Fourth Element Thermocline Ocean Positive Long Sleeve Top - Women's Info
Fourth Element's new generation Thermocline fabric is the highest performing fabric they have produced 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.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Utilising a unique fabric made using ECONYL® 100% recycled nylon from ghost fishing nets and other discarded waste, laminated with a waterproof membrane and thermal fleece, Thermocline revolutionises the notion that being environmentally responsible means sacrificing performance or aesthetics.
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.
Fourth Element's Thermocline range 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*.
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 - the Thermocline Ocean Positive Top can be machine washed. 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.
*Fourth Element advise that in their experience 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.
About Fourth Element Ocean Positive
Originally Fourth Element OceanPositive products were conceived as a result of recycled ghost nets - turned into Econyl to use in our swimwear and rashguards. We believe, looking to the future, that the issues that surround the destruction of our seas go far beyond just abandoned fishing nets. Being 'Ocean Positive' spans from not just what we do in the ocean but also what we do in our everyday lives.
Approximately 1.4 billion pounds of rubbish per year enters our seas. Dumped into our oceans daily, this threatens marine life, pollutes beaches and affects local tourism industries. In several parts of the world including the Gulf of Mexico and the Baltic Sea, depletion of oxygen in the water has created enormous dead zones. Imagine if below the water there was no more coral reef to explore, unique plants are dying out, wildlife is scarce and some cases, becoming extinct.
Fourth Element Thermocline Ocean Positive Long Sleeve Top - Women's Features
- Neoprene free
- Outer contains 78% recycled Nylon
- Wind and waterproof fabric
- Neutrally buoyant
- Machine washable
- Equivalent of 2mm neoprene
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Fourth Element set out in 1999 to design high quality, performance garments for the scuba diver. They are renowned for their thermal wear such as the Arctic, Xerotherm and Thermocline range. Fourth Element wetsuits, drysuits, their technical dive wear clothing, and swimwear are regularly seen on the small and even the big screen, worn by renowned naturalists, underwater videographers and explorers around the world.