The knit of the xerotherm fabric produces the fastest wicking effect of any of the products in the fourth element product range. Moisture is drawn out through the fabric along fine fibers and then spreads out over the outer surface. This maintains a thin layer of air (a more efficient insulator than water) next to the skin. This is so effective in the xerotherm that some wearers report experiencing minor suit leaks during the dive without even noticing until after the dive.
The three piece set comprises top, leggings and socks and a bag, providing top to toe thermal protection throughout the dive. Adding a vest to make up a xerotherm plus, gives extra protection to the body core without significantly affecting wearer’s buoyancy. In fact the buoyancy effects of the xerotherm are so small that they rarely impact on weight configuration, yet dramatically improve warmth.