When a wetsuit is your choice of thermal protection but you need pockets, look no further. Using hardwearing Supratex (made with recycled polyester) to reinforce the seat and crotch, these shorts are designed to stand the test of the most adventurous diver.
Most attention has been given to the pockets - built to the same design as our Argonaut drysuit pockets, using Cordura® fabric for durability. The pockets feature a wetnotes sleeve and bungee loops with the addition of a mesh panel in the bottom to assist fast drainage.
The wide waistband has a low profile buckle and webbing to adjust for optimum fit. Inside the waistband is lined with anti-slip mesh skin to ensure that the shorts stay in position, whether in the water or hiking to the dive site.
Features & Fitting & Adivce
Fabric & Care
Origin & Transparent Production
The Rock Hopper shoes are lightweight yet pack a punch in comfort and versatility. Comfortable for clambering over rocks thanks to the natural rubber outsole and ergonomic footbed, the Rock Hoppers are equally suited to use with open heel fins thanks to heel reinforcement and durable lining over the bridge of the foot. The Smoothskin seal around the ankle minimises water movement and helps to keep the shoes in place whether walking, climbing or finning.
What makes this product OceanPositive?
The outer parts of the shoe are made from a 100% natural rubber from rubber trees, reducing the demand for synthetic rubber made from petrochemicals.
Each pair of Rock Hoppers is lined with recycled fabric, saving at least 6 plastic bottles ending up in landfill or worse, the ocean.
"Being ‘OceanPositive’ spans from not just what we do in the ocean but also what we do in our everyday lives. Items in our OceanPositive Collection are made using fabrics including a significant percentage of recycled content from post-consumer waste. This includes “Ghost” Fishing nets, brought out of the sea to be recycled and post-consumer plastic bottles."
One of the key ingredients of neoprene, Eco Carbon Black, is recycled by our wetsuit factory from post-consumer scrap tyres. This significantly reduces energy consumption and cuts CO2 emissions by 200g per wetsuit.
Our UPF 50+ fabric is a blend of recycled nylon and xtra life™ LYCRA® which gives generous stretch and also offers extended protection against chlorine and salt.
This swimwear is made of ECONYL® 100% regenerated nylon, a significant percentage of which comes from fishing nets recovered from the sea.
Take care & wear it longtime
Sustainability comes with long lasting and circular features. the combination of high-quality manufacturing and high quality materials, as well as good care during use, will make your Fourth Element product a faithful companion for your next adventures.