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Parrotfish Protection Leggings

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The coral reef ecosystems that cover our globe provide essential food and habitat to over 25% of all marine life. The parrotfish is a common animal found among these ecosystems and are a crucial keystone species who are responsible for cleaning the corals from harmful algae. The abundance of parrotfish can be related directly to the health of our coral reef ecosystems.

    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.

Packaged responsibly

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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We stand behind every product we make. If you have a problem, we will solve it with the relentless determination of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

Advocate Apparel Inspired by the spotted parrotfish (cetoscarus ocellatus)

While parrotfish come in many amazing colors and patterns, this print is inspired by a male, terminal phase spotted parrotfish, native to the Indo-Pacific. Considered the most effective reef grazer, parrotfish serve an important function in maintaining the health of coral reefs. In fact, a 2014 IUCN report surveyed the health of Caribbean coral reefs from 1970-2012 and found that one of the most impactful actions we can take to restore the health of coral reef habitat is to protect parrotfish!

If that isn’t reason enough to love these bright and beautiful fish, an individual poops up to 200 lbs of sand a year, a critical source of sediment for beaches! For example, in Vakkaru Island in the Maldives, a 2015 study found that over 85% of their beach sand had been produced by parrotfish!

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to Reef Relief

"Reef Relief is so grateful to expand our message of coral reef conservation through our partnership with Waterlust. They are an incredible company whose goals align with Reef Relief's to protect living coral. By purchasing items from the Parrotfish Protection Line you are giving back to Reef Relief's various educational programs and spreading awareness for coral reefs around the world."

Dora DeMaria. Education Director

Reef Relief

Customer Reviews

Based on 115 reviews
Joshua Dircks (Hamilton, HC, BM)
They look better than the photos!

Such a good fit, comfortable and warm. Really happy with my first waterlust purchase!

Ma La (Atlanta, GA, US)
Super comfy

I love how these feel, though it's hard hard to describe. Like very heavy silk maybe. They are super comfortable. Also, I'm a tall woman and these leggings can even stretch over my heels. The pattern looks exactly like the pictures.

Amelia Lantz (Grantham, NH, US)
Like skin

LOVE the Waterlust leggings and suit in the fashion of the parrot fish. I’m currently obese, a swimmer from my youth, and so so pleased to feel covered, protected, and kept warm as I lake swim and boulder sit to take in the sun, water, sky. Love these products, love what the company is doing in the world. Thank you!!

Sharon Grause (Fort Lauderdale, FL, US)
Great leggings

This is my third pair of leggings. I absolutely love them all. The fit, the design and colors, the connection with the environment. And I am always complimented when I wear them. A great time to plug you guys and recycling. Wins all around. Thanks for a great product that I am proud to wear

Edith Kardouni (Honolulu, HI, US)

these leggings are super cute & very high quality. this is my second pair and i am hooked. i love everything about them - from the inclusive sizing, to the gorgeous fit, and the fact that you can self-tailor the length. for someone who is 5'1 i always struggle with leggings that are too long. it is so satisfying that i can make them fit my body :) THESE ARE EVERYTHING.

Ashley (Cocoa Beach, FL, US)
Must have for water life!

I now have 3 pairs of these leggings and I love them. They are super comfy and the benefit of being UPF 50 is great! I work on/in the water and these have been a great option instead of getting in a swimsuit (and having to sunscreen my legs!). They also make getting in and out of a wetsuit easier. These are my go-to leggings for anything in and around the water, kayaking, SUPing, snorkeling, boating- yup! I love the pockets and that items stay in them, even when submerged! I know WL is always improving the products- my one ask would be a reinforced area on the pocket to hold a pocket knife and a little loop somewhere to hook keys to.