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Arctic Expedition - Extreme Performance Undersuit

The ARCTIC EXPEDITION brings our knowledge of performance fabrics and biomapped design together to create a new undersuit in our EXPEDITION SERIES. Using strategically placed additional layers of high density fleece and wind and waterproof fabrics to protect critical areas of the body that experience greater exposure during the dive, the biomapping technology maximises thermal protection whilst minimising bulk, allowing greater freedom of movement and comfort throughout the dive.

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New Arctic Expedition One Piece

Enhanced insulation is provided in key exposure areas by extra layers of high-density fleece and waterproof, windproof panels. The outer fabric is protected with a ceramic print to minimize any effect of abrasion from the inside of drysuits, and waterproof fabric provides further protection to the knees and seat: invaluable when getting ready on a wet dive deck. Unique thumbloops prevent the sleeves riding up when donning the drysuit, but retract to prevent them being caught in the wrist seals. A zipped hip pocket is positioned for ease of access whilst wearing a cross zip drysuit, without needing to remove the suit and is ideal for carrying a key. Handwarmer pockets on the leggings provide added comfort. Pre-drilled for p-valves.

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New Arctic Expedition Two Piece

Enhanced insulation is provided in key exposure areas by extra layers of high-density fleece and waterproof, windproof panels. The outer fabric is protected with a ceramic print to minimize any effect of abrasion from the inside of drysuits, and waterproof fabric provides further protection to the knees and seat: invaluable when getting ready on a wet dive deck. Unique thumbloops prevent the sleeves riding up when donning the drysuit, but retract to prevent them being caught in the wrist seals. A zipped hip pocket is positioned for ease of access whilst wearing a cross zip drysuit, without needing to remove the suit and is ideal for carrying a key. Handwarmer pockets on the leggings provide added comfort. Pre-drilled for p-valves.

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Arctic Expedition One Piece (unisex)

The one piece Arctic Expedition features zipped handwarmer pockets and elasticated waist portion to ensure snug comfortable fit. The suit is pre-drilled for using p-valves.

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Arctic Expedition Two Piece

Fourth Element brought the two piece undersuit concept to diving in 2002 and it has been adopted by almost all other manufacturers since. The two piece Arctic Expedition allows optimum fit to be achieved by mixing and matching top and leggings to get the correct size combinations. Ease and speed of donning is also maximised by the two piece design.

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Mens Arctic Expedition Top

With warm, water resistant chest panel and sleeve panels, the Arctic Expedition top combines biomapped enhanced insulation with practical considerations for the dive. The windproof chest panel eliminates the rush of cold air when pressing the chest inflate valve. The bungee cord thumb loops ensure that the sleeves do not ride up when donning the drysuit, but retract to prevent them becoming trapped in the wrist seals.

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Mens Arctic Expedition Leggings

The Arctic Expedition leggings are designed with the utmost performance in mind. Handwarmer pockets, and biomapped insulation with additional layers of high density fleece on the thighs, combined with water resistant knee and seat panels. The leggings are pre-drilled for p-valves in both thighs with a hole that can be adjusted for different gauge p-valve tubes.

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Womens Arctic Expedition Top

With warm, water resistant chest panel and sleeve panels, the Arctic Expedition top combines biomapped enhanced insulation with practical considerations for the dive. The windproof chest panel eliminates the rush of cold air when pressing the chest inflate valve. The bungee cord thumb loops ensure that the sleeves do not ride up when donning the drysuit, but retract to prevent them becoming trapped in the wrist seals.

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Womens Arctic Expedition Leggings

The Arctic Expedition leggings are designed with the utmost performance in mind. Handwarmer pockets, and biomapped insulation with additional layers of high density fleece on the thighs, combined with water resistant knee and seat panels. The leggings are pre-drilled for p-valves in both thighs with a hole that can be adjusted for different gauge p-valve tubes.

Arctic Expedition Features

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Retractable Thumbloops

Unique thumbloops prevent the sleeves riding up when donning the drysuit, but retract to prevent them being caught in the wrist seals.

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Zipped Hip Pocket

A zipped hip pocket is positioned for ease of access whilst wearing a cross zip drysuit, without needing to remove the suit and is ideal for carrying a key.

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Unique Fabrics

The outer fabric is protected with a ceramic print to minimize any effect of abrasion from the inside of drysuits, and waterproof fabric provides further protection to the knees and seat.

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Handwarmer Pockets

Handwarmer pockets on the leggings provide added comfort.

Arctic Expedition Size Charts

Use the table below as a guide to help select which size Arctic Expedition undersuit best suits your body type.

If you require any further assistance/advice please don't hesitate to contact us.

Please Note that we will now be using single sizes on all women’s products. Some stock may still be labelled with split sizing. In this case, please use the first of the two sizes e.g. a garment labelled 10/12 equates to size 10.

* Inside Leg Measurements are taken from the crotch to the floor.

Mens Sizes

Sizes Height Chest Waist Inside Leg*
Inches Cm Inches Cm Inches Cm Inches Cm
XS 5'5"-5'8" 165-172.5 30-34" 76-86 23-27" 58-68 30-31.5" 76-80
S Short 5'5"-5'8" 165-172.5 34-38" 86-96 27-30.5" 68-78 30-31.5" 76-80
S 5'7"-5'10" 170-178 34-38" 86-96 27-30.5" 68-78 31-32.5" 79-83
M Short 5'7"-5'10" 170-178 38-41.5" 96-106 30.5-34.5" 78-88 31-32.5" 79-83
M 5'9"-6'0" 175.5-183 38-41.5" 96-106 30.5-34.5" 78-88 32.5-34" 82-86
L Short 5'9"-6'0" 175.5-183 41.5-45.5" 106-116 34.5-38.5" 88-98 32.5-34" 82-86
L 5'11"-6'2" 180.5-188 41.5-45.5" 106-116 34.5-38.5" 88-98 33.5-35" 85-89
XL Short 5'11"-6'2" 180.5-188 45.5-49.5" 116-126 38.5-42.5" 98-108 33.5-35" 85-89
XL 6'1"-6'4" 185.5-193 45.5-49.5" 116-126 38.5-42.5" 98-108 34.5-36" 88-92
XXL Short 6'1"-6'4" 185.5-193 49.5-53.5" 126-136 42.5-46.5" 108-118 34.5-36" 88-92
XXL 6'3"-6'6" 190.5-198 49.5-53.5" 126-136 42.5-46.5" 108-118 36-37.5" 91-95
XXXL Short 6'3"-6'6" 190.5-198 53.5-57.5" 136-146 46.5-50.5" 118-128 36-37.5" 91-95
XXXL 6'5"-6'8" 195.5-203 53.5-57.5" 136-146 46.5-50.5" 118-128 37-38.5" 94-98

Please note all womens sizes are in UK sizes. See the chart at the bottom of the page for a comparison reference.

Womens Sizes

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
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

Comparison chart

UK USA France Germany Italy
6 4 34 32 38
8 6 36 34 40
10 8 38 36 42
12 10 40 38 44
14 12 42 40 46
16 14 44 42 48
18 16 46 44 50
20 18 48 46 52