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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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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.

5% of sales 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 330 reviews
Jill Kraus (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, US)
BEST (fun) leggings!!!

This is my 2nd pair of whale shark leggings! I recently lost some weight (yay for me!) and therefore needed to buy a smaller size... I wear the hell out of these leggings and they've never disappointed! Been washed MULTIPLE times and still hold the same glorious coloring! LOVE LOVE LOVE these leggings!! :)

Hilda Giron (Amarillo, TX, US)

Very nice and useful water tights !!

Carol Liebmann (Santa Fe, NM, US)

Perfect fit. Thanks to the Waterlust models and their photos / descriptions (height, weight), getting the fit right the first time is easy. The fabric is substantial enough to not be see-through, but not heavy enough to be hot or bulky. Very well made. Same goes for the whale shark hoodie. Thank you for this beautiful sun protection, and for your commitment to environmental education. 💖

Petra Roos (Limburg an der Lahn, HE, DE)

Fantastic fit and quality! I just love it! I really hope you will get trading partners in Europe very soon!

Lynne Ashpole (Sydney, NSW, AU)

I’m so happy with my Whale Shark Warrior sun shirt and leggings which fit really well. I’ve got extremely pale, skin-cancer prone skin which doesn’t mix well with the Australian sun. I can now stop avoiding the beach - and I absolutely love the whale shark design. Huge thanks Waterlust.

Kayla Noble (Flower Mound, TX, US)
Fantastic rashguards!

I found this company back in 2019 and have loved their products ever since. I bought my first pair of these leggings 5 years ago and as an active dive instructor they’ve held up for over 1000 dives easily. Finally upgrading to a fresh set for my next 1000+ dives! Love the patterns and love the dedication to give back to various projects!! Thanks for helping me dove with style!