The Thermocline Hooded Vest is perfect for an additional layer to keep your core warm in temperate waters with the equivalent thermal properties as 2mm neoprene. The ladies fit is snug to the female form reducing flow of water through.
Fourth Element's Thermocline range provides a revolutionary new idea, wetsuits without the neoprene but keeping the excellent thermal protection. The inner fleece layer pulls moisture away from the skin where it is then wicked through the membrane layer and evaporates from the external nylon, meaning they are super fast drying.
It makes for an excellent option for all water activities, with super thermal properties. It is lightweight, breathable, machine washable (no more smelly wetsuits!), hypo-allergenic and neutrally buoyant. It can also be packed with your normal gear with no worries of damage to the material.
A layer of water is trapped between the membrane and the skin and helps to prevent the flush of cold water through the suit.
Fourth Element's Thermocline range is part of their Ocean Positive range, made from recycled ghost fishing nets, perfect for the environmentally conscious diver.