1/24/2017
 
This review is only for the "Camlock+ Tail Clip" -- and it came already affixed to some Colltex skins, so I can't speak to the ease of retrofit. With that caveat aside though, Five Stars for: - Cam attaches very easily and securely to the ski tail. - Cam then allows for nice grab when ripping. - Length adjustment is easy indoors when warm, less so when cold in the field, but given that the tail attachment is there for backup anyway, not like you need to be removing every little bit of excess slack on subse...
1/24/2017
 
I feel vindicated now in my prior approval of these since so far I've seen them on skins or kits from four different brands (Kohla, La Sportiva, Pomoca, Hagan). Bungee weight/elasticity is just right, grabber is the perfect size, length adjustment is a nice bonus, and crimping adjustment for the stopper's attachment point if you want to get really picky. Only drawback is that I'm somewhat dubious of the rivets, so get a Speedy Stitcher Sewing awl, which will come in handy for other projects too.
1/24/2017
 
Update: this race skin is also the glue champ for wet wet conditions. Once again, see my review of the version with the proprietary Trab attachments for details.
1/24/2017
 
And another update: I now think this race skin is also the glue champion for warm wet conditions. Details: - Temps were supposed to top out around the high 30s, but instead felt more like the 50s. - Race became such a sweat fest that any eyewear become hopelessly fogged, sweat was literally dripping out of my helmet, and the more recreational participants were stripping down to just short-sleeve shorts or even no shirt at all for one guy. - Course required 25 transitions including 11 different skinning s...
1/24/2017
 
Five Stars but with some caveats and clarifications. First, I have the classic La Sportiva black-and-yellow color scheme, which is sharp and edgy as always. (If you’re instead contemplating wearing the blue/orange/black version in public, you’re definitely braver than I am!) Second, the sizing is the usual strange differentiation between Europe versus U.S., but as usual at 5’8” and 145 lb I fit perfectly into a U.S. Small (which is also a Euro Medium). Third, the material is lighter than some competitor...