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MEN'S Whale Shark Warrior Leggings

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Size Guide for Men's Leggings

Find your waist and hip measurements and match to the chart below to find your size. If you're in between sizes, consider sizing up for an easier fit, or down for a more form fitted and compressed feel.

Waterlust Men's Size Waist (Inches) Hip (Inches)
[XS] Extra Strong 28" 34"
[S] Strong 30" 36"
[M] Mighty 32" 38"
[L] Legendary 35" 41"
[XL] Extra Legendary 38" 44"
[2XL] Extra Extra Legendary 41" 47"
[3XL] Extra Extra Extra Legendary 44" 50"

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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.

Men’s leggings, meggings, tights, compression pants, dive skins… whatever you like to call them, they’re engineered specifically for the fellas and built to protect watermen from sunburn, board rash, jelly and coral stings.

    1. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    2. Large, streamlined pockets on the side of both legs for your phone, wallet, keys, a can of beer etc.
    3. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    4. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery
    5. Tag-less, elastic waistband with rot, mildew, and abrasion resistant paracord drawstring tie (tensile strength of >200 lbs)
    6. Corrosion-free brass eyelets
    7. Double-layered "man-bits" panel for added modesty
    8. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    9. Raw hem and internally stitched bar-tacks allow for customizable leg length. Cut to your height if needed, learn how here.
  • Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Eyelets: brass

    Tie: high tensile strength nylon paracord

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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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.

5% of sales 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 33 reviews
Joseph Sacco (Delmar, NY, US)
Great fit

Comfortable, easy to don and remove (L)egendary perfect fit for me—71 yo, 5’8”, 170# with no adjustments

Noel Booth (Franklin, NC, US)
MEN'S Whale Shark Warrior Leggings

I got these leggings to wear kayaking (specifically for taking out lots of different demo boats for lunch time paddle sessions from my shop's fleet). Hopping in for such a quick paddle often means not taking the time to really get the outfitting set up super well. The leggings have been super comfortable to wear even in boats with less than optimal outfitting--and as an added bonus, it's kind of nice to have a barrier between my legs and the sometimes river funk-i-fied demo kayaks. I know all the whitewater paddle bros think surf trunks are the cool way to go, but from a purely practical sense, leggings make a lot of sense--I think these will be my go-to choice this summer.

Chris Riley (Portland, OR, US)
More comfortable than I could've imagined

The pattern is beautiful, they fit great, and I feel like Aquaman

Kevin Goldsberry (Vallejo, CA, US)
Love my Whale Shark Leggings

My only suggestion for improvement is the draw string. It’s tiny, and a tight knit will eventually be difficult to untie.

ALEXANDER Zubkov (Glastonbury, CT, US)
Whale shark swim suit

looks awesome-a real eye catcher! Feel great wet or dry.

Gordon (Edinburgh, SCT, GB)
Great leggings, love the pockets

Bought these for my local summer diving where hydroids can be a problem. The fit is great and the pockets super handy for small things even a spare torch for night dives fits in place without any discomfort.

How about a pair in Tiger Shark pattern next.