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Abalone Restoration 8 Inch Shorts

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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

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.

Happiness Guaranteed

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 Abalone

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 1980s, 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.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to Get Inspired

“Our partnership with Waterlust helps us spread our message of conservation across the globe far beyond our reach.  It is a great example of how one small organization with one employee can only do so much but by working together we can do more, reach more, spreading knowledge, happiness, beauty, and hopefully compassion for our ocean animals.”

Nancy Caruso

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Customer Reviews

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Jayne Greer (New York, NY, US)
The BEST!

The shorts in the 8 inch length is so great because the fabric does not rise up! I wish every print came in 8 inch length!

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Erin Lale (Henderson, NV, US)
I love it!

My abalone shorts are gorgeous and I can wear them both in and out of the water. They go well with many different tops. If you ever make a top that is a full zip front with long sleeves in this pattern I'll get that too. I also bought the tiger shark pants as a birthday gift for a young woman who has loved sharks since she was a child, and she loved it!

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Anonymous (San Pablo, CA, US)
Perfect fit and very high quality

Just got my order and I am super impressed! The fit is great and I love the comfortable, high quality construction. Can't wait to try it out in the water but it's also very comfortable and functional for yoga and general summer outdoor active wear. Thanks for making such a great product!

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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!

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