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Arctic - Extreme Performance Undersuit

The Arctic's two layers of high insulation, low bulk fabric, ensure exceptional levels of thermal protection. Constructed with comfort and utility in mind, the minimalist design provides outstanding performance under closer fitting neoprene drysuits. In a layering system, the Arctic is also suited for use underneath membrane and trilaminate suits.

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New Arctic One Piece

Probably the world's best selling thermal undergarment is now available in a simple one piece option. Featuring the innovative two layer technology pioneered by fourth element, the One Piece Arctic provides a simple solution to the challenges of thermal protection.

Backed by years of field testing by the Norwegian Navy, the British Antarctic Survey Dive Team, the French Marines and the Danish Navy, the Arctic was designed using high technology fabrics and has been tested in real diving conditions from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

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Arctic Two Piece

Without question one of the most popular drysuit undergarments on the market, the two piece Arctic undersuit is suitable for use on its own underneath neoprene drysuits or in a layering system with base layers under a trilaminate suit. Low bulk, high insulation, the high density fabrics maximise thermal protection whilst wicking away moisture from perspiration and suit leaks.

The two piece system makes fitting easier, allowing “mix and matching” of tops with leggings to get the best fit. A long overlap between top and leggings prevents separation and cold spots developing (we recommend tucking the top into the waistband of the leggings just before donning your drysuit).

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Arctic One Piece
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Probably the world's best selling thermal undergarment is now available in a simple one piece option. Featuring the innovative two layer technology pioneered by fourth element, the One Piece Arctic provides a simple solution to the challenges of thermal protection.

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Mens Arctic Two Piece

Without question one of the most popular drysuit undergarments on the market, the two piece Arctic undersuit is suitable for use on its own underneath neoprene drysuits or in a layering system with base layers under a trilaminate suit. Low bulk, high insulation, the high density fabrics maximise thermal protection whilst wicking away moisture from perspiration and suit leaks.

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Mens Arctic Top

The Arctic top is designed with a long body portion to ensure adequate overlap between the top and trousers. Thumb loops prevent the sleeves from riding up during donning. Remember to remove them and tuck them back underneath the wrist seals. Tuck the top into the waistband of the trousers before donning drysuit to prevent any separation during the dive.

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Mens Arctic Leggings

The Arctic leggings feature secure foot loops to keep leggings in place when donning the drysuit. A high waistband ensures that separation of top and leggings is minimised. Tuck the top into the waistband before donning the drysuit. The lower legs are single layered to prevent too much bulk around the ankles making donning easier. Short and regular leg lengths are available.

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Womens Arctic Two Piece

Without question one of the most popular drysuit undergarments on the market, the two piece Arctic undersuit is suitable for use on its own underneath neoprene drysuits or in a layering system with base layers under a trilaminate suit. Low bulk, high insulation, the high density fabrics maximise thermal protection whilst wicking away moisture from perspiration and suit leaks.

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Womens Arctic Top

The Arctic top is designed with a long body portion to ensure adequate overlap between the top and trousers. Thumb loops prevent the sleeves from riding up during donning. Remember to remove them and tuck them back underneath the wrist seals. The right arm features a small zipped pocket for a key or personal items. Tuck the top into the waistband of the trousers before donning drysuit to prevent any separation during the dive.

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Womens Arctic Leggings

The Arctic leggings feature secure foot loops to keep leggings in place when donning the drysuit. A high waistband ensures that separation of top and leggings is minimised. Tuck the top into the waistband before donning the drysuit. The lower legs are single layered to prevent too much bulk around the ankles making donning easier. Short and regular leg lengths are available.

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Arctic Socks

The Arctic drysuit undersuit is complemented by the Arctic socks, which completes 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.

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Arctic Hat

With the classic construction of two layers of high insulation, low bulk fabric, the Arctic hat is seriously warm.

Arctic Features

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Dual layer Construction

Using a combination of fast wicking, high insulation fabrics, the Arctic creates a micro climate around the diver, keeping the body dry and warm. A high density inner fleece provides superior insulation, with maximum comfort and wicking, whilst the outer layer, which has a water repellant finish, ensures a snug fit.

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Low Bulk Insulation

The Arctic requires less loft to perform due to 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, reducing the rate of cooling, without any risk of trapping the air and preventing its release from the dump valve.

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Performance When Wet

The Arctic retains a significant degree of its thermal performance when wet, such that wearers have found it possible to complete dives in relative comfort after even the most fundamental drysuit failures. In some cases, divers have not noticed a leak in a neck or wrist seal until after the dive, such is the performance of the fourth element Arctic.

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Thumb Loops

For easy donning. Furthermore, unlike other undersuits on the market, the Arctic undersuit is machine washable. Wash cool with half the usual amount of detergent. Spin and line dry, DO NOT tumble dry.

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Pockets

A pocket on the upper right arm for small valuables. Furthermore, unlike other undersuits on the market, the Arctic undersuit is machine washable. Wash cool with half the usual amount of detergent. Spin and line dry, DO NOT tumble dry.

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Arctic Size Charts

Use the table below as a guide to help select which size Arctic 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