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!
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..
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. ..
The 'Free' in 'Free Pro 2.0' is there because these skins are so light, you might become confused while skinning and believe that you've floated free from the constraints of gravity. The Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 skins are a 70/30 mohair blend sewn onto an ultra-thin, ultra-packable backing material. Sprinkled with Pomoca's industry topping waterproof coating and shipped with a tradition..
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..
Skiers have been enjoying a plethora of options when it comes to skin selection. Splitboarders, on the other hand, have been left with few options, most of which offer very little in terms of glide, packability, and weight. Voile, the company that brought the splitboard to the world-at-large, is set to rectify this situation with a formula sure to be popular with the growing cadre ..
Junior backcountry skiers have been flying under the radar of product developers; it’s been hard to get properly sized equipment. When covering junior skis with climbing skins, parents would inevitably throw half of the material in a standard kit in the garbage. Thankfully, product developers at Contour saw this issue unfold and decided it was time for a kit with less material and ..
Pomoca’s race formula with a twist. The Race Pro Grip is designed to be the secret weapon when the skin track freezes over and everybody starts to slip, or when the slope angle increases beyond all reason. Pomoca usually reserves their famous Grip treatment for touring skins, but when it’s applied to the fastest Race Pro formula you end up with the Race Pro Grip. While it may be sl..
Finally, Pomoca mo-mix off the roll! Pomoca’s Climb Pro S-Glide has become a favorite among the ski tourers that like to ski a little bit of this, that, and the other because they do well in every type of condition that includes snow. A 70% mohair, 30% nylon mix ensures well-rounded grip and glide no matter the water content in the snow. If that wasn’t enough, the plush is treated ..
Two mighty brands, Salomon and Colltex, got together to make skins and they couldn’t have done a better job. Pre-trimmed for the sidecut and length of your favorite Salomon ski, all you have to do is peel the backing off, adjust the tail clip, and go ski. The precut skins are Colltex’s mohair-mix formula, a light and packable all-around skin with excellent grip, glide, and waterpro..
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..
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Mohair skins from the mohair experts. As the first company to use mohair to make climbing skins, Contour knows its way around the barn. Coupled with attachments that know their way around your ski, the trim-to-fit Guide Cut skins are hard to beat. The fast mohair glide is a given. But with a thicker plush and backing t..
Ski Trab likes to go it alone. They require uniquely sized drill bits, make 14-layer skis, and invented a whole new boot interface for the TR2 binding. Unsurprisingly, the thought-leaders of Bormio use non-standardized climbing skin attachments (not that there are any standards for such things).
Trab's latest system is called Attivo, and the skins are attached with wide, flat cl..
The Contour Race skins have a 100% mohair plush that is optimized for durability and speed. The special length hairs are carefully spaced on a tough backing that outlasts the competition. Put the number of centimeters you’d like in the Qty field and we will cut a length off the roll for you. Assemble or affix your favorite race tips and start skinning. These are parallel race cut a..
BD skins have some of the best attachment systems around. They are simple and stand the test of time. Find replacement parts or build a new skin using the tools below.
Skin Tip Loop Kit - A double metal-bracket system that attaches your skins securely to the tips of your skis. Includes all necessary hardware.
Cord Tip Loop Kit - Seemingly-race-style elastic tip loop for use o..
Colltex invented the adhesive climbing skin in the sixties, and they continue to produce amazing skins that are chosen by guides and companies such as Atomic, Movement, and Ski Trab. The Mix formula is a workhorse blend of 65% mohair and 35% nylon that gets you up the hill reliably. With the abrasion resistance of nylon and the glide of mohair, the Mix is a great all-around skin fo..
The most affordable way to get your purple on. Buy the PDG skins by the centimeter to avoid waste. Select your width and type in the number of centimeters you desire in the quantity field. We will cut a length off the roll and send it your way. You can fashion a tip out of bottle caps or affix the Colltex, Pomoca, or La Sportiva tips.
Swiss 100% mohair skin with Edge+ technol..
The Pomoca Top Fix RACE attachments consist of a highly elastic 3.5mm traction cord, an elliptical ring with excentric holes, and a plastic end cap. These weigh 9 grams per tip including two rivets and the adjustable plastic end grip (which is now white, not black as in the picture). If you don't like peeling climbing skins off your skis with your fingernails, consider adding some ..
Manufactured by Pomoca, the Dynafit race skins feature an easy-to-grip rubber tip for hassle-free application and removal. The race skins are 59mm wide and ~161cm in length, but racers usually trim off the back 10-15cm. The plush is 100% mohair that has been treated to be extra glide-y.
Waterproof membrane between fur and glue keeps your skin sticky.
The Mix formula from Ski Trab is 65% mohair and 35% nylon, a nice blend of glide and durability. The mix comes in sexy black and white and is sold by the centimeter so you can get exactly the length you need (remember you probably have two skis to cover!). Use the Trab skin parts to attach to Trab skis, or affix to other models with more standard tip and tail attachments. The glue ..
Why bother trimming skins when you can get Pomoca-quality Speedskins precut for Dynafit skis? The climbing skins include a patented clamp system that works effortlessly on non-race model skis. Designed to be ripped off from the tip of the ski, the Speedskins include an easy-to-grab rubber stick that fits perfectly in Dynafit tip notches. The simple tail clips clasp securely on the ..
Of course, the fastest skins in town are available on the roll. Get the new Super Glidey race formula from Pomoca in exactly the length you want. Then attach your favorite tip system, round the tails, and go race. Or train, tour, explore, whatever. The Race Pro 2.0 is the cheapest way to maximize the glide of your skimo racing skis. Available in 59mm, 62mm, 65mm, and 85mm widths.
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..
Ski Trab uses a unique Attivo fixing system to attach skins quickly and securely to its skis. Designed to be pulled with one hand from either the tip or tail, the skin fix consists of a metal clasp with a pull tab (tip) and a plastic knob (tail) that fit perfectly in custom notches on Ski Trab skis. The skins come in two flavors, mohair and mohair mix.
The mohair mix skins are a..
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..
The Gara Aero race skins are made with 100% mohair and are designed to attach to the Gara Aero World Cup skis. The skins feature the Attivo fixing system that has wide tip clasps with a pull tab. These are parallel race skins that don't need trimming. In fact, Trab even pre-rounded the tails for you. Just hook the clip on the tip, run your hand along the length of the skin to help ..
Pomoca is only contented by having the fastest skins on the market. The Race Pro 2.0 formula has been competition and lab tested for several years with the singular goal of maximizing glide. This is the skin that Kilian Jornet has been winning race after race on in Europe. Now available for the rest of us, the Race 2.0 will shine on long climbs and traverses where extra resistance ..
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..
With a bit more grip and durability than the World Cup race formula, the red Evo skins from Ski Trab still pack some serious glide. Made with 100% mohair, the skin material is the same as that used in the precut skins for Trab’s aramid-core skis. Combined with some Attivo skin tips, you can assemble some skins for just about any Trab ski. Or with different hardware, just about any ..
A simple and affordable tip system for race skins. The Colltex Race Fix kit consists of two bungee cords, washers and plastic end caps. They are affixed to your race skins with some vinyl and hammer rivets which are also included. You can also sew them on, which is how they come attached in the PDG kits. Whether your skins were purchased off the roll or dismembered in an accident, ..
Tailor your current carpets to a Dynafit ski with some climbing skin attachments. These may also work with other skis that have tip notches and use a race-style skin fixing. Priced and packaged as pairs.
Rubber Tip - The rubber tips that fix Speedskins to the notches found in the tips of Dynafit and other skis. AKA Fix Long.
Tip Plate - The plastic plates emblazened with the ..
Voile has gotten serious about their climbing skin performance. By teaming up with industry-leading Pomoca, Voile is taking advantage of the best technology available. The Hyper Glide skins are a 70% mohair 30% nylon mix that provide the best balance between claw-like uphill grip, and energy-saving silky glide. Ever Dry hydrophobic treatment prevents the fibers from absorbing water..
The Hybrid glue system from Contour solves the stickiest skin problem. That is designing a glue strong enough to adhere to the backing but not so strong that you can’t separate a skin from itself. Contour achieved this goal by using multiple layers of glue. An especially sticky formula rests against the skin which is covered in another layer of less tacky glue that keeps the interf..
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...
Yellow is the new pink! The Colltex Race skins are top-of-the-line Swiss technology. Found underneath the skis of many European champions, the skins formerly known as PDGs are 100% mohair with a special glide treatment. They weigh in at 20% less than other mohair skins from Colltex, yet corners were not cut. The sleek racers are woven strong enough to keep the hair attached to the ..
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. ..
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 ..
The K2 precut skins are made by Pomoca, meaning they work great. Featuring a mohair / nylon blend, the skins offer excellent glide (once broken in) and grip you can depend on in any situation. Pomoca glue is one of our favorite adhesives for all conditions, temperatures, and temperaments. The tip hook and tail clip integrate with the skin attachment holes that are installed in the ..
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..
Pomoca skin attachments are available separately for your skin-fixing pleasure. Many of these are sold in pairs (look for "x2" in the drop list), while others are sold individually (x1).
Click Lock Tip Kits - Swappable tip attachment system that is screwed onto your skin and allows the interchange of various sizes of bent buckles. Comes with a pair of 85mm, 95mm, or 105mm buckle..
The Kohla race tips are a full-featured combo of bungees, rivets, and plastic end caps. The bungees come pre-attached to the plastic end caps. To attach to your skin material of choice, cut and fold some skin over the bungees. Punch or drill some holes and hammer the rivets in place. Adjust the stoppers for your desired tip offset, and tie a knot in the bungee above to keep them in..
The Pomoca Climb 2.0 formula focuses on savings of both the weight and cash varieties. Pomoca uses a short nap on its Safer Skin Light backing, making for an extremely lightweight and packable skin. They also shaved a few dollars off the price by skipping the S-Glide treatment, making this skin perfect for folks who like to step up the hill without sliding backward and who aren't c..
Using the same multi-layer glue found in the Hybrid Mix skins, the Pure version offers the premium glide of 100% mohair. Contour is an Austrian company known as the mohair experts, so these are built with some of the finest fibers and weave in the industry. Now attached to your skis with the reliable-yet-manageable Hybrid glue formula, the skins will be hard to beat. The kits are a..
We’re not sure but we think the “S” stands for “Super”. The new Pomoca Super treatment on the old reliable Climb Pro Glide skins makes them even better at sliding. The friction coefficient is now more akin to racing formulas than to similar mohair-mix skins. Good sliding technique will be rewarded with up to 20% energy savings on an average climb, a figure extrapolated from recent ..
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 ..
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..
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..
Alp Tracks Mohair skins are made with 100% natural mohair and ship pre-cut for Alp Tracks skis. Simple metal-bracket tips and adjustable camming tail clips are already installed and ready to grab onto your AT skis. The skins offer a great balance between grip and glide as well as POMOCA Ever Dry 2.0 and waterproof Safer Skin tech to prevent skins from glopping or freezing. The Move..
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...