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.
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..
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..
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..
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..
Eco Skinproof is an environment-friendly skin-impregnation agent. If that doesn’t have you confused, nothing will. But don’t worry, usage is simple: point at your climbing skins and spray. The magic formula is effective against snow build-up and improves your glide. This is critical in spring and helpful in other seasons (except summer, when you’re skinning on rock and dirt). As a ..
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.
A water-based solution to the water-based problem of glop. When you skin between wet and dry snow, it’s like building a snowman on the bottom of your skis. A heavy snowman that has a lot of drag. Sponge some BD Free Glide onto your skins to help prevent this. The bottle contains 2 ounces (60 mL) of snowman repellent.
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..
If you don't like peeling apart climbing skins that are stuck glue to glue, get a length of sheathing from Pomoca. The Protective Sheet has a three dimensional pattern that makes peeling skins a piece of cake. The sheet is 135mm wide and can be used double sided. Pomoca recommends using the sheathing for long term storage, e.g. over the summer, to preserve your glue.
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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..