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Get to the top, with a little help from the Goat.

Don't let crappy skins interfere with your backcountry stoke. To help you reach the summit with minimal effort and maximum fired-up-ness,, with some help from our radical friends at G3, is offering a Goat-worthy version of G3's Alpinist skin. It features all the same technical features, like self-aligning stainless steel hand tip connectors and a self-camming tail clip that make getting your skins on and keeping them there a quick and easy process. They won't come unstuck from ice-cold bases, either, as they're made with a glue that grips no matter the temperature.

They say beauty is only skin-deep, and as usual, they're right―in this case, even more right than they know, because instead of G3's usual pattern, these fast-gliding nylon skins feature your favorite bearded buddy, previously found only on helmets, water bottles, cars, and computers--that's right, it's the Backcountry Goat! Get in tune with his sure-footed vibes and conquer any skin track in style, knowing that you've got a partner who's evolved to dominate steep and icy terrain.

  • Supple, fast-gliding nylon bases with Goat print
  • Self-aligning stainless steel hand tip connectors
  • Self-camming tail clip with laminated tail strap
  • Sticky, non-toxic and solvent-free glue
  • Rip Strip makes it easy to pull skins apart
  • Skin savers sold separate

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Unanswered Question

I have a pair of Elan Domino skis, 180cm with 136-104-128 measurements. What size would you recommend buying?

Hi, I have a pair of K2 sidestash skis at 177cm with 139 108 127 measurements and am curious as to which size skin i should buy. Thank yiu

Hey Chris,

You want the Medium, 140 mm skins and then trim them to fit your 177 cm K2 Sidestash Skis. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about climbing skins.

Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

Hi there. I've got a pair of volkl mantras 177 with 132-98-118 dimensions. Im thinking about getting the medium 130mms and just wanted to make sure that they'll work with my skis. Thanks!

Hey Dominik,

130mm Medium will work perfect! Contact me directly if you'd like a personalize experience here at Backcountry.


Got a pair of Black Diamond Justice skis 185cm length, Dimensions: 139 - 115 - 125...should I go with 130mm Long or XLong?

Duy L,

Based on your ski dimensions, I would go with the 115mm Long. It will adjust to the length perfectly and also will require almost no trimming on the sides. The skis have a rocker tip and slightly rockered tail, so you will not need that 130mm width where they don't contact the snow.

Hope this helps!

Unanswered Question

Where are these skins manufactured?

Ordered some BC skins and wondered if they come with a trim tool?

Hi Peter,

They do not come with a trim tool. I'd highly recommend the G3 trim tool.


Best Answer

I actually just received mine in the mail (ordered the 140mm Long) and they came with the standard G3 trim tool, only it was grey instead of the usual white.

I have the Salomon MTN EXPLORE 95s in 177s. What size of these skins do I want?

My girlfriend just got the same ski, but the 169 length. This puts them right between small and medium length skins. What would you recommend? Thanks!


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Want the Medium 140 for my Volkl Gotamas but you guys only have the Longs. Am I safe getting the long size? Ski length is 178

what skins would i want if i have the 178 cm majesty lumber jacks? they have 122 underfoot.

Hey Larsen,

You want the Medium, 140 mm skins and then trim them to fit your 178 cm Majesty Lumberjack Skis. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about climbing skins.


Expert Gearhead


Can the length of these me tailored for my skis? I have 180 voille vectors.....not sure if I need the long or medium?

Hey Brett,

You want the Medium, 115 mm skins and then trim them to fit your 180 cm Voile Vector Skis. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about climbing skins.


Expert Gearhead


I just bought the Moment Ghost Trains in a 194. The width is 126mm underfoot. Should I be getting the 130 xl?

Hey Joel,

You want the X-Long, 140 mm skins and then trim them to fit your 194 cm Moment Ghost Trains. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about climbing skins.


Expert Gearhead


Blizzard Scouts 170cm? what size skin? 130mm Medium?

Mucho aprreciato!

You got it Kurt. You want the Medium, 130 mm skins and then trim them to fit your 170 cm Blizzard Scouts. Feel free to contact me directly with any more questions about climbing skins.


Expert Gearhead



Awesome Skins

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I have had these for a few years now and love them. The more I get out and see what else is out there in comparison, the more I love these. The G3 tip connector is so easy to use and I have no problem lining up the skin with my ski and putting them on smoothly. The center rip strip means that I am not having to use amazing force to pull them off either. The grip is great and has allowed me to feel really comfortable even on steeper terrain.

PS The graphic pictured is outdated and not current for this season.

Awesome Skins

I have the new Jones Solution 62W - which size do I need to get?
Also, I won't need the connector kit, right?

Backcountry's version of the G3 Alpinist is not available in a splitboard version.

Backcountry does offer their house-branded version of the High Traction skins here:

They also offer the G3 Alpinist in a non-Backcountry version here: (happens to be on sale right now.)

Both appear to use the 2014 attachment system instead of the new one they introduced this season. We found the new system to work better than the old when we tested the skins last spring. You can read about the updates here: or see our video here:

If you want the updated system, the only option right now is the G3 High Traction (non-Backcountry version) here:


As expected

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I'm a newbie to AT and skins, but can say this performed as expected. I followed this G3 video to cut to size using the included tool. My friends with skinning experience were impressed with my workmanship (but not with my skiing).

What is the warranty on these?

Hey Jared,

It is a 1-year limited warranty on these Climbing Skins. Feel free to shoot me any additional questions directly.


Expert Gearhead


I need a pair of skins for my 2015 Atomic Century 102s that are 156 cm. What would be the best fit?

I have never bought skins but am looking for a pair for my 14/15 Atomic Automatic 109 I have the 82cm lengthand they are 109 under foot. Would one of these work if so which one?

130mm - Long is what you'll need for those skis!

If you have any questions give me a call at 800-409-4502 Ext. 4705 !

I have some Armada TSTs, 174 in length and 101 underfoot. Would the medium, 115mm fit these skis?

Go with the 130-medium. It will cover more of the full ski, than the 115mm. You'll just trim them to fit the waist.

More questions? Just call or email me, directly.

Will these stay on well for the 2015 Moment Underworld 181? I know they have a funky camber and wanna make sure they will stick and conform to bottom. If so what size?

They would absolutely work. You need the 130mm - Long to fit the Underworld.