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Black Circularity Leggings

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Like you, our leggings are amphibious, meaning they are equally at home underwater or on land. Whether protecting your skin from UV radiation at the beach, wicking away sweat and heat at the gym, or hugging your bodacious bits in all the right ways while sipping nay nay on the couch (#nojudgement), these are the most versatile pants on the planet. And yes, they have pockets.

Made from post-consumer bottles AND old textiles through our Take-Back Program. We collect your old clothes, put them in a wood chipper (joking…kinda), and convert them into fiber, then fabric, then back into brand new clothing. Because textile waste comes in different colors, the resulting recycled fiber ends up looking brown, like a child finger-painting with ALL the colors at once kind of brown. Yuk! To fix this mess, the fibers are dyed black during the recycling process.

    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 available)
    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 recycled clothing and 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 Clothing & Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Apparel that supports textile recycling

According to the EPA, 87% of apparel textiles are not recycled annually in the United States, meaning millions of tons of old clothes are piled into landfills every year. While recycling infrastructure exists for things like plastic bottles and aluminum cans, textile recycling is far less developed and accessible. This is a missed opportunity because the raw materials within some kinds of clothing (like ours!) can be used to create entirely new fabric, as long as it’s done carefully. By purchasing products made from recycled textiles, you are financially supporting the infrastructure that enables recycling to happen and signaling to manufacturers that you value circularity.

In the world of environmentally responsible fabrics, we think there are two clear leaders from an end-of-life perspective: those that are entirely made from natural fibers, and those made entirely of synthetic fibers. 100% natural fabrics like organic cotton are beneficial because they are biodegradable and recyclable, while 100% synthetic fabrics are beneficial because they are recyclable. Fabrics that blend natural and synthetic fibers together are not currently biodegradable or recyclable with today’s technology, which is why we don’t make them.

Your purchase supports our Textile Take-Back Program

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Terry Rasmussen (Fort Collins, CO, US)
Comfy, cozy leggings with pockets

This my 5th pair of Waterlust leggings. I bought these specifically for an upcoming trip as I know these will perfect for the long flights. And I will wear them for hiking as well. I love that they are partially made from recycled plastic bottles. Thank you.

Mary Grenchik (Hyattsville, MD, US)

Wore them for 7 different dives this weekend while working as a DM and they were fantastic. Super comfortable and dried quickly!

Erin Smith (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, US)
This is my 8th pair

I love the shorts and leggings. They take me from diving in Kenya to the caribbean and other water sports. I highly recommend them to anyone!

Nicole Ash (Appleton, WI, US)
Black Circularity Leggings

The solid black leggings are just what I needed. I'm in the pool quite a bit doing water landing survival training and these leggings are more comfortable and durable than I expected.

Great style and quality

Way too tight

Hi Susan! Sorry to hear you're not thrilled with the fit! We always offer free and easy exchanges and returns in case you'd like to try out a different size. More info can be found here: https://waterlust.com/pages/shipping-returns-and-exchanges

Wysondria Penland (Frisco, TX, US)
Great fit

Love the material and the fit. I’m 175lb 5’6” and all hips. These leggings are perfect and so comfortable. Exactly what I need for warm water (cool night) dives.