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Climbing Skins for Backcountry Skis

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!

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Check out our starters guide to selecting a pair of climbing skins for your skis. Choose from precut, trim-to-fit, race, or build your own!

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..
$12.95
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..
$29.95
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..
$7.95
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...
$43.95
For those who have ever been out on days when the skin track is basically vera glass ice, things can feel desperate on average width skis, let alone using a pair of race skis and race skins. When conditions seem downright obnoxious, Voile has you covered with the Hyper Glide Skimo Skins. Using the same blend as their Hyper Glide skins, this version is cut in narrower lengths design..
$139.95
Black Diamond skins are coming around to the light side. The “UltraLite” construction is 20% lighter and more packable than previous iterations. In addition, BD renovated the tip attachments into a simple Dynex™ cord and pipe that is light, secure, and field replaceable. All this means you can have the most reliable glue in the industry without the weight penalties. The UltraLite f..
$194.95 $146.21
The compromise between lightweight packability and reliable grip is a perennial challenge that skin makers are trying to address. How much mohair? How much nylon? How much of the bottom of the ski do we want to cover? G3 has been making skins for years, and their Minimist line was created to address that very challenge. The Minimist Glide skin is a 70/30 momix skin that packs the b..
$205.95 From $144.16
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 and nylon. The traditional skin glue is replaced by an acrylic adhesive that is easy to work w..
$234.95 $129.94
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 ..
$258.95

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