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Orca Conservation Leggings

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The stunning black and white colors of the orca make it one of the world’s most recognizable animals. As the ocean’s top predator, they play a significant role in balancing the global marine ecosystem. There are approximately 50,000 orcas left on the planet, with some subpopulations facing many threats including food limitations, chemical contaminants, and disturbances from vessel traffic and sound.

    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
  • Made from two variations of our signature fabric. The white fabric is what we use for all our other leggings, as a base that we typically print on. The black fabric is the same but with one difference - it's made from not only recycled plastic bottles but also old clothing! Leggings and other items are recycled once more and given a 3rd (or more!) life, then dyed black.

    White fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Black fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from recycled clothing and post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

UPF 50+ Sun Protection (Max Rating Achievable)

Anti-Microbial = Smell-Resistant

Fibers Mechanically Engineered For Quick-Dry & Moisture-Wicking

Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles And Recycled Clothing

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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 only pay return postage. Exchange 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 orca (Orcinus orca)

Orcas are the largest species in the dolphin family and can grow to be 32 feet in length and weigh in at a whopping 11 tons. They can be found worldwide and have the largest range of all cetacean (dolphin, whale, and porpoise) species. This large range has created subspecies around the world that slightly vary from one another. Orcas can be found in both open ocean and near-shore environments. These dolphins have the most varied diet of all cetaceans but vary regionally. For example, the resident orcas (those that live specifically in one geographic area) of the pacific northwest exclusively eat fish (mainly salmon) while the transient orcas (those that are just passing through a geographic area) in the same region eat marine mammals and squid.

One reason orca populations need strong conservation efforts is because of their reproductive characteristics that limit them to producing few young over a long period of time. Female orcas do not reach sexual maturity until 10-13 years of age. Once sexually active, females can only birth a single calf with each pregnancy. The gestational period lasts for 15-18 months and each calf must nurse from its mother for a year and then will remain with its mother until approximately 2 years of age. Because of this, one female orca can only produce one calf every 3.5-4 years.

All in all, the birth rate in orcas is not well understood, but these low levels of reproduction inhibit many orca populations' ability to quickly recover from environmental disturbances.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Center for Whale Research

Customer Reviews

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Steven Fullmer (Phoenix, AZ, US)
Perfect gift for nature lovers!

Purchased the Orca design for my wife. Fit perfectly using the sizing charts! She wants several more designs for Christmas...

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Amanda Porter (Calgary, AB, CA)
LOVE!!!!

These look and feel amazing, I also love that I'm supporting Orca whale research while sporting them!

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madison costello (Brooklyn, NY, US)
love

amazing quality amazing service amazing pants

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Michael Funk (Queens, NY, US)
First pair of leggings

First off, these are the very first pair of leggings I’ve ever purchased (I’m a guy). I bought them in mind for when I go paddle boarding, but don’t want to deal with a wet suit.. They are the most comfortable piece of clothing I’ve ever worn.

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Calla Gentiles (Kihei, HI, US)
Love the design

Love the design and the fit of these, but the white may not stay white for very long! I do most of my dives from shore, and after one dive, they need some tlc. I think these will have to be reserved for boat diving leggings for me only.

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Lyndsey Martin (Loveland, CO, US)
High quality, but…

I love orcas and so I'm willing to tolerate a bit of imperfection. They're REALLY long. Like I'm 5'5" and I can cover my feet down to my toes if I don't pull them up to above my feet. Which then means they're a little wrinkly around the knees. Second, the white is definitely see through, so if you care about such things, wear your skin-tone underwear. And third, the waist is a sort-of high rise, but it doesn't stay up. I prefer a mid-rise anyway, so it's ok flipping it down a little, but then there's extra fabric.

On the positive side- the fabric is really nice, mid-weight, pretty substantial. The pieces are sewn together instead of just printed, and I *love* the pockets.

Hi Lyndsey,

Thank you so much for the feedback! Knowing how our gear works with different bodies helps us keep improving our products.

I can help with the length issue you are having. Our leggings have a customizable inseam length. They are made long, allowing them to fit tall people and pull over the foot for extra coverage and sun protection. The raw hem and internally stitched bar-tacks allow for customizable (unstretched/off the body - will stretch longer when worn) inseam lengths of 31”, 29”, 27”, 25”, and 23”. So you can customize to your height! Here is a how-to video for customizing inseam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd73cQuLM2k.

Thank you again for your purchase and support of Waterlust!

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