Most ski companies now produce precut skins for their backcountry skis. If not available or you prefer a different flavor, check out the trim-to-fit kits. Kits usually come with tips, tails, a cutting device, and a bag to hold the skins and keep the glue fresh.
Pomoca is only contented by having the fastest skins on the market. The Race Pro 2.0 formula has been competition and lab tested for several years with the singular goal of maximizing glide. This is the skin that Kilian Jornet has been winning race after race on in Europe. Now available for the rest of us, the Race 2.0 will shine on long climbs and traverses where extra resistance ..
Purple is the new pink! The Colltex PDG race skins are top of the line Swiss technology. Found underneath the skis of many European champions, the PDG skins are 100% mohair with a special glide treatment. They weigh in at 20% less than other mohair skins from Colltex, yet corners were not cut. The sleek violet racers are woven strong enough to keep the hair attached to the skin, wi..
The Gara Aero race skins are made with 100% mohair and are designed to attach to the Gara Aero World Cup skis. These skins now come in the sprint size to match the Gara aero Srint skis. The skins feature the Attivo fixing system that has wide tip clasps with a pull tab. These are parallel race skins that don't need trimming. In fact, Trab even pre-rounded the tails for you. Just ho..
Manufactured by Pomoca, the Dynafit race skins feature a easy-to-grip rubber tip for hassle free application and removal. The race skins are 59mm wide and ~160cm in length, but racers usually trim off the back 10-15cm. The plush is 100% mohair that has been treated to be extra glide-y.
Waterproof membrane between fur and glue keeps your skin sticky.
Water repellent treatmen..
Contour Race skins are known for their durability and luxurious plush. You probably won’t sleep on them too often, but the snow will thank you for the soft petting. They are very grippy yet still have excellent glide. The Race kits are made of 100% mohair which is naturally light and sleek. The tips feature a neat plastic D-ring sewn in with a replaceable bungee cord attached. The ..
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Atomic’s ground-and-trail-breaking Rocker skins, this time sized for the Backland UL 65 race ski. They are 100% mohair and equipped with bungees designed to be used with race-style tip notches. The Rocker Race skins feature the unique Atomic Glide Zone, which replaces skin material under the tip with a friction-free ski-base material. This makes a noticeable difference in glide whe..
It’s fitting that some of the fastest skis on the block have some of the fastest skins available as part of a matching kit. The Colltex PDG is a fan favorite because of its astonishing gliding power and the ability to retain grip while others are slipping. It’s also the basis for Movement’s standard race skins. The simple elastic tip kit is adjustable for a user-customized tip-rip ..
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The Fischer race skins are a durable mohair weave with sticky glue and an simple race-tip system. They run the length of either the 151 or 161cm Fischer AlpAttack race skis. And since the skins are parallel cut and 60mm wide, they would also fit just about every other race ski out there. Just trim to desired length. The bungee tips are pre-installed elastic cords that cinch up agai..
Pomoca’s race formula with a twist. The Race Pro Grip is designed to be the secret weapon when the skin track freezes over and everybody starts to slip, or when the slope angle increases beyond all reason. Pomoca usually reserves their famous Grip treatment for touring skins, but when it’s applied to the fastest Race Pro formula you end up with the Race Pro Grip. While it may be sl..
Race skins for wide skis! The Pomoca Race Back Fix is the easiest way to apply the buttery glide of your race skins to bigger planks. Ideal for clocking the fastest powder laps and skiing objectives when time is crucial, but you still prefer to bring your wider skis. The Race Back Fix functions perfectly as a mid-winter skin for your powder boards or a supplemental skin for long ap..
Assembled from rugged BD GlideLite mix, backed with reliable BD Gold Label glue, and topped off with Voile’s own tip bungee system, the Superlite Skins are destined for greatness. Tip notches are awesome, and it would be a shame not use them on the Objective; until now you had to build your own skins. But now with the Voile Superlite Skins, you can have out-of-the-box climbers that..
Combin must be German for “speed,” because the new Colltex skins nail the light ‘n fast concept that we hold so dear. Building on the formulas that have made the brand a regional favorite, the Combin skin features supple material with the grip of a much heavier skin. Colltex locked the world’s leading chemists in a room until they came up with a groundbreaking adhesive. The glue-li..
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Also known as the Pomoca Climb Pro, these 100% mohair skins give you natural glide. However unlike untreated mohair that can get waterlogged, the Pomocas feature an EverDry treatment that helps prevent glomming and a waterproof membrane to keep moisture off your glue. Think of it as modern mohair. Also modern is the ready2Climb attachment set with a replaceable tip buckle (two size..
Colltex has taken mohair to the extreme. They did this by naming their 100% mohair skins “Colltex Extreme” and by coloring the skins red which is the fastest color (at least in cars). If that isn’t enough to scare you off then you will be extremely pleased with the contents of the blue box. Inside are skins proven through countless climbs through the Alps, with no-compromise glide ..
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Mohair skins from the mohair experts. As the first company to use mohair to make climbing skins, Contour knows their way around the barn. Coupled with attachments that know their way around your ski, the trim-to-fit Guide Cut skins are hard to beat. The fast mohair glide is a given. But with a thicker plush and backing than the competition, the grip and durability are also solid. D..
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We’re not sure but we think the “S” stands for “Super”. The new Pomoca Super treatment on the old reliable Climb Pro Glide skins makes them even better at sliding. The friction coefficient is now more akin to racing formulas than to similar mohair-mix skins. Good sliding technique will be rewarded with up to 20% energy savings on an average climb, a figure extrapolated from recent ..
The S-Glide skins have very little room to improve. Pomoca is trying to one-up themselves anyway. The Tipon formula has a thinner backing material and an innovative “non-glue” adhesive. The result is a skin that is lighter, much more packable, and easy to manage on/off your skis. The adhesive won’t ball up and is easy to wash with soap and water if it gets dirty. Pomoca Tipon skins..
The Hybrid glue system from Contour solves the stickiest skin problem. That is designing a glue strong enough to adhere to the backing but not so strong that you can’t separate a skin from itself. Contour achieved this goal by using multiple layers of glue. An especially sticky formula rests against the skin which is covered in another layer of less tacky glue that keeps the interf..
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Colltex invented the adhesive climbing skin in the sixties, and they continue to produce amazing skins that are chosen by guides and companies such as Atomic, Movement, and Ski Trab. The Mix formula is a workhorse blend of 65% mohair and 35% nylon that gets you up the hill reliably. With the abrasion resistance of nylon and the glide of mohair, the Mix is a great all-around skin fo..
The compromise between lightweight packability and reliable grip is a perennial challenge that skin makers are trying to address. How much mohair? How much nylon? How much of the bottom of the ski do we want to cover? G3 has been making skins for years, and their Minimist line was created to address that very challenge. The Minimist Glide skin is a 70/30 momix skin that packs the b..
Voile has gotten serious about their climbing skin performance. By teaming up with industry-leading Pomoca, Voile is taking advantage of the best technology available. The Hyper Glide skins are a 70% mohair 30% nylon mix that provide the best balance between claw-like uphill grip, and energy-saving silky glide. Ever Dry hydrophobic treatment prevents the fibers from absorbing water..
Black Diamond skins are coming around to the light side. The “UltraLight” construction is 20% lighter and more packable than previous iterations. In addition, BD renovated the tip attachments into a simple Dynex™ cord and pipe that is light, secure, and field replaceable. All this means you can have the most reliable glue in the industry without the weight penalties. The UltraLite ..
The Atomic Hybrid skins are the bees knees. Using Contour’s magic hybrid glue formula, the skins stay stuck to your skis but are easy to peel off and pull apart from each other. The glue formula is actually two layers, one stronger glue that adheres to the backing, and another, more manageable layer on top. The plush is beautiful mohair for your gliding pleasure. The MultiFit kits ..
The Pomoca Climb 2.0 formula focuses on savings, both weight and cash. As of this writing, they are the lightest available trim-to-fit climbing skins for skis. Pomoca uses a short nap on its Safer Skin Light backing, making for an extremely lightweight and packable skin. They also shaved a few dollars off the price by skipping the S-Glide treatment. That makes this skin perfect for..
The GlideLite mix skins are 65/35 blend of mohair and nylon. They are lighter, faster, and more packable than the equivalent Ascension skins. The glue is BD Gold Label, a secret formula that arguably works too well. GlideLite skins are held to your skis with an adjustable cable tip and (optionally) the rugged STS tails. Both ends offer field-replaceable parts, making these a good c..
Movement’s skis are admirable performers in dangerous terrain. But without the proper skin to get you there, said terrain is even more dangerous. Colltex’s track record and favoritism among alpinists made Movement’s choice of skin-manufacturer simple. The Mohair Mix skins are are a good blend of grip, glide, and durability in the high mountains. Sold in one length of 190cm, the fou..
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Junior backcountry skiers have been flying under the radar of product developers; it’s been hard to get properly-sized equipment. When covering junior skis with climbing skins, parents would end up throwing half of the material in a standard kit in the garbage. Thankfully, product developers at Contour saw this issue unfold and decided it’s time for a kit with less material and ass..
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Skiers have been enjoying a plethora of options when it comes to skin selection. Splitboarders, on the other hand, have been left with few options, most of which offer very little in terms of glide, packability and weight. Voile, the company that brought the splitboard to the world-at-large, is set to rectify this situation with a formula sure to be popular with the growing cadre o..
Drape your Movement Race Pro skis in Pomoca pink! The Swiss ski manufacturer has teamed up with the Swiss skin manufacturer to make the sexiest ultralight skis on the planet. The Race Pro series is available in “oversized” 71mm, 77mm, and 85mm widths with multiple lengths. Now you can quickly and fully cover those skis with Pomoca’s top-of-the-line Race Pro 2.0 skin material. Pre-t..
Why bother trimming skins when you can get Pomoca-quality Speedskins precut for Dynafit skis? The climbing skins include a patented clamp system designed to work effortlessly on non-race model (i.e. other than Dy.N.A. and PDG) skis. Designed to be ripped off from the tip of the ski, the Speedskins include an easy-to-grab rubber stick that fits perfectly in Dynafit tip notches. The ..
Fast, user-friendly, easily customizable, with built-in race bungees? Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Pre-cut to match Atomic’s Backland 65, 78, 85, and 95 skis, these 100% mohair skins are the quickest way to ride your fancy new skis. The skins are pre-trimmed to accommodate the Backland sidecut and expose just enough edge to use as an edge. If you plan on using the included tail-..
Ski Trab uses a unique Attivo fixing system to attach skins quickly and securely to its skis. Designed to be pulled with one hand from either the tip or tail, the skin fix consists of a metal clasp with a pull tab (tip) and a plastic knob (tail) that fit perfectly in custom notches on Ski Trab skis. The skins come in two flavors, mohair and mohair mix. The mohair mix skins are an o..
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Alp Tracks Mohair skins are made with 100% natural mohair and ship pre-cut for Alp Tracks skis. Simple metal-bracket tips and adjustable camming tail-clips are already installed and ready to grab onto your AT skis. The skins offer a great balance between grip and glide as well as POMOCA Ever Dry 2.0 and waterfproof Safer Skin tech to prevent skins from glopping or freezing. The Mov..
Blizzard talked Pomoca into making a specially formulated nap for their precut skins. Called Velvet, the unique mix of fibers is harvested from mostly or completely dead animals and/or plants. Hard to say for sure, but something was probably alive at some point or at least considered organic. It was probably orange whatever it was. Or maybe the fibers were dyed with something inspi..
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Two mighty brands, Salomon and Colltex, got together to make skins and they couldn’t have done a better job. Pre-trimmed for the sidecut and length of your favorite Salomon ski, all you have to do is peel the backing off, adjust the tail clip, and go ski. The precut skins are Colltex’s mohair-mix formula, a light and packable all-around skin with excellent grip, glide, and waterpro..
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Ready-to-go skins precut for Movement skis, complete with simple attachments and a cool apple logo. The Extreme Camlock skins cut for Alp Tracks and X-models are 100% mohair, while the rest of the skins (e.g. Vertex, Apex, Session) are mohair-mix. The Fish-X race skins (Gold & Big) feature an even faster race formula. All are full coverage and carved to match the sidecut of the..
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The K2 precut skins are made by Pomoca, meaning they work great. Featuring a mohair / nylon blend, the skins offer excellent glide (once broken in) and grip you can depend on in any situation. Pomoca glue is one of our favorite adhesives for all conditions, temperatures, and temperaments. The tip hook and tail clip integrate with the skin attachment holes that are installed in the ..
For a perfect match to Fischer’s line of impressive backcountry skis, use the also-impressive precut skins. The skins are 65% mohair and 35% nylon, hitting that sweet spot in terms of grip vs. glide. Fischer uses a modified version of the K2 clip system to attach pre-trimmed skins to the base of their skis. There are stepped holes in the tips of models such as the Hannibal, making ..
It’s about time there was a major innovation in climbing skins. The Fischer Profoil skins look and feel nothing like what you might be used to. Instead of being make of countless fibers shorn from the back of real or synthetic animals, these new skins are simple sheets of scaled plastic. With climbing ability similar to typical kit and gliding ability beyond, these skins are worth ..
Designed to fit perfectly on the Hagan X-Race, Ascent, Cirrus, and Y-series skis, these "Silver Tiger" skins are made of 100% mohair for maximum glide. The skins also have decent climbing traction so you wont get left behind on the uphills. The race versions are 60mm parallel while the Cirrus and Y versions are curved to match the shape of the skis.
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Save yourself the effort of trimming skins by tricking out your Hagan skis with some functional and stylish precut climbing skins. These 65% mohair / 35% nylon blend skins offer a great combination of grip, glide, and durability while sporting unique color-designs. With tip and tail attachments that work flawlessly in the notches on non-race Hagans, these custom tailored skis give ..
With the veritable explosion in the US of folks entering the backcountry market, ski shops are on the hunt for the ideal skin for the casual backcountry skier. Colltex threw their hat in the ring with the Clariden skins, which have a plush that is made from a classic 65/35 blend of mohair any nylon. The traditional skin glue is replaced by an acrylic adhesive that is easy to work w..