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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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5 5

Awesome climbing skin at a great price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was on the prowl for a lightweight, durable, and easy to use climbing skin that wouldn't break the bank. I think I've found the holy grail. At a minimum of $50 under any competitor, the price can't be beat. I did some research before I made the purchase and these skins are literally identical the G3 Alpinist skin except for the backcountry.com logo. Yes, I'm probably getting bad karma for using G3 skins on Black Diamond skis, but whatever. These were worth it. The glue? phenomenal. The self-camming tail clip? great. It's the little things that make these a great skin. Like the fact it's a stuff sack as opposed to black diamond's zippered skin pouch. It's much easier to use a stuff sack when your fingers are freezing than a zippered case. The self centering tip clips also add a nice touch, you have to do is use the included skin trimming tool to set the length and that's it! No need to guess the length and set the tip loops. I'd strongly recommend in your in the market for a deal. Especially when they're on sale. $100 for some decent skins can't be beat

4 5

Goat Skin

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These skins are great. Good compromise between traction and glide. Goes up anything as steep as my risers can handle. The trim tool that comes with these things is amazing. Makes trimming them up super quick and easy. I love the strip in the center without glue. It makes pulling these things apart a cinch. Tip clips go on easy, but are a little hard to center. Tail clip is easy to use. Adjust it once, then it is good to go. These skins don't come with skin savers, which all my G3 splitboard skins did. Not really a big deal, but wish I would have realized this. Does come with a skin bag. My only complaint is the excessive white on the bottom. It gets dirty when skinning up dirty snow. Doesn't change the performance, guess I am just anal. Just for reference, I have 177cm Zenoxides which are 93 underfoot. I got the 115mm-Medium skins and they fit great once trimmed up.

Unanswered Question

What size should I get for 184cm K2 Annex 108s?

171cm Atomic Access (129-100-121). Skin size medium or long (since it looks like I could go either way)?

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Out of those two choices I would go medium. I got mediums for my 177cm G3 zenoxides and they fit great.

Unanswered Question

What size should I get for 180cm rossignol soul 7s? Cant decide between medium and long.

5 5

Nice and Easy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought the 115mm-Long size for these for my G3 District Ski (100mm underfoot) and they fit perfectly. I bought a pair for my touring partner as well for a gift at the 130 mm X-Large size for his Squad 7 skis (120 underfoot) and they fit nicely as well. Thus I would say these are true to the sizing chart. With the trim tool included it was easy to set up and trim them to the skis themselves and with the stainless steel tip connectors, they are easy to strap on as well. With the little use they have seen so far this early in the year, I have had no major uses with grip at all, and thus so far highly recommend them. Plus for the price and to have your skins covered in goats, these are a steal! Although I would definitely recommend looking into the G3 Skin Savers on our site as well (GGG0160) to keep them in tip top shape!

I have a 181 K2 Coomback 135-102-121, would the 130 Long be the right fit with minimal trimming? I know K2 runs longer in length than stated 181cm

Responded on

Great question! Yeah people have told us that their K2 skis are not really fitting the size guide here. I would definitely go with the long! If you really want to minimize cutting, you could definitely get away with the 115mm waist - you'd still have to trim sidecut but you'd only be showing a little base (maybe 1mm on each side between the skin and edge) at the tail. If you want to get wall to wall then the 130mm will do that, but you will be trimming a lot!

Hey Guys

I'm looking to order some 130mm skins for my 180cm Rossignol Sin7's... I see right now only the XL is in stock, would I be able to trim the skin shorter to fit my shorter skis, or should I wait for the larges to come in?

Thanks!

Best Answer Responded on

Hello - we should be getting plenty more in all sizes in the next few days. Check back soon!

I have never bought AT bindings or skins. I am wondering what skins/ bindings you guys would recommend . I just need something basic and cheap, but not bad quality. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

Responded on

The backcountry.com ones for skins, exact same product as the G3 alpinist but with a different print and cheaper price. they even still have G3 imprinted in the rubber tip

Responded on

Hey Jackson,
chr105459448's answer is correct! This is the G3 Alpinist, but with our logo. We do still have the regular Alpinist (w/ G3 logo) in stock - here's the link!

http://www.backcountry.com/g3-alpinist-climbing-skins?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6YWxwaW5pc3Q6MTo1OmFscGluaXN0&skid=GGG0182-ONECOL-S85MMXSH

Or I would also recommend the Black Diamond Ascension, found here:

http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-ascension-nylon-sts-skins?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6YXNjZW5zaW9uOjE6NDphc2NlbnNpb24&skid=BLD3398-ONECOL-S65MM

Notice that there is also an STD Version - that does not have tail clips. AND there is an STS Custom version, which is precut to length. The regular STS comes in stock 188cm, which you then trim to fit length as well as sidecut.
Hit me up if you have any questions!
lfeasler@backcountry.com

5 5

Why not?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I find it hard not to recommend these. I have had the same G3 model @ $50 more, and I have a hard time finding anything different other than the storage bag being blue instead of red....so go for the backcountry one if you want to save money

5 5

Awesome, easy trim, great price!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I got these (Medium 130mm) as a gift for a friend (HI HILARY) for her new 175cm Scott Lolas! She has been snowboarding forever and is just getting back into skiing - this is her first AT kit.
Recommended add ons:
GGG0160 and GGG0154
Skin savers and twin tip attachments!
Super easy to trim - tool included.

Here's a bonus picture of Hil Dawg and Raka cruising around PCMR.

Awesome, easy trim, great price!
Unanswered Question

Can the xlong size be cut down to fit a 184cm length (size long appears to be sold out)?

I have the Atomic Automatic 117 skis. Will the 140mm, long skin work with my skis? My ski dimensions are 140.5-117-129.5.

Responded on

If your skis are 180 - 190cm long, then yes that size would be great!

Hi! My skis are salomon Stella 172 cm (130-103-122). Should I take the skins in 115 or 130? Which lenght? Thank you!

5 5

Great skin and value

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Picked up a set of these for the price, but after one run they might be new favorites. Didn't come off at all on the way up (all my others start to peel) but they were the easiest off at the top. Oh, and they've got the Goat!

Great skin and value

I have a pair of 173 Icelantic Shamans. The waist is 110 but the shovel is 160. Should I get the 130 and trim it so I will have more skin on my tips or will the 115 be fine? Also, will the clips attach correctly to the Icelantic Shamans' tip and tail?

Thanks,
Nic

Responded on

Hey Nic,
I'd probably go with the 130 for a little better coverage! Also, the tip clip is more of a hook and it does pivot so you shouldn't have a problem with that .Definitely no problem with the clip on your tails.
Hit me up if you have any other questions!
Lfeasler@backcountry.com

3 5

Wouldn't recommend for a splitboard.

Doesn't cover split completely but enough to do. They work very well on the mountain, I have been very pleased, but I am going to order a different tail clip to work better for a split board.

Seem like they would be perfect for skis.

4 5

Sizing issue

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

I got these in the mail yesterday and went to trim them to my 179cm K2 Shredditors. The skins (MEDIUM as per the sizing chart) were very short for the ski and the tail clip fell several cm short of reaching the tail in the last adjustment hole. I can make them work by poking new holes further down the strap, but they definitely do not fit a 179cm ski without modification.
I did use them today at Molas Pass near Silverton Colorado and they worked well. No slippage at all while breaking trail in moderate inclines. I think I will like these sjins, but I do wish I had got the large and did not have to make any modifications. I would definitely recommend up-sizing for anyone with skis in the high 170/low 180cm range.

Responded on

just thought i'd mention that k2's are pretty well known to measure longer than their stated length. that could be where you ran into trouble.

Unanswered Question

what size skin would I buy for Volkl Gotoma Jr skis 158
and would these be a good choice?