Women's Thermocline Spring Suit
The Fourth Element Women's Thermocline Spring Suit is an alternative to neoprene that is neutrally buoyant and made using recycled Ghost Gear making it actively good for the environment and part of their Ocean Positive range. The breathable fabric wicks moisture away from your skin keeping you as dry and comfortable as possible out of the water and acting much like a 2mm wetsuit but flexible and you don't need extra lead to get down.
The design of the Spring Suit is for Tropical diving and surface watersports where you need protection on your upper body from the sun and water. Long sleeves protect your shoulders and arms from the sun as well as marine bumps and scrapes.
Fourth Element Women's Thermocline Spring Suit - Features
|Ankle Seal Type|
?As with the neck and wrists, the ankle seals help to stop water be flushed into the suit through movement, trapping warm water against the skin and maintaining body temperature
|Ankle Seal Zips|
?A extra layer than can be unzipped to allow the fitting and sealing of neoprene boots, helping to prevent flushing of cold water
|Entry Zip Location|
?The location of the entry zip. The zip is normally located in the centre of the front or rear of the suit but an offset zip can provide better comfort and aid donning and doffing.
A wetsuit system usually has a rear entry zip on the full length piece and a front entry zip on the shorty. This is to avoid overlapping the zips which would create an uncomfortable ridge.
?Whether a hood is supplied with the suit
|Male or Female Fit|
?Wet suits are specifically cut for either men or women to provide a more comfortable fit.
|Neck Seal Type|
?The neck seal is an important component of a wetsuit, providing a critical seal against cold water flushing into the suit. An entry level suit will feature a simple zip up collar whilst a high specification suit will have an adjustable closure and smooth finish to create a good seal.
|Reinforced Knee Pads|
?Reinforced knee pads help to prolong the life of the suit by protecting the knees from abrasive damage.
?The stitching can affect both the comfort and also the thermal protection that the suit can provide.
Overlock is the basic stitching type, two pieces are stitched together creating a small ridge which can cause indentations in the skin and irritation.
Flatlock and Blind stitch joins two pieces edge to edge providing a more comfortable flat finish. Blind stitch is different stitch pattern to flatlock that uses glue. The reduced number of needle hole and use of glue helps reduce water entry through the stitching.
Seam sealed utilises a blind stitch join for comfort with the addition of an internal tape or liquid seal to create a better water barrier and prevent water seeping through the stitching.
|Thermal Protection Class|
?Class A: 7 - 12 degrees celcius
Class B: 10 - 18 degrees celcius
Class C: 16 - 24 degrees celcius
Class D: 22 - 30 degrees celcius
This is the thermal class given to the wetsuit by an independent testing body. Each class band covers a temperatures range that a suit certified for. This grading system currently only applies to full length suits, shorties are excluded.
As an example two different 5mm thick wetsuits may look the same but one is more expensive and receives a higher grade. Without the grade to identify that the suit provides better thermal protection it is difficult to justify the higher price.
?The neoprene thickness of the wet suit. Generally speaking the thicker the neoprene the warmer the suit but there are other factors to bear in mind such as the amount of water that is allowed to 'flush' through components like the zip and seals.
|Wrist Seal Type|
?The wrist seal is another important barrier to prevent water flowing freely in and out of the suit.
|Wrist Seal Zips|
?Wrist seal zips allow a outer neoprene layer to be rolled back so that the hand opening in a divers gloves can be sandwiched between two layers, helping to prevent water flushing into the gloves.
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Standard delivery is £3.70 for orders under £50. You will receive your order 2 - 4 days from the date of despatch.
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