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Parrotfish Protection Leggings

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The coral reef ecosystems that cover our globe provide essential food and habitat to over 25% of all marine life. The parrotfish is a common animal found among these ecosystems and are a crucial keystone species who are responsible for cleaning the corals from harmful algae. The abundance of parrotfish can be related directly to the health of our coral reef ecosystems.

    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 spotted parrotfish (cetoscarus ocellatus)

While parrotfish come in many amazing colors and patterns, this print is inspired by a male, terminal phase spotted parrotfish, native to the Indo-Pacific. Considered the most effective reef grazer, parrotfish serve an important function in maintaining the health of coral reefs. In fact, a 2014 IUCN report surveyed the health of Caribbean coral reefs from 1970-2012 and found that one of the most impactful actions we can take to restore the health of coral reef habitat is to protect parrotfish!

If that isn’t reason enough to love these bright and beautiful fish, an individual poops up to 200 lbs of sand a year, a critical source of sediment for beaches! For example, in Vakkaru Island in the Maldives, a 2015 study found that over 85% of their beach sand had been produced by parrotfish!

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to Reef Relief

"Reef Relief is so grateful to expand our message of coral reef conservation through our partnership with Waterlust. They are an incredible company whose goals align with Reef Relief's to protect living coral. By purchasing items from the Parrotfish Protection Line you are giving back to Reef Relief's various educational programs and spreading awareness for coral reefs around the world."

Dora DeMaria. Education Director

Reef Relief

Customer Reviews

Based on 142 reviews
P Faith Hayflich
So cute!

Love these.

Haarald Peterson (Seattle, WA, US)

I absolutely love these, and they protect me from stings, and scrapes while benefitting the fish I love!

Linda Olenzek (Ypsilanti, MI, US)
Excellent quality

I've just come back from a snorkeling trip in salt ocean water and used my new leggings. They were very comfortable and durable. I loved having a leg pocket on each side. They dried off in the outdoor air fairly quickly. Also the shipping was fast. Fit me well and it's great to be able to trim the length so easily!

brittanycoates86@gmail.com (Roswell, GA, US)
Worn once and got dozens of compliments!

I am so impressed with this clothing line. Not only are these unique badass garments, they are also ethically made and eco conscious. These are not like anything you can buy anywhere else. You look cool, and you are making the world better! These are my first pair of leggings, I already own three of the bra/swim tops. This brand is 100% legit. I am a customer for life!

Aimee Denny (New Baltimore, MI, US)
High quality leggings & excellent customer service

I love these leggings! They're thick so they're not see through, the quality is great, the pattern is beautiful. I ended up needing to exchange for a different size and the process was so easy. They even mailed out my replacement leggings before the original ones were sent back.
I will definitely buy more from Waterlust!

Dionne Bloomfield (Honolulu, HI, US)

Love these slinky leggings. They looked way too small but they are very silky and pulled on easily. I also have the hooded top and wore both on a whale watching trip on a boat in Maui. They protected me completely and we’re very comfortable. I intend to use them snorkeling when the winter waves are a little calmer, instead of zinc suntan cream, which is thick and sticky. Much better for the reefs thank regular suntan lotion.