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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 283 reviews
Megan M. (Winnetka, CA, US)
I love them!

I got these along with the reversible top for a recent snorkeling trip. For reference, I am 5’1”, 130lbs and got a size M. I’m a redhead so I burn very easily, and these leggings gave me plenty of sun protection! They’re so well made and I love the fabric and the adjustable length options for cutting them. I trimmed about 4” off and they’re perfectly ankle length.

Amber Platowski (Fort Lauderdale, FL, US)

Whale Shark Warrior Leggings

Constance Sartor (Winter Springs, FL, US)
Beautiful design and great quality!

I took these leggings on a paddleboarding/snorkeling trip and they provided excellent sun protection. The side pockets and wide waistband are great. They aren't see-through at all and were true-to-size. Love the whale shark pattern--very unique!

Elizabeth Kalil (Portland, ME, US)
Even better than I expected

These leggings are incredible! The fabric is incredible, they're such great quality....and Waterlust truly thinks of everything. The way to cut the leggings to make them just the perfect size (watch the 3 minute video - even if you don't want to adjust the size, just to see how they really think of everything!) is amazing. It is so refreshing to have a company that is creating such quality merchandise, in a sustainable way! There aren't enough stars here to indicate how much I love these leggings - or this company! Just ordered more! THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO!

Caroline Hanna (Gardena, CA, US)
I wanted to love them

The inseam crotch area is way too small and gives me a camel toe and if I pulled it down any further they’d barely stay on my butt

C.W. (Tucson, AZ, US)
Absolutely love

I am in love with everything about this set! I am about 5'9" tall and the pants bunch around my angels, which never happens for my. Yoga style pants are usually not as long as I would prefer. These are perfect! Ditto the top. The thumb holes are really comfortable , long enough and don't pinch. Will definitely be buying more and recommending to others.