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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!

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
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. Spray, pray, and better enjoy your day. 200ml...
$29.95
Here lies G3 parts to repair your climbing skins or to build your own custom set. Escapists Tip Kit - Self-aligning stainless steel clips to fit many ski tip shapes, sold as a pair. Twin Tip Connectors - For use on skis with rounded tails and also fits well on splitboards. These are just the clips (no straps, rivets, etc) sold in pairs. These also work on BD tail straps. T..
From $15.95
Kohla is an innovator when it comes to climbing skins. Aside from their new Smart Glue adhesive, they make a bunch of functional attachments. Find an assortment of such Kohla parts below, all sold in pairs. Rubber Tips – Dynafit-style rubber tips for race skis and other skis with tip notches. Poke a hole in your skin material, push the tip through, fold the skin over the metal b..
From $0.08
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..
$19.95
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 ..
$9.95
Colltex has taken mohair to the extreme. They did this by naming their 100% mohair skins “Colltex Extreme” and by coloring the skins red which is the fastest color (at least in cars). If that isn’t enough to scare you off then you will be extremely pleased with the contents of the blue box. Inside are skins proven through countless climbs through the Alps, with no-compromise glide ..
$234.95 $144.44
Like any good backcountry ski or beauty product manufacturer, Atomic offers an easy solution to your skin problems. Simply take the 70/30% mohair mix skins out of the box, remove the sheathing, and apply them to your ski bases. They are already cut to the length and width of your Atomic skis. Currently offered are models that match the Backland 78, 85, and 95 skis. Plastic in..
From $179.95
For a perfect match to Fischer’s line of impressive backcountry skis, use the also-impressive precut skins. The skins are 65% mohair and 35% nylon, hitting that sweet spot in terms of grip vs. glide. Fischer uses a modified version of the K2 clip system to attach pre-trimmed skins to the base of their skis. There are stepped holes in the tips of models such as the Hannibal, making ..
$199.95

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