Constructed with comfort and functionality in mind, the Fourth Element Arctic undergarment has two layers of high insulation, low bulk fabric which ensure exceptional levels of thermal protection. The minimalist design means that the Arctic is suitable for use on its own underneath a neoprene drysuit or used in a layering system combined with base layers it will also suit trilaminate suits.
The Arctic creates a micro climate around the diver to keep them dry and warm by using a combination of fast wicking, high insulation fabrics. 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. Air is held in the fibres of the suit which mean that the Arctic requires less loft to perform. the Arctic minimises the movement of air in the suit which in turn reduces the rate of cooling. This also removes the risk of trapping air in the suit preventing it from releasing from the dump valve.
Even if wet the Arctic retains a significant degree of it's thermal protection meaning divers have been able to complete dives in relative comfort even after significant suit failures. The Arctic was designed using high technology fabrics and has been tested in diving conditions from the Arctic to Antarctic.