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The Fourth Element Arctic undersuit is our most popular thermal protection suit and is used by Dive Academy staff and in our school. It is a warm, low bulk and low buoyancy undersuit which works even when wet.
The Arctic’s two layers of high insulation, low bulk fabric ensure exceptional levels of thermal protection. Constructed with comfort and ease of use in mind, the simple design provides outstanding performance under closer-fitting neoprene drysuits and is also ideal for layering with membrane and trilaminate drysuits.
The Arctic uses a combination of fast wicking, high insulation fabrics to creates a micro climate around the diver to ensure that your body stays dry and warm throughout the dive. A high density inner fleece provides superior insulation with maximum comfort and wicking. The outer layer, with its water-repellent finish, ensures a snug fit.
The Arctic top is designed with a long body portion to ensure adequate overlap between the top and trousers. Thumb loops prevent the sleeves from riding up during donning (remember to remove them and tuck them back underneath the wrist seals after donning). Tuck the top into the waistband of the trousers before donning drysuit to prevent any separation during the dive.
The Arctic retains a significant degree of its thermal performance when wet, and divers have found it possible to complete dives in relative comfort after even the most fundamental drysuit failures. In some cases, divers have not noticed a leak in a neck or wrist seal until after the dive thanks to the Arctic's high performance standards.
The Arctic was designed using high technology fabrics and has been tested in the coldest waters from the Arctic to the Antarctic and is supported by years of field testing by the Norwegian Navy, the British Antarctic Survey Dive Team, the French Marines and the Danish Navy.
- Keeps the body dry and warm
- Superior low bulk insulation for flexibility
- Performs even when wet
- Machine washable
- Comfortable fit with fleece inner
- Used by FBI dive teams and military divers world wide
Good piece of kit for the vast majority of uk diving. Works for winter with a good base layer. Idea for try laminate dry suits