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.
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.
Tip Loop Kit – Cable system that feeds through a metal tube under the skin and a plastic adjuster on top of the ski.
Rounded Tip Bracket – Curved metal buckle that sits on the tip of the ski. Fold a skin over i..
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.
Vario Front Clips – Tip attachment system that accepts various wire buckles, notch, and hole adapters. Min..
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.
Cobra Tip Kit – Unique metal bails with plastic ski tip receptors that come with PVC strips and hammer rivets. Fold the PVC over the bails and hammer them onto a length of..
G3 parts to repair your existing skin or build your own set.
Tail Connector Kit - Sturdy plastic straps with metal clips, which fit best on skis with flattish tails. Comes with rivet plates and hammer rivets for attaching to the skin material.
Twin Tip Connectors - For use on skis with rounded tails and also fits well on splitboards. These are just the clips (no straps, rivet..
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!..
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..
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..
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..
Treat your natural mohair skins with a coat of unnatural chemicals. Naturally, this will improve your experience in spring when snow is wavering between cold and wet. This quick-spray formula helps prevent icing as you skin from shadow to sunlight and back. It also increases the glide of mohair skins throughout the season. Spray, pray, and better enjoy your day. 200ml.
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..
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 ..
If you have the Contour Hybrid skins (mohair or mix), you’re likely enjoying the easy-to-manage, multi-layer glue formula. The skins stick to your skis yet require little effort to separate when stored glue-to-glue. Keep it that way for years with the Contour Hybrid Cleaning Spray. This proprietary formula cleans and refreshes the surface layer of glue. Cleanliness is next to godli..
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...