Arena Powerskin Storm Wetsuit - Womens
Designed entirely out of limestone Yamamoto SCS neoprene, a material made from oil with reduced environmental impact, the Powerskin Storm wetsuit has been developed with the help of the world’s leading athletes and incorporates arena carbon fibre technology that supports your body while swimming, so you can maintain an optimum position in the water. The various thicknesses of neoprene guarantee maximum buoyancy, extraordinary flexibility, and total freedom of movement. The special double-layer construction on the forearms provides better sensations during the catch phase, while thinner and highly elastic neoprene around the wrists and ankles means you can put on and take off the wetsuit very quickly. The neckline is designed to provide maximum comfort and no chafing.
The Powerskin Storm wetsuit is approved for all the main race circuits, including FINA, ITU, Ironman and USAT”
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SUPERIOR BUOYANCY & BODY POSITION
The laminated 4mm thick material of the POWERSKIN STORM is constructed using 3 layers of Yamamoto neoprene. The middle layer uses Airlock technology wherein the fabric is perforated to trap air during the lamination process. This allows for 30% more buoyancy over the standard 4mm neoprene, which results in an added lifting sensation for athletes while swimming. The Airlock neoprene is strategically placed on the core and upper thigh areas for an ideal body position, a smooth rotation in the water, and full flexibility.
UNIMPEDED RANGE OF MOTION
The STORM wetsuit exclusively uses Yamamoto's highest elasticity neoprene’s - a mix of #39 and #40 quality. These are made out of Limestone, making the wetsuit extremely flexible and thus providing athletes with an unrestricted range of motion that helps to make each stroke feel natural and comfortable. These pliable neoprene’s are strategically placed on the suit in varying degrees of thickness to provide liberated movement, with enough buoyancy to facilitate a hydrodynamic body position.
DURABLE & WATERPROOF CONSTRUCTION
All seams in the STORM wetsuit are held firmly together with 100% waterproof glue for maximum strength and durability. They are then double blind stitched together, passing through only half of the neoprene material to leave the surface of the fabric smooth and the thread invisible. The result is a secure, completely waterproof seam.
Yamamoto neoprene uses Limestone as its core ingredient. This sedimentary rock, composed largely of minerals, calcite and aragonite, is developed using no oil at all. The energy that it saves at this manufacturing stage makes it a more eco-friendly product compared to other wetsuits on the market.
ZERO CHAFE COLLAR
The STORM wetsuit features a uniquely designed low profile collar, with flattened edges at the neckline and a soft internal fabric which reduces friction when in contact with the skin and prevents chafing.
QUICK EXITS & TRANSITIONS
The ankle cuffs and wrist cuffs feature a thin Yamamoto neoprene designed for enhanced elasticity, making the wetsuit easy to get on and off during the quick transitional phases of a race or practice.
The Yamamoto neoprene is coated with Nano SCS (Super Composite Skin) to ensure zero water absorption. The micro-cell structure of this coating effectively repels water, equipping athletes with a reduced drag and an outstanding glide.
WORLD RENOWNED CORE SUPPORT
All Airlock neoprene is laminated internally with Powerskin Carbon Fibre woven fabric - a feature unique to arena wetsuits. This patent pending textile has proven to have a podium-worthy performance as it has been worn by the world's greatest swimmers. The secret to its success lies in the unparalleled core support it provides to athletes. An added bonus of the woven fabric is its quick-dry and hydrophobic quality, making it quickly ready for your next swim.
HEIGHTENED CATCH & FEEL OF WATER
The STORM wetsuit features a double lined ultra-thin panel of neoprene along the inside of the forearms to provide the swimmer with a heightened sense of feeling and awareness in the water, particularly during the catch and pull phase of the stroke.
APPROVED BY FINA, WORLD TRIATHLON (ITU), IRONMAN & USAT
Thanks to its elevated standards of excellence, the STORM wetsuit is the first contemporary high-end wetsuit to fulfil all requirements set out by FINA (International Federation of Swimming), World Triathlon (formerly ITU - International Triathlon Union), World Triathlon Corporation (WTC - owners of the Ironman series) and USAT (USA Triathlon). The STORM wetsuit is approved by FINA in construction, materials, and logo-branding allowance, and can therefore by used in all FINA sanctioned events at any level.