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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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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 26 reviews
Laura Steifman (Jacksonville, FL, US)
Sizes must have changed

I ordered the 4” shorts and matching top a year and a half ago and the M shorts and S top fit perfectly (and still do). I ordered two more sets recently and both the shorts and the tops are far too tight. I’m going to exchange them for bigger sizes, but at 5’4” and 128# (size 4 pant/dress) I have never been a size L in anything! Still a quality product but sizing is frustrating.

Athen (Paw Paw, MI, US)
Very soft and comfortable

The material is very comfortable, smooth and soft. I love the vibrant colors and hope they last as they get washed. 🤞🏻

Dianachi Frederico (DeLand, FL, US)
highly recommend for everything

This is my third pair. I originally bought these to go under my wetsuit but turns out they are perfect for working out. i am always looking for a good pair of shorts for the hot Florida weather and these are great I do crossfit and they are squat proof which means thick material but not hot. i am 5’1 142 wear a medium

Sarah Siegel (Carrboro, NC, US)
Don't work for me

I love the concept and the fabric and the design on them. But when I tried to make a swimsuit out of this and the bra top it was incredibly unflattering. It left just little bit of uncovered skin in-between and all my tummy fat pushed out in that space, which of course also made the top of the shorts roll down. Yuck.

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.