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Invasive Lionfish Leggings

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10% of profits donated to REEF

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Known for their show stopping appearance, venomous spines, and voracious appetites, invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans & Pterois miles) are the first non-native marine fish to become established in the Atlantic. Lionfish pose a significant threat to local marine ecosystems due to widespread predation of native species, prolific reproduction, and lack of controlling predators.

    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 invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans & Pterois miles)

The issue


Lionfish in their native range, from the South Pacific to the Red Sea, are an important part of the coral reef ecosystem and population numbers are kept in check through natural processes.

However, they are non-native to the Atlantic ocean and have become established as a harmful invasive species in this region, posing a significant threat to local marine ecosystems due to widespread predation on native species, prolific reproduction, and lack of controlling predators. Humans must intervene to reduce their impact in the invaded waters, and our Invasive Lionfish collection exists to promote action and awareness on this issue.

Reported Lionfish Sightings 1985 - January 8, 2020


Beginning in the 1980's, two visually identical species of lionfish (Pterois miles and Pterois volitans) were introduced into the Atlantic via the US aquarium trade and have become the first non-native marine fish to become established in the Atlantic. Over the past decade, invasive lionfish densities in these non-native areas have exploded, as they have been documented along the entire US East Coast from Florida through Massachusetts, east to Bermuda and south throughout the Caribbean. The expansion has been extremely rapid and exponential in scope.

 


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Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)’s Invasive Species Program has been at the forefront of the lionfish invasion since the arrival of the species in Florida in 2006, and 10% of profits from your purchase goes to this program. REEF’s efforts have included laying the groundwork for developing early detection and rapid response plans to mitigate the impacts, training resource managers and dive operators in effective collecting techniques, and conducting innovative research to better understand what has made Indo-Pacific lionfish the perfect invader.

REEF was founded in 1990 out of growing concern about the health of the marine environment, and the desire to provide the public ways to contribute to the understanding and protection of marine populations. Visit www.REEF.org to learn more.


Photo credit: Ned DeLoach

Photo credit: Ned DeLoach

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 13 reviews
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K
K.H.
LOVE THESE!

The leggings are super comfortable, a little bit long, but the pattern is well thought out and I love them!

S
S.O.
Perfect!

These leggings are so comfortable. They dry quickly and definitely protect you from the sun. I left mine the original length however my daughter trimmed hers without any issues.

Fantastic company & people. Can’t wait to buy more!

j
j.l.
Yes, yes, yes,......she loves it. The Mighty size is perfect!

I was scared the size for the top and leggings were not going to be right for my wife, but...they are perfect and she likes the fabric, fit and quality.
She says the print is a little loud, but she will get used to it.

L
L.K.
Great leggings

These are the best leggings I have owned. They don’t fall down and they are super comfortable. I have 2 pairs now and I would highly recommend anyone to try them

L
L.N.
I’m in love.

I love these tights! I have worn them the majority of days since I got them and am such a huge fan of the vibrant lion fish pattern.

M
M.M.
Lionfish leggings and top

Love ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
100%
(13)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
K
K.H.
LOVE THESE!

The leggings are super comfortable, a little bit long, but the pattern is well thought out and I love them!

S
S.O.
Perfect!

These leggings are so comfortable. They dry quickly and definitely protect you from the sun. I left mine the original length however my daughter trimmed hers without any issues.

Fantastic company & people. Can’t wait to buy more!

j
j.l.
Yes, yes, yes,......she loves it. The Mighty size is perfect!

I was scared the size for the top and leggings were not going to be right for my wife, but...they are perfect and she likes the fabric, fit and quality.
She says the print is a little loud, but she will get used to it.

L
L.K.
Great leggings

These are the best leggings I have owned. They don’t fall down and they are super comfortable. I have 2 pairs now and I would highly recommend anyone to try them

L
L.N.
I’m in love.

I love these tights! I have worn them the majority of days since I got them and am such a huge fan of the vibrant lion fish pattern.

M
M.M.
Lionfish leggings and top

Love ❤️❤️❤️❤️