Men’s X-Core Vest
- About the collection
- Fabric & Care
The physiological response to cold stress is to reduce blood flow to the periphery and look after the body core, where it can often just be a matter of time before cold becomes the limiting factor in the safety and enjoyment of a dive. X-Core provides extreme thermal protection to the core, enabling longer, more comfortable dives.
Designed to be worn under an Arctic, Arctic Expedition, Halo 3D or any other drysuit undergarment, X-Core augments thermal protection to the extent that electric heating can be avoided in many instances. It performs best over a lightweight baselayer such as J2 or Xerotherm but the X-Core can also be worn as a next to skin garment for critical core protection.
The sleeveless design of the vest minimises impact on buoyancy and overall bulk especially in the shoulders and arms where freedom of movement is critical. The four-way stretch fabric combined with long body design ensures a snug fit, minimising cold points. The additional chest panel helps to minimise the rush of cold air from the inlet valve and provides extra thermal protection in a key exposure area. The fast wicking fabric moves perspiration towards the outer surface, keeping the wearer drier and warmer.
Contains 76% recycled polyester
Four-way stretch fabric for snug fit
Perfect next to skin or over a baselayer
Fast wicking fabric keeps wearer drier and warmer
Heavyweight Polartec® Power Stretch®
Blue Sign® and Oeko-Tex® certified
92% Polyester / 8% Elastane (76% recycled polyester)
Machine washable. We recommend using Sub30 Technical Garment Wash, fourth element’s environmentally friendly washing solution for technical fabrics
Alex wears size Large and is 6’2″ / Chest 38″ / Waist 31″