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Arena Powerskin Carbon Flex Full Body Short Leg Open Back Tech Suit Swimsuit

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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.

    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


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




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  • 4 Review Stars (8 Reviews)

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  • 2/5/2017 Definitely Not The Best Suit

    2 Review Stars By Rock Kickass

    Fit true to size.  Practice suit 28/Tech suit 28.  Worn for four race weekends and on the fourth, the material in the thigh burst open during a race!  Never had that happen to a tech suit before.  Also, as others have said, it just doesn't feel "right".  Seems to feel heavier than the other tech suits we've had (Speedo, A3 Performance, Arena Carbon Air...), which isn't a great motivator for championship season.  I'd pass on this one if possible.

    Rock Kickass
    Athens, GA

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 7/9/2016 Everything perfect

    5 Review Stars By Valeria


    New York

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 5/20/2016 Great performance fit

    5 Review Stars By Grawell

    This suit fits tight. Seems close to true size of what a normal competition suit fits but if you are on the tight side of a normal suit for its size you will want to closely compare your measurements to the measurement table. Size 26 fit very snug on a 5'4", 115 lb, A cup frame. Great feel and great results.

    Irvine, CA

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 4/6/2016 An Arena Family Now!

    5 Review Stars By Kydamans

    We bought this suit for our daughter for Christmas after MUCH research, and trying on many different brands of Kneeskins.  She had a particular suit in mind when we arrived, but by the end of our laborious, sweaty efforts, this is the suit that she wanted!  She says that it is the most comfortable suit, and that she feels that the compression in this suit is supportive, instead of restrictive.  She is a small built female, about 110 pounds, and 5 foot, 3 inches tall.  After trying on several sizes, we purchased a 24, which fits her like a glove!  Remember, these suits are meant to feel very tightly!  Her suit has shown no wear, and has not stretched out much at all!  We are definitely an Arena family now!

    Lexington, KY

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 3/31/2015 Not a fan

    2 Review Stars By Swimmom1000

    We ordered this suit in a 30 which is the same size as her practice suit for Y nationals. Luckily, she tried it before nationals. This suit was inflexible and hard to turn in. The material does not give at all! We ended up buying a speedo suit instead for nationals. My daughter really wanted to like this suit but just didn't like how it felt in the water. In the positive ,it is a very pretty suit.

    Winston Salem, NC

    Fit: Feels too small

  • 3/18/2015 Great suit but wears out quickly

    4 Review Stars By swim mom

    My daughter, a high school swimmer, just wore this suit at a championship meet and it worked well.  She swam a couple of best times and said that she felt like it helped her stay high in the water during her freestyle.  Unfortunately, after the three day prelims and finals meet, the suit was no longer effective.  By Sunday morning she said it had stretched out so much that she was feeling water come in at her chest on her dives and turns.  She really liked it, but it just didn't last very long.  The most you will get out of this suit is one meet.  Sizing seems to be spot on. We ordered a 28, which is the size she wears in practice suits, and it fit perfectly.  As a comparison, she wears size 23 in Speedo technical suits.

    swim mom

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 9/14/2014 Best Tech suit

    5 Review Stars By Anonymous

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

    Dallas Tx

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 6/4/2014 Great tech suit.

    5 Review Stars By Laurie H.

    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.

    Laurie H.
    Chesapeake, VA

    Fit: Feels true to size

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