Fourth Element

Fourth Element Arctic Socks

£32.00 B Eco-Rating

The Fourth Element Arctic undersuit socks will help keep your tootsies toasty.

They’re thinner than the other Fourth Element socks, but they’ll keep your feet warm even if they get wet – as tried and tested by our students at The Fifth Point!

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The Honest Truth

Nic

Co-Founder

We use these socks in our dive school at The Fifth Point. They’re lush and warm and work better than normal thick socks or walking socks – especially when wet.

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Key Features
  • Keeps the feet 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
Manufacturer's Bumph

The Arctic undersuit is complemented by the Fourth Element Arctic undersuit socks, which completes the thermal protection system, offering low bulk thermal protection to the extremities. The two layer construction is warm and comfortable, and the inner liner can be pulled out from the outer liner to speed drying times.

THE ARCTIC RANGE: HIGH PERFORMANCE UNDERSUIT

Warm, low bulk, low buoyancy thermal undersuit for drysuits that works even when wet. Available as a full one-piece suit or two-piece, the Arctic is designed to be used as part of a layering system under a trilaminate drysuit.

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, the Arctic is also suited for use underneath membrane and trilaminate suits. 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-repellent finish, ensures a snug fit.

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.

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.

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.

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