Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Fourth Element Unveils New RF1 Freediving Wetsuit


Drawing on its past 20 years of experience, Fourth Element this week unveiled a new freediving wetsuit collection.

Designed for recreational freediving, Fourth Element’s new RF collection combines Glideskin, Smoothskin and lined neoprene to maximize freedom in the water, allowing you to focus on your breathing, visualization and safely reaching your limit.

The 3/2mm RF1 suit is sealed by Smoothskin seals at the wrists, ankles and neck. A “black-out” zipper and robust inner linings ensure that this suit is more versatile than open-cell suits, but water ingress is minimized, keeping you warmer for longer.

Glideskin panels over the shoulders and along the legs give excellent stretch, improving fit and hydrodynamics, while subtle knee protection and more durable linings elsewhere allow the suit to be practical for freediving in many environments.

The RF1 suit can be combined with the new RF vest to enhance thermal protection. This creates 6mm over the torso area and 3mm protection for the head, keeping suit flush to a minimum without adding restrictive bulk.

The RF1 is available in men’s and women’s sizes and retails for $489 USD / €419 EUR / £349.95 GBP. The vest retails for $139 USD / €119 EUR / £99.95 GBP.

For more info, go to the Fourth Element website or check out’s review.

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John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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