Fourth Element Arctic Socks
Protect the extremities. That's what one famous explorer said, although he was probably making a comment on the fact that several intrepid adventurers have lost digits to frostbite. Cold feet on a dive certainly do not present the same risks as frostbite. However, it's true that if your feet get cold on a dive, concentration can waver and an otherwise fantastic dive can be marred by discomfort. This is where the Fourth Element Arctic Socks come in.
The Fourth Element Arctic Socks complement the Arctic undersuit. They complete the thermal protection system, offering low bulk thermal protection to the extremities. The two-layer construction is warm and comfortable, and the inner liner can be pulled out from the outer liner to speed drying times.
Fourth Element Arctic Socks require less lift to perform. This is due to the more effective management of air which is held in the fibres of the suit. Instead of maximising the thickness of the layer of air near the skin, the Arctic minimises the movement of air within. This reduces the rate of cooling, without risk of trapping the air and preventing its release from the dump valve.
The Fourth Element Arctic Socks retain a significant degree of their thermal performance when wet. Due to this, wearers have found it possible to complete dives in relative comfort, even after fundamental drysuit failures. Its performance is so good that in some cases, divers have not noticed a leak until after the dive.
The Norwegian Navy, British Antarctic Survey Dive Team, French Marines and Danish Navy have all tested the Arctic in the field. The design of the Arctic uses high technology fabrics. It has been tested in real diving conditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
- Keeps the body dry and warm
- Superior low bulk insulation for flexibility
- Performs even when wet
- Machine washable
- Comfortable fit with fleece inner
- Used by FBI dive teams and military divers worldwide
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