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Pamela Reyes (Lake Forest, IL, US)
Perfection

This is my second sun suit. I’m a recreational pool swimmer doing laps every other day for physical and mental health. Not only does this suit fits as described it wears beautifully. This is a winner.

R
Ryann Jacoby (Gold Canyon, AZ, US)
Great Quality!

It’s so nerve wracking buying online. Don’t hesitate!! This suit is made so well! The material is great and it is so comfortable to swim in. I love it!!

H
H. D. (Miami, FL, US)
Watch out for the sanitary sticker!

After taking the sanitary sticker out, I threw the swimsuit on and headed out to dive. I had no idea it basically left super glue in the crotch. My area got glued to the swimsuit. Extremely painful to pull off. I ended up having to use lemon oil to get the adhesive out of the swimsuit. Once I got it all out, I love the suit. Just wanted to warn others to check it before you put it on!

Thanks for reaching your feedback and sorry to hear about that! The backing on the sun suit liners is actually an all natural, plant derived, and biodegradable adhesive. Given that its all natural, the melting point is a bit lower than a typical synthetic adhesive, so occasionally if the stickers are exposed to warm temperatures in travel they can leave a bit of the stickiness behind. It's not ideal, but these have been the best, most eco-friendly solution we've found so far. Not to worry though, it's totally washable and should come out with soap and warm water, or even just water.
We're always on the hunt for new options and hopefully will be able to replace these with liners that leave no residue at all behind, but for now, we think the environmental option is worth it for the rare occasions that they leave washable residue behind! We hope you agree!

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Keylin Colindres (Philadelphia, PA, US)
Amazing!

I could not be happier with this purchase, first sun suit Ive ever gotten and definitely plan to get another one! The quality is great and its thick which is great. Definitely felt protected from th free sun!!

K
Kathleen Castor (Austin, TX, US)
Whale Shark Sunsuit

Fit perfectly, comfortable and looks seamless when paired with the matching leggings.

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Andrea T. (Omaha, NE, US)
Fits pretty good, really cute pattern

I'm a large person (18-20 pants, busty, big tummy) and the 3x suit fit nicely in the torso and bust, and the leg holes didn't gape. I could have used a skosh more coverage on the bottom, but it's fine, and that's just my personal preference. I was able to zip and unzip by myself with ease, and the neck fit comfortably.

However, the arms are SUPER long, and I had to cut and hem them. Not all people who wear XXX size are 7 feet tall. Some of us are just fat and average height. Perhaps Waterlust could consider making the arms cuttable like the pants are - with those guide lines printed on the inside so folks can snip off evenly.

Hi Andrea! Thanks so much for your feedback! You're totally right about the arms. As we grade up the pattern, we also graded up the sizing through the sleeves. However, we agree that adding extra length is not necessary and this is an update (keeping sleeve length the same throughout all sizes) we'll be making to the pattern going forward. Glad you liked the fit everywhere else! Thanks again! :)

Whale Shark Warrior Sun Suit

Environmental Impact
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10% of profits donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

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. 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 LARGEST FISH IN THE SEA,THE WHALE SHARK (RHINCODON TYPUS)

Whale shark printed sun suit front, side and back view with a whale shark in the background

Marine Megafauna Foundation LogoWhale 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.

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.

Photo by Simon Pierce of The Marine Megafauna Foundation

Photo by The Madagascar Whale Shark Project

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. The Marine Megafauna Foundation is one group that is helping to shed light on the population structure, migratory patterns and the conservation requirements of these threatened sharks. Created in 2009, they aim to research, protect and conserve the large populations of marine megafauna (large marine species) found along the Mozambican coastline. Almost all whale sharks encountered by divers are juveniles and most are males. Where the school-bus-sized mature sharks swim, what they eat and where the females give birth has long been a mystery, however their team is now very close to making these discoveries. 10% of profits from your purchase will go to the Marine Megafauna Foundation for satellite tags that are needed to track the movements of these large female whale sharks.

Made from recycled materials

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - visit our sustainability page here to learn more

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Customer Reviews

Based on 75 reviews
89%
(67)
8%
(6)
3%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
P
Pamela Reyes (Lake Forest, IL, US)
Perfection

This is my second sun suit. I’m a recreational pool swimmer doing laps every other day for physical and mental health. Not only does this suit fits as described it wears beautifully. This is a winner.

R
Ryann Jacoby (Gold Canyon, AZ, US)
Great Quality!

It’s so nerve wracking buying online. Don’t hesitate!! This suit is made so well! The material is great and it is so comfortable to swim in. I love it!!

H
H. D. (Miami, FL, US)
Watch out for the sanitary sticker!

After taking the sanitary sticker out, I threw the swimsuit on and headed out to dive. I had no idea it basically left super glue in the crotch. My area got glued to the swimsuit. Extremely painful to pull off. I ended up having to use lemon oil to get the adhesive out of the swimsuit. Once I got it all out, I love the suit. Just wanted to warn others to check it before you put it on!

Thanks for reaching your feedback and sorry to hear about that! The backing on the sun suit liners is actually an all natural, plant derived, and biodegradable adhesive. Given that its all natural, the melting point is a bit lower than a typical synthetic adhesive, so occasionally if the stickers are exposed to warm temperatures in travel they can leave a bit of the stickiness behind. It's not ideal, but these have been the best, most eco-friendly solution we've found so far. Not to worry though, it's totally washable and should come out with soap and warm water, or even just water.
We're always on the hunt for new options and hopefully will be able to replace these with liners that leave no residue at all behind, but for now, we think the environmental option is worth it for the rare occasions that they leave washable residue behind! We hope you agree!

K
Keylin Colindres (Philadelphia, PA, US)
Amazing!

I could not be happier with this purchase, first sun suit Ive ever gotten and definitely plan to get another one! The quality is great and its thick which is great. Definitely felt protected from th free sun!!

K
Kathleen Castor (Austin, TX, US)
Whale Shark Sunsuit

Fit perfectly, comfortable and looks seamless when paired with the matching leggings.

A
Andrea T. (Omaha, NE, US)
Fits pretty good, really cute pattern

I'm a large person (18-20 pants, busty, big tummy) and the 3x suit fit nicely in the torso and bust, and the leg holes didn't gape. I could have used a skosh more coverage on the bottom, but it's fine, and that's just my personal preference. I was able to zip and unzip by myself with ease, and the neck fit comfortably.

However, the arms are SUPER long, and I had to cut and hem them. Not all people who wear XXX size are 7 feet tall. Some of us are just fat and average height. Perhaps Waterlust could consider making the arms cuttable like the pants are - with those guide lines printed on the inside so folks can snip off evenly.

Hi Andrea! Thanks so much for your feedback! You're totally right about the arms. As we grade up the pattern, we also graded up the sizing through the sleeves. However, we agree that adding extra length is not necessary and this is an update (keeping sleeve length the same throughout all sizes) we'll be making to the pattern going forward. Glad you liked the fit everywhere else! Thanks again! :)

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