About Fourth Element Thermocline Wetsuit Alternative
Get the thermal performance of a 2mm neoprene suit, without the neoprene.
Designed for diving, these suits are great for any water activity (say swimming, for example!) if, like Ian, you can't wear neoprene.
The Thermocline neutrally buoyant system represents an evolution in thermal protection, using state of the art materials to maximise performance without compromising on comfort.
This is the ultimate warm-water wetsuit.
Neutrally buoyant, machine washable, breathable, lightweight and hypoallergenic, the Thermocline full suit combines our experience with high technology fabrics and design with our passion for diving to provide a more comfortable and convenient diving experience.
The comfort is not limited to the dive however. The breathable fabric ensures that the wearer is more comfortable when fully kitted up and waiting to get into the water. Weighing less than 1kg, the suit is ideal for travelling divers, keen to keep baggage to a minimum. It is fully machine washable so can easily be kept fresh and clean between trips.
The suit is neutrally buoyant, allowing less lead to be worn and it dries quickly, even during the surface interval.
Available in Men's and Women's styles.
HEIGHT (CM), CHEST (CM), WAIST (CM)
Small 166-174, 86-96, 66-71
Medium 176-183, 96-106, 76-81
Large 180-188, 106-116, 86-91
X-Large 185-193, 116-127, 96-101.5
XXL 190-198, 127-137, 106.5-112
XXXL 195-202, 137-147, 117-122
HEIGHT (INCH), CHEST (INCH), WAIST (INCH)
Small 5'5"-5'8", 34-38", 26-28"
Medium 5'9"-6'0", 38-42", 30-32"
Large 511"-6'2", 42-46", 34-36"
X-Large 6'1"-6'4", 46-50", 38-40"
XXL 6'3"-6'6", 50-54", 42-44"
XXXL 6'5"-6'8", 54-58", 46-48"
Thermocline garments have been very successful in helping people with neoprene skin allergy to continue to enjoy their diving. The lightweight neutrally buoyant wetsuit system can be used instead of a traditional neoprene wetsuit for warm water diving, or it can be used underneath a neoprene suit to provide an effective barrier to skin contact. Allergic reaction to neoprene is generally ascribed to the accelerants used to manufacture the man-made rubber (i.e., thiurams, carbamates, thioureas, thiazoles). While not life-threatening, if left mismanaged or untreated, these reactions can cause permanent damage to the patient/user's skin. Therefore, an accurate and complete diagnosis is essential and if it occurs, a doctor should be consulted.
Please note that in some cases the allergy may be so severe that thermocline may not be 100% effective. It is impossible for us to know this without detailed assessment from a doctor, and results for individuals do vary. However, most people have found that using thermocline alleviates if not eliminates their symptoms.
The Thermocline range does not involve any of these accelerants and many neoprene skin allergy sufferers have been helped by using Thermocline.