Fourth Element began in 1999 with a conversation over a post dive beer in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt. We set out to design high quality clothing with a simple, diving-oriented style.
Our technical range is designed around the principles of performance, function and innovation, using the latest fabric technology in unique combinations and designs to maximise thermal protection. Our products are made with purpose, often inspired by a dive or expedition, influenced by our network of team divers. Months of prototyping, testing and refining are undertaken, in search of innovative solutions to common challenges.
We introduced our OceanPositive products in 2015, starting life as swimwear made from ECONYL® – a recycled nylon spun from ‘ghost fishing nets’ recovered by divers from the sea. The OceanPositive range has grown to include thermal wear made from recycled plastics and garments made using environmentally-friendly, sustainable techniques.
Fourth Element are the founders of MISSION 2020, a collection of pledges from organisations within the diving community to change their business practices in order to help protect and preserve our oceans for the future. This is a statement of our intentions to eliminate single-use plastic in the packaging of all our products by 2020 and to continue to develop new products (and re-develop existing products) using recycled materials wherever possible.
Fourth Element Product Range
The award winning Argonaut drysuit is designed for all diving adventures, with exceptional freedom of movement and the world’s first truly bespoke pattern thanks to BIOMAP®.
Low-bulk, high performance undersuits and baselayers, developed for the most extreme conditions on the planet. Fast wicking, machine washable and above all warm, even when wet. Discover why our underwear is the choice of the Swedish, Danish and French Navy, FBI dive teams, Dutch special forces and thousands of professional divers worldwide.
From Proteus, the warmest 5mm wetsuit on the market to Xenos, a wetsuit designed for liveaboard diving, and Thermocline, the world’s first neutrally buoyant wetsuit system made using recycled ‘Ghost’ fishing nets, our wetsuit range is all about innovation and performance.