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Based on 49 reviews
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JJ (Miami, FL, US)
Awesome print

This print is gorgeous, the size chart is spot-on, & the legs really are designed to be trimmed if desired (no fraying!). The material is like nice/thick swimsuit material, maybe just a little sheer when stretched. Overall I love these & will be buying other patterns in the future.

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Donna Jordan (Austin, TX, US)
Fantastic!

Love everything about them!!

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Noel R (Pittsburgh, PA, US)
Awesome

I want one in every design, highly recommend! I’m 5’4” and 130 pounds, I ordered M Mighty, fits very well.

K
Katie Powell (San Gabriel, CA, US)
Super soft and comfy, great fit and POCKETS

Just got the leggings in this week. They're super soft and warming and the design is bright and vibrant. I can't wait to hit the beach with these for boogie boarding and adventures!

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Heather Alter (Albuquerque, NM, US)
Awsome!

Best leggings I have ever purchased. Comfortable. I wear them paddle boarding and I don't worry about sunburns. They dry quick as well.

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Wendy Beckwith (Ann Arbor, MI, US)
May be the BEST leggings ever

These leggings are well constructed, fit well, and very comfortable and support a good cause.

Abalone Restoration Leggings

Environmental Impact
Size Guide

10% of profits donated to Get Inspired

Known for the psychedelic patterns found on their inner shells, abalone (sea snails) feature unique colors that are created by nacre, hexagonal platelets of aragonite also known commonly as “mother of pearl” and found on a variety of mollusks. Our print features the piercing blues of New Zealand’s Pāua, the Māori name given to three species Haliotis iris, Haliotis australis and Haliotis virginea.

    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

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY The sassy sea snail

Abalone is the common name for a variety of marine snails that are found throughout the world’s oceans. Sought after for their meat and their beautiful shells, populations have declined rapidly and some species are now critically endangered. Our relationship with abalone illustrates the challenges of overexploitation of the marine environment. Until the 1980’s, it was widely thought that abalone populations were resilient and could effectively rebound from harvesting activities. Unfortunately, that has not proven to be true.

Abalone are “broadcast spawners,” meaning that two individuals must be within three feet of one another to sexually reproduce. This type of reproduction makes population recovery very challenging, driving the need for humans to intervene. Marine biologist Nancy Caruso is doing just that, and founded Get Inspired, a non-profit organization that specializes in marine conservation & education.

Besides physically growing juvenile abalone along California’s coast and populating them back into the coastal kelp forest marine habitat, Nancy recognizes that protecting the ocean in the future requires educating children today. That is why she has launched a 10 year initiative to grow 100,000 abalone in classrooms across the golden state and restore them along the southern California coast, inspiring and utilizing the help of the next generation of scientists along the way. 10% of profits from your purchase will be donated to this restoration effort.

Nancy Caruso holding green abalone (Haliotis fulgens) off the coast of California.

Growing juvenile abalone. Once they reach adulthood, they’ll be released into the wild along southern California’s coast.

High school student divers trained by Nancy to participate in the abalone restoration efforts.

The next generation of scientists measuring abalone in their classroom nursery.

Photos used to create this print were taken by Alyssa Frederick, a PhD researcher, science advocate and communicator. Her PhD research focuses on how disease and temperature stress affect abalone.

Made from recycled materials

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - VISIT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT PAGE HERE TO LEARN MORE

SEE THEM IN ACTION ON OUR INSTAGRAM - USE @WATERLUST TO BE FEATURED


Customer Reviews

Based on 49 reviews
84%
(41)
4%
(2)
8%
(4)
2%
(1)
2%
(1)
J
JJ (Miami, FL, US)
Awesome print

This print is gorgeous, the size chart is spot-on, & the legs really are designed to be trimmed if desired (no fraying!). The material is like nice/thick swimsuit material, maybe just a little sheer when stretched. Overall I love these & will be buying other patterns in the future.

D
Donna Jordan (Austin, TX, US)
Fantastic!

Love everything about them!!

N
Noel R (Pittsburgh, PA, US)
Awesome

I want one in every design, highly recommend! I’m 5’4” and 130 pounds, I ordered M Mighty, fits very well.

K
Katie Powell (San Gabriel, CA, US)
Super soft and comfy, great fit and POCKETS

Just got the leggings in this week. They're super soft and warming and the design is bright and vibrant. I can't wait to hit the beach with these for boogie boarding and adventures!

H
Heather Alter (Albuquerque, NM, US)
Awsome!

Best leggings I have ever purchased. Comfortable. I wear them paddle boarding and I don't worry about sunburns. They dry quick as well.

W
Wendy Beckwith (Ann Arbor, MI, US)
May be the BEST leggings ever

These leggings are well constructed, fit well, and very comfortable and support a good cause.