9/3/2014
 
Overall: Five Stars for a rebranded Colltex climbing skin with typical Euro momix glide and atypically strong glue, well worth considering even for other than Movement skis … which is especially valuable since the pre-cut Movement-specific versions will not be available for the 2014-15. Fortunately, the trim-to-fit version is now available, so see my complete review at the listing for Colltex Mohair Mix Skins.
9/3/2014
 
Five Stars for Dynafit’s rubber tips: brilliant simplicity, a stark contract to so many other complicated tip hardware systems on the market. I also prefer its more secure grab for deskinning over both homemade and commercially constructed bungee-based systems for race skins. I’ve used them on three Dynafit skins (including the race model) and retrofitted them onto about half a dozen mohair race skins, plus another touring skin. To adapt the tips to touring skis that usually lack a tip notch, you ca...
9/3/2014
 
Overall: Five Stars for a race skin with my favorite tip attachment system, good glue, the usual 100% mohair plush, and a relatively stiff laminate that allows for clean deskinning. Background on product familiarity: I’ve used a pair of the 2013-14 skins, for both training and racing. Mine have white plush, with a backing that features both Pomoca and the Dynafit Snow Leopard logo (both owned by Salewa). I’ve seen some etailer pictures with a black plush, but I don’t know if that’s an older or newer v...
9/3/2014
 
Overall: Five Stars for a climbing skin with excellent all-around properties, and well worth considering even for other than Dynafit skis. My only caveat is that I’ve never used them in very warm wet conditions for repeated laps, which I think is the most difficult challenge for any skin glue. Background on product familiarity: I have over 300,000 vertical feet on a pair of Manaslu skins. I liked those so much that I bought two pairs of the more recent generations on closeout that were originally int...
9/3/2014
 
Overall: Five Stars for an innovative combination of features that add up to – depending on your perspective –a rando race pole with more backcountry versatility than a typical nordic race pole or a fixed-length touring pole optimized for speed. Only reservations would be that nordic race poles and similarly derived rando race poles offer better tip purchase on steep consolidated snow, and the all-encompassing straps on nordic race poles might appeal more to racers who are accustomed to, well, the all-enc...