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Parrotfish Protection Leggings

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The coral reef ecosystems that cover our globe provide essential food and habitat to over 25% of all marine life. The parrotfish is a common animal found among these ecosystems and are a crucial keystone species who are responsible for cleaning the corals from harmful algae. The abundance of parrotfish can be related directly to the health of our coral reef ecosystems.

    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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Advocate Apparel Inspired by the spotted parrotfish (cetoscarus ocellatus)

While parrotfish come in many amazing colors and patterns, this print is inspired by a male, terminal phase spotted parrotfish, native to the Indo-Pacific. Considered the most effective reef grazer, parrotfish serve an important function in maintaining the health of coral reefs. In fact, a 2014 IUCN report surveyed the health of Caribbean coral reefs from 1970-2012 and found that one of the most impactful actions we can take to restore the health of coral reef habitat is to protect parrotfish!

If that isn’t reason enough to love these bright and beautiful fish, an individual poops up to 200 lbs of sand a year, a critical source of sediment for beaches! For example, in Vakkaru Island in the Maldives, a 2015 study found that over 85% of their beach sand had been produced by parrotfish!

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to Reef Relief

"Reef Relief is so grateful to expand our message of coral reef conservation through our partnership with Waterlust. They are an incredible company whose goals align with Reef Relief's to protect living coral. By purchasing items from the Parrotfish Protection Line you are giving back to Reef Relief's various educational programs and spreading awareness for coral reefs around the world."

Dora DeMaria. Education Director

Reef Relief

Customer Reviews

Based on 151 reviews
cynthia evans (Long Beach, CA, US)
Love my Parrotfish pants!

I never leave reviews, but these swim pants are so pretty and fit so well I had to do it. Got so many compliments the first day at water aerobics class. Thank you waterlust!

Monica MacFarlane (Boston, MA, US)
So so cute and comfy

Love them. Love that they are made of recycles plastic. Love that they are parrot fish. Wish they woudn't roll over during yoga but hey you cant have it all. Great job! Please bring back a jelly fish design.

heather (Carlsbad, NM, US)

These leggings are soft, comfortable and have the most beautiful print! I wear these 1-2 times a week to swim and I get lots of compliments. I always tell people where they can get the coolest ocean gear, waterlust!

Janette Judd (San Antonio, TX, US)
Parrotfish Leggings

Sizing chart was just right and they fit great! LOVE the colors, and I got a thumbs up from my kids! Looking forward to jumping in the water soon.

Megan Flanagan (Knoxville, TN, US)
Fabulous and comfy pants

Love them, I’m 6 feet tall and 220 lbs the xl fits perfectly!

Holly (Joplin, MO, US)

I love these leggings! They're so gorgeous, and I feel like a mermaid when I wear them. They feel really well made and the pockets are the perfect size to securely hold my phone. I did have to shorten mine considerably but the instructions online were very clear and made it very easy, and they look great. I'm 5'4" 190 lbs, and got the XL. My legs are short (I usually wear a 12 short in jeans), so I had to shorten them to either the shortest or second shortest tack for them to be at my ankles.