Fourth Element Arctic Womens Top
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. The right arm features a small zipped pocket for a key or personal items. Tuck the top into the waistband of the trousers before donning drysuit to prevent any separation during the dive.
- Dual Layer Insulation - Using a combination of fast wicking, high insulation fabrics, the Arctic creates a micro climate around the diver, keeping the body dry and warm. A high density inner fleece provides superior insulation, with maximum comfort and wicking, whilst the outer layer, which has a water repellant finish, ensures a snug fit.
- Low Bulk Insulation - The Arctic requires less loft to perform due to more effective management of air which is held in the fibres of the suit. Instead of maximising the thickness of the layer of air near the skin, the Arctic minimises the movement of air within, reducing the rate of cooling, without any risk of trapping the air and preventing its release from the dump valve.
- Performance When Wet - The Arctic retains a significant degree of its thermal performance when wet, such that wearers 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, such is the performance of the fourth element Arctic.
- Machine Washable Undersuits - Unlike other undersuits on the market, Arctic's are machine washable. Wash cool with half the usual amount of detergent. Spin and line dry, DO NOT tumble dry. Tip: Every few washes if your machine is able to tumble on low or no heat - give your Arctics 5 minutes in the drier with no or low heat.