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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!

5% of sales 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 169 reviews
Nancy Dereksen (The Bronx, NY, US)
Just so inadequate

Hate the product, just an awful product. So tight I was not able to pull them up my legs,ripped them off immediately. I need Sun protected Swimming leggings, these are pretty to look at but completely inappropriate for casual beach or pool time. I made a very big mistake, but Lesson Learned.I wear size 12, these are size large, like a tube of the tightest rubber bands imaginable.

Lexy Matthewson (Springfield, MO, US)
Parrot Fish Leggings

Incredible!! The material is so soft and flattering! The way they designed these to fit the human body so well is amazing. I will definitely be buying a top to match

Mary Hackenberg (Charlotte, NC, US)
Another win

I got my first pair of Waterlust leggings years ago. I run in them a couple of times a week, machine wash and dry them, and they are still like new. The fabric is so comfortable on my skin and the fit is perfect. After trying a few other brands and always being disappointed, I came back for another pair from Waterlust and they are just as great as my first pair. I look forward to many years of colorful workouts. Thank you!

Memory Crowley (Riverview, FL, US)

This is a great product. Other companies are no longer making swim trunks so I am lucky to find these. The material, stitching and fit are great. The issue is the pattern is not good for my height of 5’5”, 120 lbs and 63 years so more abdominal weight. I have to cut off the pretty bottom for these to fit.

Kim (Asheville, NC, US)
Prettier in person

The colors are so vibrant, and the fabric is soft and stretchy.

Jennifer Sorbello (El Segundo, CA, US)
Awesome fit!

I love that these leggings are long enough for me (I'm 5'9") and the waistband seems comfortable and secure. These re heavier weight than expected, and they look great. I have yet to try them in the water.