Climbing skins come in various sizes and are typically made of nylon, mohair, or a blend. Nylon is known for its durability while mohair sheds weight and increases glide. Blends aim to get the best of both worlds. Cover your tips and tails if you want the best grip, or go skinny for speed!
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 ..
Yellow is the new pink! The Colltex Race skins are top-of-the-line Swiss technology. Found underneath the skis of many European champions, the skins formerly known as PDGs 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 racers are woven strong enough to keep the hair attached to the ..
The Gara Aero race skins are made with 100% mohair and are designed to attach to the Gara Aero World Cup 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 hook the clip on the tip, run your hand along the length of the skin to help ..
Manufactured by Pomoca, the Dynafit race skins feature an easy-to-grip rubber tip for hassle-free application and removal. The race skins are 59mm wide and ~161cm 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.
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 skins are straight cut for speed. The tips feature a tight bungee cord blocked by an O-r..
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..
For those who have ever been out on days when the skin track is basically vera glass ice, things can feel desperate on edge-trimmed skis, let alone using a pair of straight-cut race skins. When conditions seem downright obnoxious, Voile has you covered with the Hyper Glide Skimo Skins. Using the same fiber blend as their Hyper Glide skins, this version is cut straight for skimo rac..
The God of skiing on Mount Olympus is Alpinisios Skimosius and right now we suspect he has a position at Colltex because someone released the Colltex PDG Special Edition Box straight from the gods. This box set includes everything you might want for a race set up from Colltex; it even comes with a sweet headband! The PDG Special Edition Box includes a pair of PDG Race Skins, a pair..
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..
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-..
The perfect skin system? Let’s see. Can easily rip the skins off from the tip of your ski, without removing your skis: check. Has manageable glue that’s not too sticky yet doesn’t fall off: check. Comes lathered in Pomoca’s race treatment for maximum glide: check. Good grip and reasonably durable with a mohair mixture: check. Cut short of the tail to streamline your stride: check. ..
Why bother trimming skins when you can get Pomoca-quality Speedskins precut for Dynafit skis? The climbing skins include a patented clamp system that works effortlessly on non-race model 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 simple tail clips clasp securely on the ..
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 a..
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 waterproof Safer Skin tech to prevent skins from glopping or freezing. The Move..
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..
You know what's easier than cutting skins to fit your skis? Not cutting them! Let DPS do the hard work and pair these mixed mohair skins with your new DPS skis for the perfect fit out of the box. To maximize glide and grip these skins are a 70% mohair/30% nylon mix Pomoca Pro S-Glide skin that show off your love for DPS with great graphics (that you will rarely see since the goal i..
Not in the mood to trim climbing skins? Then scroll to the drop-down menu, select the model and length of ski you own, and click “add to cart.” Then, a friendly Skimo Co staff member will ship them to you, and voilà, they are ready to use! It’s just that simple. Built using Pomoca Climb 2.0 plush, these skins offer excellent grip without compromising the glide, which will be welcom..
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 ..
Skins by Volkl, precut to fit your Rise Above and Rise Beyond skis right out of the box. With the time-tested mix of 70% mohair and 30% nylon, these skins will zip you up the mountain to where you need to be. Utilizing Kohla's new Smart Glue on a rubber backing layer, the skins are waterproof and shockingly easy to manage - they peel apart and off your skis like a dream. These skin..
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..
Not in the mood to cut and mess up your newly purchased climbing skins? Then don’t! Armada has done the hard part for you by trimming these to perfectly match the sidecut of your Locator ski. By going with a mohair nylon mix, these Austrian-made skins are designed to be light and packable without compromising on durability. The Fiber Seal construction protects the glue against mois..
If you find yourself the proud new owner of La Machine skis from Faction and are looking to unleash the uphill potential of those very same skis, look no further. These precut climbing skins are made to perfectly mate with your La Machine skis, sorta like peanut butter and jelly. Knowing that durability and packability are both important, Faction went with a 65-35% mohair nylon mix..
Nothing is worse than messing up a skin trim, turning your beautiful new climbing skins into strips of ragged plush. Elan is on a mission to prevent this unfortunate circumstance from occurring, and provide a quality precut skin that negates having to do any trimming at all! Built using the Pomoca Climb 2.0 skin, these skins are a 70-30 nylon mohair mix, providing an optimal blend ..
Hybrid is all the rage these days. Hybrid cars, hybrid dog breeds, hybrid wines. Ok, maybe I made two of those up, but in the skin world Hybrid is hot. Elan is using Contour's Hybrid Mix skins as their go-to option for your Elan Ripsticks. 70% mohair, 30% nylon - 100% fast and durable. Mohair is the fast, nylon helps to increase durability so the two working together means you have..
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 ..
Looking for the quickest and best-est climbing skin solution for your new Dynastar touring skis? Hard-to-beat precut skins since Dynastar has partnered with industry-leading Pomoca to make matching carpets with exceptional glide and easy-to-manage glue. The tip and tail attachments are straightforward and let you rip the skins off from the tail while standing. Find sets that come r..
Majesty precut skins are, you guessed it, precut for select models of Majesty skis. Built using Contour’s Hybrid technology, these skins offer reliable adhesion in wicked cold temperatures while remaining easy to rip apart. This is truly a “win-win” situation if you ask us. Another benefit to the Hybrid glue is its ease of serviceability. Once the glue starts to become less sticky,..
If you subscribe to the mindset of, “precut skins or bust,” and currently find yourself in possession of select SCOTT skis, then you’re in luck. Matching the perfect curvaceousness of your SCOTT skis, these 65% mohair 35% nylon skins find the right combination of grip, glide, durability, weight, and stickiness. The Fiber Seal waterproof material won’t help you get your daily dose o..
As the bards have constantly reminded us throughout the course of time, there are a few inevitable realities that cannot be escaped: death, taxes, and messing up trimming your newly arrived climbing skins. Thankfully, there is a solution! These skins are, as the name implies, precut perfectly to match the oh-so-tantalizing curves of select Hagan skis. Being comprised of 100% mohair..
Love your Voile Objective or Objective BC Skis, but do not want to spend hours custom building skins for the tip notch? Check out the Voile Hyper Glide Objective 85mm Skins. As with their other skins, Voile teamed up with Pomoca to produce a top-notch product. Made of a 70% mohair and 30% nylon blend, these 85mm wide skins have enough grip for the steepest skin tracks, while keepin..
Like any good backcountry ski or beauty product manufacturer, Atomic offers an easy solution to your skin problems. Simply take the 70/30% mohair mix skins out of the box, remove the sheathing, and apply them to your ski bases. They are already cut to the length and width of your Atomic skis. Currently offered are models that match the Backland 78, 85, and 95 skis.
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..