Thermocline Full Length Suit - Womens

  • £249.95


Fourth Element Thermocline Full Length Womens Suit

NEXT GENERATION OCEANWEAR

NEW COLLECTION

The original neutrally buoyant wetsuit system, Thermocline is lightweight, machine washable and equivalent to a 2mm neoprene wetsuit, without the wetsuit, making in perfect for those allergic to neoprene. Now, made using recycled ‘Ghost’ fishing nets, Thermocline is part of our OceanPositive collection.

An extremely comfortable and lightweight alternative to a neoprene wetsuit. The full suit weighs less than 1kg and is ideal for those travelling and keen to keep baggage to a minimum. It is the perfect tropical diving suit, but it is also ideal for surface watersports where the fast drying fabric comes into its own. It is fully machine washable so can easily be kept fresh and clean between trips and packing the suit is as simple and stress free as folding a t-shirt – there is no neoprene to be damaged by folding. For diving and freediving, the suit is neutrally buoyant, allowing less lead to be worn and it dries quickly, even during the surface interval.

See below for size chart

Thermocline provides a solution for many people who suffer from neoprene allergies either by replacing the traditional wetsuit entirely or acting as a barrier, reducing contact between the skin and the wetsuit itself.*

Perfect for all surface water sports as well as warm water scuba, this is revolutionary thermal protection. Lightweight, neutrally buoyant, machine washable, breathable and hypo-allergenic, the Thermocline full suit combines our experience with high technology fabrics with our passion for life in, on and under the water, to produce a truly versatile lightweight wetsuit system. The fabric ensures that the wearer is more comfortable when out of the water, during surface sports, or when kitting up for a dive. The inner fleece layer draws moisture away from the skin and wicks through the breathable membrane where it evaporates off the nylon surface. In the water, the membrane traps a thin layer next to the skin and prevents colder water flowing over the body, perfect for surfers, freedivers and scuba divers.

Thermocline dries rapidly, often within an hour or between dives – a quick rinse and a squeeze to get rid of excess water before hanging it up inside out should ensure it is ready for your next adventure.

No more smelly neoprene suits – this wetsuit can be machine washed (we recommend using our SUB30 environmentally friendly washing liquid). Store it safely with other garments and when packing for vacation there’s no need to worry about potentially damaging the fabric – it can be squeezed into that last remaining space in your luggage without any worries.

*It is our experience that skin allergies to neoprene, whilst rare, are also not caused by a single compound and therefore it is difficult to be certain of preventing a problem. Thermocline has been used with a great deal of success by neoprene allergy sufferers, but it is important to consult with a doctor about any symptoms and possible alternatives.

OceanPositive

Utilising a unique fabric made using ECONYL® recycled nylon from ‘ghost’ fishing nets, laminated with a waterproof membrane and thermal fleece, Thermocline revolutionises the notion that being environmentally responsible means sacrificing performance or aesthetics. The next generation Thermocline fabric is the highest performing fabric we have ever made for this application and it feels as good as it looks. Its outer layer is 78% recycled nylon, from ‘ghost’ fishing nets and other post-consumer waste; this truly is good for the ocean.

Key Features

Neoprene free

Outer contains 78% recycled Nylon

Lightweight

Wind and waterproof fabric

Breathable

Neutrally buoyant

Machine washable

Equivalent of 2mm neoprene

Fabric and Care

33% Econyl® Recycled Nylon / 57% Polyester / 10% Elastane

Machine Wash at 30°C

 

Sizes UK Sizes USA Height   Chest   Waist   Hips   Inside Leg*  
Inches Cm Inches Cm Inches Cm Inches Cm Inches Cm
6 X Short 4 X Short 5'1"-5'4" 155-162.5 27-30" 68-76 20-23" 51-59 30-33" 76-84 26.5-28" 67-71
6 Short 4 Short 5'2"-5'5" 157.5-165.5 27-30" 68-76 20-23" 51-59 30-33" 76-84 27-28.5" 69-73
6 4 5'3"-5'6" 160-168 27-30" 68-76 20-23" 51-59 30-33" 76-84 28-29.5" 71-75
8 X Short 6 X Short 5'2"-5'5" 157.5-165.5 29 -32.5" 74-82 22.5-25.5" 57-65 32.5-35.5" 82-90 27-28.5" 70-75
8 Short 6 Short 5'3"-5'6" 160-168 29 -32.5" 74-82 22.5-25.5" 57-65 32.5-35.5" 82-90 28-29.5" 71-75
8 6 5'4"-5'7" 162.5-170 29 -32.5" 74-82 22.5-25.5" 57-65 32.5-35.5" 82-90 28.5-30.5" 73-77
10 X Short 8 X Short 5'3"-5'6" 160-168 31.5-34.5" 80-88 25-28" 63-71 34.5-38" 88-96 28-29.5" 71-75
10 Short 8 Short 5'4"-5'7" 162.5-170 31.5-34.5" 80-88 25-28" 63-71 34.5-38" 88-96 28.5-30.5" 73-77
10 8 5'5"-5'8" 165-173 31.5-34.5" 80-88 25-28" 63-71 34.5-38" 88-96 29.5-31" 75-79
12 Short 10 Short 5'5"-5'8" 165-173 34-37" 86-94 27-30.5" 69-77 37-40" 94-102 29.5-31" 75-79
12 10 5'6"-5'9" 167.5-175 34-37" 86-94 27-30.5" 69-77 37-40" 94-102 30.5-32" 77-81
12/14
(12 top/
14 bottom)
10/12
(10 top/
12 bottom)
5'6"-5'9" 167.5-175 34-37" 86-94 29.5-32.5" 75-83 39.5-42.5" 100-108 30.5-32" 77-81
14 Short 12 Short 5'6"-5'9" 167.5-175 36-39.5" 92-100 29.5-32.5" 75-83 39.5-42.5" 100-108 30.5-32" 77-81
14 12 5''7"-5'10" 170-178 36-39.5" 92-100 29.5-32.5" 75-83 39.5-42.5" 100-108 31-32.5" 79-83
16 Short 14 Short 5''7"-5'10" 170-178 38.5-41.5" 98-106 32-35" 81-89 41.5-45" 106-114 31-32.5" 79-83
16 14 5'8"-5'11" 172.5-180 38.5-41.5" 98-106 32-35" 81-89 41.5-45" 106-114 32-33.5" 81-85
18 Short 16 Short 5''7"-5'10" 170-178 41-44" 104 -112 34.5-37.5" 87-95 44-47" 112-120 31-32.5" 79-83
18 16 5'8"-5'11" 172.5-180 41-44" 104 -112 34.5-37.5" 87-95 44-47" 112-120 32-33.5" 81-85
20 Short 18 Short 5''7"-5'10" 170-178 43.5-46.5" 110-118 36.5-40" 93-101 46.5-49.5" 118-126 31-32.5" 79-83
20 18 5'8"-5'11" 172.5-180 43.5-46.5" 110-118 36.5-40" 93-101 46.5-49.5" 118-126 32-33.5" 81-85