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Whale Shark Warrior Leggings

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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

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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Fast, free shipping

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 the largest fish in the sea, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

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. 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.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

“Waterlust's support provides critical seed funding for us to rapidly develop and implement whale shark conservation projects in areas where this globally-endangered species is most at risk. This includes Mozambique, where our research and awareness work helped the government decide to fully protect whale sharks just a few weeks ago. We love working with a company that is so committed to making a positive change in the world.”

Dr. Simon Pierce, Co-Founder / Principal Scientist

the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Customer Reviews

Based on 289 reviews
Betsy Hinze (Boise, ID, US)
Comfortable and awesome!

I honestly couldn't be happier with these leggings. They fit tight and the wide waistband makes them extra comfortable. They'll make a great underlayer for winter activities or paired with a tunic for a fun look.

Bettina BÖCSKÖR (Vienna, 9, AT)
My Order

Quality is great, fitting is perfekt (even a M-size would have been enough instead XL!) and I will test it in decembet in maldives island, hopefully seeing a real whaleshark!
Greetings from Vienna,

Lynn Dixon (Fort Lauderdale, FL, US)
Whale Shark Leggings

My daughter loves these leggings! They not only are totally unique, she loves the fit and is thrilled to find leggings long enough for her long legs! (she is almost 5'9") She's now having a hard time deciding which pattern she'd like next - so many cool choices!

Daryll Rivett (Adelaide, SA, AU)
Amazing customer service

Fiona was impeccably prompt and helpful with any/all enquires and amazing to deal with
Also very happy with quality, fit, comfort and conservation efforts by the Co.
Just fyi a male can wear the female versions for different comfort style
Thanks again

Jessica Craigs (Hamilton, HC, BM)
Fantastic quality

Love these whale shark leggings. They come up small though so consider buying a size larger.

P.C. (Melbourne Beach, FL, US)
One of my all time favorites!

I’ve had a pair of the whale shark leggings for some time and have enjoyed wearing them so much, I had to order another! Not only are they incredibly comfortable, they always bring compliments and give me a chance to talk about whale sharks!