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Whale Shark Warrior FULL-BODY Sun Suit

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Designed for diving, snorkeling, swimming, surfing, kiting, winging... you get the idea. If the ocean is your happy place but you recognize the importance of skin protection, these suits are for you! Versatile too - wear it alone or as a base layer to help you easily slip in and out of your wetsuit on those colder days.

Characteristic spots and stripes adorn the largest fish in the sea forming an intricate pattern, like a warrior painted for battle. Scientists use these distinctive markings to identify individual whale sharks. Like a fingerprint, each is as unique and special as the last.

    1. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    2. 100% chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    3. High neck collar and thumbholes at wrists to protect the tops of your hands
    4. Raw hem and internally stitched bar-tacks allow for customizable leg inseam lengths of 31”, 29”, 27”, 25”, 23”, 8”, 4”, and 2”. Crop the long legs to your favorite shorty length, or customize for your height. Learn how here.
    5. Strong front zipper for easy entry and adjustable neck/chest coverage
    6. Raglan cut sleeves for great range of shoulder movement
    7. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick-dry, moisture-wicking and breathability
    8. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    9. No shelf bra or padding. For more support, we suggest wearing a bikini top underneath
    10. Tag-less for comfort
  • Our signature fabric is sleek, soft, and luxurious, while strong, substantial, and resilient. It’s got a gummy, supportive, and smoothing stretchiness you’ll love, comfortably hugging you in all the right places. 

    Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Zipper: polyacetal resin (tough, high strength thermoplastic)

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 largest fish in the sea, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within.

Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance. Research into the lives of these gentle giants can help us to manage their populations and keep these magnificent fish in the ocean where they belong.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

“Waterlust's support provides critical seed funding for us to rapidly develop and implement whale shark conservation projects in areas where this globally-endangered species is most at risk. This includes Mozambique, where our research and awareness work helped the government decide to fully protect whale sharks just a few weeks ago. We love working with a company that is so committed to making a positive change in the world.”

Dr. Simon Pierce, Co-Founder / Principal Scientist

the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Customer Reviews

Based on 49 reviews
Annalisa Rava (Santa Cruz, CA, US)
Need smaller sizes

I hate to give this a poor review, because it's a nice item - well made and good looking. But I got the smallest size available, and it's still 2-3 sizes too big. This would fit a large woman, not a petite one. I'm pretty small, but not abnormally so: just over 5 feet and just under 100 pounds. the crotch is halfway down my thigh, so trimming the legs won't help. The fabric is thick, which might be desirable for certain circumstances - I bet it protects against stingers pretty well, but it does take a long time to dry. I'd give it 5 stars if they made it in my size. As it is, it's like swimming in loose pajamas.

Michelle Gardner (Henderson, NV, US)
Fun Comfortable Great Fit!

This is my first sunsuit and I an so glad I purchased this from Waterlust. The fit is fantastic and flexible and the fabric is sturdy yet very soft. The shipping process was fast and efficient - thanks Waterlust for a wonderful online shopping experience!

Gail Richardson (Bozeman, MT, US)

Whale Shark Warrior FULL-BODY Sun Suit

Alexandra Haynes (Simpsonville, SC, US)
Ultimate Confidence Booster

I bought this suit to get back into swimming after many years away from the pool. I wanted a full-body suit for modesty, but this suit is very flattering, fits comfortably and makes me feel like I can do anything!

M.L. (Fairhaven, MA, US)
Swim in open water, snorkled in Mexico, encountered a whale shark!

Bought this for sun protection in Mexico wore it daily for hours on the water and in boats without any sunburn. Was a big hit with tour guides who love the whale shark! I am 5’7” and 150lbs, Medium fits fine. Do rinse and dry well after every use!

Leigh Renkar (Virginia Beach, VA, US)
LOVE this!

I just used this diving in Bonaire and was warm as could be, given the water temp was 85 degrees (not good for the reef unfortunately). Beautiful suit. I was hoping to use it in Cabo/Sea of Cortez snorkeling with whale sharks in October, but the whale sharks aren't arriving until December now. Also sad, and proof that these magnificent creatures are under stress and threat.