Fourth Element Unveils Next Evolution in Thermal Protection with the Launch of the New Redesigned Arctic Undersuit Range.
Fourth Element, a leading innovator in diving equipment and thermal protection, proudly announces the launch of the enhanced and redesigned Arctic Undersuit range, setting a new standard in thermal protection for divers.
Redesigned with comfort, utility and the planet in mind, the minimalist design and new features provide even better performance.
Key Features of the Arctic Undersuit Range
Enhanced Thermal Protection with Sustainable Materials
The Arctic Undersuit features two layers of high insulation and low bulk fabric, now incorporating 80% recycled polyester in the outer layer and 100% recycled polyester in the inner layer. This commitment to sustainability aligns with Fourth Element’s OceanPositive dedication to reducing environmental impact.
Optimised Design for Drysuits
Crafted with comfort and utility in mind, the minimalist design of the Arctic Undersuit delivers outstanding performance under drysuits. Its versatility makes it suitable for use underneath neoprene, membrane, and tri-laminate suits, providing divers with a reliable solution for various diving conditions.
Utilising a combination of fast-wicking, high-insulation fabrics, the Arctic creates a micro-climate around the diver, effectively keeping the body dry and warm. The high-density inner fleece ensures superior insulation, comfort, and moisture-wicking, while the outer layer with a resin coating enhances durability and maintains a snug fit.
Efficient Air Management
The Arctic requires less loft to perform, thanks to its effective management of air within the fibers of the suit. Unlike traditional undersuits, the Arctic minimises the movement of air, reducing the rate of cooling without trapping air and preventing its release from the dump valve.
Performance in Wet Conditions
The Arctic retains a significant degree of thermal performance even when wet. Divers have reported completing dives in relative comfort after fundamental drysuit failures, showcasing the exceptional resilience of the Arctic in real-world diving conditions.
Proven in Extreme Environments
Backed by years of rigorous field testing by renowned entities such as the Norwegian Navy, the British Antarctic Survey Dive Team, the French Marines, and the Danish Navy, the Arctic Undersuit is designed using high-technology fabrics and has been tested from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
The launch of the Arctic Undersuit range reaffirms Fourth Element’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, and providing divers with the highest level of thermal protection. where comfort meets performance.