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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, Backcountry.com, 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 Backcountry.com 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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What is the best size for the Atomic Access 181cm 129.5, 100, 121.5. They are right on the cusp of fitting mediums or long. And should I get the 115mm or 130mm? What do you all suggest?

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The medium would fit your skis and would save you a little weight, however if you might use these skins on a longer ski with similar dimensions in a year or two I would recommend the long length. The 130mm will provide the best coverage on your ski and would by the size I would recommend for the Access.

I have a pair of 173cm Volkl Shiros (151x119x135) - Would you recommend these skins, and what size?

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Yeah! Such a good deal for these. The Medium 140mm would get you the best coverage for those 173 Shiros.

Is the price for one skin or a pair ?

my skis are 166cm long. do i need short of medium? also, my specs are 128-100-121, i know i need to get at least the 130's for full coverage BUT do i NEED full coverage? would i be ok climbing in 100mm skins?

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Hey Jacque,

I would go with the 130mm-short size. I do suggest you do the full coverage, shaped fit. This gives you more traction caused by more surface area of the skis will be covered. They will be heavier in comparison to a straight fit but the weight difference between the two is really unnoticeable I would definitely advise you opt to carry more skin weight but have more traction.

I have G3 spitfire skis with telemark bindings. The measurements are 123 89 111. Would these be good, and which size is best? Thanks!

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Depending on what length you have the Spite Fires in the 115 mm waist would be perfect to cover the waist and tail in wall to wall carpeting.

my skis are 140/115/130 and 173cm. Should I get the 140 mediums?
Thanks

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If you are looking to get maximum coverage on the ski with more trimming the 140 mediums would be the way to go. Less coverage with less trimming the 115 mediums is another route that would work just fine.

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Wich size for my 171/ 126-91-116 skis?

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Hey Justin Saurel,

I would go with the 130mm medium size. The full sku is BCC0343-BLU-S130MMMEDIUM. The 130mm will be the best width because you want to get them wider than the widest part of your ski and trim them down to shape. That ensures that the most surface area on the ski base is covered by the skin to maximize efficiency.

Hey there,

for my Black Crows Nocta 146-125-140. Do I go with 140mm long or x-long? Thanks a lot. I know i wont be getting full coverage. I am worried about the lenght.

4FRNT CRJ 122-112-120 / 172cm. Which width...

4FRNT CRJ 122-112-120 / 172cm. Which width and length would you recommend for shaped fit?

Madshus Epoch 195cm : Long or X-long...

Madshus Epoch 195cm : Long or X-long Backcountry skins?

Thanks!

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Hey Koz,

You are going to want to go with the X-Long for those skis. The Long are really only designed to fit up to 190 cm.

5 5

High Quality Fun

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used this skin for 30 days or more of touring last season and they never skipped a beat once. Weather it was freezing cold or warm sunny laps these got me to the top no problem. They use one of the best tip catching systems available right now in my opinion and never once slipped off. Get them them and climb like the little billy goats that cover them. Nice work Backcountry.com

4 5

Perfect Wasatch Skin

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This skin will get the job done on just about anything, and at one of the best prices on the market. They won't have the ultimate traction uphill, and they won't have a ton of glide, however, for 90% of all backcountry skiers, they're exactly what you need. Unless your doing extremely technical ascents or long flat approaches, they will get the job done, and well. The included skin tool is a must have, and the tip/tail hardware they use is as good as any to fit anywhere from a Moment (square) tip/tail to a traditional.

4 5

Simple and effective

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

While these aren't the absolute best climbing skins you can buy, they do a solid job in all kinds of conditions and are easier to customize out-of-the box. The built-in tip connectors work just as well as a loop, without having to install the loops yourself. Just cut them and go.

For the price there were a very good value for me in taking my backup setup to AT status. They may not climb quite as well on steeper slopes, but for the majority of what a weekend backcountry explorer will encounter, they will do the job just fine.

I have a pair of Armada Norwalk 179 long,...

I have a pair of Armada Norwalk 179 long, with this sizes: 122,140,115,120. Do you think the 130 mm wide skins will fit my skis?

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Hey Pietro,

You are going to want to get the Medium 130mm for you ski, this will allow you to get better coverage in the tip and tail while giving you enough extra material to trim down the waist. Keep in mind that this does not come with a trim tool though so if you don't already have one you might want to pick one up.

5 5

Great skins.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Doing the job, easy to use and store, lightweight and nice Goats prints on the bottom :)
Once you glue them on your skis, they won't go off until you take 'em off :)

4 5

Goats are good at climbing right?

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Mountain goats are good at climbing. So are these. It must be the goats on them. I used these a fair bit in Japan and they were really neat mounted on my Night Train's. I didnt get any slippage or anything like that which was probably helped by the rather large surface area on my NTs given they're a bit of a fatso. Needs more goats though. You cant have enough goats... They glide and grip really well where they're meant to and they were pretty easy to get on and off even with the Moment tips being all whacky and square. Id like to get some more time on them in different conditions to see how they perform. I used them on days where we had no wind, it was cold and really dry so I cant comment on how they perform if you managed to spray snow all over them.

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I see you have the guardians on the NT's. I was thinking of putting guardians on my NT's with these skins. how do you like the set-up? What width did you go for on the brakes 115MM or 130MM? thanks!!