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Invasive Lionfish Leggings

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Known for their show stopping appearance, venomous spines, and voracious appetites, invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans & Pterois miles) are the first non-native marine fish to become established in the Atlantic. Lionfish pose a significant threat to local marine ecosystems due to widespread predation of native species, prolific reproduction, and lack of controlling predators.

    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 Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans & Pterois miles)

Lionfish in their native range, from the South Pacific to the Red Sea, are an important part of the coral reef ecosystem and population numbers are kept in check through natural processes.

However, they are non-native to the Atlantic ocean and have become established as a harmful invasive species in this region, posing a significant threat to local marine ecosystems due to widespread predation on native species, prolific reproduction, and lack of controlling predators. Humans must intervene to reduce their impact in the invaded waters, and our Invasive Lionfish collection exists to promote action and awareness on this issue.

Beginning in the 1980s, two visually identical species of lionfish (Pterois miles and Pterois volitans) were introduced into the Atlantic via the US aquarium trade and have become the first non-native marine fish to become established in the Atlantic. Over the past decade, invasive lionfish densities in these non-native areas have exploded, as they have been documented along the entire US East Coast from Florida through Massachusetts, east to Bermuda, and south throughout the Caribbean. The expansion has been extremely rapid and exponential in scope.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)

“REEF’s partnership with Waterlust embodies our mission to protect biodiversity and ocean life by engaging and inspiring the public. We are proud to be part of Waterlust’s advocate apparel family, and are excited to continue working together to advance awareness and understanding of invasive lionfish and other marine conservation initiatives.”

Dr. Alli Candelmo, Conservation Science Manager

Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)

Customer Reviews

Based on 57 reviews
Angie Darden (Houston, TX, US)

I absolutely LOVE my lionfish leggings and top. They’re smooth, slimming and wonderfully comfortable!

Becca H.
Love this print

This material is great and the pattern is very flattering. I wish the stitching was a little sturdier. Over time, it does start to unravel but fabric glue seems to do the trick! The fabric will stain so be cautious what the water visibility is you’re swimming in or what you may rub against.

Hi Becca,

Thanks for taking the time to review your lionfish leggings! I am so sorry to hear about the stitching - we definitely expect our gear to hold up longer than that. If you would like, reach out to us at hello@waterlust.com with more information on the stitching and we can see what we can do!

Regrading the staining, all of our prints are 100% bleach safe so you can get pretty aggressive with stain removal without worrying about harming the print. I hope this helps! Thanks again for your feedback!

Terry Rasmussen (Fort Collins, CO, US)
Comfy cool leggings.

I just wore these leggings all day to an outdoor track meet. Color of the team I support is red/ black. Very easy to get in and out of the stands and move in these. Well made.

Vanessa HAIGLER (Washington, DC, US)

Wow great fit love high waist 5'4 136 # small fits well..got matching bra top liked longer length..flattering..can't wait to get in the water and hunt invasive lionfish

Shannon Maille (Clifton Park, NY, US)
Perfect pair

Haven’t had a chance to wear them on my vacation yet but the new extra large fit perfect thank you so much

Melanie Drury (La Quinta, CA, US)

So comfortable. Easy to care for. I love the fit as well.