If you’re a cold-water diver and are looking for something that seals your drygloves to your drysuit, the folks at Fourth Element may have just the thing.
The company recently introduced its new Ellipse Dry Glove System that attaches drygloves to the drysuit. Its ergonomic, elliptical shape offers a slimmer profile while still allowing a larger hand to pass through.
Designed by Fourth Element and manufactured by Si-Tech, the Ellipse system is designed to work with existing systems and can be used to replace the QCS Oval system on any drysuit. The Ellipse set includes two suit rings, two glove rings, a pair of silicone bands, four O-rings, silicone grease, O-ring tool and a case which can be used to store your drygloves after the rings have been fitted.
One important note: Drygloves themselves are not included in this package.
Aligning the glove and suit rings is made easier by an intuitive key system: The gloves are attached by pressing the rings together, with a robust nitrile O-ring providing a reliable seal for the gloves which will stay secured throughout the dive.
Removing the gloves is a simple process, using the heel of your hand to pop off one side of the glove ring to break the seal.
When not using drygloves, the O-ring can be removed and replaced with a silicone band to protect the O-ring groove.
The system retails for £99.95/€125/US$139.
For more info, check out the Fourth Element website at fourthelement.com.