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Whale Shark Warrior Leggings

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10% of profits donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Characteristic spots and stripes adorn the largest fish in the sea forming an intricate pattern, like a warrior painted for battle. Scientists use these distinctive markings to identify individual whale sharks. Like a fingerprint, each is as unique and special as the last.

    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 LARGEST FISH IN THE SEA,THE WHALE SHARK (RHINCODON TYPUS)

Marine Megafauna Foundation LogoWhale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within. Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance.

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within. Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance.

Photo by Simon Pierce of The Marine Megafauna Foundation

Photo by The Madagascar Whale Shark Project

Research into the lives of these gentle giants can help us to manage their populations and keep these magnificent fish in the ocean where they belong. The Marine Megafauna Foundation is one group that is helping to shed light on the population structure, migratory patterns and the conservation requirements of these threatened sharks. Created in 2009, they aim to research, protect and conserve the large populations of marine megafauna (large marine species) found along the Mozambican coastline. Almost all whale sharks encountered by divers are juveniles and most are males. Where the school-bus-sized mature sharks swim, what they eat and where the females give birth has long been a mystery, however their team is now very close to making these discoveries. 10% of profits from your purchase will go to the Marine Megafauna Foundation for satellite tags that are needed to track the movements of these large female whale sharks.

Made from recycled materials

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - visit our sustainability page here to learn more

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Customer Reviews

Based on 123 reviews
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R
R.

Love these leggings - so comfortable and there’s pockets!!

M
M.
Almost perfect...

I got these leggings a few years ago (2019 maybe), the batch I got was one of the ones that were sized a little smaller than typical (it was explained to be so on the website). Unfortunately, I love these leggings and they fit great everywhere but the waist. I find that they are always slipping down when I wear them. Otherwise, the print is so pretty and the fabric feels amazing, just wish I didn't always have to pull them up/ can't wear them for activities.

J
J.
Soft, comfy, and reliable!

Great leggings with great pockets! The fit is as expected. The fabric is soft and satisfying, and the pattern on them is very high quality. Seems like they'll last a long time

L
L.G.
Love love love

These leggings are super comfy, fit great, look amazing, and have awesome pockets. I’m 150 lbs and 5’7”, and the medium size is perfect for me!

A
A.T.
They're just so AMAZING!

I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with the whale shark leggings I bought! They are so light and soft, but the pattern is just gorgeous! They are just a smidge tight through my hips, so I'm hesitant to use them for my hardcore workouts, but I can definitely see myself buying more just to wear on the town. Plus the conservation message is too good to pass up!

A
A.T.

Whale Shark Warrior Leggings

Customer Reviews

Based on 123 reviews
87%
(107)
7%
(9)
3%
(4)
1%
(1)
2%
(2)
R
R.

Love these leggings - so comfortable and there’s pockets!!

M
M.
Almost perfect...

I got these leggings a few years ago (2019 maybe), the batch I got was one of the ones that were sized a little smaller than typical (it was explained to be so on the website). Unfortunately, I love these leggings and they fit great everywhere but the waist. I find that they are always slipping down when I wear them. Otherwise, the print is so pretty and the fabric feels amazing, just wish I didn't always have to pull them up/ can't wear them for activities.

J
J.
Soft, comfy, and reliable!

Great leggings with great pockets! The fit is as expected. The fabric is soft and satisfying, and the pattern on them is very high quality. Seems like they'll last a long time

L
L.G.
Love love love

These leggings are super comfy, fit great, look amazing, and have awesome pockets. I’m 150 lbs and 5’7”, and the medium size is perfect for me!

A
A.T.
They're just so AMAZING!

I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with the whale shark leggings I bought! They are so light and soft, but the pattern is just gorgeous! They are just a smidge tight through my hips, so I'm hesitant to use them for my hardcore workouts, but I can definitely see myself buying more just to wear on the town. Plus the conservation message is too good to pass up!

A
A.T.

Whale Shark Warrior Leggings