Arena Powerskin Carbon Flex VX Short Leg Open Back Tech Suit Swimsuit Arena Powerskin Carbon Flex VX Short Leg Open Back Tech Suit Swimsuit Arena Powerskin Carbon Flex VX Short Leg Open Back Tech Suit Swimsuit Arena Powerskin Carbon Flex VX Short Leg Open Back Tech Suit Swimsuit

Arena Powerskin Carbon Flex VX Short Leg Open Back Tech Suit Swimsuit

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  • Rio medalists and world champion sprinters Emily Seebohm and Ruta Meilutyte prefer the power, speed, and freedom of movement of the Open Back POWERSKIN Carbon Flex VX.

    The Flex VX combines arena's patented V-Flex construction - designed with revolutionary placement of seams to provide maximum hip mobility - with POWERSKIN Intelligent Compression and Power Return Construction technologies for optimized performance. The fit has been improved from previous iterations of the Carbon Flex to provide more room around the thighs and the hips, while maintaining that locked-in feel and streamlined hydrodynamics. Stay at your current practice suit size for fitting into this one.


    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


    Fit Tips

    • Most customers find this true to their training suit size.
    • If you've ordered multiple sizes, try the biggest one first.
    • If you can't get it on, it's too small.
    • If it has ripple and gaps, it's too big.


    For a detailed review by Trials Finalist Julie Stupp, click here.


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



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  • 9/23/2017 Terrific!

    5 Review Stars By Maria Michaela Recilla

    Birthday gift to our daughter since she loves to wear Arena suit. It really fit her and she loves the suit so much. Perfect fit for a 11 years old lad.Love it....

    Maria Michaela Recilla
    Cebu, Philippines

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 7/26/2017 Fits great and great results

    5 Review Stars By Michann

    HUGE fan of Arena!!!  My daughter was between two sizes and selected the larger. Glad she did...she said the shoulder straps were tight for the long meet (which it needs to be). She felt confident and dropped tons of time in her distance free style events. SHE LOVES THIS SUIT AND IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW COLORS!!!

    Houston, TX

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 7/24/2017 Great suit, very tight!

    5 Review Stars By Sally

    The suit is comfortable once you get it on.  I had a hard time putting it on the first time, but once I got it on it was comfortable. I measured myself and was able to order the right size based on the sizing chart. It did not let water in to the front of the suit. The only disadvantage was the difficulty getting it on the first time.

    Austin, TX

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 6/21/2017 Great suit!!!

    5 Review Stars By Michelle

    My daughter's measurements span 3 sizes (hips largest and torso smallest, with  bust and waist in the middle). We were advised to go with the largest measurement, but since my daughter likes extra compression, we tried one size down. It went on ok (not too hard and not too easy), and my daughter loves it. She feels like it fits well, but I think the length has potential to allow water to enter through the top, and will always wonder if another size down would've been better.  She'll never admit it to me because she likes the suit so much. I will say that she swam an amazing 800 free race and dropped time in all her other events. She is sold on this suit. The only reason I'm giving 4 vs 5 stars is because I think the suit runs a little big. That said, we will be a repeat buyer when she needs a new one!!!

    Houston, TX

    Fit: Feels too big

  • 11/24/2015 Love the Arena Powerskin Carbon Flex!

    5 Review Stars By Wendy

    We love Arena tech suits - always true to fit, and great in the water.  Looks fantastic, too!


    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 3/27/2015 Excellent suit - tight legs

    4 Review Stars By Shannon

    - Great tech suit
    - Excellent compression
    - Leg opening pretty tight; can be constrictive if worn for full meet

    Seattle, WA

    Fit: Feels true to size

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