The first racing suit with HyperforceTM fabric
“I usually wear the Core FX and the carbon Glide, but this suit is the best of both worlds.”
Gretchen Walsh, World Champion in the 4x100 medley relay
When a product marks the beginning of a new era, it's right to call it by the name it deserves. Introducing POWERSKIN Primo, the world’s first tensoelastic racing suit. Translating literally as “First” in Italian, the Primo is not just a racing suit. It's something more, the first of its kind.
Leading in innovation and technical development for over 50 years, every suit created by arena is the result of deep and meticulous scientific research, with a team of experts and active collaboration with a wide network of élite athletes. However, this time, arena has gone above and beyond, multiplying these efforts with the primary goal of creating the perfect elite technical racing suit. The first of it’s kind, POWERSKIN Primo has been designed with athletes, for athletes.
Italian craftsmanship and German engineering, that have characterized arena as a brand for over 50 years, now meet the most advanced textile technology and innovation culminating in a product that aims to redefine the industry. After four intense years of development, eighteen months of testing, eighty-nine different prototypes, and with the support of almost four hundred collegiate swimmers from the United States, arena presents Powerskin Primo, a product designed to provide everything a swimmer needs in a single racing suit.
"It's comfortable; I don't feel the compression until the moment I enter the water, which is what I want from a swimsuit. Even more flexible than the Air2 and more compressive than the Core FX. It remains stable everywhere, even during the breaststroke kick."
Nicolò Martinenghi, World Champion in the 100 meters breaststroke
Powerskin Primo is the genesis of a new era in elite technical racing suit design and innovation. Previously limited to suits with either high compression or flexibility, athletes were required to choose the characteristic most beneficial to their stroke, distance, and performance. For the first time, arena has eliminated all compromise, allowing compression and flexibility to coexist in a single racing suit serving the needs of all swimmers regardless of discipline. In some tests, the unique properties of the tensoelastic HyperforceTM fabric recorded compression levels over 100% higher than previous models, all while providing extraordinary elasticity that allows easy wearing of the suit and maximum range of motion for unrestricted performance. The internal X-tape configuration provides excellent core stability and connects the hips to the upper body to limit excessive torso rotation.
"5 out of 5 stars, it's my new favorite suit! It feels like it lifts me on the water."
Sarah Sjostrom, Olympic Champion in the 100 meters Butterfly and World Records Holder
The structure of Powerskin Primo promotes an optimal hydrodynamic position of the body. The double-taped power bands, designed to wrap the muscles on the back of the thigh, complement the Hyperforce fabric, providing greater support and lift to the legs and hips for an optimal streamline position and maximum reduction in form drag. In addition, the unique flow-channeling surface construction of the Hyperforce fabric creates less water resistance to minimize surface drag and allow for maximum speed and performance.
"It feels like wearing armor when you put it on, but when you're in the water, you're really free to move."
Florent Manaudou, Olympic Champion in the 50 meters Freestyle
Unlike nearly all elite racing suits to date – across the industry - Powerskin Primo is easy and quick to put on allowing athletes to streamline their race-day routine and spend less time changing and more time preparing to be their best. In the women's suit, for the first time in arena's history, the POWERSKIN Primo will also be available in Long Torso sizes for a near-custom fit and supreme comfort on the shoulder straps without sacrificing compression. Two novelties have been introduced in the men's design: a longer cut from waist to knee provides greater suit coverage for maximum compression where you need it most, while the Hyperforce fabric’s extraordinary elasticity allows for custom waist height adjustment from low to high, allowing each athlete a comfortable and personalized style.
Available in open-back or closed back versions for women, and jammers for men, Powerskin Primo presents itself to the public in an elegant and sophisticated colorway with timeless black enhanced by teal details that highlight the innovative texture of the HyperforceTM fabric. Powerskin Primo will also be available in a bold emerald boa colorway starting in April 2024.
Powerskin Primo will be the star racing suit of the most anticipated event of the year and, for the occasion, will be colored with emotions thanks to a design inspiration created by the athletes who will be among the protagonists of the 2024 summer. This unique limited edition will be available in June.
POWERSKIN PRIMO SL OB RSP € 595
POWERSKIN PRIMO SL CB RSP € 595
POWERSKIN PRIMO JAMMER RSP €395
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ARENA COBRA EDGE
The evolution of the world's most beloved goggle line has reached a new frontier; introducing the innovative Cobra Edge. The structure of this new model is even more hydrodynamic than its predecessors with a refined fit that adheres perfectly to the face, ensuring stability in every phase of the race, from the starting block to each turn. Cobra Edge is also equipped with SWIPE Technology – a unique reactivating anti-fog coating offering the longest-lasting performance and durability in the industry, reactivating simply by rubbing a finger on the lenses for new-goggle performance on-demand.
With optimal peripheral vision, greater comfort, and a contemporary design, Cobra Edge is the synthesis of all the elements that have made the Cobra line an instant classic in every pool on the planet: everything you could ask for in a pair of goggles, and more.
Solar storm or desert sky? Scorpion glow or sunset blaze? The name is enough to take you to distant galaxies or secret places charged with positive energy, thanks to the color combinations chosen by arena to enhance the innovative forms of Cobra Edge. Available in ten exclusive colorways, Cobra Edge can be purchased in nine lens shades, mirrored and non-mirrored, to conceal or frame the gaze of every athlete before their performance. Each swimmer only has to choose which Edge represents their mood the most:
SOLAR STORM DESERT SKY FOREST MIST GLACIER RIFT
STROBE GLARE JUPITER BEAM SCORPION GLOW
SUNSET BLAZE TUAREG HUSH CARIOCA ZEST
COBRA EDGE SWIPE MR RSP € 100
COBRA EDGE SWIPE RSP € 90
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