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Northern Diver’s Storm Semi-Dry Wetsuit gets an updated look

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The Storm Semi-Dry Wetsuit from Northern Diver has been around for decades and is the perfect choice for new or expert divers, casual or professional divers, first-time wetsuit buyers as well as seasoned, experienced watersports enthusiasts.

Suitable for use in cool waters, the Storm’s anatomical pattern is crafted for optimum comfort, and the seals at the wrists and ankles feature Northern Diver’s widely acclaimed smooth skin, which has a great feel and helps stop water flush.

Developed over time to be constructed from a softer and more flexible neoprene which makes it easy to put on and take off, the water suit maximizes the range of motion and improves overall comfort. The front entry vertical-cut YKK plastic zip increases long-term durability and ease of use.

Abrasion-resistant subtle overprinting on shoulders protects against shifting gear such as BCDs from slipping off the shoulder, printed protection on the cuffs helps with grip to keep any dive wrist gauges and computers in place. Strong pad elbow, knee and seat areas are built into the pattern of the wetsuit giving even more abrasion resistance in the highest wear areas.

The Storm steamer wetsuit is predominantly 6mm thick in the vital areas of the body, with a 4mm thickness in areas requiring extra flexibility and movement. Ribbed neoprene features at the back of the elbows and knees for further comfort and flexibility when in action.

Constructed from high quality superstretch neoprene with reinforced blind stitching in critical stress points, these wetsuits are designed for durability and flexibility whether you’re on or in the water. The perfect balance between function and aesthetic appeal, this steamer wetsuit has long arms and long legs making it most effective at maintaining warmth.

For more information about Northern Diver products visit their website by clicking here.

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SIZE MATTERS – Fourth Element make it personal

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Recognising the difficulty of knowing if a wetsuit or swimsuit is going to fit, Fourth Element’s team bares (nearly) all to help divers of all shapes and sizes find a suit that, well, suits.

Getting the right size wetsuit is not easy. Clothing sizes are far from standard – a size 10 from one brand is not the same as a size 10 from another. This is complicated yet further by different size charts in different countries, and for many women the frustration does not end there. If you can’t try a wetsuit on it’s almost impossible to know if it is going to fit and many dive shops don’t stock the full range of women’s sizes.

65% of the UK staff at fourth element are female, and like all women, they also face the daunting question when picking new gear of “what size do I need?!” whenever they are shopping. Where fourth element gear is concerned, they were determined to make things easier and give their customers the confidence they need. They compared their own experiences with customer feedback and decided to share their measurements and handy tips along with photos showing them wearing the products.

Of course, this is not representative of all body shapes but customers can now hopefully find a body shape and size close to one they identify with. They can also take advantage of the personal descriptions of the products and get an insider’s view of how the swimwear, undersuits and wetsuits feel to wear.

“Our philosophy has always been to create performance products which fit well and look great, and we are always striving to improve,” said Lauren Williams, Senior Designer. “Our design team is predominantly female; understanding how our products are worn and perform is critical to developing them in future.”

Fourth Element’s range of women’s dive wear spans from UK6 to UK20 but even this can be confusing, so the company is moving from the numbered size system to a universal system with sizes from XXS through to XXXL, to make it easier for customers across the world to identify the size that they need.

It’s not just the swimwear and dive wear that is becoming more accessible. The new Winter 2020 range of t-shirts and hoodies diverges from the usual classic shapes, into a range more relaxed and modern with simple designs that are wearable and flattering for all body shapes.

For a full line up of the team and the suits that they choose, visit https://life.fourthelement.com/size-matters/

For more information contact info@fourthelement.com

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Gear Maintenance: Episode 1 Masks – Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)

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Everything you need to know to make your scuba diving mask last a lifetime! Welcome to Gear Maintenance!

If you want to support Divers Ready! (for free!) support our sponsor for this series of videos: Dive Rite

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A scuba diving mask is a seemingly simple piece of kit, but there are things that can wrong with it. Proper care, cleaning and preventative maintenance will help you keep your scuba mask in the best condition for years and years. We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning, defogging and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

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Good luck to everyone!

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James


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