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I.D.
High quality but shape doesn't fit me very well and high import taxes

Let's start with the positive: The package arrived realls fast (less than 1 week to Austria) and the quality is really good. The fabric feels great and seems to be really durable. Also even though it's white, it's not see-through at all even when wearing dark undies.

Now here's my issue: I bought the leggins in size L because I'm right between M and L on the size chart (5'8'', 150lbs, hip circumference 40in) and the guide says "If you're in between sizes and carry most of your weight around the waist, we might suggest choosing the larger size." The Problem is this: The leggins are really tight around my ankles and rather tight around my calves, but in a way that gives a good feel. However, they continue getting wider as they go up and so aroung the thights, they are not too tight but not loose but around the waist they're just too big. So the tight fit around my calves pulls down the leggins as I run. It's even worse if i put my phone in one of the pockets, which is actually one of the features I was looking forward to. I guess the leggins are mor made for a V-shaped body from ankle to belly, whereas I am mor of a coke-bottle shape. I'm also not sure if M would fit that much better because it can't get any tighter around the ankles/calves.

Additionally, I had to pay ~$35 shipping which made me reconsider my purchase but I ultimately found, it's worth it and went along with the order. But then I had to pay $50 of import tax and handling fees. These fees all more than doubled my order's price (just products: $75) and I won't get that all back if I return/replace the product but instead I will have to pay the shipping and handling all over again.

So what I choose to do (because as I said it's really great leggins if not for the fit) is find someone who can professionally sew the waistband tighter an inch or so, so that it doesn't slip anymore. That way at least I will be able to enjoy all the pros (great quality, very handy pockets on, good looks,...) but I will have paid quite some extra for it.
The import tax/handling fee is probably just my bad luck for ordering to Austria but it will sadly keep me from ordering anything else at waterlust even though I like the products and the dedication to marine life.

K
K.C.
Have gotten even better

I bought Waterlust leggings in the tiger shark and whale shark prints back in 2019. These ones with the pocket addition and changing to spandex instead of Lycra make a huge difference. The pants are smooth on the skin and fit almost like any other leggings. The predecessors were a bit tighter. I almost feel like I could have gone down a size had I known they weren’t going to be as tight. I am 5’5” and 128 lbs, bought an S but feel like the XS would have fit a little better at the waist. The band did start to slip a little during my workout. Love the print am still very happy with the purchase

A
A.H.
So many compliments!

Great fit, great length, and fit me like a comfortable glove. I stayed my normal size at 1:30 and 5’4” and got a S.

L
L.
Perfect in every way!

I cannot sing the praises of these leggings enough! Super comfy, big pockets, fantastic design, and eco-friendly. Also, the size chart is spot on. :D

E
E.K.

Fit great and feel great! Fabric seems strong and well-made!

C
C.J.
Want to Love...

I want to love these leggings so much. All the good: I do love the fabric as it breathes through yoga classes, I don't want to stop touching my legs as the material is an interesting kind of soft & it's comfortably snug but there's not a lot of compression. The versatility of these leggings are remarkable as you can swim, chill, workout, hike, the list goes on. The pockets on the side are super deep & the pattern camouflages the odd shapes in the pockets. The leggings pass the bend over test where you can't see any kind of undies through the fabric and there's nonexistent or minimal camel toe. I love that the length is customizable; that you can cut them or wear them long over your heels (if you're 5'5" like me). Gosh & I'm obsessed with the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin pattern. I've gotten multiple compliments on the pattern & then it always sparks conversation about the company. I love the overall concept of utilizing recycled plastic bottles & that proceeds go toward a specific marine organization.
The only thing I've found I don't like, which happens to be a large issue in my legging shopping, is these leggings fall down, fold over, & don't stay up at my waist. I'll pull them up as high as I can get them and yet they tend to fall or bunch in the crotch area. Sizing wise, my waist is 27" with a 39" butt #squatbootyprobs & muscular thighs, so based off the sizing guide, I went with a medium. I'm half inclined to order a small to see if they'd stay up better but I'm slightly afraid the integrity of the pattern would be stretched out. I found the sizing to be a bit big, not super baggy but not the compression of that stereotypical little black legging. I hope all that makes sense & that it helps when deciding to get a pair!

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Leggings

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10% of profits donated to the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization

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The gorgeous, mottled complexion of the Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis, varies across individuals, and especially age. Born without spots, the distinctive black, white and grey speckles accumulate across their skin as they mature.

    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 available)
    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 Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis)

Photo by the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization

Photo by the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organization

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10% of profits from your purchase will go directly toward the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation, to promote conservation of marine mammals and their habitats through scientific research and educational outreach.Long-term studies are critical to monitoring the health and status of marine mammal populations. Since 1991, the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) has compiled an unprecedented longitudinal dataset for cetaceans in the region which has become increasingly valuable to inform about the baseline ecology and conservation of some species both locally and globally.

Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis), are the more frequently seen of two different species of spotted dolphins found in the Abacos; the other species is the pan-tropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata). Spotted dolphins are not born with spots, but actually accumulate them as they mature, becoming quite mottled-looking as adults. Hence, young spotted dolphins are often confused with bottlenose dolphins, and sometimes the two species will interact, which adds to the confusion. Spotted dolphins have a more slender snout, and although they can almost reach the same length as bottlenose dolphins, they have a smaller girth and thus body weight. Atlantic spotted dolphins are a year-round resident species in the Abacos. Individuals photo-identified 20 years ago can still be seen ranging along the eastern and southwestern coasts of Abaco. They are commonly seen in groups of 20-50 dolphins in the oceanic waters where they feed on flying fish and squid, and rarely venture on to the bank. However, in the northwestern part of Little Bahama Bank this species can regularly be found along the western edge of the banks during the daytime where they come to rest and socialize.

10% of profits from your purchase will go directly toward the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation, to promote conservation of marine mammals and their habitats through scientific research and educational outreach.Long-term studies are critical to monitoring the health and status of marine mammal populations. Since 1991, the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation (BMMRO) has compiled an unprecedented longitudinal dataset for cetaceans in the region which has become increasingly valuable to inform about the baseline ecology and conservation of some species both locally and globally.

Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis), are the more frequently seen of two different species of spotted dolphins found in the Abacos; the other species is the pan-tropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata). Spotted dolphins are not born with spots, but actually accumulate them as they mature, becoming quite mottled-looking as adults. Hence, young spotted dolphins are often confused with bottlenose dolphins, and sometimes the two species will interact, which adds to the confusion. Spotted dolphins have a more slender snout, and although they can almost reach the same length as bottlenose dolphins, they have a smaller girth and thus body weight. Atlantic spotted dolphins are a year-round resident species in the Abacos. Individuals photo-identified 20 years ago can still be seen ranging along the eastern and southwestern coasts of Abaco. They are commonly seen in groups of 20-50 dolphins in the oceanic waters where they feed on flying fish and squid, and rarely venture on to the bank. However, in the northwestern part of Little Bahama Bank this species can regularly be found along the western edge of the banks during the daytime where they come to rest and socialize.

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 12 reviews
75%
(9)
8%
(1)
17%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
I
I.D.
High quality but shape doesn't fit me very well and high import taxes

Let's start with the positive: The package arrived realls fast (less than 1 week to Austria) and the quality is really good. The fabric feels great and seems to be really durable. Also even though it's white, it's not see-through at all even when wearing dark undies.

Now here's my issue: I bought the leggins in size L because I'm right between M and L on the size chart (5'8'', 150lbs, hip circumference 40in) and the guide says "If you're in between sizes and carry most of your weight around the waist, we might suggest choosing the larger size." The Problem is this: The leggins are really tight around my ankles and rather tight around my calves, but in a way that gives a good feel. However, they continue getting wider as they go up and so aroung the thights, they are not too tight but not loose but around the waist they're just too big. So the tight fit around my calves pulls down the leggins as I run. It's even worse if i put my phone in one of the pockets, which is actually one of the features I was looking forward to. I guess the leggins are mor made for a V-shaped body from ankle to belly, whereas I am mor of a coke-bottle shape. I'm also not sure if M would fit that much better because it can't get any tighter around the ankles/calves.

Additionally, I had to pay ~$35 shipping which made me reconsider my purchase but I ultimately found, it's worth it and went along with the order. But then I had to pay $50 of import tax and handling fees. These fees all more than doubled my order's price (just products: $75) and I won't get that all back if I return/replace the product but instead I will have to pay the shipping and handling all over again.

So what I choose to do (because as I said it's really great leggins if not for the fit) is find someone who can professionally sew the waistband tighter an inch or so, so that it doesn't slip anymore. That way at least I will be able to enjoy all the pros (great quality, very handy pockets on, good looks,...) but I will have paid quite some extra for it.
The import tax/handling fee is probably just my bad luck for ordering to Austria but it will sadly keep me from ordering anything else at waterlust even though I like the products and the dedication to marine life.

K
K.C.
Have gotten even better

I bought Waterlust leggings in the tiger shark and whale shark prints back in 2019. These ones with the pocket addition and changing to spandex instead of Lycra make a huge difference. The pants are smooth on the skin and fit almost like any other leggings. The predecessors were a bit tighter. I almost feel like I could have gone down a size had I known they weren’t going to be as tight. I am 5’5” and 128 lbs, bought an S but feel like the XS would have fit a little better at the waist. The band did start to slip a little during my workout. Love the print am still very happy with the purchase

A
A.H.
So many compliments!

Great fit, great length, and fit me like a comfortable glove. I stayed my normal size at 1:30 and 5’4” and got a S.

L
L.
Perfect in every way!

I cannot sing the praises of these leggings enough! Super comfy, big pockets, fantastic design, and eco-friendly. Also, the size chart is spot on. :D

E
E.K.

Fit great and feel great! Fabric seems strong and well-made!

C
C.J.
Want to Love...

I want to love these leggings so much. All the good: I do love the fabric as it breathes through yoga classes, I don't want to stop touching my legs as the material is an interesting kind of soft & it's comfortably snug but there's not a lot of compression. The versatility of these leggings are remarkable as you can swim, chill, workout, hike, the list goes on. The pockets on the side are super deep & the pattern camouflages the odd shapes in the pockets. The leggings pass the bend over test where you can't see any kind of undies through the fabric and there's nonexistent or minimal camel toe. I love that the length is customizable; that you can cut them or wear them long over your heels (if you're 5'5" like me). Gosh & I'm obsessed with the Atlantic Spotted Dolphin pattern. I've gotten multiple compliments on the pattern & then it always sparks conversation about the company. I love the overall concept of utilizing recycled plastic bottles & that proceeds go toward a specific marine organization.
The only thing I've found I don't like, which happens to be a large issue in my legging shopping, is these leggings fall down, fold over, & don't stay up at my waist. I'll pull them up as high as I can get them and yet they tend to fall or bunch in the crotch area. Sizing wise, my waist is 27" with a 39" butt #squatbootyprobs & muscular thighs, so based off the sizing guide, I went with a medium. I'm half inclined to order a small to see if they'd stay up better but I'm slightly afraid the integrity of the pattern would be stretched out. I found the sizing to be a bit big, not super baggy but not the compression of that stereotypical little black legging. I hope all that makes sense & that it helps when deciding to get a pair!