Fourth Element’s latest launch in its series of innovative new scuba diving products is a brand new undersuit, the Halo A°R.
Dubbed ‘Inner Space Technology’, the Halo A°R is made from ‘extreme insulation material’ A°RGON aerogel – orginally created for space exploration and cryogenics – contained in a compression-resistant matrix, allowing the suit to retain better thermal protection in an thinner, less buoyant design than traditional undergarments.
A wind and water-repellent stretch outer layer, comfortable thumb loops and foot stirrups allow the suit to be worn in comfort all day, with an offset chest zip and baffles to ensure that heat lost from the torso is minimised when in horizontal trim underwater.
All the body from shoulders to knees is protected by a layer of A°RGON, while other critical areas also benefit from the enhanced insulation without compromising mobility or creating bulk.
Routing a valve in the Halo A°R diving undersuit is designed to be as simple as adjusting the two-way zipper in the fly, and a zippered pocket provides a secure place to store keys, credit cards and cash. The suit is available in sizes S-XL.
‘Building on Fourth Element’s experience in thermal protection and bodymapping, we have extensively assessed the HALO A°R with thermal imaging cameras to improve and modify prototypes,’ said Fourth Element Director, Jim Standing. ‘It’s been a long process to get this right, but what we have now is the most advanced technology you’ll find on the market.’
- A°RGON™ – extreme performance thermal insulation
- Bodymapped thermal protection
- High performance low bulk
- Optimised for horizontal trim
- P-valve ready
- Exceptional warmth
- Water-repellent outer layer
- All-way stretch fabric for snug fit
- Machine washable