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Arena Powerskin Carbon Flex Full Body Short Leg Open Back

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SKU: 1A318
Product Code: 8116048

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Featuring the world's most advanced technical racing suits, Arena's POWERSKIN Carbon Flex is the pinnacle of technology and innovation in competitive swimming. Part of the Carbon Series, the Carbon Flex has a patented V-Flex System to provide maximum range of motion in the water...because every swimmer is different.


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FINA approved

V-Flex System

  • Eliminates side seams and provides swimmers with maximum range of motion.
  • Freedom of movement around the hips and glutes.
  • Revolutionary construction.
  • Features taped and bonded external rear (vs. side) seams.
  • Allows for unrestricted flexion and extension in all directions.

Intelligent Muscle Compression

  • Proper compression in a racing suit is the key for drag reduction, efficiency and power.
  • Carbon Cage technology locks down when and where a critical stress level is reaching, maximizing compression on over-extended zones when and where needed.
  • Retains elasticity and freedom of movement.

Carbon Cage Technology

  • Features the world's first technical suits with high-strength carbon fiber woven into a lightweight high-stretch nylon fabric.

Power Return System

  • Strategic placement of bonded seams.
  • Internal elastic taping stores potential energy.
  • Releases this energy in dives, kicks and turns to maximize efficiency, power and speed.


  • Multi-panel construction uses anatomically placed anchor points and high-strength elastic tapes to create Tension Lines along the back of upper legs.
  • Tension Lines provide a lifting effect to help improve and maintain body position.
  • Lines alleviate drag and resistance from fatigued legs.
  • Enhanced range of motion and flexibility in shoulder straps.
  • NFHS/NCAA compliant logos.
  • Open back design.


  • 52% Nylon / 47% Elastane / 1% Carbon Fiber.

How to Fit Your Carbon Suit

View the Arena Carbon suit fit guide

View and compare Arena Carbon suits with our interactive guide


For a detailed review by 11-time All-American Julie Stupp click here



  • 5 star rating (Based on 2 Reviews)
    100% of Fit Survey Respondents said this item "Feels true to size"

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    By from
    on 9/14/2014
    Feels true to size

    Best tech suit out on the market. Love the fit and flexibility.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 6/4/2014
    Feels true to size

    Allows greater flexibility over the Carbon Pro.  Sizing is always difficult to determine but this suit seems to fit correctly if you order the same size suit as your daily practice suit.


Since 1973, Arena™ has been a global influence and leader in competitive swimwear and accessories. Used by international top athletes and the official swim teams of UCSD, UC Berkeley, and Cal Poly, Arena swimwear is as synonymous with water as it is to swimming. Arena boasts a number of streamline, comfortable, and durable swimsuits that are perfect for competitive swimming and races.

By investing in innovation and researching fabrics and textiles, Arena is continuously discovering and utilizing unique technologies. Their high-tech patented Powerskin™ fabric claims to be the lightest fabric in production, weighing only 125 grams per square meter, while their stitchless seams keep mobility at its highest and reduces drag.

With offices populating Europe, Asia and the US, Arena is making waves worldwide with their quality line of goggles, training equipment and competitive swimwear. Whatever your swim needs, Arena has you covered with their jammers, one pieces, and neck-to-knee suits.