Fourth Element - Thermocline Long Sleeve Swimsuit - Back Zip
When you are looking for a swimsuit with a little more warmth or something to wear under a wetsuit for extra protection, this is the perfect solution. These swimsuits bridge the gap between traditional swimwear and wetsuits, perfect for cold water swimming.
Thermocline provides a solution for many people who suffer from neoprene allergies either by replacing the traditional wetsuit entirely or acting as a barrier when worn under a wetsuit, reducing contact between the skin and the wetsuit itself.*
Lightweight, neutrally buoyant, machine washable, breathable and hypo-allergenic, the Thermocline full suit combines Fourth Element's experience with high technology fabrics with our passion for life in, on and under the water, to produce a truly versatile lightweight wetsuit system.
- Neoprene free
- Outer contains 78% recycled Nylon
- Wind and waterproof fabric
- Neutrally buoyant
- Machine washable
- Equivalent of 2mm neoprene
Fabric & Care:
- 33% Econyl® Recycled Nylon
- 57% Polyester
- 10% Elastane
- Machine Wash at 30°C
- Thermocline fabric does not act the same as neoprene, you may find it feels tight out of the water but once in the water it will become looser so a tight fit is important prior to avoid sagging.
These Fourth Element Swimsuits are part of their Ocean Positive range made using recycled nylon from ghost fishing nets and other discarded waste. ‘Ghost nets’ amount to over 600,000 tonnes of lost gear every year. The main hazard is to marine life – from invertebrates to large marine mammals. They continue to fish, long after they have been abandoned, and account for countless lives. The netting, very slow to degrade, scrubs coral, creating a desolate seascape where they are dragged over the reef by shifting currents.
Now, all over the world, dive teams are removing these ghost nets from the wrecks and reefs, often at great depths, and bringing them up to the surface where they can be recycled and spun into nylon yarn.