robably the World's best selling thermal undergarment is now available in a simple one piece option. Featuring the innovative two layer technology pioneered by fourth element, the One Piece Arctic provides a simple solution to the challenges of thermal protection.
Backed by years of field testing by the Norwegian Navy, the British Antarctic Survey Dive Team, the French Marines and the Danish Navy, the Arctic was designed using high technology fabrics and has been tested in REAL diving conditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
The Arctic's two layers of high insulation, low bulk fabric, ensure exceptional levels of thermal protection. Constructed with comfort and utility in mind, the minimalist design provides outstanding performance under closer fitting neoprene drysuits. In a layering system (see here), the Arctic is also suited for use underneath membrane and trilaminate suits.
One of the most versatile and popular undersuits on the market today, Arctic combines performance materials with intelligent design. Read more below...
Dual layer Construction 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.
Other features of the Arctic include thumb loops for easy donning and a pocket on the upper right arm for small valuables. Furthermore, unlike other undersuits on the market, the Arctic undersuit is machine washable. Wash cool with half the usual amount of detergent. Spin and line dry, DO NOT tumble dry.
Use the table below as a guide to help select which Arctic best suits your body type. If you require any further assistance/advice please don't hesitate to contact us.
|Small-Short||5'3"-5'3"||160-166||Legs Only||Legs Only||22-24"||56-61|
|Medium-Short||5'7"-5'10"||171-179||Legs Only||Legs Only||30-32"||76-81|
|Large-Short||5'8"-5'11"||172-180||Legs Only||Legs Only||34-36"||86-91|
|X-Large-Short||5'10"-6'1"||177-185||Legs Only||Legs Only||38-40"||96-101.5|
|XX-Large-Short||5'10"-6'1"||177-186||Legs Only||Legs Only||42-44"||106.5-112|