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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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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,...

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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.

BC skins.

BC skins.

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Freaking lov 'em ;)
So easy to use and really good grip.

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.

5 5

Fun fun

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Had a great time with these. Very sticky on the steeps. I love them

5 5

Nice skins, a little tacky.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are awesome skins. Solid clips on the tips and tails. They are lightweight yet durable. Compared to Pomocas which I tried recently, these are way more durable! I also have a tendency to abuse skins.

I find them to be perfectly sticky too. My old BCAs were crazy overkill on glue but these are easy enough to rip with your ski on and they stick well enough too. The clips help.

Only down side is the blatant advertising but I guess it helps G3 who makes the skins. I wish they could have just used to goat instead of the web address. I feel a little tacky at the top of an ascent but I can't complain about the discount.

Would X-short fit 165cm skis?

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Would X-short fit 165cm skis?

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It might at a pinch stretch far enough but probably would be a safer option to go for the short instead of the XS. Someone else mentioned their 'Long' just barely fitted a 193cm ski when the chart states 'long' fits 180-190cm. So you may be able to get it to stretch but i'd imagine it'd be a better idea to go with the short. One of the gear heads might be able to shed more light on it than me though.

5 5

Nice skins

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got these to go on my Armada TST's 183cm. I got the long size, and the fit is perfect. They also fit my Head monsters at 191cm, and would just barely fit my Mojos at 193cm. So they are versatile enough for different skis, as long as the width is similar. They climb very well, and have performed nicely in a wide range of conditions.

I have a pair of 172 salomon Stella's; I...

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I have a pair of 172 salomon Stella's; I see you have no more short 130 width bc skins available; should I get mediums or go with g3s version in the short length?

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Hi Melany-
Either would work! The Medium would fit a 172 if you prefer to go with this model. Or you can go with the other G3s in a short. Your skis are right on the line between Small or Medium- so really, either will do good!

I have a pair of 152 Line Pandora skis. ...

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I have a pair of 152 Line Pandora skis. Would the x-small skins be too long? I have read that these skins' length is not adjustable.

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The Backcountry.com climbing skins are precut and I think even the X-Short will be too long for your skis.

However, for that ski length on the Line Pandora, I would recommend checking out the G3 Expedition Climbing Skins or the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins. They are around the same price point, but are not precut so you can cut and trim to fit your 152s perfectly.

I am looking for a skin for a fairly narrow...

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I am looking for a skin for a fairly narrow waisted backcountry ski, 117-80-105 (166cm)... Seems like 100mm wide skins in the small length would be the right size... Are 100mm G3 skins with the "rip strip" in the middle OK to be trim for a 80mm waist? I don't want to trim and then not have glue left on either side of the rip strip, to hold the skin on properly.

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The 100mm width would be a perfect width for the ski width profile you mention and you will not affect functionality at all by trimming them to 80mm in the waist.

What is the best size to get for a 180 cm...

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What is the best size to get for a 180 cm ski?
Also, do you think 130mm would be a good width for my Icelantic Gypsy's that are 152-125-148 if im not worried about full tip coverage?

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Hey, thank you for your question. These skins top out at a 140mm width so I would suggest looking at a different skin so you can get full coverage for your ski.

Check these out:
http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-ascension-nylon-split-sts-climbing-skin?ti=UExQIENhdDpDbGltYmluZyBTa2luczoxOjMyOmJjc0NhdDUxMTAwMDMx

Those are 160mm wide so you can trim them to shape and they are 200cm long. You cut them to length, directions are all included with the skins.

5 5

goat like grip

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

These are great skins, for a great price. Very smooth glide, and easy climbing. Glue is nice and sticky. Trimming is a breeze. You can't beat these skins for the price. Went with 140mm X Long for my Ski logik Howitzers (186cm), and the fit is perfect.

4 5

Solid for the price

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

Got 'em as a gift for my old-school skinny-tele-skiing dad. We went on a few mellow tours, and he didn't have any complaints. One thing to note: if you are planning on using skis with a narrow tip, the hands splay a little wider than is ideal, and might slip off. Didn't happen to him, but we noticed that it wasn't far away. G3, who makes these, also has the best trimming tool around, as far as I've seen--super easy to use, no brain required.

What ski sizes do the skin lengths fit? I...

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What ski sizes do the skin lengths fit? I have 185 Tua crossride 110s. Would these need large skins?

Best Answer Responded on

Hey Alex, I would suggest doing the 115mm Long size in these skins.

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