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Arena Powerskin Carbon Flex Jammer

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SKU: 1A317
Product Code: 8116047

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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. The Carbon Flex features added height and length in the rise, maximizing coverage, compression and comfort. 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.


FINA approved

New Flex Features

  • Added height and length in the rise, maximizing coverage, compression and comfort.
  • Higher waist (rise).
  • Longer inseam for maximum coverage.

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.
  • NFHS/NCAA compliant logos.
  • Jammer design hits above the knee.


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

How to Fit Your Carbon Suit

View the Arena Carbon suit fit guide

For a detailed review by Gold Medalist Mark Gangloff, click here.


View and compare Arena Carbon suits with our interactive guide.


View our official 2015/2016 Racing Suit Technology Guide here.




  • 4.5 star rating (Based on 18 Reviews)
    71% of Fit Survey Respondents said this item "Feels true to size"
    24% of Fit Survey Respondents said this item "Feels too small"
    6% of Fit Survey Respondents said this item "Feels too big"

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  • rating star
    By from
    on 5/19/2014
    Feels true to size

    In the beginning it is kinda hard to put it on, i would recommend putting it on slowly and without pulling it to hard. Once you have it on it feels very tight the first time you wear it, which can be good for swimming. However, it stretches out as you use it. It feels very good underwater and you can feel how your legs float a little more when you have it on.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 2/16/2015
    Feels true to size

    Arena has outdone itself again. Fit and quality that I expect from Arena.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 2/9/2015
    Feels true to size

    My son wore his suit for a championship meet, he felt a bit stiff in the suit but he managed to take time off his 100 free and 200 free events(not his best times).  He will wear it again in another month.  He is willing to give this suit another try, hopefully he'll feel more comfortable in the suit.  He wears a 27 in Speedo but according to Arena's size chart, he's a size 28.  I never thought of sizing up, because the suit is suppose to feel snugged.  Will update my review in a month!

  • rating star
    By from
    on 1/24/2015
    Feels true to size

    Got this suit (i am a breastroker) for my state/regional meet and went best time by 2 seconds from orevious championship meet. Warning: if you see yourself qualify for the smallest possbile size, get it. Ex: if you're waist measures 26 amd option A is 24-26, and option B is 25-27, go with option A. Water repellency and compression are the best I've ever felt

  • rating star
    By from
    on 1/9/2015
    Feels true to size

    It takes a while to get on but it's worth it.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 10/31/2014
    Feels true to size

    I put the suit on, now im going to States. Im pretty good, but its not because of this suit. In all honesty i already have talent amd this suit highly supplements it. So don't think the suit will do all the work, but it will help you get get more toe to toe with that one person that is your biggest opponent for 1st. Anyways. It feels fantastic, very comfy compression. I usually wear a size 30 for racing pre Districts-States, but i ordered a size 32 for this with it fitting very snug. Arenas are alittle misleading when you first put them on, but it will fit just got to really pull it up. Gj Arena!

  • rating star
    By from
    on 7/28/2014
    Feels too small

    Suit is well made, but it does run much smaller than the speedo competition suits.  In Speedo competition suits my grandson wears a size 28-30.  i ordered both the 30 and 32 in Carbon flex so we could decide on size.  He couldn't even begin to put on the 30.  We kept the 32, but I would have liked to have tried a 34 just to see.  
    He has worn it several times and the 32 seems to be fine- might be molding to his body after a few wears.  
    Good suit, but I am not so sure it is any better than the competition Speedo suits (which are still expensive but slightly cheaper than $350).

  • rating star
    By from
    on 7/15/2014
    Feels too small

    It takes about 10 minutes to put on, so don't rush the process. You may also want to think about sizing up because this arena suit is very tight, I haven't worn it for long but I'm sure it will get looser and more flexible. When I first put it on it felt a lot better than my other TYR ap12 suit and I would definitely recommend this product to any swimmer looking to do good in a swim meet.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 6/27/2014
    Feels true to size

    So let's start with the fit, it's tight, and it is hard to get on the first time. But as you get used to it it will get easier, the best thing I can say is go slow. This suit locks you in, most tech suits seem to shift as they're on you or ride up as your around the pool, but this one does not move at all. When you're in you're in, when you flip it holds you it's great.

    That brings us to the next part: the compression. This suit offers the best compression on the market, my benchmark for this has always been the blue seventy nero 14 but this takes the cake. This suit is like a spring, every wall, every dolphin kick, and every start it just wants to get you back to a streamline position. It's great, being a sprinter it allows me to hold my line in the water and transfer all my momentum forward. The best part of this suit is the seams, by moving them from the inside of the legs to the front of the hamstring and quad it allows for much more flexibility. My problem with the LZR series and every other tech suit has always been that they feel restricting, and this new seam placement completely solves this problem.

    This suit provides the best combination of compression and flexibility on the market, it allows you to get the best out of every part of your race, an expensive investment but for serious competition it is the best.

  • rating star
    By from
    on 5/15/2014

    The jammer was a perfect fit for my son and he loved it! Besides the price being pricey it's worth getting it for him.


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.