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Mantis Moxie Leggings

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Our leggings are designed to keep up with all your adventures in and out of the water! Durable enough for the dive boat, soft and supple enough for the hammock. Stylish sun protection for the win!

With a colorful exoskeleton that features startling shades of green, blue, magenta, red, and purple, the peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) is a badass marine crustacean known for its unique, powerful strike and incredible eyesight.

    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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We ship orders same or next business day. Free priority shipping on all U.S. orders over $150, free express international shipping over $300.

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We lovingly prepare each one of our orders for its journey to you using the best packaging materials we can find with the least environmental impact.

Free returns + exchanges

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 the Peacock Mantis Shrimp

The peacock mantis shrimp is a strikingly colorful and highly predatory marine crustacean found in the Indo-Pacific region. Its body is typically about 10 cm (4 inches) long and it has club-like appendages that it uses to smash and kill prey. These smashing appendages have the fastest strike in the animal kingdom, with an acceleration faster than a .22 caliber bullet.

In addition to its powerful smashers, the peacock mantis shrimp has impressive visual abilities, with 12 color receptors (compared to humans' 3) and the ability to perceive polarized light. Color and polarized light signals are thought to play a big part in mantis shrimp behavior especially communication with other mantis shrimp.

The peacock mantis shrimp is named for its vibrant coloring, which can include startling shades of green, blue, and orange. It lives in burrows in coral reefs and feeds on a variety of prey, including crabs, mollusks, and small fish. Unfortunately, the corals they call home are losing their vibrant color due to increasing bleaching events.

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

“Waterlust and CoralWatch have teamed up to help preserve coral reefs and their colorful inhabitants for future generations to see. Mantis shrimps have been watching over the reef for millions of years. By supporting our cause, by wearing the fabulous Mantis Moxie water-garb Waterlust provides, and by learning more about the reef through the CoralWatch citizen science program, you can help watch over the reef too.”

Prof. Justin Marshall

Coral Watch

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Kelly Simmons
So Vibrant & Vivacious

Great fit, fun, sexy, sassy print that stays put whether Im doing kettlebell workouts, or paddleboarding. Quick drying and tons of compliments. Im 5ft 4in - I love that I get to cut them to my preferred length and for reference I wear a size Mighty. Highly recommend these!

Ashley Vandergrift (Los Angeles, CA, US)

Mantis Moxie Leggings

Rachel M
Stunning design as always

This is my 7th set of waterlust. The minute I saw the print I knew I would have to order. So comfortable in water as well as when hiking on land.
Hope there is a sunsuit to go with soon. I pair with my Fountain of youth suit for the time being.

Luan Ho (Kansas City, MO, US)

I love my new mantis shrimp leggings. They look amazing and feel great, as usual per all my previous Waterlust purchases. 👍🏽

Liz Ellis (Perryville, AR, US)
Nicest leggings ever!

They feel so comfortable but also supportive. And the design is just stunning. Can’t wait to wear them snorkeling!

Shawna Johnson (Gibsonia, PA, US)
Fun and fit well

Fun and fits well, true to sizing recommendations.