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Whale Shark Warrior Leggings

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Characteristic spots and stripes adorn the largest fish in the sea forming an intricate pattern, like a warrior painted for battle. Scientists use these distinctive markings to identify individual whale sharks. Like a fingerprint, each is as unique and special as the last.

    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 the largest fish in the sea, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within.

Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance. Research into the lives of these gentle giants can help us to manage their populations and keep these magnificent fish in the ocean where they belong.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

“Waterlust's support provides critical seed funding for us to rapidly develop and implement whale shark conservation projects in areas where this globally-endangered species is most at risk. This includes Mozambique, where our research and awareness work helped the government decide to fully protect whale sharks just a few weeks ago. We love working with a company that is so committed to making a positive change in the world.”

Dr. Simon Pierce, Co-Founder / Principal Scientist

the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Customer Reviews

Based on 327 reviews
Petra Roos (Limburg an der Lahn, HE, DE)

Fantastic fit and quality! I just love it! I really hope you will get trading partners in Europe very soon!

Lynne Ashpole (Sydney, NSW, AU)

I’m so happy with my Whale Shark Warrior sun shirt and leggings which fit really well. I’ve got extremely pale, skin-cancer prone skin which doesn’t mix well with the Australian sun. I can now stop avoiding the beach - and I absolutely love the whale shark design. Huge thanks Waterlust.

Kayla Noble (Flower Mound, TX, US)
Fantastic rashguards!

I found this company back in 2019 and have loved their products ever since. I bought my first pair of these leggings 5 years ago and as an active dive instructor they’ve held up for over 1000 dives easily. Finally upgrading to a fresh set for my next 1000+ dives! Love the patterns and love the dedication to give back to various projects!! Thanks for helping me dove with style!

Sandra Hayashi (Walnut Creek, CA, US)
Fun and practical

Love the philosophy of producing environmentally responsible clothing that’s beautiful and fun. Leggings provide a layer of protection and helps get a wet wetsuit back on for the next dive.

Oran (Citrus Heights, CA, US)
Good fabric, poor fit

The fabric is buttery smooth, thicker, and passes a squat test with ease. The pattern is richly colored and printed clearly. Unfortunately the fit is off for me. The waistband is made wide by starting it lower not by making these a higher rise overall. When I bend over the waistband immediately rolls all the way down and gives the look of a super low-rise rolled yoga pant. Instead of constantly pulling them up I opted to return. Would try again if a different fit were offered.

Patrick Lawrence (Grandville, MI, US)

My wife loves these leggings. She did a load of laundry earlier than usual just so she could wear them sooner