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Nurse Shark Nirvana Leggings

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Nurse sharks, Ginglymostoma cirratumknown, are known as the couch potato of the shark world. Up close, their skin appears as a stunning geometric mosaic of sand, copper and bronze tones. These diamond shaped structures are actually modified teeth, called dermal denticles. This tough exterior increases hydrodynamic efficiency and provides protection to sharks, though its shape and structure varies across species.

    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 Nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum)

Nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) are globally classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as “Data Deficient”, with an unknown population trend, and thus, more research on their population size, distribution and trends, ecology, and threats is needed. Though they can grow up to 14 feet in length, they are slow-moving bottom-dwellers, inhabiting the warm, shallow waters of the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans. Nurse sharks are particularly vulnerable to coastal fisheries and indirect coastal impacts from human activities, particularly in reef areas which constitute its main habitat.

Multiple research methods have shown that some species of sharks have declined in population by 90% or more during the last several decades in areas where they were formerly abundant. These declines are due to direct targeting in commercial fisheries, mostly for their fins and sometimes meat. Additionally, sharks are often caught unintentionally as bycatch in many other fisheries, caught and killed in some recreational fisheries (unlike catch and release), and may also be impacted by humans more indirectly through threats like habitat loss, pollution, and human-driven declines in the fish species sharks rely on for food.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami

"We are so proud of our collaboration with Waterlust. Not only does their support help enable our shark conservation research, but the apparel itself is a walking billboard for marine conservation. It's an opportunity to start a conversation about the wonders and perils faced by sharks and how the average person can help make a difference.”

Neil Hammerschlag, Ph.D.

the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Crystal Skelton (Sasebo, 42, JP)

These are very comfortable and the pockets make it all the better. I'm in love. (Waist: 34 in Hips: 40 in height: 5ft3)

Shelly Smith (Milton, MA, US)
they live up to the hype

I was a little skeptical about paying so much for a legging and bra set but they are amazing. I love this nurse shark pattern because it is a more neutral color and easier to combine. Perfect fit - I got the M top and leggings and I am about 132 lbs, 5'3'' tall, 38'' hips, 27'' waist. Fast shipping, but the minimum to get free shipping seems a little steep.

3rd in my Collection

8-10 dress
160 lbs
I order a Mighty (M) in leggings/bra/bodysuit and it’s perfect.

I think it’s safe to say I’m obsessed. This is my 3rd kit from Waterlust (I also have the blue fan coral bra/leggings and the eagle Ray bra/leggings/bodysuit). I work in apparel manufacturing, so I look at things through a very keen eye and everything I’ve received has been CONSISTENTLY great quality. The fabric has enough structure to hug you in without being restrictive, and it dries like lightning. I originally bought mine to wear diving—it offers great protection in warm water and I wear under both my shorty and full wetsuits—but I find myself wanting to wear the leggings all the time!

I have an hourglass shape overall, and body is curvy but athletic, and I find the cuts to be super flattering, too!

Ashley Vandergrift (Fresno, CA, US)

These are beautiful and fit well. Absolutely great patterns and for a good cause. Completely thrilled with them

Beautiful product!

The design is even better than the picture. Quality feels great. I can't wait to wear them.

Marti Richenstein (Margate, FL, US)

Great fit, true to size and great quality - I got the small and usually wear a size 2-4