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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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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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.

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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

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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.

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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?

I have the K2 Sidestash (174cm) 139/108/127. What size would you suggest? Thanks!

I am buying skins for a pair of VJJ's which are 126/115/123. Would the 115 skins be okay or is it a safer bet to go with the 130's and cut more of it down to get better coverage through tip and tail?

Best Answer Responded on

Hey Paul Meyer,

It is a matter of preference. Functionally speaking doing a straight fit for your skins will still get you up the mountain. It also sheds a few grams of weight that the skins would add if extra surface area of the ski was covered. Personally, I like to have a shaped fit to my skis. So the widest part of the tip and tail are covered to the maximum. Is it necessary? No, but it is just my preference. That being said for your VJJ's if you want a straight fit go with the waist measurement, 115mm, if you want a shaped fit go bigger than the tip which would be the 130mm size.

What size should I go with for Bonafide's? 187cm 133 tip, 98 waist, and 118 tail.

Thanks

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Hi Kyle,
A 115mm-Long would be a good size, it will give you good coverage on the base without having to trim too much (you really don't need to cover the entire base of the ski). Feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions or concerns, kweiser@backcountry.com

Do these skins come with a skin cutter?

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Yes, they do. These skins come with the G3 skin cutter.

Stupid question....will these work on fatter skis? Solomon Czar to be specific...

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Yes they will, find your ski's dimensions, for instance 131/111/121 for the 2012 model in a 182cm length, and refer to the sizing guide located under the drop down for selection. For that specific one I would suggest going with the "115cm-long" as you will get great base coverage but can save a few bucks and weight for skinning up.

I have a pair of BD Revert's measured at 122-95-109, can you recommend a suggested size?

Thank you!

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Based on your ski specs, I would recommend you select the skin size 115mm-Medium. This is assuming that your ski length is 180cm.

I have a set of goode 139-116-123 skis 183 in length. Which size would fit best

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I would recommend you select the 130mm-Long skin size based on your ski specs

What size for Soul 7s 188 (137-108-126)?