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Based on 9 reviews
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J
J.
Comfy and versatile

I love that I can use these leggings for more than just diving or swimming. I was hoping to wear them to work as well, but noticed that when I put them on the front stretched and showed some white lines. Not a big deal, they’re probably a tad small as I’m in between sizes (L/XL) just something to note for everyday wear and choosing sizing. Totally recommend them, especially since they have deep pockets.

I just saw that someone else reviewed the same thing about the white stretch marks, so maybe it’s just this legging? The tiger shark ones I have don’t do this.

S
S.H.
Fit like a glove!

Throughout the past year with the pandemic and recent polar plunge weather here in Texas I have put on quite a bit of weight. I was worried about the leggzings not fitting or rolling down...nope! They fit perfectly! They are so comfortable too! I love the leggings!

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c.b.
Color effect

I have the tiger shark leggings and I love them but the salmon is a bit different. When the stretch the color fades like the top of the fabric is dyed but the interior is still white. These are the same size as my others not too tight but the way the color looks I think I will just wear around the house and not to the gym. I will be mindful if I order another pair that lighter color is better

B
B.P.
Best leggings

I’m a big girl. These leggings are flattering, comfortable, and they maintain their color. The fabric doesn’t fade out or look stretched. Very fashionable and mark my personality. Great cause great legging!

A
A.W.
Snazzy leggings

These are nearly perfect leggings. They fit well and don't ride down while I bike, run or paddle board. The stitching is good and the fabric is thick but still cool. I love that I can customize the length. The pattern is vibrant and I'm just waiting for my next paycheck to buy more from Waterlust.

J
J.M.M.
Inner Fish is Smiling

I received my salmon leggings and was delighted how they looked and fit.
Clearly the most splendid thing was that I could breath (without side gills) The fit was pleasing - slight constriction and flexibility. At the end of the day I was not aware of over-elastic release. I was borderline on the size chart and selected for spring. So that's good! I love all of the wildlife patterns and also would be remiss to not note the phone pocket that is both at the right height on my legs and the right depth so that no phone part was peeking out - waiting for an unexpected exit into a stream or trail. These leggings didn't have a promo so I consoled myself with the environment-helping donation and the recycled nature of the fabric. However, for an item that I will wear every chance I get, I think my "fish pants" are a justifiable investment.

Sockeye Salmon Leggings

Environmental Impact
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10% of profits donated to the Alaska Salmon Program at UW

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Sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, spend a portion of their life in both fresh and salt water and play a significant role in the health of both ecosystems. As ocean inhabitants, sockeye are shades of silver and blue. However, as they journey back to their freshwater spawning grounds their head turns green and changes shape, while the red-orange pigments from their flesh move to their skin, transforming the color of their bodies into a bright, brilliant red.

    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 Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)

Close up view of the bright red body and scales of a sockeye salmon, held at the surface of the water in a shallow stream

University of Washington Alaska Salmon Program Logo10% of profits from your purchase will go directly toward the Alaska Salmon Program at the University of Washington, helping to fund the world's longest running effort to monitor salmon and their ecosystems. Since 1946, researchers and students have been spending every summer in Bristol Bay, Alaska, gathering important data about the largest, healthiest and most valuable salmon fisheries. Sockeye salmon are a keystone species, an ecological term that refers to species that are critical to the survival of other species in their ecosystem. From birds to bears, and the forests and communities that surround them, so many depend on the marine-rich nutrients that wild salmon bring to the region.

Sockeye are born in rivers, lakes and streams, but soon venture out into the ocean where they spend most of their lives. When it's time to spawn, they swim hundreds of miles - from the ocean back to the precise location where they were born. For stream spawners, finding the mouth of the stream is only the beginning, as they then must “run the gauntlet” as researchers call it, swimming upstream in exposed waters where they are vulnerable to predators like bears, eagles, and gulls. This predation may seem tragic, but it is part of what makes sockeye so important to the ecosystem.

Vast numbers of salmon struggling to make headway up the river to spawn after arduous journeys from the ocean is arguably the most powerful example of a will to survive that we’ve ever witnessed in the animal kingdom. We humans often underestimate fish in the grand scheme of Earth’s living beings. To some, they seem foreign, unintelligent, and disposable. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sockeye are absolutely amazing, full of secrets, and keystone contributors to the planet’s ecosystem. Long term, continuous data sets like that from the Alaska Salmon Program provide valuable insight into how our planet is changing. We're proud to support this amazing program!

Just Keep Swimming - A Waterlust Film about Sockeye Salmon

A sockeye salmon is released after a brief workup that includes a length and width measurement, body condition analysis, genetic sample and the addition of an identification tag.

Sockeye salmon congregating outside of their native stream prior to spawning. The visible tags are deployed by researchers from the Alaska Salmon Program to track where individuals go throughout the season.

An aerial view of the mouth of a stream in Alaska where hundreds of sockeye salmon congregate

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 9 reviews
67%
(6)
22%
(2)
11%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
J.
Comfy and versatile

I love that I can use these leggings for more than just diving or swimming. I was hoping to wear them to work as well, but noticed that when I put them on the front stretched and showed some white lines. Not a big deal, they’re probably a tad small as I’m in between sizes (L/XL) just something to note for everyday wear and choosing sizing. Totally recommend them, especially since they have deep pockets.

I just saw that someone else reviewed the same thing about the white stretch marks, so maybe it’s just this legging? The tiger shark ones I have don’t do this.

S
S.H.
Fit like a glove!

Throughout the past year with the pandemic and recent polar plunge weather here in Texas I have put on quite a bit of weight. I was worried about the leggzings not fitting or rolling down...nope! They fit perfectly! They are so comfortable too! I love the leggings!

c
c.b.
Color effect

I have the tiger shark leggings and I love them but the salmon is a bit different. When the stretch the color fades like the top of the fabric is dyed but the interior is still white. These are the same size as my others not too tight but the way the color looks I think I will just wear around the house and not to the gym. I will be mindful if I order another pair that lighter color is better

B
B.P.
Best leggings

I’m a big girl. These leggings are flattering, comfortable, and they maintain their color. The fabric doesn’t fade out or look stretched. Very fashionable and mark my personality. Great cause great legging!

A
A.W.
Snazzy leggings

These are nearly perfect leggings. They fit well and don't ride down while I bike, run or paddle board. The stitching is good and the fabric is thick but still cool. I love that I can customize the length. The pattern is vibrant and I'm just waiting for my next paycheck to buy more from Waterlust.

J
J.M.M.
Inner Fish is Smiling

I received my salmon leggings and was delighted how they looked and fit.
Clearly the most splendid thing was that I could breath (without side gills) The fit was pleasing - slight constriction and flexibility. At the end of the day I was not aware of over-elastic release. I was borderline on the size chart and selected for spring. So that's good! I love all of the wildlife patterns and also would be remiss to not note the phone pocket that is both at the right height on my legs and the right depth so that no phone part was peeking out - waiting for an unexpected exit into a stream or trail. These leggings didn't have a promo so I consoled myself with the environment-helping donation and the recycled nature of the fabric. However, for an item that I will wear every chance I get, I think my "fish pants" are a justifiable investment.