Climbing skins come in various sizes and are typically made of nylon, mohair, or a blend. Nylon is known for its durability while mohair can shed some weight and add some glide. Get a pair wide enough to cover your tips and tails if you want the best grip, or go skinny for speed.
Kohla mohair is fast and functional. It’s affixed to your skis with some of the tackiest glue around, especially right out of the box. Or in the case, off the roll. Purchase the 100% mohair skins by the centimeter and we’ll cut some off a big roll and send it you. The next person will get some off a smaller roll, but it will still be good mohair. It comes with a thin sheathing on t..
Finally, Pomoca mo-mix off the roll! Pomoca’s Climb Pro S-Glide has become a favorite among the ski tourers that like to ski a little bit of this, that, and the other because they do well in every type of condition that includes snow. A 70% mohair, 30% nylon mix ensures well-rounded grip and glide no matter the water content in the snow. If that wasn’t enough, the plush is treated ..
The Mix formula from Ski Trab is 65% mohair and 35% nylon, a nice blend of glide and durability. The mix comes in sexy orange and is sold by the centimeter so you can get exactly the length you need (remember you probably have two skis to cover!). Use the Trab skin parts to attach to Trab skis, or affix to other models with more standard tip and tail attachments. The glue is univer..
Less slippery than its banana-peel yellow appearance, the Pomoca Climb 2.0 skin material is a solid choice in all conditions. It’s particularly noted for its packability and light weight. We have found this material ideal for expedition use and situations where low weight must be paired with durability and reliable grip. It’s also suitable for skiers who are making the transition a..
The Peak Mohair Mix is the workhorse in the Kohla family of high-performance climbing skins. Designed for use and abuse in rough snow (glaciers, on-piste), the grip and durability will keep you happy just about anywhere, but the impressive glide will get you there in a hurry. A perfectly balanced 65/35 blend of mohair and nylon is roughly the standard in mohair-mix skins. This skin..
The GlideLite Mix skins from Black Diamond are for skiers who want the most reliable glue in a more manageable form than the Ascensions. The skins are lighter, have better glide, and are more packable than the nylons. Made with 65% mohair, the mix offers 65% of the glide benefit of natural goat fibers. BD placed them on a thinner, more supple backing so you have a better chance of ..
Now you can get your ol’ reliables by the meter centimeter. Customize your skins with your favorite tip and tail, or attach the STS tip & tails for an inexpensive version of the Black Diamond kits. The BD Ascension nylon skins can take a beating and are backed with the stickiest glue around. According to local legends, they are the only thing that works in some climates. Type i..
The Pomoca Top Fix RACE attachments consist of a highly elastic 3.5mm traction cord, an eliptical ring with excentric holes, and a plastic end cap. These weigh 9 grams per tip including two rivets and the adjustable plastic end grip (which is now white, not black as in the picture). If you don't like peeling climbing skins off your skis with your finger nails, consider adding some ..
A simple and affordable tip system for race skins. The Colltex Race Fix kit consists of two bungee cords, washers and plastic end caps. They are affixed to your race skins with some vinyl and hammer rivets which are also included. You can also sew them on, which is how they come attached in the PDG kits. Whether your skins were purchased off the roll or dismembered in an accident, ..
Contour race tips are an elastic with a sewn webbing on top and nylon washer to fit over the ski. Cut the skins, fold them back over themselves, sew or rivet the skin in place, and voila! Race rip ready.
Tips do not come with rivets or sewing kit.
Tips are sold in pairs...
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..
The knees to your bees, the carrots to your peas, or the pajamas that your cat wears for some reason. The Pomoca Back Fix Easy is the complete top-to-bottom kit designed to get your climbing skins off the roll and onto the mountain. Included is a simple tip assembly that adjusts for a personalized fit and an adjustable length tail kit that you rivet on with the hammer you already ..
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 ..
Pomoca skin attachments are available separately for your skin fixing pleasure. All parts are sold in pairs.
Clock Lock Tips - Swappable tip attachment system that is screwed on to your skin and allows interchange of various sizes of bent buckles. Comes with a pair of 85mm, 95mm, or 105mm buckles.
Tip Buckles - Interchangeable buckles that pop into the Click Lock Tips. Someti..
Tailor your current carpets to a Dynafit ski with some climbing skin attachments. Priced individually, packaged as pairs. Add 2 if you have a pair of skins to fix. If you just need one, we will break the set so it will be unpackaged.
Rubber Tip - The rubber tips that fix Speedskins to the notches found in the tips of Dynafit and other skis. AKA Fix Long.
Tip Plate - The plast..
Ski Trab likes to go it alone. They require uniquely sized drill bits, make 14-layer skis, and invented a whole new boot interface for the TR2 binding. Unsurprisingly, the thought-leaders of Bormio use non-standardized climbing skin attachments (not that there are any standards for such things).
Trab's latest system is called Attivo, and the skins are attached with wide, flat cl..
BD skins have some of the best attachment systems around. They are simple and stand the test of time. Find replacement parts or build a new skin using the tools below.
Ultralite Tip Kit - BD's new ultralight bar and rope system that affixes to skin tips with breakable screws.
Adjustable Tip Loops - Standard sized (80-105mm) flexible cable loops and the hardware to attach ‘em ..
Skins are made of tips, tails, glue, and fur. Except the fur, these can all be replaced. Here is our current lineup of parts from Colltex, the makers of Colltex skins.
Ace Tip Attachments - Combining the security of a standard tip attachment with the speed and efficiency of a race-notch. The Ace installs like a normal tip attachment without having to adjust your tail strap. Pull..
Tip & tails is the name of a chute in Wolverine cirque, a prominent feature in the Wasatch range. It’s also the primary concern of skiers trying to fix skins to their skis. Contour makes several such kits that could be just what you need to skin to the top of the chute.
Tip Fix with Rivets - Simple buckle holder that accepts the Vario Buckles from 75mm to 115mm. Includes ham..
Kohla is an innovator when it comes to climbing skins. Aside from their new vacuum adhesive system, they make a bunch of functional attachments. Find an assortment of such Kohla parts below, all sold in pairs.
Rubber Tips – Dynafit-style rubber tips for fitting in notches of race skis and other skis with notches. Poke a hole in your skin material, push the tip through, fold the ..
Here lies G3 parts to repair your climbing skins or to build your own custom set.
Escapists Tip Kit - Self-aligning stainless steel clips to fit many ski tip shapes, sold as a pair.
Twin Tip Connectors - For use on skis with rounded tails and also fits well on splitboards. These are just the clips (no straps, rivets, etc) sold in pairs. These also work on BD tail straps.
Repair your Voile Splitboard skins. You may also make a custom set using your favorite parts from Voile and material from one of the many rolls we sell.
Tail Clip Kit - Everything you need to securely connect the tails of your skins to your splitboard. Includes rivets, attachments, tail straps, and clips.
Tail Clips - Replacement aluminum tail clips to attach skins to your sp..
While this cutter is about 5 times more expensive than the letter-opener variety, it makes trimming skins about 100 times easier. If you value your time and the quality of your cut, the math works out in your favor. Stick your untrimmed skins on your skis and run the trimming tool down the edges. Then store it somewhere you will remember for next time. Finally, go ski...
Doing the job almost as well as more expensive skin cutters, the G3 Trim Tool is a revelation when compared to “letter-opener” blades that require repositioning the skins after each cut. Just center your skins on your skis and run the tool along the edges. Voila! Neatly trimmed skins.
Newly-tweaked to reveal just a bit more edge, the G3 tool is easily worth its low price (less t..
Trim your skins and open your letters with the same tool!..
Pre-schoolers tend to possess better arts and crafts skills than the average adult and would make light work of cutting a perfectly rounded tip or tail on a climbing skin. Unfortunately for most of us, we don’t always have a state-of-the-art pre-schooler available to do our arts and crafts which is why Pomoca is offering cutting patterns for climbing skins. Seeking those perfectly ..
Pomoca’s BiColor Wax is the Neapolitan ice cream and Swiss army knife of the climbing skin world. Each flavor has its own color-coded personality and is ready to give you a leg up on the competition no matter the conditions. Use the included scraper to clear any excess moisture from the material, choose your wax, apply, and away you go! Make glopping a thing of the past with Pomoca..
Easily confused for deodorant, the Colltex Ski & Skin wax also helps to prevent stink. The wax consists of special paraffin waterproofs that prevent ice buildup on your skins. It can also be used on your ski bases. This means you glide faster and work less hard, possibly preventing body odor*. Turn the knob as you would with your primary Speed Stick and out pops beautifully sme..
The folks at Kohla are smart and figured out that the easiest way to make your speedy climbing skins faster is to hot wax them. You do it for your skis, it’d only make sense to put it on your skins as well. Seeing as 90% of your time is spent skinning, they spent 90% of their time making a special wax formula just for that. The purple Evo wax is a low-fluoro concoction that is opti..
Leave it to the mohair experts to solve mohair’s problems. Crossing from sun-affected snow into shaded snow is a sure way to experience hateful glomming on the bottom of you skins. Applying Contour skin wax is a sure way to prevent it. The 40g block of blue wax is a special paraffin blend specifically designed to keep your skins from icing up. It comes in a small plastic container ..
Glop Stopper is the most popular climbing skin wax on the market. It temporarily improves the glide of your skins while adding a waterproof barrier to help prevent snow from sticking. Rub some on your skins before heading out for tours on sunny days. Keep a little in your pack just in case. Glopping snow stuck to your skins can make a bluebird day go bad. Stop the glop with Black D..
Get younger skin(s)! mountainFLOW developed their Eco Skin Wax with natural ingredients to give your skin the supple feel and performance it deserves. Delicately spritz a layer of this onto your climbing skins each morning before your cardio routine to refresh and revitalize them. This Eco Wax is a spray-on solution to prevent moisture from seeping into the pores and ruining your d..
Take twenty seconds to put a coat of Contour Liquid Wax on one skin and feel the difference compared to the untreated skin. The easiest and most effective way to add glide to your skins while preventing icing. Squeeze some liquid wax through the applicator sponge while rubbing it with the grain. The special formula impregnates the skin fibers, coating them with glide-y goodness. Sc..
Gu for your skins! “Monodosis” means single dose, or in this context, single use. The Pomoca Eco-Wax Monodosis is a genius anti-glopping solution for climbing skins that allows you to bring only what you need and nothing more. The wax has a consistency like lotion and will penetrate deeper into the climbing skin plush for longer lasting grip and glide. It is stored in a low-profile..
It seems fitting that a company that knows how to max your skis glide as fast as possible, also knows how to make your skins grip as best as possible. Introducing Start’s Skin Grip Wipe! Working double duty as a water-repellent agent and a glide enhancer, the Skin Grip Wipe is applied like a disposable moist towelette, but for your skins and can be used year-round. Say good-bye to ..
Glomming, glopping, or just plain sticky snow-- whatever you call it, snow clumping up and sticking to your skins is miserable. Avoid that sad fate and waterproof your skins with the G3 Waterproof Skin Renew. Snow begins to stick to your skins once the mohair or nylon becomes saturated with water, but the Skin Renew is a factory-quality skin waterproofing spray that creates an envi..
Nikwax has long been the industry leader in reviving outdoor clothing and preserving the integrity of high-tech fabrics. Turns out they can do the same for your climbing skins. The Ski Skin Wax uses similar chemicals to the Nikwax DWR (durable water repellent) treatments to add water-repellency directly to the fibers. This also means mucho glide in the spring when others are glommi..
After a seasons’ worth of long days in the backcountry traversing high peaks covered in mostly snow, but also dotted by dirt, pine needles, moose scat, tree bark, and any manner of organic (or otherwise) refuse, your skins are tired. Let's face it, your skins have been very kind to you, and you've literally dragged them through all kinds of not-snow contaminants. It's no wonder the..
Are you frustrated with not being able to pull your skins apart? The G3 Love Glove saves you from having them stuck together like the pages of a nudie magazine. Yes, the Love Glove is a condom for climbing skins. Slip one on and you are immediately protected from any STD (Skin-Tacked Debris). If lightning strikes twice, your skins are easily whipped out and ready to go for lap two...