Help us to celebrate these amazing animals, support research to inform management of their populations, and use your gear as a conversation piece to educate others.

Learn more about some of the research conducted by the Shark Research and Conservation Program. This Waterlust video explains the findings of a paper published in the scientific journal of Diversity and Distributions entitled "Use of marine protected areas and exclusive economic zones in the subtropical western North Atlantic Ocean by large highly mobile sharks."

The study investigated the core home habitat use of bull, great hammerhead and tiger sharks tagged in waters off south Florida and the northern Bahamas to understand if these highly mobile shark species might benefit from spatial protection, such as marine protected areas (MPAs).

Click here for the link to the full paper.

Made from recycled materials

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
100%
(8)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
H
H.
I’m a Tiger Shark!

Love the pattern and the fit! Can’t wait to use it. Come on warm weather and vacation!

J
J.F.C.
Buttery softness, strong material, 2yr old approved

I absolutely LOVE my new sunsuit(s) from Waterlust. My two year old made me try on both immediately over my clothes and deemed that I look "AWESOME" in both, the most sincere approval. I personally felt ecstatic about the buttery softness of the material and was shockingly surprised by the "strength" of the suit. It feels much more robust than a normal swimsuit, as if it isn't going to get stretched out and saggy over time. I'll have to wait a few weeks (months) to test it out here in MA, but am excited to swim laps with more sun coverage and comfort! Thanks for turning plastic waste into such a joyful experience.

M
M.T.

Tiger Shark Trailblazer Sun Suit

J
J.B.
Beautiful swimmsuit

Perfect swimmsuit for diving with Tigersharks.
Under the neopren.
Photo by nico lentile

T
T.M.
Great for more than just swimming

My best friend and I love Waterlust! I recently discovered the sleeve thumb holes make the sun suit great for archery. I wore my su suit to archery and my friend found out the leggings were also great for archery, so long story short we found out they look great together!

I own 5 sun suits, they’re versatile and flattering on the body and when paired with leggings make a nice light protective barrier for when swimming/snorkeling/diving in warmer waters and close to the surface to protect against sun burn.
And the bum is comfortable, it doesn’t ride and fits different bodies well!

A
A.B.
Very Nice Product

Material is really nice, very sleek, comfy and stretchy.
Minor note: the sanitary protector left a glue residue behind that needed some water and rubbing to get off.

Hi Arthur! Thanks for the feedback! About the residue on the sanitary liner- not to worry, this is all natural, bio based and biodegradable. It also comes off of the fabric with water, as you mentioned. We recognize the residue that sometimes is left behind isn't ideal, but this is because the substance that is used to stick the liner to the fabric is completely bio based, so its melting temperature is lower than other (less eco) options on the market. This means if it's exposed to too much heat en route to you, it can occasionally melt a little bit, leaving some residue behind. Unfortunately we've found limited options for eco-friendly/biobased liners on the market, so while this is not ideal, given that it's so easy to remove, we thought the occasional time it leaves removal residue was well worth the eco-friendly benefits compared to alternatives. We're continuing to be on the hunt for better options and hope to improve this once a new option is available!