Arena Carbon-Pro tri-suit

New carbon-lined race suit marks a dramatic return to tri for swimwear giants Arena

Arena Carbon-Pro tri-suit

As the images of Dave Scott at Ironman Hawaii ’94 in issue 297 of 220 show, Arena have a long heritage in tri.

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Following a lengthy hiatus, the swimwear giants (and official partner of FINA) are now returning to tri with their new 2014 range. Alongside a solitary wetsuit, the line includes six tri-suits for both men and women, with the choice of both one- and two-piece suits available.

That £300 price tag comes from the inclusion of a carbon fabric lining that seeks to provide compression for the optimum core body position in the water, with carbon panels on the back and legs purporting to offer enhanced hydrodynamics.

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Price: £300 from www.arenainternational.com