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Whale Shark Warrior Leggings

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10% of profits donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Characteristic spots and stripes adorn the largest fish in the sea forming an intricate pattern, like a warrior painted for battle. Scientists use these distinctive markings to identify individual whale sharks. Like a fingerprint, each is as unique and special as the last.

    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

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY THE LARGEST FISH IN THE SEA,THE WHALE SHARK (RHINCODON TYPUS)

Marine Megafauna Foundation LogoWhale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within. Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance.

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within. Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance.

Photo by Simon Pierce of The Marine Megafauna Foundation

Photo by The Madagascar Whale Shark Project

Research into the lives of these gentle giants can help us to manage their populations and keep these magnificent fish in the ocean where they belong. The Marine Megafauna Foundation is one group that is helping to shed light on the population structure, migratory patterns and the conservation requirements of these threatened sharks. Created in 2009, they aim to research, protect and conserve the large populations of marine megafauna (large marine species) found along the Mozambican coastline. Almost all whale sharks encountered by divers are juveniles and most are males. Where the school-bus-sized mature sharks swim, what they eat and where the females give birth has long been a mystery, however their team is now very close to making these discoveries. 10% of profits from your purchase will go to the Marine Megafauna Foundation for satellite tags that are needed to track the movements of these large female whale sharks.

Made from recycled materials

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Customer Reviews

Based on 134 reviews
87%
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J
J.M.
Rolling waste band

Super cute and leggings are comfortable. Unfortunately, the waste band doesn't stay up at all and keeps rolling down. Clearly meant for someone with a very flat tummy.

HI Jackie! Thanks for the feedback! It sounds like if the waistband is rolling, then the sizing likely isn't quite right. We offer free and easy exchanges if you'd like to try a different size. Reach out to us at hello@waterlust.com if would like to discuss finding a better fit or have any questions at all!

K
K.M.
Very good quality!

I only wear leggings and I know leggings, having bought many brands including Lululemon, Athleta, Title Nine, Nike etc. These are very soft butsturxy and love the prints!

T
T.F.
Whale shark leggings

Once again satisfied customer. Comfortable and at 40 with 3 kids Comfortable is Gold!!! Pockets able to withstand the weight of my samsung galaxy and case without saging. Whale sharks are my favorite sea creatures gentle giants. Thank you for making great products and saving our planet through upcycling another's man's trash to treasure.

L
L.T.
Beautiful, comfortable and sustainable

I have been looking forward to buy these leggings for a very long time and I have to say the are beyond my expectations. the fabric is super soft and yet looks super resistant. the pattern is beautiful and the sizing is great. the large elastic band fits wonderfully and makes the leggings super comfortable.
I can't wait to use them in the ocean but for now will have to enjoy wearing them for some landlocked yoga sessions

D
D.D.
Leggings

They are pretty cool- the patterns are amazing and the feel of the fabric is really nice.
The issues I have with them is the waist rolls and scrunches down so I have to keep pulling them up or adjusting them. The other issue is I’ve worn them once and they have weird pilling in the back of the legs. My sea turtle leggings did the same thing. I went diving in them- once from the shore (the sea turtle leggings) and once from a boat (the whale shark leggings). They were not pulled by anything or grabbed so I don’t know what could have caused it. It’s the kind of pilling that occurs after they’ve been worn and well loved for years.
I hope they last more than a few wears. I would love for Waterlust to be my go-to brand- I love all of the great work you’re doing with and for the different conservation organizations! But I also want products that will last.

V
V.L.
Well earned 5 stars

Buttery soft and beautiful leggings. Ingenious sizing system that fits tall and short people equally. Love this product and this company!

Customer Reviews

Based on 134 reviews
87%
(116)
7%
(9)
4%
(5)
1%
(2)
1%
(2)
J
J.M.
Rolling waste band

Super cute and leggings are comfortable. Unfortunately, the waste band doesn't stay up at all and keeps rolling down. Clearly meant for someone with a very flat tummy.

HI Jackie! Thanks for the feedback! It sounds like if the waistband is rolling, then the sizing likely isn't quite right. We offer free and easy exchanges if you'd like to try a different size. Reach out to us at hello@waterlust.com if would like to discuss finding a better fit or have any questions at all!

K
K.M.
Very good quality!

I only wear leggings and I know leggings, having bought many brands including Lululemon, Athleta, Title Nine, Nike etc. These are very soft butsturxy and love the prints!

T
T.F.
Whale shark leggings

Once again satisfied customer. Comfortable and at 40 with 3 kids Comfortable is Gold!!! Pockets able to withstand the weight of my samsung galaxy and case without saging. Whale sharks are my favorite sea creatures gentle giants. Thank you for making great products and saving our planet through upcycling another's man's trash to treasure.

L
L.T.
Beautiful, comfortable and sustainable

I have been looking forward to buy these leggings for a very long time and I have to say the are beyond my expectations. the fabric is super soft and yet looks super resistant. the pattern is beautiful and the sizing is great. the large elastic band fits wonderfully and makes the leggings super comfortable.
I can't wait to use them in the ocean but for now will have to enjoy wearing them for some landlocked yoga sessions

D
D.D.
Leggings

They are pretty cool- the patterns are amazing and the feel of the fabric is really nice.
The issues I have with them is the waist rolls and scrunches down so I have to keep pulling them up or adjusting them. The other issue is I’ve worn them once and they have weird pilling in the back of the legs. My sea turtle leggings did the same thing. I went diving in them- once from the shore (the sea turtle leggings) and once from a boat (the whale shark leggings). They were not pulled by anything or grabbed so I don’t know what could have caused it. It’s the kind of pilling that occurs after they’ve been worn and well loved for years.
I hope they last more than a few wears. I would love for Waterlust to be my go-to brand- I love all of the great work you’re doing with and for the different conservation organizations! But I also want products that will last.

V
V.L.
Well earned 5 stars

Buttery soft and beautiful leggings. Ingenious sizing system that fits tall and short people equally. Love this product and this company!