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Fourth Element Xerotherm Gloves

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The Fourth Element Xerotherm Gloves are made using Polartec Power-Stretch which was originally developed for NASA, the Xerotherm traps a layer of air — a much better insulator than water — next to the skin, keeping the wearer drier and more comfortable. The Xerotherm range is designed to be worn under another under suit or on its own under a neoprene dry suit and provides astonishing warmth without contributing to bulk or buoyancy. In fact, the buoyancy effects of the Xerotherm are so small that they rarely impact on weight configuration, yet dramatically improve warmth.

Cold fingers are often the first telltale signs of exposure on a long dive. The Xerotherm gloves provide excellent thermal protection as dry glove liners without being bulky, allowing for maximum dexterity. Low-profile stitching offers comfort and greater sensitivity, and when used in conjunction with the Xerotherm wrist warmers and the original Xerotherm suit, the gloves complete (finger) tip to toe protection for the ultimate base layer.

The Xerotherm gloves also make excellent glove liners for use above water. Silicone fingertip protection provides extra grip and durability in key wear areas. Gloves are black in colour and available in multiple sizes. Fabric is 53% polyester, 38% nylon and 9% elastane.

The Xerotherm represents the ultimate in base layer performance, unrivalled by anything else on the market. Xerotherm has been to the top of Everest and down to the Titanic, as well as being specified by the FBI Dive Teams, Norwegian Navy and British Police Diving Units.

Xerotherm provide excellent thermal protection and comfort. Constructed using flat locked stitching and single layer high wicking fleece fabric; it protects the hands and complements the Xerotherm under suit range. It is low bulk without making dry suit gloves too tight or uncomfortable. The knit of the Xerotherm fabric produces the fastest wicking effect of any of the products in the Fourth Element product range.

Moisture is drawn out through the fabric along fine fibers and then spreads out over the outer surface. This maintains a thin layer of air (a more efficient insulator than water) next to the skin. This is so effective in the Xerotherm that some wearers report experiencing minor suit leaks during the dive without even noticing until after the dive. As a standalone undergarment, the Xerotherm is suitable for thermal protection in water temperatures of 19°C to 20°C (66.2°F to 68°F).

Fourth Element Xerotherm Gloves Features

  • Cold Fingers Often First Telltale Sign of Exposure On-Long-Dive
  • Excellent Thermal Protection as Dry Glove Liners
  • Not Bulky for Maximum Dexterity
  • Low-Profile Flat Locked Stitching Offers Comfort and Greater Sensitivity
  • Excellent Glove Liners for Use Above Water
  • Polartec Power-Stretch: Originally Developed for NASA
  • Xerotherm:
    Traps Layer of Air
    Much Better Insulator than Water, Next to Skin
    Keeps Wearer Drier and More Comfortable
  • Unisex Range
  • Xerotherm Fabric:
    Fastest Wicking Effect of Fourth Element Range
    Moisture is Drawn Out Thru Fabric Along Fine Fibers
    Spreads Out Over the Outer Surface
    Maintains Thin Layer of Air Next to Skin
    More Efficient Insulator than Water
  • So Effective, Minor Suit Leaks Not Noticed
  • Suitable for Thermal Protection in Water Temperatures of 66.2°F to 68°F (19°C to 20°C)
  • Won't Effect Buoyancy
  • Materials: 53% Polyester, 38% Nylon and 9% Elastane
  • Color: Black
  • Available in Multiple Sizes

Fourth Element Glove Size Chart

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

Glove / hand size: Wrap a tape measure around the palm of the hand just below the knuckles, make a fist and take the measurement.
Fourth Element Glove Sizing

Unisex Sizes cm Inches
XS 17-19 6.5"-7.5"
S 19-21 7.5"-8.25"
M 21-23 8.25"-9"
L 23-25 9"-10"
XL 25-27 10"-10.5"
XXL 27-29 10.5"-11.5"

Drop Ship:
This is not a regularly stocked item in our Rye dive shop and is, therefore, a Special Order item. It will be ordered for you from the distributor upon request and typically shipped directly from them to you the same day thus resulting in no delay in delivery. If they are out of stock this item becomes a special international order, typically resulting in a 4-week delay.

As a Special Order item, we are Unable To Accept Returns, please take care when ordering your size on this item.

Note: This item cannot be delivered outside of Australia.

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