They are light, they are extremely packable (my favorite full-size skins to stuff into my jacket by FAR), they have good grip.
BD's system of making single-length skins with the tail preattached sucks, you have to do the tips yourself which means they're likely not going to be factory-perfect, which means there's gonna be snow getting under them. That's a big pain in the butt. Despite my tips being properly attached (the screws are all the way in there, etc) the little white rope thing sometimes wants to pull itself out, which is worrying. There seems to be no way to replace that, should it fail, save for buying a new tip attachment kit and hoping that your screw holes can be reused. The tails (why is this insignificant part factory attached but not the tip??) are weak, despite NOT being clipped tightly, mine have already started to tear around the tail clips (and even ABOVE the tail clips!!), which are perhaps just oversized. The glue also comes out of the box absurdly sticky, it can be a two-hand affair to rip your skins the first handful of times you use them. Overall durability seems very poor: these issues have occurred with less than 10 days of use. I am quite gentle with my gear (although I do tour 5-6 days/week) and only 150lbs at 5'10" so it's not like I'm some deadlifter type just brute forcing the tail straps apart either. I bought these from BD and am kicking myself for not having come to skimo.co, I wish I could swap them for the Pomocas.
At least BD is pretty good about warrantying their stuff. For the price, skip these.
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