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!
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..
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..
Keep your skins in tip-top shape and extend their life with the Colltex Pro-Skin Protective Sock. This neat sock acts as a skin saver to make your skins easier to pull apart while also keeping your glue maximally protected from the elements. Furthermore, you can pull the Pro-Skin sleeve onto your skin while you remove it from the ski, so no more skins flapping in the breeze and sti..
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...
Like wearing an orange blazer with a red fedora and blue shoes, your skins should be tacky. If they have lost that tacky feeling, you might need to give them a hand with the equivalent of a wardrobe change. Keep it simple and less messy than other options with Pomoca's regluing kit. This kit comes with materials to help you both remove the old glue and then apply the new glue. Pomo..
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 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..
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 ..
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 ..