Fourth Element Thermal Protection for Wetsuit and Drysuit Diving
The Fourth Element combines the latest developments in fabric technology with innovative designs to produce a range of technical thermal protection including drysuits and wetsuits that allow users to work in the harshest environments.
Although the company has its roots in scuba diving it also supplies many customers with specialised clothing for use both in and out of the water. We currently supply a wide variety of end users, including the military, fire, rescue and police services, offshore commercial personnel, coast guard and maritime agencies, with high-performance baselayers, thermal undersuits and drysuits for use in demanding environments.
Fourth Element holds a large range of stock items that are available on demand.
As the company is based in the UK, with both European and offshore manufacturing facilities.
Fourth Element can also provide a responsive product development service and short lead times for bespoke garments.
The company’s design team will work to achieve a client’s specific needs and develop garments to provide a cost-effective
solution that meets or exceeds your requirements.
Breathable Kevlar or Flex drysuits
With its ergonomic design and telescopic torso providing a wide range of movement, the Fourth Element Argonaut drysuit is made for the harshest diving conditions to be found.
The Argonaut achieves European Standard EN 14225 – 2: 2005 for drysuits in accordance with E U Directive 89/686/EEC.
The Argonaut is available in men’s and women’s sizes and in a number of different fabric styles, including breathable Kevlar and public safety orange.
All drysuits can be customised to create a better fit and to include features that best suit individual purpose or requirements.
Diving undersuit with biomapped thermal protection
Unlike all other undersuits, the HALO 3D’s body-mapped insulation provides the wearer with a combination of optimal thermal protection and minimal buoyancy, whilst the wearer is in horizontal trim.
Designed to complement Fourth Element’s range of drysuits, the HALO 3D is manufactured for use underneath membrane and trilaminate suits, and when combined with Xerotherm, can protect the wearer against the harshest water conditions and temperatures.
Thermal undergarments for drysuits
Arctic XT500 : probably the world’s best-selling thermal undergarment for use under all types of drysuit is now available in both a two-piece set and one-piece suit.
Featuring the innovative two-layer technology pioneered by Fourth Element, the Arctic XT500 provides a simple solution to the challenges of thermal protection.
It is used by a number of ministries of defence (MODs) and services worldwide.
Nato stock numbers have been assigned to this range.
Thermal base layers for diving
Our high-performace thermal base layer, the XT250, has been adopted by many professionals working in cold conditions, both above and below the water.
The fabric technology developed for Nasa provides very fast wicking of perspiration and high thermal performance along with 4 directional stretch.
Current users include the Norwegian Navy, French Marines and the FBI.
Nato stock numbers are available for this range.
Proteus: neoprene semi drysuit
The Fourth Element Proteus semi-drysuit uses the best performing thermal protection, including thermocore neoprene, hydrolock neck seal, glideskin seals at the wrists and plasma seals at the ankles, to provide scuba divers with optimal warmth in their dives and a surprising level of comfort.
In fact, the Proteus’s ability to eliminate nearly all water ingress has earned it the warmest diving wetsuit rating in its class by Sport Diver Magazine, both in the UK and the US.
The Proteus is available in 3mm, 5mm and 7mm thickness varieties.
Neoprene hoods, boots and gloves
Fourth Element provides a full range of neoprene hoods, boots and gloves. All are manufactured to a high standard of quality, fit and performance.
Pelagic and amphibian boots are the only neoprene boots on the market that feature ergonomic foot bed insoles, vastly improving comfort and performance.
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