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Abalone Restoration Leggings

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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

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 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 Abalone

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 1980s, 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.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to Get Inspired

“Our partnership with Waterlust helps us spread our message of conservation across the globe far beyond our reach.  It is a great example of how one small organization with one employee can only do so much but by working together we can do more, reach more, spreading knowledge, happiness, beauty, and hopefully compassion for our ocean animals.”

Nancy Caruso

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Customer Reviews

Based on 81 reviews
Tanya Iverson (Peterborough, NH, US)
Love this product

Love them!

Pamela Small (Kailua-Kona, HI, US)
FINALLY! Leggings that are long enough

I'm 6'1, 185 lbs, with a 37 inch inseam. I wear a size 12 in trousers. Most leggings are only capris on me. I am thrilled that these stretch down to my ankles! The fabric is gorgeous and thick. My wetsuits glide over these like butter making them easy to put on - even a 7mm slides over them!

I'm very pleased with the purchase.

Beverly (Geneva, IL, US)
Love Them Already

The Abalone Restoration leggings are even more stunning in real life, and the fabric feels incredible - strong & soft but lightweight. I'm very happy with the fit - I'm 5'6" 150 lbs with a wide waist & got size L (Legendary). I'll force myself to wait until I'm actually going into an ocean, or at least a swimming pool, to use them, but I kind of want to wear them everywhere.

Lin MajorBarron (Oakland, CA, US)
Abalone pattern leggings

This is a fantastic addition to Waterlust's selection of leggings. The pattern is vertical which is very complimentary; the colors are vibrant. This is my second pair - the first is the coral reef pattern - the Medium size fits perfectly. I'm 5'8" & 145lbs.

Barb Koos (Salem, OR, US)
Perfect fishing attire!

These leggings are SO comfortable for fishing! I spent four hours pedal-kayaking around the lake in bright sunshine (75-90 degrees) and felt cool and confident that I wasn’t getting a sunburn. The leggings dry quickly after launching in thigh-deep water; they don’t pull downward during movement nor bunch up. Pairs well with my hooded sun shirts 🙂

Cara Bedock (Miami, FL, US)
Great option as a skin suit!

I bought these leggings and the top to match to create a skin suit for scuba diving. The material feels great and durable. I love how it’s made from recycled material.