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Based on 73 reviews
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Erin (Wasaga Beach, ON, CA)
3rd pair and still love them all!!

Great quality and love supporting worthy cause!! The colours have not faded and the material has maintained it shape and stretch even after many dives. Highly recommend!!

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Rebecca G (Oakland, CA, US)
Best leggings!!

Absolutely love these pants! I am not normally someone who goes for bold patterns, but I feel confident and comfortable when wearing these. The fabric is soft yet structured and I love the pockets! I haven’t quite found the double stitching on the in seam to cut them shorter, but surprisingly I like them long, so all good!

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Deborah Williams (Punta Gorda, FL, US)
Fabric is heavy and pants are too long.

Material is heavy and the pants are too long. I have long legs, so I usually have the opposite problem.

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Maggie (Herndon, VA, US)
Great suit - looking forward to using it

I bought this top and legging to be able to snorkel WITHOUT having to use damaging sun block lotions. The fit is perfect, it is lightweight and good for packing. Haven't used it yet but expect it to be VERY useful!

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Alaina Vince (Laingsburg, MI, US)
Abalone Leggings

These are my absolute favorite pair of leggings! The pattern is eye catching and beautiful, and they are easily my most comfortable pair of leggings I have EVER owned. They stand up to my busy lifestyle, and it does not matter what I incorporate into my workouts- they don't start to sag away from my waist. These are such a quality investment for me as a regular exerciser and outdoor adventurer. I plan on purchasing more pairs in the other patterns. I am 5'8" and 137" and the medium fits me perfectly.

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Rachel Price (Atlanta, GA, US)

Got my abalone leggings yesterday! Love them! They feel great, the colors are bold and gorgeous, and they’re long enough for long legged ladies!!

Abalone Restoration Leggings

Environmental Impact

10% of profits donated to Get Inspired

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. Raw hem and internally stitched bar-tacks allow for customizable inseam lengths of 31”, 29”, 27”, 25”, and 23”. Crop to 7/8ths length or customize for your height. Learn how here.
    2. Streamlined pockets on the side of both legs for your phone, wallet, snacks or sunscreen
    3. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    4. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    5. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    6. Tag-less, wide waistband for comfort, added security and fold over option
    7. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
  • 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

SEE THEM IN ACTION ON OUR INSTAGRAM - USE @WATERLUST TO BE FEATURED


Customer Reviews

Based on 73 reviews
86%
(63)
4%
(3)
5%
(4)
3%
(2)
1%
(1)
E
Erin (Wasaga Beach, ON, CA)
3rd pair and still love them all!!

Great quality and love supporting worthy cause!! The colours have not faded and the material has maintained it shape and stretch even after many dives. Highly recommend!!

R
Rebecca G (Oakland, CA, US)
Best leggings!!

Absolutely love these pants! I am not normally someone who goes for bold patterns, but I feel confident and comfortable when wearing these. The fabric is soft yet structured and I love the pockets! I haven’t quite found the double stitching on the in seam to cut them shorter, but surprisingly I like them long, so all good!

D
Deborah Williams (Punta Gorda, FL, US)
Fabric is heavy and pants are too long.

Material is heavy and the pants are too long. I have long legs, so I usually have the opposite problem.

M
Maggie (Herndon, VA, US)
Great suit - looking forward to using it

I bought this top and legging to be able to snorkel WITHOUT having to use damaging sun block lotions. The fit is perfect, it is lightweight and good for packing. Haven't used it yet but expect it to be VERY useful!

A
Alaina Vince (Laingsburg, MI, US)
Abalone Leggings

These are my absolute favorite pair of leggings! The pattern is eye catching and beautiful, and they are easily my most comfortable pair of leggings I have EVER owned. They stand up to my busy lifestyle, and it does not matter what I incorporate into my workouts- they don't start to sag away from my waist. These are such a quality investment for me as a regular exerciser and outdoor adventurer. I plan on purchasing more pairs in the other patterns. I am 5'8" and 137" and the medium fits me perfectly.

R
Rachel Price (Atlanta, GA, US)

Got my abalone leggings yesterday! Love them! They feel great, the colors are bold and gorgeous, and they’re long enough for long legged ladies!!