Xerotherm Beanie Hat
This is the perfect complement to the rest of the Xerotherm range. Effective wet or dry, the beanie hat is the ideal thing to stash in a dive bag, or even the pocket of a BCD to put on to warm up after a dive.
The ultimate baselayer for use under a drysuit. Made using Polartec® Powerstretch® 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 range is designed to be worn under another undersuit or on its own under a neoprene drysuit.
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 fibres and then spreads out over the outer surface. This maintains a thin layer of air 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.
"The performance is superb". This was the reaction of Doug Allan, world-renowned and award-winning underwater filmmaker and author after testing the Xerotherm in -2 degree (29F) water inside the Arctic Circle in Svalbard, whilst shooting sequences for the BBC production The Blue Planet.
The Xerotherm is specified by the FBI Dive Teams, Norwegian Navy and British Police Diving Units.
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"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."
During the neoprene production process, limestone is used to replace petrochemicals to form rubber chips. You achieve the same performance as traditional neoprene, but with way less environmental impact
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.
After the neoprene creation process, the redundant trimmed materials will be recycled and reused in the mixing process to produce more neoprene sheets. Overall huge amounts of raw materials are saved, energy consumption is reduced and waste water and air emissions are minimised during production.