This is my first pair of skins, I've had them out the gate about 5 times, once for a multi hour skin up 2000' vert. They seem to work very well, though I did have one of the tail clips fall off. Since then I've been putting them on tighter and haven't had a problem. They climb great my only complaint is that I was under the understanding that they were very compact and packable. Though they are a little smaller then normal skins when folded up they are nowhere near small enough to fit in a jacket pocket like I read. Overall great skins just not as small as I imagined.