Fourth Element

Fourth Element X-Core Drysuit Undersuit

Black

£102.50

Item code: 310335

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Fourth Element

Fourth Element X-Core Drysuit Undersuit

Black

£102.50
Bluesign® Approved is a standard for environmental health and safety in the manufacturing and treatment of textiles in the clothing industry. Bluesign independent auditing examines the entire manufacturing processes from raw materials and water/energy usage water to air emissions. Bluesign® Approved

Information

The Fourth Element X-Core Men's Base Layer is a vest that, weight for weight, is the warmest undergarment Fourth Element have made to keep your core warm on colder or longer dives.  Keeping key organs in your core warm will keep the rest of your body warmer for longer without adding bulk or the need for electric heating coils.

No Batteries Needed

The X-Core is made to compliment and augment your existing undersuit without the need for heating elements or batteries, only your body heat and clever materials.  While some research suggests there may be adverse effects to your decompression with active heating systems the X-Core simply uses your body heat but holds onto it and reflects it back to you better than other fabrics.

Base Layer

The X-Core was made to be a baselayer, worn under an undersuit against your skin so it is soft and efficient at wicking moisture away from you.  All-way stretch fabric gives you a snug fit and moves with you without restricting your movement in any way thanks to the sleeveless design.  The vest is long too to cover most of your waist too for total coverage and no exposed parts when stretching.

Features

  • Exceptional warmth
  • Perfect next to skin or over a baselayer
  • All way stretch fabric for snug fit
  • Sleeveless design - complete freedom of movement for valve shutdowns     
  • Heavy weight Polartec® power stretch fabric
  • BlueSign® and Oeko-Tex® certified
  • 76% recycled Polyester from post-consumer waste
  • Machine washable

OceanPositive

X-CORE is the next stage of the development of Fourth Element's OceanPositive concept to include more than just swimwear and rash guards.  To be truly OceanPositive, they have begun a journey of re-envisioning their company and products.  The X-CORE vest is made from 76% recycled post consumer plastic waste, yet its performance is not compromised in any way.  The fabric is BlueSign® certified (meaning that the manufacturing process meets the highest sustainability standards), and the dyes used are certified by Oeko-Tex®) as not containing any harmful substances.

Sustainability Bluesign® Approved
Bluesign® Approved is a standard for environmental health and safety in the manufacturing and treatment of textiles in the clothing industry. Bluesign independent auditing examines the entire manufacturing processes from raw materials and water/energy usage water to air emissions. Bluesign® Approved

Product ratings

7 January 2018

Seems expensive for recycled plastic, but then I suppose recycling does cost more. That aside it's proved comfortable and really warm, especially when combined with my Xerotherm leggins and top. As it only covers the chest and abdomen arm movement is not restricted. One of the underarm seams is a little scratchy but not a problem if worn over my base-layer. Good product.

27 March 2018

Toss up between this and a thermalution glad I got this as it does the job on cold dives. Very comfortable very pleases

19 December 2018

Worn this vest a couple of times now in 5-6 degree during teaching with my dive club. Worn directly against the skin under my Fourth Element Arctic set I felt snug and warmer than normal. It did not add any bulk to my core either so felt no difference in my dry suit which is always a plus. Couple of guys in the club have since purchased this vest and also give positive feedback. Great alternative to an expensive heated vest with less worries about batteries etc.