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SIZE MATTERS – Fourth Element make it personal

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Recognising the difficulty of knowing if a wetsuit or swimsuit is going to fit, Fourth Element’s team bares (nearly) all to help divers of all shapes and sizes find a suit that, well, suits.

Getting the right size wetsuit is not easy. Clothing sizes are far from standard – a size 10 from one brand is not the same as a size 10 from another. This is complicated yet further by different size charts in different countries, and for many women the frustration does not end there. If you can’t try a wetsuit on it’s almost impossible to know if it is going to fit and many dive shops don’t stock the full range of women’s sizes.

65% of the UK staff at fourth element are female, and like all women, they also face the daunting question when picking new gear of “what size do I need?!” whenever they are shopping. Where fourth element gear is concerned, they were determined to make things easier and give their customers the confidence they need. They compared their own experiences with customer feedback and decided to share their measurements and handy tips along with photos showing them wearing the products.

Of course, this is not representative of all body shapes but customers can now hopefully find a body shape and size close to one they identify with. They can also take advantage of the personal descriptions of the products and get an insider’s view of how the swimwear, undersuits and wetsuits feel to wear.

“Our philosophy has always been to create performance products which fit well and look great, and we are always striving to improve,” said Lauren Williams, Senior Designer. “Our design team is predominantly female; understanding how our products are worn and perform is critical to developing them in future.”

Fourth Element’s range of women’s dive wear spans from UK6 to UK20 but even this can be confusing, so the company is moving from the numbered size system to a universal system with sizes from XXS through to XXXL, to make it easier for customers across the world to identify the size that they need.

It’s not just the swimwear and dive wear that is becoming more accessible. The new Winter 2020 range of t-shirts and hoodies diverges from the usual classic shapes, into a range more relaxed and modern with simple designs that are wearable and flattering for all body shapes.

For a full line up of the team and the suits that they choose, visit https://life.fourthelement.com/size-matters/

For more information contact info@fourthelement.com

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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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