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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.

    • Backcountry Exclusive
    • 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
    • Item #BCC0343

    Tech Specs

    Material
    nylon
    Tip Attachment
    self-aligning stainless steel hands
    Tail Attachment
    camming tail clip and strap
    Skin Savers Included
    no, sold separately
    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

    • Reviews
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    Goatworthy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These skins will allow you to fly uphill, saving all your energy for the decent. Great sizing options cater to all ski widths and lengths. A solid attachment system compatible with nearly every ski on the market. The included trimming tool makes it easy to customize the skins exactly to your skis shape. Not to mention the awesome Backcountry Goat logo!!!

    glue sucks

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These skins worked great at first and the traction still works great, however, no matter how good of care you take of these things the glue gets super sticky and it almost multiplies and gets on everything. Every time I use them, they leave so much sticky gunk on the bottom of my skis that I can hardly ski at all. I would just not recommend these skins to anyone there are far better skins for cheaper.

    Great Skins

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Affordable and easy to use. I have 2 pairs of these skins and my gf has the G3 version. They appear to be wearing well after ~30mi on the trail this season. I have found the clip system at the head to be preferable to the loop from BD and others, as it adapts more easily to different widths and shapes, and as long as you keep it tight, the tail clip holds on well. I have slipped on ice and faceted, shady, icey snow (skied out end of season resort run) but I'm not sure how much better Mohair would be. Definitely recommend as a solid budget skin.

    Make sure to get the G3 skin savers to use with them to preserve the glue and your sanity not having to fight to peel them apart.

    Backcountry skins

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

    Was new to the world of touring and went on a weekend trip in Colorado. These skins were easy to trim, and worked well for the 5-hour trek up to the top of Ajax. Very easy to work with, and I did not have a problem the entire trip!

    The affordable skin

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've used both these and the BD ascensions and think both have their pros and cons. I loved how easy it was to set up the G3 goat skins and the trimming tool rocks. These are also considerably more affordable than the BD ascensions. However, the glue on these doesn't last nearly as long. Some people aren't a fan of the toe piece, but I've never had these slip on me, and I'm overall very pleased for the money invested.

    Get your goat on!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    What are goats really good at? Well, besides being a fun time at the petting zoo, they are also wicked good at climbing. Much like a goat, so are these skins. Before picking these up, I was a little hesitant because of the low price point, but they are the same exact thing as the G3 alpinist skins. The trim tool is extremely easy to use, and makes for a super customizable fit. Love these skins and the places they allow me to go!

    Too much glue

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    At first I was pleased with these skins. They're reasonable light weight, offer a good balance of grip and glide, were easy to trim/cut, and have good tip and tail attachments that have worked flawlessly. That said, they have too much glue. They repeatedly leave glue residue on the base of my skis which slows glide and collects gunk, snow, and ice on the BASE OF THE SKI. This often degrades the glide of my skis on descent and I have to clean the bases after every tour. The glue is so sticky they've pulled the Rip Strips completely out of alignment. I am going to try to remove some of the glue. If unsuccessful, I will be looking for new skins. The upside is the skins almost never come off accidentally. I have about 50 touring days on these skins.

    Update: removed glue (about a golf ball worth from each skin) by applying wax baking paper, using an iron to heat, and scraping the glue off in globs. Has improved the problem significantly and as a bonus the skins come off much easier now (but stay on while climbing). That said, there is still too much glue in places and it tends to stick to my bases badly. Will be looking to replace these skins.

    Excellent product for a few reasons!

      These skins are the best deal out there. They have a good amount of grip, a little light on the glide, but they are an awesome price, come with a good bag, super easy to cut because they come with the best tool, and the attachment hardware is one of the better systems I've encountered. Thanks G3 and Backcounty!

      Great quality economical skin

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These are the Backcountry.com version of the G3 Alpinist skin. Really no difference here except for the goat logo on the bottom of these instead of the G3 logo that comes on the Alpinist. Sizing is the same as on the Alpinist as well. The only difference between picking up these and a pair of the Alpinist is that the Alpinist comes with skin savers.
      If you want a great skin at a price pretty much better than all the rest, this is the way to go.

      Wrongly sized, otherwise great!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I chose these skins because they seemed like a good but not-too-pricey option with a tail clip to help them stay put (anticipating lots of transitions). I didn't see a size chart online, so I asked the backcountry.com chat window what length to order for my 157cm skis and was told to go with the small. Unfortunately, even when on the tightest setting, the skins are just a tad too long for the skis- making the tail clips useless. Because they stick well and I had some tours immediately planned, I just ignored the issue and got them dirty, so I don't think I can exchange for the extra-short at this point (which isn't being carried in the right width, anyway). So I can use them, but the feature that made me choose them isn't functional because of the false info on sizing. I should have done more research on the length/fit myself- if they fit they'd be perfect, and as is I'll make do.

      (As for the lack of skin savers, I'm planning on cutting up one of those old no-skid-mat-things from underneath a rug and saving $20).

      No Skin Savers!

        Bought these assuming they were the same as the G3 Alpinist, but with the added advertising for BC.com. Have not used them yet, but beware that these are the only skins on the market that do not come with skin savers, or some sort of backing strip. Add the $17.06 for the skin savers (which in my opinion are a must) to make the true comparison to any other climbing skins.

        You'll find skin savers fit nicely in your gear closet after a tours. They're nice to have until you're the last guy trying to attach skin saves while everyone else is clicked in and waiting to ski down. And again when you're stuffing the skin savers in your pocket while everyone else starts heading back up, you'll give up on them entirely.

        No complaints

          This is my second pair of these. I ski in California backcountry, Mt Shasta mostly. These skins have good grip up hill the glide is ok, but I care mainly about the former than the latter. I did use the skin wax right away after my last pair was too sticky on fresh snow a gloped up on the first day. They do cut much easier than my BD skin if your doing it yourself, it takes some of the pressure off when your new to the process.

          Great Value

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          The Good:

          I bought these after putting 3 seasons on a pair of BD Skins and watching them fall apart. This is a great skin by G3 with the Backcountry logo (and cheaper than the G3 version)....whats not to love?

          The part that surprised me most about these skins was not the uphill traction but how well they glide on the flat and going down hill. For the price you cannot beat these skins. Just make sure you have the exact measurements of your skis when ordering.



          The semi - bad:

          I purchased two pairs of these - one of them came with a skin cutter and one did not. Not a big deal but if you bought one pair and didn't have a cutter this would be a bit of a pain.

          These skins do not come with a protective mesh for storage like many other skins. You can purchase the G3 skin savers on Backcountry but they add $ 18 dollars to your order. They are well worth the money but just be aware of this when you buy.

          Great Value

          First Timer

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

          We just got into Tele-Skiing and backcountry stuff. I snowshoe and snowboard, while my gf skins up and skis down.

          The skins have been great for "hiking" on really snowy trails, and glide through empty glades beautifully. Going uphill was quite easy and there was minimal sinkage or sliding back downhill when standing still. They slide very nicely and do not seem to slow her down at all. When we reached areas facing down, she zoomed ahead of me.

          The Skins are super easy to put on, just be sure and measure your skiis beforehand. We bought a set and cut them to fit her skiis the day they came in. When I asked why there was a tail thingy on the floor behind her skiis, she told me then that they were too short... and of course we can't return them since they are cut (and used).

          The tail that can't clip on does create some drag, but that is not a fault of the skins at all.

          what size skins

            got the black diamond boundary 100 in 180cm

            Unanswered Question

            Sizing help! I have a pair of Line Manum Opus' that are 188cm long, and 148-124-146 width. Looks like you don't have the "long" in stock for my width but I see the cutoff for "X-Long" is 189cm so I am wondering if it will work for my ski, or if it is a waste of my money? Thanks!

            I need skins for 140cm skis. Can these tails be cut down to accommodate this size and still have the tail piece function?

            Hi Craig, I think you'd be better off with something like the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STD Skins. With those skins you can trim to fit both in the length and the width then you attach the tail piece once you're done. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead

            what size for a 163cm length 92 wide?

            I have Dynastar Cham 2.0 107-183s. What size of skins should I get? Thanks!

            Hi James, If you want to get full coverage of the base of the ski you would go with the 140mm long. The 130mm long would also work just fine on the Dynastar Cham 107's. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any other questions you have. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead

            I'm wanting to buy these skins, but how do I know which ones to buy according to the length of the skis? I want to buy two sets for 178 and 179 length skis

            Hi, I have the 2014 Rossignol Soul 7's. Their width measurements are 136-106-126, and length 180 . What size skins would be best?? Thanks!

            What size would be best for a pair of Salomon Q-105s? Width Measurements are 127/102/119; 167cm long? Thanks!

            I have some Surface Next Lifes that are 160 long and 133-100-122. What size would be best?

            what size for Moment Exit WOrld 2014-15??
            thanks!

            Hi,

            My skis are 172cm 114-75-102. Would I be better off with a 100mm or 115mm medium skin?

            Thanks.

            Unanswered Question

            1) I have a pair of no-wax S-Bound Fischer skis. Can skins go on these? Does it make sense to put skins on no-wax.
            2) My skis are 189 long, 88-68-78 wide. What is the correct skin length and width for them?

            Thank you,
            Eric

            What size for the women's cham 97 that are 166cm long? Thanks

            Which skins (and clips, if needed) do you recommend for 177 Nordica Unleashed Hell skis? Thx

            You want the 140-mediums. You could also do the the 130mm-mediums, since the waist is so drastically smaller than the tips, and then you'd have less to trim.



            The clips come with it, but since your skis are twin tip, order the twin tip connector kit, as well. Also, remember to order the skin savers separately, if you want them!

            I have a pair of volkl chopsticks that are 148-128-148 and 175cm. Would the medium 140 be a good fit?

            what size should i get for folsom primary at 174cm? they are 142 / 107 / 134mm.

            I have a Prior Khyber splitboard and need skins for it. Will these skins work for a split? Also, The dimensions for each ski/board are 157/128/143, so what size should I be looking for?

            I have a pair of Folsom Goldigger's I'm going to slap these on, dimensions are 140 / 115 / 130 mm. Would a Medium/130mm be okay to order?

            Are these skins universally compatible between ski brands? I have Dynafits and am new to the sport. Thanks.

            I have a K2 pinnacle ski 132,95,115 and 177cm long
            what Alpinist skin will I need. Is the backstrap included and already fixed to skin?

            Normally would want something wider than the tip, but you could get away with the 130mm-Medium because you want to trim them to sit just inside the edges of your skis. Tail clips are included but need to be attached after trimming. Hit up directly with any other questions.



            Trey Schanzenbach

            Expert Gearhead

            Office: 1-800-409-4502 ext. 4689

            tschanzenbach@backcountry.com

            I've got some 140-100-125 that are 177s. What size should I get?