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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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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.

Happiness Guaranteed

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 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 307 reviews
Alyssa Rice (Orlando, FL, US)
Expensive but worth it

Recycled. Beautiful. Perfect fit. Can withstand the nasty water of the Indian River Lagoon and all the critters in it. Super easy to spray off algae stains. I very much appreciated the pictures of ALL the models, the sizes heights/weights, it really helped me pick out correct size.

Lois Osborn (Mentor, OH, US)
Perfect fit!

After swimming with whale sharks I the Philippines, I just had to have these! The fit is perfect. I like the way I can cut off the length of the ankle, since I am only 5’4”. Cannot wait to wear them in Cuba next month.

Estela@growyourown.cloud (Chicago, IL, US)
Nice quality, not sure about sizing

I haven’t used the pants yet. I’ve tried them on and the fabric seems of good quality. I got an M because that’s usually the size I wear even though their sizing app recommended S. It doesn’t feel tight and it doesn’t feel loose, so I’m really wondering if I should have order the S. I liked that they show multiple body types and their sizes, I wish they included a description of how it feels, from the models’ perspectives (e.g. it feels comfortably tight, etc)

nanna konggaard kreutzmann
Thank u

Thank u soo much for your great service. I was a little time short when i ordered and really appreciate your help getting the leggings to me in time. Leggings are incredible - as allways :)

Cristina Nardini (Redmond, WA, US)
Love these swim leggings

I was recently in Mexico on a pelagic safari. This is where I discovered Waterlust swim leggings. Our guides were wearing all sort of super fun prints. I bought the Whale Sharks ones first since I love these sharks, but then also the Tiger Sharks (yes I love sharks) and the Orcas ones because I love Orcas and I am from Pacific Northwest where we have resident Orcas. I love the leggings. They feel great. So far I used them only in the pool but they keep me warm, the dry fast and the keep their shape. I also bought the swim tops and the swim shirts and I cannot wait to use them in the Ocean in my next trip where I am sure they’ll do great and protect me from the sun. But the thing I love the most is that a percentage of profits goes to conservation of these amazing creatures and I really enjoy receiving the newsletter and getting a lot of very interesting information. My son studies oceanography and there is plenty of information about recent research that is very interesting and that I forward to him too. Kudos to whoever had the idea to create this wonderful company. I feel great wearing your clothes and knowing I am doing a little bit to help protect these animals. Keep up the fantastic work you are doing! By the way, I am 5.8 ft and 158 lb and I got the Medium size leggings fit great.

Diana Owens (Nokomis, FL, US)
Great look and fit

They fit very well, I bought a Large, and I love how the print looks on. I am 5’6” and 160lbs and I carry most of my weight in the hips and thighs, they are slightly snug in the hip/bottom area but I feel the XL would be too loose. Very happy with my purchase and I look forward to snorkeling soon!