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Sea Fan-atic Leggings

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Are you a sea fan-atic? Coral reefs contain the most diverse ecosystems on the planet! They provide vital shelter for marine organisms and help protect our coastlines from damaging effects of coastal storms and waves.

    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

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 coral reefs

Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. In fact, they offer so much diversity that they are considered the underwater rainforest. Throughout the globe, corals are declining from ocean warming, acidification, pollution, disease, and human interaction.

In North America, there is only one continental barrier reef - Florida’s Coral Reef. Since the 1970s, Florida’s Coral Reef has lost approximately 90% of its stony corals. When coral reefs decline, so does our "shield" against storm impacts. During Hurricane Irma in 2017, Looe Key reef saw swells exceeding 20 feet while Mote's Florida Keys campus nearby saw only 5-foot swells, thanks to the reef's protection. Coral reefs also support diverse marine life, including sportfish species that make Florida the fishing capital of the world. Florida's Coral Reef is an ecotourism destination, and in total it's estimated to contribute more than $8 billion to the state's economy.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Mote Marine Laboratory's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration

“The partnership between Waterlust and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is a brilliant way to marry eco-friendly practices with eco-friendly people, like Mote scientists! When you purchase Waterlust Sea-Fan products, you are giving back to Mote Marine Laboratory research programs that are ultimately helping conserve our ocean habitat.”

Haley Burleson, Community Event Coordinator / Social Media Manager

the Mote Marine Laboratory's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration

Customer Reviews

Based on 51 reviews
2nd in my Collection

8-10 dress
160 lbs
I order a Mighty (M) in leggings/bra/bodysuit and it’s perfect.

I love these leggings! I work in apparel manufacturing, so I look at things through a very keen eye and everything I’ve received has been CONSISTENTLY great quality. The fabric has enough structure to hug you in without being restrictive, and it dries like lightning. I originally bought mine to wear diving—they offer great protection in warm water and I wear under both my shorty and full wetsuits—but I find myself wanting to wear the leggings all the time!

I have an hourglass shape overall, and body is curvy but athletic, and I find the cut to be great, too!

Gail Fiske (Mullica Hill, NJ, US)

Feels good, looks good and so comfortable

Tori (Hilo, HI, US)
Best leggings ever

I have been looking for a way to wear less sunscreen while still staying protected from the sun and stumbled across these leggings. I bought them because of the fun patterns and because I like that they support good causes. Now I’ll likely buy a bunch more because they are fantastic! I have nothing but good things to say about them: They dry quickly, the length is customizable, I felt like a mermaid the whole time I wore them, and they’re super comfy.

Edita S. (Cleveland, TN, US)
Great leggings, but they need some improvements

I love the look of my leggings! The fabric is beautiful & the fit is great. That being said, there’s still some room for improvement in the comfort department. First off, the seams feel a bit thick, especially in the crotch region. Perhaps if the little triangle portion of the crotch area were a bit bigger then it wouldn’t matter so much that the seams are on the thicker side but given how small that little triangle is & how thick the seams are, it made it a bit uncomfortable to try to wear them without also wearing something underneath which kind of defeated my plan of using them for swimming in. Second, these do feel a bit heavy once they’re wet. To an extent I did kind of expect that, but they are a bit heavier than what I was hoping they’d be. They are relatively quick-drying though so the heaviness wasn’t a huge issue, just a momentary inconvenience. Overall I really like these leggings & have enjoyed wearing them in the water. I think that if the issue with the seams could be improved upon then I’d be willing to buy multiple pairs in different prints as these are great for several different water sports!

Michele Henn (Athens, GA, US)
Awesome fit!

Cannot wait to use these for sun protection fun!

Mary Mailand (Nashua, NH, US)

Just as expected!