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!
Looking for a sweet deal on some skins? We occasionally sell off skins from our demo fleet here. In addition, from time to time we end up with trimmed but unused skins, skins returned without the backing material or packaging, and other odds and ends. This is the place to get great pricing on perfectly functional used and never-used climbing skins. Please note all demo skins come w..
At long last, Kohla’s premium race material is available off the roll in wider widths! Reuse the hardware from your worn-out skins, use Race Tips, or piece together your dream skin setup with new skin parts. In either case, you’ll benefit from the easy-to-use Smart Glue, rubber Fiber Seal backing material, and excellent gliding properties of the 100% race mohair. With a width of 11..
From glaciers, icy skin tracks, or fitness laps at the local resort, the Vertical Mix material will gladly climb them all. Have existing hardware and just need skin material? You can do that. Want to make a custom tip-rip touring skin? Then pair it with Kohla's Race Tips and you’re good to go. The Vertical skin is generously coated with Kohla's Smart Glue, which is easier to manage..
With the Contour Hybrid Splitboard Skin Kit, there is no longer a need to dip your climbing skins in the snow at the trailhead, just so you rip them at the top of your climb. The secret sauce behind this is the Hybrid glue, which utilizes two glue layers instead of one. The first layer (closest to the backing material) uses an ultra-sticky glue while the second layer is a less stic..
The more surface area on your planks, the more important it is to have easy-to-peel glue on your skins. The Karakoram Smart Splitboard Skins were created for our splitboarding friends to be reliable and easy to handle in the field. Made by Kohla in Austria, these skins use Smart Glue technology which makes them easy to separate while maintaining adequate adhesion to your bases, eve..
There is some cool skin tech going on and Kohla is making sure kids aren’t left out or forgotten. With the Freeride Air Happy (kids) skin, Kohla takes the tried and true Smart Glue, mohair/nylon mix, and rubber Fiber Seal Technology of the Freeride Air Skins, and made it in kid-approved lengths. While the Smart Glue won’t help them cheat on their math homework, it is easy to pull a..
Kohla made waves in the climbing skin world when they introduced their Smart Glue Technology several years ago. Not only could it be used in temperatures down to -22 Fahrenheit, but it was also incredibly easy to pull apart or off the base of a ski. With the Performance Mohair skin, Kohla took their revised Smart Glue formula, the smooth and fast gliding plush of their race skin, a..
Sick of skin glue that's just too sticky? Kohla developed their Smart Glue to make skin management much easier for backcountry users. With the Vertical Mix Women’s skin, Kohla has purpose-built an easy-to-manage skin in convenient lengths for shorter skis. The Smart Glue is easy to pull apart and reliable down to -22°F. Keeping water from contaminating the skin glue is the waterpro..
Nothing is worse than messing up a skin trim, turning your beautiful new climbing skins into strips of ragged plush. Elan is on a mission to prevent this unfortunate circumstance from occurring, and provide a quality precut skin that negates having to do any trimming at all! Built using the Pomoca Climb 2.0 skin, these skins are a 70-30 nylon mohair mix, providing an optimal blend ..
Do you find yourself wanting a race skin that comes with reliable hot-melt glue, a prebuilt bungee tip, and is easily self-customizable for skis up to 185cm in length? We did, which is why we picked up the Guide Speed skin from Contour. Reliable in all temperature conditions, the traditional hot-melt adhesive provides consistency for long traverses, mid-winter powder farming, and e..
Treat your climbing skins with a coat of magic mist and improve your experience in spring when snow is wavering between cold and wet. This quick-spray formula not only improves glide performance, but also helps prevent icing as you skin from shadow to sunlight and back. Spray, pray, and better enjoy your day. 300ml...
Majesty precut skins are, you guessed it, precut for select models of Majesty skis. Built using Contour’s Hybrid technology, these skins offer reliable adhesion in wicked cold temperatures while remaining easy to rip apart. This is truly a “win-win” situation if you ask us. Another benefit to the Hybrid glue is its ease of serviceability. Once the glue starts to become less sticky,..
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..
Gone are the days of using letter openers, scissors, and your teeth to trim your skins, now the preferred method is to use the Black Diamond Offset Trim Tool. This neat little gizmo will cut your skins while leaving a 3mm gap on either side for maximum edge exposure. The tool uses standard replaceable razor blades so you'll never have to worry about having to toss out your whole tr..
If you find yourself the proud new owner of La Machine skis from Faction and are looking to unleash the uphill potential of those very same skis, look no further. These precut climbing skins are made to perfectly mate with your La Machine skis, sorta like peanut butter and jelly. Knowing that durability and packability are both important, Faction went with a 65-35% mohair nylon mix..
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..
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 ..
Not in the mood to trim climbing skins? Then scroll to the drop-down menu, select the model and length of ski you own, and click “add to cart.” Then, a friendly Skimo Co staff member will ship them to you, and voilà, they are ready to use! It’s just that simple. Built using Pomoca Climb 2.0 plush, these skins offer excellent grip without compromising the glide, which will be welcom..
Not in the mood to cut and mess up your newly purchased climbing skins? Then don’t! Armada has done the hard part for you by trimming these to perfectly match the sidecut of your Locator ski. By going with a mohair nylon mix, these Austrian-made skins are designed to be light and packable without compromising on durability. The Fiber Seal construction protects the glue against mois..
Love your Voile Objective or Objective BC Skis, but do not want to spend hours custom building skins for the tip notch? Check out the Voile Hyper Glide Objective 85mm Skins. As with their other skins, Voile teamed up with Pomoca to produce a top-notch product. Made of a 70% mohair and 30% nylon blend, these 85mm wide skins have enough grip for the steepest skin tracks, while keepin..
Skiers have long considered the Pomoca Climb 2.0 skins the everyday workhorse for the uptrack and it's no different for splitboarders. The Climb 2.0s utilize a proven formula that blends 70% mohair with a 30% touch of nylon for easy gliding while still maintaining a trouble-free grip. The splitboard version of these skins come designed for the unique shape of a board's skis and the..
Alright splitboarders, let's be real. By the nature of the beast, your setup is already going to be heavier than that of most skiers' in the backcountry. That's alright, but don't let your skins weigh you down too! The Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 skins are the fast and light option for the splitters out there who insist on surfing pow but also refuse to go slow. The great grip and even bet..
Hybrid is all the rage these days. Hybrid cars, hybrid dog breeds, hybrid wines. Ok, maybe I made two of those up, but in the skin world Hybrid is hot. Elan is using Contour's Hybrid Mix skins as their go-to option for your Elan Ripsticks. 70% mohair, 30% nylon - 100% fast and durable. Mohair is the fast, nylon helps to increase durability so the two working together means you have..
Skinny skins for skinny skis. Yes, these are officially skins for (backcountry) cross country skis, but they can also be great for skimo missions with long approaches without much vert. Use the amazing mohair from Contour (the inventors of mohair skins) for great reliability when traversing and doing gentle climbs. On the durable side of mohair skins, these have sticky glue and wil..
Looking for the quickest and best-est climbing skin solution for your new Dynastar touring skis? Hard-to-beat precut skins since Dynastar has partnered with industry-leading Pomoca to make matching carpets with exceptional glide and easy-to-manage glue. The tip and tail attachments are straightforward and let you rip the skins off from the tail while standing. Find sets that come r..
Chances are that your first few seasons of ski touring were spent on some extremely grippy, yet heavy, pair of orange skins that shouldn’t be named. Hopefully, you've learned from your mistake and are ready to pick a real set of skins, like the Kohla Freeride Air Skins. These are a great option for skiers looking to save weight and space in their packs for snacks, layers, or maybe ..
When it comes to Mother Nature and Old Man Winter, we need to respect our elders. Using the Natural Skin and Ski wax from Colltex is one way to do that. This formula is both PFC free as well as biodegradable so you can pick up some speed without leaving behind unwanted chemicals in our beautiful world. Meant to completely cover your needs you can add this to your ski bases or skins..
To truly embrace the truth and solace of the Fast 'n Light ideology we hold here at Skimo Co (we're not a cult), you can not be caught with snow and other sludge sticking to your skins, weighing you down. Therefore we believe that skin wax is a necessity on any snow adventure, no matter the temperature or conditions. MountainFLOW's plant-based ingredients are eco-friendly, with no ..
The perfect skin system? Let’s see. Can easily rip the skins off from the tip of your ski, without removing your skis: check. Has manageable glue that’s not too sticky yet doesn’t fall off: check. Comes lathered in Pomoca’s race treatment for maximum glide: check. Good grip and reasonably durable with a mohair mixture: check. Cut short of the tail to streamline your stride: check. ..
Fully customizable for just about any ski on the market, you can make your own fast as funk skins with Pomoca's Free Pro 2.0 plush that is available in a variety of widths. More into skinny skis? We have you literally covered. Monster powder skis? Any skis we can't cover are probably more of a snowboard type dimension. The Free Pro 2.0 plush is incredibly fast, light and packable. ..
Kohla's Green Line Skin and Ski Base Cleaner is a must-have solution for those who make good use of their equipment. Mr. Clean would be first in line for this do-it-all magical solution. Every snowflake starts with a particle of dirt, so yeah, skins and ski bases are inevitably going to build up a nice layer of muck over the course of a few tours. Tidy it all up with Kohla's Skin a..
After a few months, you might notice the plush of your skin is holding onto snow and absorbing too much water for its own good, or yours for that matter. That's where the Green Line Skin Treatment spray comes in. The Kohla Green Line Skin Treatment is an eco-friendly spray solution that is applied to the plush of your skins for increased water repellency and better gliding. The spr..
Making your skins faster should be an easy, simple, and quick process. Kohla's Green Line Skin Wax really does all the work for you - well mostly. Just rub this wax on the plush of your skin and then go forth with speed as you skin smoothly and stick-free up the side of a mountain. It's really that simple! You can also lightly iron in the wax the night before which makes it last a ..
The God of skiing on Mount Olympus is Alpinisios Skimosius and right now we suspect he has a position at Colltex because someone released the Colltex PDG Special Edition Box straight from the gods. This box set includes everything you might want for a race set up from Colltex; it even comes with a sweet headband! The PDG Special Edition Box includes a pair of PDG Race Skins, a pair..
If you're a fan of easy-to-manage mohair skins, you've come to the right place. The Kohla Alpinist skin is 100% mohair and features the Smart Glue adhesive with amazing handling properties, easy to peel apart and off your skis. With a fluorocarbon impregnation on the plush and Fiber Seal Technology, this skin is resilient and constructed to be 100% waterproof. The Alpinist has a wi..
The Kohla Freeride skin is a great choice for any skier as it offers an ideal balance of glide and climbing capabilities. Utilizing a Smart Glue adhesive, these skins have a terrifically strong bond that's easy to pull apart and reliable to reapply to your skis. The plush of the Freeride skin is made of 65% mohair and 35% nylon. For those who are more conscientious about eco-friend..
The Contour Offset Hybrid Trim Tool is a great addition to your workshop and skin bench. Cutting while providing an offset without the need to adjust or reposition your skins while you trim! So easy to use you will think you were a seasoned pro...
You know what's easier than cutting skins to fit your skis? Not cutting them! Let DPS do the hard work and pair these mixed mohair skins with your new DPS skis for the perfect fit out of the box. To maximize glide and grip these skins are a 70% mohair/30% nylon mix Pomoca Pro S-Glide skin that show off your love for DPS with great graphics (that you will rarely see since the goal i..
If you subscribe to the mindset of, “precut skins or bust,” and currently find yourself in possession of select SCOTT skis, then you’re in luck. Matching the perfect curvaceousness of your SCOTT skis, these 65% mohair 35% nylon skins find the right combination of grip, glide, durability, weight, and stickiness. The Fiber Seal waterproof material won’t help you get your daily dose o..
Lightning McQueen is perhaps the greatest and most heroic racecar that has ever graced the big screen, and if you, like Lightning McQueen, utter the phrase “I am speed” before a big race or large objective, the race skins from Kohla won’t let you down. Starting with extremely efficient 100% mohair material, Kohla further supercharged its performance by way of an in-house waxing fin..
If you were to look up the definition of “Freeride Skiing” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, you wouldn’t find anything, because such a definition doesn’t exist. If it did exist, however, we like to envision it being narrated in the voice of Sir David Attenborough as a waxing-poetic ode to the ultimate freedom that can only be obtained by ski touring. It was this same sense of fre..
Since the dawn of climbing skins, skier-kind have been faced with a relatively unique problem; how do you keep your skins in place? In order to get decent adhesion during brutally cold temperatures, skins have historically used a rather “sticky” adhesive. The problem? Getting them off during transitions often proves to be a better (and more full body) workout than your skin up. Wit..
Skins by Volkl, precut to fit your Rise Above and Rise Beyond skis right out of the box. With the time-tested mix of 70% mohair and 30% nylon, these skins will zip you up the mountain to where you need to be. Utilizing Kohla's new Smart Glue on a rubber backing layer, the skins are waterproof and shockingly easy to manage - they peel apart and off your skis like a dream. These skin..
As the bards have constantly reminded us throughout the course of time, there are a few inevitable realities that cannot be escaped: death, taxes, and messing up trimming your newly arrived climbing skins. Thankfully, there is a solution! These skins are, as the name implies, precut perfectly to match the oh-so-tantalizing curves of select Hagan skis. Being comprised of 100% mohair..
The Contour Guide Mix skins are reliable enough for use by mountain guides and simple enough for the rest of us. A durable and grippy blend of mohair and nylon fibers graces the bottom of the skins, providing plenty of traction on the up. The glue is a proven hot-melt formula that just seems to stick lap after lap, while not being too difficult to pull apart or off your skis. A sim..
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..
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 ..