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WOMEN'S Whale Shark Warrior Sun Shirt

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Our sun shirts allow you to spend hours outside in the sun without overheating or cooking your largest organ in UV radiation. Lightweight, airy, stylish, and fun, sun protection as rad as you!

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. Ultra lightweight and breathable
    2. Certified UPF 50+, blocking >98% of the fireball’s harmful rays
    3. Ergonomic hood that stays put in the wind, featuring a ponytail slot for your hair
    4. Streamlined thumbholes to protect your hands from the sun
    5. 100% fade proof, chlorine, sun, salt water, and sunscreen resistant
    6. Fabric mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    7. Tag-less for comfort
  • Made from recycled materials and knitted into an ultra fine, lightweight fabric, think of it as the working persons stretchy silk. So silky smooth and cool to the touch, your skin literally gets goosebumps when you put it on, but stays shielded from the sun all day on the water. You can stand in an asphalt parking lot on a hot, humid, sunny day in Miami in July at noon and still feel cool. Yep, our test team tested it…reluctantly.

    91% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 9% 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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We ship orders same or next business day. Free priority shipping on all U.S. orders over $150, free express international shipping over $300.

Packaged responsibly

We lovingly prepare each one of our orders for its journey to you using the best packaging materials we can find with the least environmental impact.

Free returns + exchanges

Free within the U.S. International orders must pay return postage. Exchanges orders can be placed immediately with an instant credit.

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We stand behind every product we make. If you have a problem, we will solve it with the relentless determination of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

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 19 reviews
Julia Philbert (Danville, CA, US)
Whale Shark top

Love it! It came quickly too!😊

Jaida Elcock (Falmouth, MA, US)
Whale shark sun shirt

Absolutely LOVE my sunshirt! I am 5'6" and about 145lbs. I got a small because I like a tighter fit, but I would recommend a medium is you like a looser fit. Super comfy and I surprisingly got my thick dreadlocks to fit through the ponytail hole in the hood (with some effort lol). 11/10 recommend this shirt!

Janice Kean (Port Saint Lucie, FL, US)
Awesome rash shirt!

I got this for my sister for her bday! I tried it on first, it’s super soft and fits great! She loves to paddle board and whale sharks are her favorite fish! Highly recommended!!! I want one for myself!

Krystina Jarvis (Tacoma, WA, US)
Fits perfectly and so comfy!

I had my eye on Waterlust products for several years and finally took the plunge (no pun intended)! I am SO happy with my rash guard, and was especially thrilled that the images included the model's height and weight. The size I chose fits me perfectly, thanks to this additional information. I love the way the shirt looks and feels, and especially that it protected me from the sun without additional sunscreen or discomfort. Cannot recommend enough!

Adrienne Watkins (Honolulu, HI, US)
Beautiful print, wish it had pockets.

I love the print and fit, I have lupus and the fact that it covers the areas of my hands that rash out from the sun is fantastic. I also have big curly hair, so the hole to pull my hair through is above and beyond, the hood actually stays on my head for once. I'd say the only downfall is the lack of pockets, I missed that detail when I purchased; however, it's not enough to detour me from keeping the shirt.

Paula Pailliotet (Gardnerville, NV, US)

WOMEN'S Whale Shark Warrior Sun Shirt