Fourth Element began in 1999 with a conversation over a post dive beer in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt. We set out to design high quality clothing with a simple yet diving oriented style. With backgrounds in design and human physiology, we spent a year and a half researching designs and fabrics for a range of casual and technical diving clothing.
The Fourth Element Technical range is designed around the principles of performance, function and innovation. Using the latest fabric technology in unique combinations and designs, the Fourth Element Technical range revolutionizes thermal protection for both Wetsuit and Drysuit diving.
With the development of decompression techniques and mixed gas technology, the limiting factor in divers’ bottom time is becoming less about nitrogen loading and more about the limitations of the human body’s endurance to extremes of temperature. Fourth Element’s range of thermal undersuits have been tested in the World’s most extreme diving locations from the sub-zero waters of the Antarctic to the tropical temperatures of the Maldives.
Words from CIDA-Fourth Element products are made to withstand extremes and with the superior design and materials that are used you will not find anything better. I (Ken) have used my drysuit many times over the last 15 years and have used several different types and combinations of undergarments. Now I have the Xerotherm Artic set and they keep me warmer with less layers then I ever used before. Even when the Xerotherm Arctic set where wet from a leak I had they still kept me warmer then any of the other undergarments that I have used. I will give a report later on my new Proteus wetsuit after I have used it several times.