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Gear Review

5 5

Solid.

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I wanted to give G3 a try as I've always used Black Diamond climbing skins in the past. Plus, how can you resist that lovable goat.

First off, I was thrown by the sizing, I have the 169 Atomic Millennium Ski, so naturally I ordered the 162-172cm length. They were way too short, and left a huge margin of bare ski on the tails. I ended up returning these and exchanging for the 171-181cm length, which worked better. If you are near the high end of that size range, you may want to consider sizing up to get proper coverage.

The cutting tool included with these is wonderous. So much easier to use than BD's! It lines up perfectly with your ski edge, and trims an accurate fit quickly and easily. These were ready in less than 10 minutes.

The cam clips are also great. I've lost numerous tail clips with my BD skins, which gets annoying really fast. These cam clips are here to stay, and I like the design much better. The tip clips also seem to hold the skins in place far more effectively than BD's giant tip loop.

So far I am really stoked on these. I've used them 4-5 times on various tours around the Wasatch. No problems with slippage or the stickiness of the skins. I always use the G3 Skin Saver mesh to prolong the life of the glue and this has worked well for me.

Overall, I would definitely purchase these again.