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Based on 179 reviews
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Mya Starling (Mount Horeb, WI, US)
I love these leggings SO MUCH

So they obv have a super cute pattern. That is definitely a selling point. BUT they are so so so much more! They are both super sturdy and stretchy - allowed full range of motion without my lumpy thighs looking like...well.. lumpy thighs. The material is buttery soft. They dried pretty quickly after getting out of the water which is notable too. Oh... and did I mention they have wonderful deep pockets? Yayyyyy!

As far as sizing goes, I've got a butt and thick thighs (5'7" and wear a size 16, sometimes 18 depending on the vagaries of manufacturers) and the XXL fit easily and covered my rear -- the XL would also have worked for me, and that's what I'm trying next time. I love these leggings so much that I just put in another leggings order today <3

K
Kelsey (Muskegon, MI, US)
LOVE

This is the second pair of Waterlust leggings I've gotten and I'm obsessed. Will definitely be getting more in the future

I
Inez FARRELL (Salem, VA, US)
Awesome product

These are both comfortable and attractive. I look forward to getting other products. I am especially interested in the protection from the sun while swimming, as in summer I try to do that every day. Added bonus is helping the planet in such a clever way.

S
Sarah Weaver (Belize City, BZ, BZ)
Fabulous fit and look. Love the pockets

I wore mine today while out snorkeling off Ambergris and Caye Caulker in northern Belize. Fit great. Comfortable. Look Great. Got lots of compliments. Was hoping a whale shark (;-) ) would come up, mistaking me for a lost friend. No luck. Especially since I was in ~10’ of water and they wouldn’t fit.

C
CHRISTINE DOLAN (Wilmington, NC, US)
Awesome leggings

These are definitely worth the wait, perfect fit and you can customize the length. The fabric is stretch yet firm and the pockets do not gap or bunch up. With the added benefit of positive environmental impact for an amazing cause, you just cannot go wrong here! Thank you!!!

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Carly (Brooklyn, NY, US)
Lovely!

I returned these only because the horizontal stripes made me look a bit wider than I wanted. Otherwise a good product

Whale Shark Warrior Leggings

Environmental Impact
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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

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - visit our sustainability page here to learn more

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Customer Reviews

Based on 179 reviews
87%
(156)
7%
(12)
3%
(6)
2%
(3)
1%
(2)
M
Mya Starling (Mount Horeb, WI, US)
I love these leggings SO MUCH

So they obv have a super cute pattern. That is definitely a selling point. BUT they are so so so much more! They are both super sturdy and stretchy - allowed full range of motion without my lumpy thighs looking like...well.. lumpy thighs. The material is buttery soft. They dried pretty quickly after getting out of the water which is notable too. Oh... and did I mention they have wonderful deep pockets? Yayyyyy!

As far as sizing goes, I've got a butt and thick thighs (5'7" and wear a size 16, sometimes 18 depending on the vagaries of manufacturers) and the XXL fit easily and covered my rear -- the XL would also have worked for me, and that's what I'm trying next time. I love these leggings so much that I just put in another leggings order today <3

K
Kelsey (Muskegon, MI, US)
LOVE

This is the second pair of Waterlust leggings I've gotten and I'm obsessed. Will definitely be getting more in the future

I
Inez FARRELL (Salem, VA, US)
Awesome product

These are both comfortable and attractive. I look forward to getting other products. I am especially interested in the protection from the sun while swimming, as in summer I try to do that every day. Added bonus is helping the planet in such a clever way.

S
Sarah Weaver (Belize City, BZ, BZ)
Fabulous fit and look. Love the pockets

I wore mine today while out snorkeling off Ambergris and Caye Caulker in northern Belize. Fit great. Comfortable. Look Great. Got lots of compliments. Was hoping a whale shark (;-) ) would come up, mistaking me for a lost friend. No luck. Especially since I was in ~10’ of water and they wouldn’t fit.

C
CHRISTINE DOLAN (Wilmington, NC, US)
Awesome leggings

These are definitely worth the wait, perfect fit and you can customize the length. The fabric is stretch yet firm and the pockets do not gap or bunch up. With the added benefit of positive environmental impact for an amazing cause, you just cannot go wrong here! Thank you!!!

C
Carly (Brooklyn, NY, US)
Lovely!

I returned these only because the horizontal stripes made me look a bit wider than I wanted. Otherwise a good product