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Backcountry Climbing Skin

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    • One Color, 100mm-Long
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    • One Color, 100mm-Short
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    • One Color, 115mm-Long
      sale $108.00
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      sale $108.00
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      sale $112.00
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      sale $112.00
    • One Color, 130mm-Short
      sale $112.00
    • One Color, 130mm-XLong
      sale $112.00
    • One Color, 130mm-XShort
      sale $112.00
    • One Color, 140mm-Long
      sale $114.40
    • One Color, 140mm-Medium
      sale $114.40
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    Get to the top in the backcountry with a little help from Backcountry.com.

    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 is offering a exclusive print version of G3's Alpinist skin. It features self-aligning stainless steel tip connectors and a self-camming tail clip to make getting your skins on and keeping them there a quick and easy process. They're made with a glue that grips no matter the temperature, so you won't have to worry about sliding down the skintrack during freezing-cold dawn patrols.

    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. Get in tune with his sure-footed vibes and conquer any skintrack in style, knowing that you have a partner who's evolved to dominate steep and snowy terrain.

    • Backcountry Exclusive
    • Supple, fast-gliding nylon skins with Backcountry.com exclusive print
    • Self-aligning tip and self-camming tail clips ensure easy attachment
    • Sticky, non-toxic, solvent-free glue stays grippy in cold temps
    • Center Rip Strip eases pulling skins apart
    • Item #BCC004D

    Tech Specs

    Material
    nylon
    Tip Attachment
    self-aligning stainless steel hands
    Tail Attachment
    camming tail clip and strap
    Case Included
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    [extra short] 6.8 - 11.8 oz, [short] 7 - 12.2 oz, [medium] 7.3 - 12.8 oz, [long] 7.6 - 13.5 oz, [extra long] 8 - 14.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry touring

    Tech Specs

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    Glorious Skins

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    First off, I love that these skins came with the G3 skin trimmer. Made trimming the skins a quick and painless ordeal even though it was my first time ever trimming skins. Second, They perform fantastic. While the glide is very minimal, I don't necessarily feel like they're slowing me down or creating much drag. They climb like champs and hold up great even after getting a little frosty after a few laps in the backcountry. I will say though that I got the Medium's for my 180 skis, but needed to exchange for a Long because the Mediums were too short, despite the size chart.

    Great skins

      The skins were easy to cut with the provided trimming tool. I use these with the twin tip connectors which fit wide rounded tails perfect. My skis are 191 long and I went with the Long which are maxed out on the last adjustment hole for the tail clip. This leaves a fair amount of tail exposed, however this saves weight and has no ill affects on the grip they provided climbing. Even in hardpack snow these performed well.

      Great skins

      Easier set-up than BD Ascension skins

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

      These skins are are great deal for G3 alpinist (they just don't come with the skin savers). I have previously had the Black Diamond Ascension skins and I like these better; basically due to easier set-up. The self-caming tip hooks work better than the tip loop IMO. Also the trim tool is really slick- and works better than the BD one. Not having to install the tip/tail attachments to the skin like you do with BD makes your set-up much easier.

      First Time for Everything

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I had never cut or bought skins before buying these, and they were foolproof. Easy to use right out of the package. Plus, they are a good climbing skin for creating a new skin track or climbing on an already existing skin track. Their only flaw is that they slip quite a lot on super packed down and icy snow.

      Great fit right out of the bag!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I had planned an entire binge watching extravaganza while I cut these down to fit, only to find that they fit 100% perfect! Ok, in a really perfect world they would be a tad longer but they work great and stow nicely.
      I'll second the point that they *do not* include the skin savers. 4 stars for that oversight.

      Good Skins. Don't be Fooled Though...

        I've used G3 skins for a while and I know their quality. So when I saw that Backcountry was selling a set of Alpinists with Backcountry branding I was excited! I became much less excited when the skins arrived without a set of Skin Savers like all G3 skins include, and is stated as so in the manual included with the skins that arrived.

        Go ahead and get these skins. Just don't expect skin savers. The description above doesn't say it, so I'm saying it here for the good of the order!

        Basic goodness

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I really like simple things that work well. I have been impressed with these skins. The glue is great. The grip is surprisingly good, even in soft snow on steep sections. I really don't have anything bad to say about them other than they don't glide particularly well but that is to be expected with a full nylon skin.

        Do they come with pouch and skin savers? Cheers

        Hey I want to put these on a set of 190 cm G3 Carbon Empires. The widths are 145/115/126.. Which size and length skin would you recommend? Thanks.