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Grown, Not Made: Introducing the fourth element Surface Suit

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A great wetsuit that keeps you warm can make or break your time in the water and neoprene has long been the material of choice for thermal protection. However, Petroleum-based wetsuits rely on oil exploration and drilling, neither of which are good for our planet. The high levels of energy required to produce petroleum neoprene contribute towards climate change, releasing toxic gasses emitted in the chemical processing plants.

Surface, made using Yulex Pure™, offers a unique solution. Without compromising on strength and performance, it uses completely natural rubber that comes from a sustainable source using earth-gentle processes.

Yulex Pure™ is FSC® Certified, ultra-pure natural rubber grown in the USA. The plants are grown without artificial irrigation systems and the materials are processed with recycled water. Even the waste plant material after the rubber extraction process is used as biomass fuel for electricity generation. The lining fabrics are created from ocean-bound plastic bottles, recycled and spun into polyester yarn. Water-based glues are used to bond the foam to the fabrics and the prints are water-based or embossed; every care has been taken to minimise the environmental impact of this product.


The Surface is designed for life in the water from diving, freediving and snorkelling to surface watersports such as stand up paddleboarding, surfing and open water swimming. The minimal design features a mini chest zipper, eliminating the need for a back zip, radically improving mobility and minimizing the opportunity for water to enter the suit though the teeth of the zip. The flexible rubber of the suit provides freedom of movement and the inner ankle and wrist seals ensure that suit flush is minimized.

Do you want a more sustainable wetsuit that will enable future generations to keep enjoying our underwater world?

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TUSA Sport Black Series Full-Face Mask now available

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Introducing the TUSA Sport UM-8001 Full-Face Mask

Goodbye jaw discomfort (no uncomfortable mouthpiece to bite onto). Goodbye difficult breathing and goodbye water in your snorkel thanks to our dry snorkel. For good. Huge field of vision and no more fogging thanks to TUSA’s patented and independently tested air circulation technology.

FULL VISUAL on the underwater world – TUSA Sport Full-Face Snorkeling mask will revolutionize your snorkeling experience. You will be able to observe everything that happens around you underwater with a 180° panoramic view.

SNORKEL & BREATHE LIKE MOTHER NATURE TAUGHT US

Goodbye jaw discomfort, goodbye difficult breathing and goodbye water in your snorkel. For good. With TUSA Sport Full-Face Snorkeling Mask  you breathe through your nose, while the dry top prevents water from getting in the snorkel. Now your mouth is free to say: WOW!

AUGMENTS YOUR FIELD OF VISION, THE MOST!

TUSA Sport Full-Face Snorkeling Mask has the largest field of vision of any mask out there.

NO MORE FOGGING PROBLEMS

Goodbye defoggers, hassles and lost opportunities to see the fish of a lifetime. TUSA Sport Full-Face Snorkeling Mask’s breathing circulation inside the mask’s frame guarantees no fogging and no extra stress. Just take it out and jump in.

DRY TOP SNORKEL

No more water getting in your snorkel, you don’t have to clear it if you go underwater, and no water gets in if there’s surf, splash or such. Just breathe comfortably and enjoy the ride.

For more information about how to purchase in the UK click here.

For more information about worldwide availability click here.

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Fourth Element release new freediving suit

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For 20 years fourth element have been pioneers of underwater thermal protection, experience they now bring to freediving.

Designed for recreational freediving, their new RF collection uses a optimum combination of Glideskin, Smoothskin and lined neoprene to maximise your freedom in the water, allowing you to focus on your breath, visualise and reach your limit.

The 3/2mm RF1 suit is easy to don, yet effectively sealed by Smoothskin seals at the wrists, ankles and neck. A ‘black-out’ zipper and robust inner linings ensure that this suit is more versatile than open cell suits, but water ingress is minimised keeping you warmer for longer.

Glideskin panels over the shoulders and along the legs give excellent stretch, improving fit and hydrodynamics, while subtle knee protection and more durable linings elsewhere ensure that this suit is practical for freediving in many environments.

The RF1 suit can be combined with the new RF vest to enhance thermal protection. This creates 6mm on the critical torso area and 3mm protection for the head, keeping suit flush to a minimum without adding restrictive bulk.

Discover the Recreational Freediving collection HERE

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