The secret to a great dive can be as simple as having warm hands and the dexterity to be able to use your camera or feel your valves for a shutdown. Fourth Element’s 3mm and 5mm wet gloves and 4mm and 7mm mitts use stretch neoprene with glued, stitched and welded seams to give a close fit that almost eliminates the entry of water, whilst maximising flexibility and warmth. The carbonite print on the outside of the glove provides good grip and improved durability. The glove liners are designed to work underneath dry gloves or wet mitts offering an additional layer of thermal protection and the Xerotherm wrist warmers were developed to provide an air gap for allowing air to move from the dry suit into the glove and provide thermal protection where it is otherwise difficult to achieve. The 5mm Kevlar gloves are designed to take a beating with fingertips covered, but still offering a surprising amount of dexterity from a Kevlar reinforced glove. Fourth Element supplies the Kevlar gloves to ‘ghost fishing’ net clearance teams all over the world as a means of supporting their work to rid the oceans of this form of plastic pollution.
New for 2018, the Xerotherm glove is an alternative dry glove liner which maximises low bulk thermal protection with outstanding dexterity.