Gear Review

3 5

Same as Alpinist

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

I bought these as a replacement for a pair of Alpinist skins that were too short. There were no Alpinist in the size I needed so decided to try these as the seemed to be exactly the same. They are the same, the tip and tail attachments work well and are easy to use. The skins glide and grip well and they are light and fold up small. I did have a bit of a problem with snow working its way under the skin and the glue doesn't seem very sticky. Also, the include trim tool works well, but appears to cause a bit of damage to the glue on the edges - be careful when cutting - I think this may be why I am getting snow in there.