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Whale Shark Warrior Leggings

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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

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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We ship orders same or next business day. Free priority shipping on all U.S. orders over $150, free express international shipping over $300.

Packaged responsibly

We lovingly prepare each one of our orders for its journey to you using the best packaging materials we can find with the least environmental impact.

Free returns + exchanges

Free within the U.S. International orders must pay return postage. Exchanges orders can be placed immediately with an instant credit.

Happiness Guaranteed

We stand behind every product we make. If you have a problem, we will solve it with the relentless determination of a salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

Advocate Apparel Inspired by the largest fish in the sea, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus)

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. 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.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

“Waterlust's support provides critical seed funding for us to rapidly develop and implement whale shark conservation projects in areas where this globally-endangered species is most at risk. This includes Mozambique, where our research and awareness work helped the government decide to fully protect whale sharks just a few weeks ago. We love working with a company that is so committed to making a positive change in the world.”

Dr. Simon Pierce, Co-Founder / Principal Scientist

the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Customer Reviews

Based on 296 reviews
Krista Chew (Houston, TX, US)
Awesome leggings

Well-made, great fit, and beautiful whale shark print

Caitlin Ellis (St. Petersburg, FL, US)
Ordered Women’s instead of Men’s

My husband likes his 2XL WOMEN’s leggings so I know he’ll love the Men’s when I make the exchange! 😂

Carolyn Caylor (Kihei, HI, US)
Such a great product…so soft!

Love the leggings and look forward to purchasing more. Perfect that they are long enough to go over the heal.

D.B. (Stittsville, ON, CA)

Got these pants (whale shark and sun kissed) to go snorkelling in the Galapagos. The water was cold. These really helped to take the edge off (I was wearing a shortie wetsuit also). I also used these for hiking. So comfortable and the pocket for my phone was perfect for the hike. I am 5 foot 3 (long legs) W 39" Hips 44" - the XL was perfect size. The length was perfect for me - slightly long but worked in my favour because I could wrap around my heel and slip into my fins. Also got many compliments.. There were 4 of us wearing different patterns and it made it quite easy to find each other while snorkelling in a group. They are so comfortable I have been wearing them around the house.

jacqueline duvoisin (Dubai, DU, AE)
The PERFECT friend for diving, (snorkeling and even yoga or just hang around)

I have just started using the super comfortable Waterlust leggins and top and I would never dive without them anymore!
-It is so easy now to get into my wet-suite
-before and after the dive one looks good
- there is nothing moving around anymore like before with my bikini
I wished I would have known this brand earlier !

The size chart on the Waterlust website is impeccable and the after sales service is great!

Judith Adams (London, ENG, GB)
Body confident

I’m currently on the beach - a place I never feel particularly confident feeling very happy. The leggings are amazing flattering - and I feel very sun protected. Really happy with my purchase!