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Fourth Element Thermocline Socks - Unisex

$45.50  $43.00
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  • Model: TLS01
  • Brand: Fourth Element

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Product Description

Fourth Element Thermocline Socks provide a comfortable lining for full foot fins and neoprene boots. The fabric is fleece lined and the stitching flat locked, which helps these socks minimise abrasion from full foot fins and prevent allergic reactions caused by neoprene boots.

They also make the dive more comfortable by keeping the feet a little warmer and even provide help with donning of the wetsuit by lowering friction between the skin and the inside of the wetsuit. They also help with slightly ill fitting fins with growing children and young adults and can make it possible for them to by a pair which are slightly large for them and therefore last longer.

The Fourth Element Thermocline Socks are a comfortable sock liner for either full foot fins, neoprene boots, or even under a drysuit undersuit. Performance fabric and simple design minimise chafing and virtually eliminate the risk of developing sores or blisters through friction.

Fourth Element Thermocline Socks keep your feet warmer by using Fourth Elements Thermocline material which acts similarly to a 2 to 3 mm wetsuit by trapping a layer of warm water next to the skin.

The socks are black in colour, and are available in multiple sizes.

Thermocline is Neutrally Buoyant:
The Thermocline neutrally buoyant system represents an evolution in thermal protection, using state of the art materials to maximise performance without compromising on comfort.

Thermocline is Machine Washable
Machine wash cold. Line dry. Do not use bleach. Do not iron. Do not tumble dry. Can be dry cleaned. Avoid use of fabric softeners.

Thermocline Protection Layers

Fourth Element Thermocline is a genuine trilaminate fabric. The unique semi-permeable breathable membrane is bonded to a high graded nylon/lycra to create the face, and a brushed polyester fleece to provide a soft and luxurious inner, which also traps water next to the skin when submerged. The membrane provides wind and water proofing from the elements, although of course water ingress will occur at the seams and apertures. The flexibility and lightweight fabric provides considerable freedom of movement and a neutrally buoyant, breathable barrier when immersed or on the surface.

Thermocline Protection Layers
  1. Water and wind from outside.
  2. The nylon outer layer of the suit repels water and enables fast water run-off and easy drying.
  3. The breathable and waterproof membrane layer is bonded to the nylon and fleece to form a protective barrier.
  4. The fleece layer draws moisture away from the skin and wicks through the breathable membrane where it evaporates off the nylon surface.
  5. The hydrophilic inner fleece traps a thin layer of water next to your skin to keep you warm throughout your dive.

Thermocline vs Neoprene Skin Allergy

Fourth Element Thermocline garments have been very successful in helping people with neoprene skin allergy to continue to enjoy their diving. The lightweight neutrally buoyant wetsuit system can be used instead of a traditional neoprene wetsuit for warm water diving, or it can be used underneath a neoprene suit to provide an effective barrier to skin contact.

Allergic reaction to neoprene is generally ascribed to the accelerants used to manufacture the man-made rubber (i.e. thiurams, carbamates, thioureas, thiazoles). While not life-threatening, if left mismanaged or untreated, these reactions can cause permanent damage to the patient/user's skin. Therefore, an accurate and complete diagnosis is essential and if it occurs, a doctor should be consulted.

Please note that in some cases the allergy may be so severe that thermocline may not be 100% effective. It is impossible for us to know this without detailed assessment from a doctor, and results for individuals do vary. However, most people have found that using thermocline alleviates if not eliminates their symptoms.

The Thermocline range does not involve any of these accelerants and many neoprene skin allergy sufferers have been helped by using Thermocline.

Fourth Element Thermocline Sock Features

  • Get the thermal performance of a 2-3mm neoprene wetsuit without the neoprene.
  • The ultimate choice for warm water diving!
  • Thermocline products are also a perfect solution for many divers who suffer from neoprene allergies as they minimise the contact between the wetsuit and the skin.
  • Neutrally buoyant, breathable, lightweight and hypoallergenic, the Thermocline product range combine our experience with high technology fabrics and design with our passion for diving to provide a more comfortable and convenient diving experience.
  • The breathable fabric ensures that the diver is more comfortable when fully kitted up on the surface, waiting to enter the water.
  • Extremely fast drying, even during surface intervals.
  • Fully machine washable and it dries quickly.
  • Being neutrally buoyant also means less lead is required to be worn on dives.

Colour: Black

Fourth Element Dive Sock Size Chart

Use the table below as a guide to help select which size Dive Sock best suits you. If you require any further assistance/advice please don't hesitate to contact us.

Unisex Sizes UK US EU
XS 3 - 4 4 - 5 35 - 37
S 5 - 6 6 - 7 38 - 40
M 7 - 8 8 - 9 41 - 42
L 9 - 10 10 - 11 43 - 44.5
XL 11 - 12 12 - 13 46 - 47
XXL 13 - 14 14 - 15 48 - 49

What We Think...

  • Neutrally buoyant meaning less lead required — lovely!
  • Equivalent warmth of a 2-3mm wetsuit
  • Solution for people with neoprene allergies.
  • An alternative to the Sharkskin, Lavacore and Enth Degree products.

(07/17 LRB)