Customizable skin kits are designed to fit any pair of skis. Choose based on your preferred skin material, glue, or attachment systems. These trim-to-fit kits come with cutting tools to adapt to the shape of your skis. Make sure you select the right length for kits that already have the tip and tails pre-attached, or get a universal kit.
Kohla made waves in the climbing skin world when they introduced their Smart Glue Technology several years ago. Not only could it be used in temperatures down to -22 Fahrenheit, but it was also incredibly easy to pull apart or off the base of a ski. With the Performance Mohair skin, Kohla took their revised Smart Glue formula, the smooth and fast gliding plush of their race skin, a..
Do you find yourself wanting a race skin that comes with reliable hot-melt glue, a prebuilt bungee tip, and is easily self-customizable for skis up to 185cm in length? We did, which is why we picked up the Guide Speed skin from Contour. Reliable in all temperature conditions, the traditional hot-melt adhesive provides consistency for long traverses, mid-winter powder farming, and e..
The 'Free' in 'Free Pro 2.0' is there because these skins are so light, you might become confused while skinning and believe that you've floated free from the constraints of gravity. The Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 skins are a 70/30 mohair blend sewn onto an ultra-thin, ultra-packable backing material. Sprinkled with Pomoca's industry topping waterproof coating and shipped with a tradition..
Since the dawn of climbing skins, skier-kind have been faced with a relatively unique problem; how do you keep your skins in place? In order to get decent adhesion during brutally cold temperatures, skins have historically used a rather “sticky” adhesive. The problem? Getting them off during transitions often proves to be a better (and more full body) workout than your skin up. Wit..
Using the same multi-layer glue found in the Hybrid Mix skins, the Pure version offers the premium glide of 100% mohair. Contour is an Austrian company known as the mohair experts, so these are built with some of the finest fibers and weave in the industry. Now attached to your skis with the reliable-yet-manageable Hybrid glue formula, the skins will be hard to beat. The kits are a..
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 siz..
Mohair skins from the mohair experts. As the first company to use mohair to make climbing skins, Contour knows its 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. Las..
Chances are that your first few seasons of ski touring were spent on some extremely grippy, yet heavy, pair of orange skins that shouldn’t be named. Hopefully, you've learned from your mistake and are ready to pick a real set of skins, like the Kohla Freeride Air Skins. These are a great option for skiers looking to save weight and space in their packs for snacks, layers, or maybe ..
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 ..
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..
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..
The Pomoca Climb 2.0 formula focuses on savings of both the weight and cash varieties. 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, making this skin perfect for folks who like to step up the hill without sliding backward and who aren't c..
The Contour Guide Mix skins are reliable enough for use by mountain guides and simple enough for the rest of us. A durable and grippy blend of mohair and nylon fibers graces the bottom of the skins, providing plenty of traction on the up. The glue is a proven hot-melt formula that just seems to stick lap after lap, while not being too difficult to pull apart or off your skis. A sim..
With the Montamix Adrenaline, MONTANA is entering the world of glue that’s not too sticky, not not sticky, but juuust right. They call this adhesive FUSIONTEC, which they herald as being one of the best adhesives out there. Testing the skins for ourselves, we came away highly impressed and think you will too. This glueless adhesive (we promise this is a very real thing) allows for ..
Sick of skin glue that's just too sticky? Kohla developed their Smart Glue to make skin management much easier for backcountry users. With the Vertical Mix Women’s skin, Kohla has purpose-built an easy-to-manage skin in convenient lengths for shorter skis. The Smart Glue is easy to pull apart and reliable down to -22°F. Keeping water from contaminating the skin glue is the waterpro..
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..
If you were to look up the definition of “Freeride Skiing” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you wouldn’t find anything, because such a definition doesn’t exist. If it did exist, however, we like to envision it being narrated in the voice of Sir David Attenborough as a waxing-poetic ode to the ultimate freedom that can only be obtained by ski touring. It was this same sense of fre..
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 ..
There is some cool skin tech going on and Kohla is making sure kids aren’t left out or forgotten. With the Freeride Air Happy (kids) skin, Kohla takes the tried and true Smart Glue, mohair/nylon mix, and rubber Fiber Seal Technology of the Freeride Air Skins, and made it in kid-approved lengths. While the Smart Glue won’t help them cheat on their math homework, it is easy to pull a..
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..
Alright splitboarders, let's be real. By the nature of the beast, your setup is already going to be heavier than that of most skiers' in the backcountry. That's alright, but don't let your skins weigh you down too! The Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 skins are the fast and light option for the splitters out there who insist on surfing pow but also refuse to go slow. The great grip and even bet..
The more surface area on your planks, the more important it is to have easy-to-peel glue on your skins. The Karakoram Smart Splitboard Skins were created for our splitboarding friends to be reliable and easy to handle in the field. Made by Kohla in Austria, these skins use Smart Glue technology which makes them easy to separate while maintaining adequate adhesion to your bases, eve..
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 ..
Skiers have long considered the Pomoca Climb 2.0 skins the everyday workhorse for the uptrack and it's no different for splitboarders. The Climb 2.0s utilize a proven formula that blends 70% mohair with a 30% touch of nylon for easy gliding while still maintaining a trouble-free grip. The splitboard version of these skins come designed for the unique shape of a board's skis and the..
Skinny skins for skinny skis. Yes, these are officially skins for (backcountry) cross country skis, but they can also be great for skimo missions with long approaches without much vert. Use the amazing mohair from Contour (the inventors of mohair skins) for great reliability when traversing and doing gentle climbs. On the durable side of mohair skins, these have sticky glue and wil..
Taking kids out into the backcountry while they're still young can be a rewarding, exciting process, but doing so requires the right mix of equipment, weather, and snacks. While pin tech bindings and boots have yet to be scaled down for the smallest kids, Contour has a solution that bridges the mechanical gap between the wee ones and the backcountry. The StartUp adaptor clips into ..
With the Contour Hybrid Splitboard Skin Kit, there is no longer a need to dip your climbing skins in the snow at the trailhead, just so you rip them at the top of your climb. The secret sauce behind this is the Hybrid glue, which utilizes two glue layers instead of one. The first layer (closest to the backing material) uses an ultra-sticky glue while the second layer is a less stic..