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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. Streamlined pockets on the side of both legs for your phone, wallet, snacks, or sunscreen
    2. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    3. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick-dry, moisture-wicking, and breathability
    4. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    5. 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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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

Based on 29 reviews
Sarah Lind (Tucson, AZ, US)
I’m in love!😍

I’m in love with my new Waterlust Orca leggings! What a great style, print, and cause to support! These leggings are the perfect fit and so so comfortable. Thank you Waterlust for such a great product and equally great cause! #bviaggressor #underwaterpumpkincarving #waterlust

Mara Jeannette Velez (Oakland, CA, US)
Comfy and cute!

Love these!! Very comfortable.

Paulette Levin (Forney, TX, US)
Shamu leggings

I was SO EXCITED that I saw these swim leggings! I LIVE ORCAS/ ACTUALLY all things water! Related! I teach swimming 4-5 times per week and I am a swimmer myself! I get cold very easily and have been looking for swim leggings for quite awhile! I finally got them today! I was rather disappointed that they are extremely thin. I don't know how warm they are going to keep me?? But they definitely are very very beautiful 😍!!! They very much do like like Shamu! I have not had the chance to try them on yet but the material feels very very thin. So if you are looking for a wetsuit material like these will not suit that need. But they are beautiful! The black against the white is very very pretty. I just hope it is going to up up being in the pool for as long as I am in the pool for and as frequent as I am.

Leslie Lawrence (Mammoth Lakes, CA, US)

These Orca swim leggings are wonderful. The fit is great! I am quite happy with them.

Peggy Myre (Seattle, WA, US)

Happy with the product and especially the personal service!

Carol Siewert (Madison, WI, US)
I'm an Orca!

I love it. Actually, I loved my Whale Shark leggings so much that I decided to get these to wear during the cooler seasons on land--I thought the pattern would be striking but workable. Nice fit, not so tight that I feel like I have compression stockings on but snug. I like the longer length and the wide waistband. For the record, I'm 5'7 and 155 at the moment, and 'L' is a little nicer for me for land. I can squeeze into a medium though.