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Based on 41 reviews
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Kealia Difilippo (Honolulu, HI, US)
Comfy

I love these so comfy! I wear them swimming laps and stand up padding an yoga ! Good stretch an little compression feel! I got a large but could have gotten a XL but I worry it would roll down in the pool or ocean !

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Michelle Jimeno (Claremont, NH, US)
Abalone 8 inch shorts

I got the size medium which is my typical size but it does run small... I do LOVE the colors!

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Sarah Goodrich (Fort Thomas, KY, US)
Amazing!

So cozy. Nice and stretchy and really radiant pattern. Can’t wait to wear under my wetsuit!

M
Mary Luken-Stout (Cincinnati, OH, US)
Just What I Was Looking For!

I wanted a “sport” style suit for an up coming adventure trip that would be useful when hiking AND swimming. I had looked at many sites for awhile finding little I liked. Your site popped up and I began to peruse (with little hope). But … the shorts were the perfect length - I’m tall and short waisted. The top had no fillers or extra fabric and is reversible! Both are eco-friendly! And I’m delighted. Haven’t taken it out for a test swim yet, but am not worried. Absolutely delighted.

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Theresa Hubert (Bedford, TX, US)
Abalone Restoration 8 Inch Shorts

Great fit with good coverage. Can be worn around town with a big tshirt.

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Christine McMurdy (Peoria, AZ, US)
Terrific!

I ordered the top and shorts less than a week before a trip to Hawaii. I trusted the shipping information and Waterlust came through. The top and the shorts arrived within 3 days, as promised and the sizing information was totally accurate. Everything fit! Thanks Waterlust!!!

Abalone Restoration 8 Inch Shorts

Environmental Impact

Known for the psychedelic patterns found on their inner shells, abalone (sea snails) feature unique colors that are created by nacre, hexagonal platelets of aragonite also known commonly as “mother of pearl” and found on a variety of mollusks. Our print features the piercing blues of New Zealand’s Pāua, the Māori name given to three species Haliotis iris, Haliotis australis and Haliotis virginea.

    1. Streamlined pockets on the side of both legs for your phone, wallet, snacks or sunscreen
    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. 8 inch inseam
    5. Tag-less, wide waistband for comfort, added security and fold over option
    6. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    7. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
  • 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY The sassy sea snail

Abalone is the common name for a variety of marine snails that are found throughout the world’s oceans. Sought after for their meat and their beautiful shells, populations have declined rapidly and some species are now critically endangered. Our relationship with abalone illustrates the challenges of overexploitation of the marine environment. Until the 1980’s, it was widely thought that abalone populations were resilient and could effectively rebound from harvesting activities. Unfortunately, that has not proven to be true.

Abalone are “broadcast spawners,” meaning that two individuals must be within three feet of one another to sexually reproduce. This type of reproduction makes population recovery very challenging, driving the need for humans to intervene. Marine biologist Nancy Caruso is doing just that, and founded Get Inspired, a non-profit organization that specializes in marine conservation & education.

Besides physically growing juvenile abalone along California’s coast and populating them back into the coastal kelp forest marine habitat, Nancy recognizes that protecting the ocean in the future requires educating children today. That is why she has launched a 10 year initiative to grow 100,000 abalone in classrooms across the golden state and restore them along the southern California coast, inspiring and utilizing the help of the next generation of scientists along the way. 10% of profits from your purchase will be donated to this restoration effort.

Nancy Caruso holding green abalone (Haliotis fulgens) off the coast of California.

Growing juvenile abalone. Once they reach adulthood, they’ll be released into the wild along southern California’s coast.

High school student divers trained by Nancy to participate in the abalone restoration efforts.

The next generation of scientists measuring abalone in their classroom nursery.

Photos used to create this print were taken by Alyssa Frederick, a PhD researcher, science advocate and communicator. Her PhD research focuses on how disease and temperature stress affect abalone.

Made from recycled materials

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - VISIT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT PAGE HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Customer Reviews

Based on 41 reviews
88%
(36)
2%
(1)
10%
(4)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
K
Kealia Difilippo (Honolulu, HI, US)
Comfy

I love these so comfy! I wear them swimming laps and stand up padding an yoga ! Good stretch an little compression feel! I got a large but could have gotten a XL but I worry it would roll down in the pool or ocean !

M
Michelle Jimeno (Claremont, NH, US)
Abalone 8 inch shorts

I got the size medium which is my typical size but it does run small... I do LOVE the colors!

S
Sarah Goodrich (Fort Thomas, KY, US)
Amazing!

So cozy. Nice and stretchy and really radiant pattern. Can’t wait to wear under my wetsuit!

M
Mary Luken-Stout (Cincinnati, OH, US)
Just What I Was Looking For!

I wanted a “sport” style suit for an up coming adventure trip that would be useful when hiking AND swimming. I had looked at many sites for awhile finding little I liked. Your site popped up and I began to peruse (with little hope). But … the shorts were the perfect length - I’m tall and short waisted. The top had no fillers or extra fabric and is reversible! Both are eco-friendly! And I’m delighted. Haven’t taken it out for a test swim yet, but am not worried. Absolutely delighted.

T
Theresa Hubert (Bedford, TX, US)
Abalone Restoration 8 Inch Shorts

Great fit with good coverage. Can be worn around town with a big tshirt.

C
Christine McMurdy (Peoria, AZ, US)
Terrific!

I ordered the top and shorts less than a week before a trip to Hawaii. I trusted the shipping information and Waterlust came through. The top and the shorts arrived within 3 days, as promised and the sizing information was totally accurate. Everything fit! Thanks Waterlust!!!