Fourth Element Mens Proteus 3mm Wetsuit
The fourth Element Men’s Proteus 3mm wetsuit is designed for those who prefer diving in warm waters.
This wetsuit has the following features:
- Combination of superstretch and thermocore neoprene to help block water ingress
- High level of thermo protection
- Hydro lock seals
- Glideskin makes suit easy to get on and off
- Eliminates almost all water Ingress
A Closer Look
Like all fourth element men’s wetsuits this 3mm wetsuit has all of the qualities of this company’s heavier wetsuits but is lighter weight and made for those who enjoy diving in warmer waters. The suit is designed to use fewer panels than most wetsuits. Fewer panels means fewer stitches and fewer places where water can invade.
The seams are all blindstitched and glued on both side with the underside of the stitched area reinforced with neoprene tape. The roll over smooth skin neck has a neoprene collar making for a double layer of protection, There are polyurethane strips on the shoulders to help hold your BCD in place and keep it from slipping and the whole wetsuit is strengthened by rubberized areas on the knees, shoulders and waist.
The wrists and ankles have glideskin to help seal these areas to your arms and legs and prevent water from entering through these points. The back of this wetsuit has a full back zipper with an extra layer of material to cushion your spine from the tank. Under the zipper is a neoprene layer to help keep water from reaching your body should water leak through the zipper or neck of the suit.
It would be difficult to find fault with this fourth element men’s Proteus 3mm wetsuit or any of their wetsuits. These wetsuit are extremely well made and incredibly durable. The rubberized panels are strategically place to strengthen those places that tend to wear out first. The design of the entire wetsuit is highly functional.
Reviews for the Fourth Element Men’s Proteus 3mm wetsuit are exceptionally good. While some users felt that the neck seal that goes over the neck was a bit awkward at first they came to really appreciate and love the way this seal works. They also found this wetsuit to be well fitting while allowing them the freedom of movement they need to be comfortable. Divers also stated that they felt warm in this wetsuit.
The Fourth Element men’s Proteus 3mm wetsuit is a well designed and comfortable wetsuit that would be considered high quality equipment for any diver. It should last a diver for years, saving them money to spend on other necessity equipment.