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Coral Conservation Leggings

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Stony corals are essential reef-builders that form the foundation and framework for coral reef ecosystems. They do this by using calcium and carbonate ions in seawater to create limestone skeletons like the one this print is inspired by. These structures are home to some of the most biologically diverse habitats on Earth and help protect coastal communities from storms and hurricanes.

    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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Advocate Apparel Inspired by Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are critical underwater ecosystems that host and support a dazzling array of marine life and play a vital role in protecting coastlines from erosion, supporting fisheries, and driving tourism. These vibrant and biodiverse habitats are essential for maintaining the health of our oceans and sustaining both marine and human communities. Protecting coral reefs is key to safeguarding the balance of life in our oceans and ensuring a sustainable future.

The most significant problem facing coral reefs is black and white: climate change.

Climate change is exerting devastating impacts on coral reefs, primarily through rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification. Elevated sea temperatures lead to coral bleaching, where corals expel their symbiotic algae, causing them to lose their vibrant colors and leaving the corals weak and susceptible to diseases. Additionally, increased atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are driving ocean acidification, which hinders the ability of corals to build their calcium carbonate skeletons. These combined stressors make corals more susceptible to diseases and hinder their ability to recover from physical damage, posing a significant threat to these vital marine ecosystems and the rich biodiversity they support.

5% of sales from your purchase of this product are donated to University of Miami's Rescue a Reef Program

Our Rescue a Reef team is incredibly grateful for all the awareness and support Waterlust raises through the Coral Conservation print products! Corals are critical reef-builders and the bedrock of healthy oceans so we are thrilled this print embodies that. With your help, we can conserve and restore their future!

Dalton Hesley, Program Manager

University of Miami's Rescue a Reef Program

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Darian (Hamburg, HH, DE)
I love them!

This review is for all leggings from here (I have 3 pairs), the fit is once again perfect and despite having very short legs (23" inseam), I didn't need to crop them. I could cover my heels if I wanted to, but even if I don't, it just clings to my legs and doesn't hang down anywhere/doesn't fold as much as I thought. I mainly use them on land, but they are very comfortable to swim in as well! The sun protection is the main reason I got them, even if I don't live directly next to the ocean. However, I frequently go to chlorinated outdoor pools and also lakes, and the material holds up really well:)

Barbara Claussen (Columbus, NC, US)
Great quality!

I just got them, and I didn’t swim with them yet, but the quality is amazing!

Lisa Milliken (Santa Barbara, CA, US)
Love the fabric

Sadly, the front waistband rolls when I bend over. I'm 5' 8" & 170 wearing size L. This is annoying but is probably due to my menopause pooch more than your design. Hoping that if I can lose a few lbs this will stop. Otherwise, the fabric is amazing. I'm happy with this purchase & may add a sun shirt to my collection too...

Natalia Llopis (Santa Cruz, CA, US)

Coral Conservation Leggings

Katherine Patterson (Arroyo Grande, CA, US)
Fits like a glove

I'm 5'7, 145lbs, I ordered a size M and they fit perfectly. I can't wait to wear these on my next snorkeling adventure!

Jen Mouer (Richmond, VA, US)
Love the leggings

2nd purchase of these leggings - perfect for on land use and water use - will be buying more