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Cosmic Coral 4 Inch Shorts

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A print in collaboration with Coral Morphologic, featuring zoanthid soft corals. Zoanthids are a type of colonial soft coral that form honeycomb-like mats of polyp clones that grow over rocks on the reef. Like little flower animals, zoanthids naturally follow the sun in style. They get most of their energy from the sun by hosting symbiotic algae in their tissues that feed them through photosynthesis.

    1. Streamlined pockets on the side of both legs for your phone, wallet, snacks or sunscreen
    2. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    3. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    4. 4' inseam with longer length in the back to flatter your curves while keeping you covered
    5. Tag-less, wide waistband for comfort, added security and fold over option
    6. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    7. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
  • 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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Free within the U.S. International orders must pay return postage. Exchanges orders can be placed immediately with an instant credit.

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Advocate Apparel Inspired by zoanthid soft corals, in collaboration with Coral Morphologic

Coral reefs contain the most diverse ecosystems on our planet. They provide vital shelter for marine organisms and help protect our coastlines from the damaging effects of coastal storms and waves.

Zoanthid corals can be found in most tropical water ecosystems, including the waters around the Caribbean as well as the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They form mats of polyps and are referred to as soft corals due to their lack of a calcium carbonate skeleton and fleshy structure.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to Coral Morphologic

“Waterlust is doing an incredible job translating the imagery of the underwater world into activewear that is both fashionable and eco-conscious, all while returning profits back to organizations protecting the natural resources we all love. Over the past several years of collaborating with Waterlust, sales of the CMxWaterlust garments have helped us raise critical funding that we've been able to use to advance our multimedia science/art projects like the Coral City Camera that help bring appreciation and public awareness to the surprising biodiversity of Miami's coastal corals and marine life.”

Colin Foord, Founder

Coral Morphologic

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Randy Sroczynski (Palm City, FL, US)
Sockeye Salmon Leggings instead

I haven't had a chance to dive with my new shorts yet. Your Sockeye Salmon Leggings are the most awesome rash guards in existence. Conditions require protection and visibility that Waterlust leggings provide in abundance. The pockets hold my camera and flashlight securely with easy access. And they look totally cool at 45 feet under.

Sophia Vernholm (Portland, OR, US)
Great shorts

Quality fabric, great colors, super comfy. Love the pockets.

Mariana (Atlanta, GA, US)
Good fit

Fits nice. I am 5'2", mid-20s, and 143 lbs, a medium suits me good in both shorts and bra top. I like that it has pockets and looks nice with no muffin tops. If you are short and about 140lbs with large chest (DD cup), the L and larger sizes recommended for bra top on the size chart might be too big. It might also have something to do with age. M was perfect for me with no squeezed muffin tops or fat bulges on back.

Andrew Mckelvey (Livingston, MT, US)
Size up

Based on the size chart and reviews, I originally got size M, but they felt very tight in the crotch and so I exchanged for size L. Much better! For reference, waist 33 inches, hips 41.5 inches, 155 lbs, 5'8".

rebecca (Sarasota, FL, US)

I could not be more pleased with these shorts and the matching top. I LOVE the fit, the fabric, the design, the colors....and on top of it, I love the ethics. I am SUPER pleased and now can't stop looking at the leggings. Thanks Waterlust - what an excellent product and company!

Kerri Mannino-Cuva (Bradenton, FL, US)
Amazing vibrant colors

Newest addition to my Waterlust collection and by far my favorite. Fit is amazing! for reference I'm 5'6 150 curvy/athletic build. I'm typically a size 10-12 and 36-C bra size I bought the size Legendary and it fits like a dream I've tried the medium as the size guild suggests and they fit but the stretch around the butt makes it look a little faded/see through. I don't have that problem with the Larger size.