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Women's Santa Cruz Swim Leggings UPF 50+

Women's Santa Cruz Swim Leggings UPF 50+ is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 84.
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Wow! Media ChoiceMEDIA CHOICE: Proudly featured by Health.com, May 2019
“Coolibar’s leggings are made to help the earth—and to protect against it. Made with a comfortable and stretchy blend of Lycra and recycled nylon to minimize environmental impact, these leggings come with UPF 50+, meaning they protect against 98% of harmful rays. Best of all, they have a near-perfect rating from reviewers, so chances are you’ll love them too."

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  • UPF 50+
  • Fitted, tight leg, medium compression for added support
  • High-rise
  • Flattering wide elastic waistband with internal drawcord for adjustability
  • Mesh crotch gusset for added comfort and breathability
  • Flatlock seams to prevent chafing
  • Secure zipper pocket at center back of waistband
  • Contrast interior waistband lining for a pop of color
  • 28" inseam (size medium)
  • Aqua Helios™ fabric: Chlorine and saltwater resistant with 4-way stretch
  • Recycled Nylon (Polyamide) / XTRA LIFE Lycra Spandex (Elastane)
  • Machine wash, line dry
  • Imported

Recommended for swimming and water sports like snorkeling, surfing and waterskiing.

Avoid active fitness, not moisture-wicking and may cause overheating.

With medium compression, a fitted leg, and high rise, the Santa Cruz Swim Leggings provide figure-flattering support for all of your water-going activities. A back zipper pockets adds a place for you to stash your keys or other small valuables. These swim tights for women are an ideal alternative to our swim shorts and provide maximum coverage for people who are extremely sun sensitive or spend extended periods of time on the water.

Fabric Details
Aqua Helios™ FabricAqua Helios™ Fabric
Our Aqua Helios fabric provides medium compression for added support and shape retention. With a slick handfeel, chlorine and saltwater resistance and 4-way stretch, this breathable, quick-dry UPF 50+ fabric is designed for active water wear. We developed it as a sustainable fabric made with a recycled fiber blend and Lycra® Xtra Life™ to resist perspiration and wear from chlorinated water up to 10 times longer than most spandex.

Coolibar’s sun protective clothing is designed to be worn in the sun and to provide excellent UV protection. If you have any questions about size, fit or style, talk to one of our Customer Service Representatives at 1-800-926-6509. They'll be happy to help, as well as offer expert advice on coordinating sunscreen hats with your wardrobe.

Match your measurements (in inches) to the chart below. If your measurements fall in between two sizes, you may prefer the larger size.


SIZE   BUST (inches) WAIST (inches) HIPS (inches)
XXS 00-0 31⅛-31¾ 25⅜-26⅛ 33¼-33⅞
XS 2-4 32-33¼ 25-26 35-36
S 6-8 33½-35 26½-27½ 36½-37½
M 10-12 36½-38 28½-30 38½-40
L 14-16 39½-41 31½-33 41½-43
XL 18-20 43-45 35-37 45-47
XXL 22 47 39 49
2X 24 49 41 51
3X 26 51 43 53


Due to the range of fabrics and styles, each hat fits slightly different. See individual hat circumferences in the Highlights section of the product page. Our One Size hats are designed to fit most.

HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR HAT SIZE: Measure around your head, from the center of your forehead, keeping tape straight and parallel to the floor. Measure around fullest part.


Circumference (inches) 6 - 7 7 - 8 ½ 8 ½ - 10

Measure circumference of hand around fullest part just below the knuckles, excluding thumb. Use right hand if right handed, and left hand if left-handed. Measure hand in inches and refer to the sizing chart for your glove size. Use the larger number to determine your size. People with extra long fingers, or who would like a looser fit should consider ordering a size up.


SIZE (measure circumference) BICEP WRIST SLEEVE LENGTH
XS 5 ¼ 18
S/M 9 ¼ 5 ½ 20
L/XL 11 ¼ 6 22 ½
XXL 13 ¼ 6 ¼ 22 ½


30C, 30D          
32A, 32B, 32C, 32D          
32DD, 34A, 34B, 34C          
34D, 34DD, 36A, 36B, 36C          
36D, 36DD          
38A, 38B, 38C, 38D          
40A, 40B, 40C, 40D          
42A, 42B          
42C, 42D          

PLEASE NOTE: The measurements on our size chart are very similar to most major clothing companies. However, we generally allow for a relaxed fit - geared for outdoor activity, travel or a casual outing. Pants, skirts, blouses and polo shirts have extra room for comfort and are not body hugging.

When fitting jackets, cover-ups or any outerwear, our fit model is wearing the appropriate under layers that we would expect you to be wearing. You do not have to "size up" - we have done that for you.


Never try to measure yourself. Seek the help of a companion and use a soft tape measure.

  • Height: Stand in stocking feet, with feet together, back to the wall. Measure from top of head to the floor.
  • Arm: Bend arm to 90 degrees. Place hand on hip. Start at center of back of neck. Measure across the shoulder to the elbow and down to the wrist. Number of inches equals your sleeve length.
  • Bust/Chest: With the arms relaxed down at sides, measure fullest part of bust/chest, keeping tape parallel to floor.
  • Hip: Stand with heels together, keeping tape straight and parallel to the floor. Measure around fullest part.
  • Neck: Measure around base of the neck (the lowest point of the neck). Number of inches equals the neck size.
  • Inseam: Take a pair of pants that fits you well. Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom hem. Number of inches equal inseam length.
  • Rise: Start the tape at the center back waist, run the tape between your legs, pulling comfortably at the crotch and up your natural waist. Total measurement is your rise.
  • Waist: Measure around your waist, against your skin (not over your shirt or pants) at the height you normally wear your pants.
  • Head: Measure around your head, from the center of your forehead, keeping tape straight and parallel to the floor. Measure around fullest part.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable and flattering! Very pleased Product is of substance and flattering
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Purchase I bought these so I can go swimming during the day in the summer Arizona sun. They've been wonderful so far. They feel great. They are a little baggy at the top and the very bottom but not enough to make me dislike them. Also, I would love them to be a little longer. I'm 5'8" and they are a tad short. Again, these are minor things. The quality is excellent. They work well and are perfect for me.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted I was hoping these could be cooler leggings to wear all summer (as well as swim leggings), and they're perfect. The fabric breathes really nicely. I like the fit around the waist; they sit high enough that they're slightly slimming under t-shirt dresses, etc. I picked the size based on my measurements, and they fit just right.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection, comfy, well made, look great! I bought those to protect my legs against the sun to avoid scarring after a medical treatment. I wore them in 35 degrees celcius, extremely humid weather, to relax on the beach and to swim. The fabric doesn't seem to breathe much, but it protects really well against the sun. If you swim once in a while they won't feel as hot. They are perfect in the water, as they don't stretch and float about like regular yoga tights do. I took my regular size, small, and the fit was perfect, not too tight but still sexy looking. I have fairly long legs but the length was almost perfect (an extra half to one full inch would have been better). Don't expect these to fit super tight because the fabric is not as stretchy as yoga pants fabric. Anyway you would cook under the sun with very tight pants! I'm thinking that they will also be perfect to protect my legs against JELLY-FISH in August, and to go sailing. My boyfriend plans on buying a pair just for that. Those tights are well designed,the fit is great and they are well made. If they find a way to make the fabric breathe better while still protecting as as well as it does, they will be even better, but I'm happy with my purchase and I recommend them.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I bought these before a family hot springs vacation. I knew we would be in the pools several times a day. As a plus size gal that is also a redhead, I didn't want to scare small children with my Casper white legs. These fit perfectly and covered my legs nicely. The compression was just enough for me to feel all pulled in, but not so much that is felt restrictive. I also found these to be very comfortable while excercising, as they are breathable. Sunburned my shoulders, but my legs didn't get any. Five stars!
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Loud material I really wanted to love these leggings, but sadly, I had to send them back. They were very loud when I walked in them. The material is different from the swim capris, which I ordered at the same time. I kept the capris. The waistband was also uncomfortable.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice quality but hard to get the right fit The usual problem I have with Coolibar swim bottoms is that my hips are small in proportion to my waist. (29" waist, 37" hips). In order to get them to fit most of me properly, I need a size small, but then I have to put up with a pinched waist. Do others have the same problem?
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool on the beach I was concerned that these swim leggings would be too hot at the beach but they weren't in late May in Florida. The material is light-weight which is great but it is thin, and I could see light through the fabric when I held it up to the light. That's why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I wore a long shirt over them so I had no concerns about coverage.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for chilly water!!! These swim leggings are the perfect addition to my swim wardrobe! I was looking for something to keep me warm on those mornings when the water and/or air has a bit of a chill to it. Lots of complements on the first day. Ideal for water walking and aqua yoga...don't bag or cling. I am a plus size and wish the ankles fit a bit tighter...always a concern with leggings however.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Swim leggings I bought two pair before going on a trip so didn't have time to return them. No compression and they bagged in certain places and I haven't even gotten them wet but I need sun coverage .
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very comfortable It fits pleasant. When ordering there were not light colors. I tried to choose blue to be the lightest, but when I got it, it was too dark. In my skin cancer state it still was attracting the sun rays.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from sizing changed from last time I bought them I bought the same leggings last year and they fit perfectly and wore them all the time. This year the sizing and fit is completely different, and I don't really like them. I should've sent them back.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, nice fit, comfortable waist I bought all three legging styles that Coolibar offers (and liked them all). This one has the thinnest fabric of the three -- kind of like swimsuit fabric -- making it great for hot weather or swimming -- though I use them for running. It has a kind of shine to it, which I also like. They fit a bit tighter than the same size in the other two styles, but were still very comfortable. All three models were an improvement over the previous year's models; these ones stay put during activity, don't sag, and don't cut into my waist. Great purchase!
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Same as in 2014 Bought these in 2014 under a slightly different name. When I called customer service, the lady assured me they were the same and told me of the minor improvements that were made. Best sun protection and not at all hot! I will use the second pair for yoga -- they are extremely comfortable!
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage for long legs I recently purchased the swim leggings and wore them kayaking last week. Florida sun even in the winter can be very damaging to your skin. I have a 32 inch inseam and the leggings fit very well, no sun burn and the material dries quickly.
Date published: 2016-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TRAVEL LIGHT Ordered the first week of January and received within the week. They were to big because I was unfamiliar with the size and I requested a replacement which they were glad to accommodate. My new leggings arrived within 15 days and I love them. Soft and comfortable, They fit closer to the body than the other pants so I now have a medium, I weigh 140 lb, I'm 5'1" with a 39 1/2" hip.
Date published: 2016-02-10
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