Fourth Element

Last chance to 2021 'Underbathwater Photographer of the Year' competition

Fourth Element - the UK based thermal protection manufacturer - came up with the idea in April 2020 with the aim of lifting divers spirits, whilst they remained at home during the first British Government lockdown.

The idea was simple. Take the best photo you can underwater in your bathtub. And if you don't have a bath, just get creative. A sink, bucket, water butt or just about anything that can hold water was perfectly acceptable. 

Fourth Element Xenos

7mm neoprene with Thermoflex linings on the torso and Glideskin wrist seals ensure that this suit can take you into a cooler comfort zone. For water temperatures from 12 – 22 C, the suit can be combined with a hood or hooded vest that will protect the body core.

Other features include snag-free hook and loop neck closures with improved sealing surfaces to further reduce water ingress. Hardwearing Supratex lined knee panels provide tough, yet comfortable knee protection.

Fourth Element states it creates "products that perform in the world's most extreme environments"

Fourth Element is recruiting!

The candidate would join the current Marketing Team to help expand and develop the company’s online capabilities to support their continued growth.

We create products that perform in the world’s most extreme environments as well as working to minimise our impact on the planet and our oceans. — Fourth Element

Fourth Element have extended their wetsuit range with the launch of their latest Thermocline OceanPositive suits

Fourth Element Thermocline

You can wear this next generation Oceanwear as a barrier to reduce contact between your skin and a neoprene suit, or simply replace your 2mm neoprene garment.

You’ll be environmentally responsible too – this neutrally buoyant wetsuit system is manufactured from a unique, machine washable fabric that’s environmentally friendly. The material is primarily ECONYL 100% recycled nylon. It’s sourced from ghost fishing nets and other discarded waste, and then laminated with a waterproof membrane and a thermal fleece.

AT DEMA Fourth Element stated the HALO A°R is “high performance low bulk” and their warmest undersuit to date.

Fourth Element HALO A°R Undersuit

Their initial foray was in the early noughties when the British manufacturer launched the Xerotherm. This popular two piece base layer has stood the test of time, perhaps because it is made from a lightweight, yet warm material that was originally developed for NASA. (At the time it was the lightest, warmest fabric going). Now the British manufacturer has evolved the HALO. They unveiled the A°R at the 2019 DEMA Show in Orlando with the promise that this high performance low bulk garment is their warmest undersuit to date.

Fourth Element Ellipse Dryglove System

A simple, reliable, ergonomic system, designed to provide an easy solution for dry gloves.

The ergonomic elliptical shape offers a slimmer profile whilst still allowing a larger hand to pass through.

Aligning the glove and suit rings is made easier by an intuitive key system; the gloves are attached by pressing the rings together. A robust nitrile O-ring provides a reliable seal for the gloves which will stay secured throughout the dive.

Removing the gloves is a simple process, using the heel of your hand pop off one side of the glove ring to break the seal.

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Fourth Element Rock Hopper Shoe

Beaches are also not necessarily a picturesque stretch of sand. They can comprise of pebbles, stones, rocks or an iron shore. (When limestone dissolves the material left can be quite rough and sharp, therefore it is called an 'iron shore').

In cooler climes we will either wear drysuits or neoprene boots to protect our feet when we are shore diving. But what is the option for our feet in a more balmy destination when you don't require a bigger bulkier boot?

Key Features

  • Sole and Reinforcements: 100% rubber
  • Upper: 88% Recycled Polyester / 12% Elastane
  • Ergonomic footbed insoles
  • Heel reinforcement
  • Fin strap retainer
  • Smoothskin ankle seal
  • UK Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • USA Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

For more information visit: life.fourthelement.com/product/rock-hopper

Fourth Element OceanPositive Storm Poncho

One of the first pieces of diving advice you are taught is to get out of the water and seek warmth if you are cold. One way to do this is to wrap yourself up in a poncho.

Fourth Element has just augmented their OceanPositive range of clothing with the launch of a UV resistant poncho. The unisex garment is quick-drying (200% faster than cotton) and has been made from S.Café® technology.

Fourth Element Expedition Series Duffel Bag

I was fed up with playing 'Where's Wally?' trying to spot my black mobile in my handbag. The pink cover solved this. I could find my cell in seconds because I could see it. Now Brit manufacturer Fourth Element has adopted the same thinking after getting frustrated feedback from Fourth Element team divers. It seems that the divers were just not that into hunting for black dive gear, in a black bag, in a black cave. Fourth Element's new 'Expedition Series' duffel bag is bright orange inside and out.