The folks at Fourth Element have unveiled their latest freediving wetsuit, the RF2.
Following on from their original recreational Freediving Suit – the RF1 – Fourth Element has now released a high-performance two-piece, 6/5/4/mm recreational wetsuit that has been developed for freedivers who want to enjoy maximum freedom and ultimate warmth, according to Fourth Element.
The RF2 sports lined outer panels around the core, arms, and legs for durability, while a Glideskin across the shoulders and the hood maximizes hydrodynamics.
According to Paul Strike, director of Fourth Element:
“We’ve designed this suit with the consultation of professional freedivers, instructors and with the knowledge of freedive suit specialists. The RF2 brings together Fourth Element’s knowledge of thermal protection with freediving expertise at the top of the sport to create a high-performance recreational suit.”
The inner part of the suit has a smooth cell Metalite coating, which the company says provides extra warmth retention and is more robust than traditional open cell.
Freediving Cameraman Daan Verhoeven really likes this new wetsuit:
“The RF2 is possibly the best off-the peg suit I’ve ever tried. As soon as I got in the water, I instantly forgot the suit. I was just comfortable and could move without anything pinching or water coming in.”
The RF2 Hooded Jacket and Leggings are available in sizes S – XL. The jacket retails for £229.95/€275/~US$287, while the leggings retail for £149.95/€179/~$187.
For more info about the RF2, go to fourthelement.com.