Glide and ride.

As a touring enthusiast, you want a skin that glides on the uphill and packs light on the downhill. Fortunately, so does the G3 Alpinist Climbing Skin. Backed by the tech necessary for an intuitive and highly functional piece of gear, the Alpinist cuts through snow and vertical like butter and paper, respectively.

  • Low-profile tip connector uses pivoting hands to fit securely on your ski tip and eliminate the extra weight and floppiness of fold-over designs
  • Laminated tail uses G3 tail connection system to reduce drag
  • Waterproofing treatment prevents clumping when you move through multiple climate zones
  • Temperature-tolerant adhesive remains sticky even when it gets cold
  • RipStrip makes it easy to pull off the ski and reduces skin-to-skin sticking

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What size skins fit G3 Zenoxide C3 105mm waist skis in 178 length?

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I would recommend that you go with the 130mm Medium skins. The nose of those skis is 131mm and you would just trim the rest of the skin to fit your skis.

What size should I get for my two pairs of skis - Nordica Wild Belle 161cm and Line Celebrity 158cm?

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Hey Browneyedsusie,

For your Nordica Wild Belle 161cm you will want 130mm Xshort size. For the Line Celebrity 158cm you will want to get the same 130mm Xshort. These size suggestions are for a shaped fit. There is a trimmer included to help you trim your skins to fit.

5 5

on and off with ease

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

get out into the backcountry and up the hill quickly with the g3 alpinist. they're super easy to put on and take off, and they come with skin savers to keep that glue sticky, season after season. also comes with a convenient storage bag.

4 5

G3 Alpinist Climbing Skin

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

The Skins provided a more superior grip than my old pair, allowing me to climb a much steeper grade. Easy placement and maintenance!

Which size should i get for my salomon...

Which size should i get for my salomon quest 115 ,188 cm? (139-115-131)

size for atomic ritual 182cm? thanks

size for atomic ritual 182cm? thanks

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Hey grep1163335,

Thanks for your question.

For length, you will want the long size. For a shaped install you will want to go with the 140mm, long size. For a straight install you will want the 100mm, long size. I hope this helps.

I am thinking of getting these for my...

I am thinking of getting these for my Salomon Q-105's length 181. Which size skins would fit best?

I have a pair of DPS Wailers 190 length,...

I have a pair of DPS Wailers 190 length, 142-112-128. What size skins should i get?

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140mm X-Long would be your best bet. You could get away with the 130mm to save some weight. I believe there is rocker in that ski so the tip isnt really on the snow. All the friction comes from the front of your foot back to the tip so its most important to have that area on the ski covered.

5 5

Won't dissapoint

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These skins came highly recommended by nearly all of my coworkers, and they lived up to the hype.

Great grip heading uphill, without sacrificing downhill glide. The glue is strong and holds well, and after a season using the skins the glue still feels sturdy.

Cutting the skins is easy and the G3 tool that comes with the purchase is really effective and easy to use. Watch a youtube video before you cut to get an idea of what to do.

Included in the purchase: Skin savers, a bag, a cutting tool, and the skins. Check out the twin tip connector if you ride twin tips and want to make your life easier.

Won't dissapoint

I have Nordica Hell and Back's in 185. ...

I have Nordica Hell and Back's in 185. The profile is 135 / 98 / 125. Can I use a 130mm Long or is a 140mm Long necessary?

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Hey John,

I think you can get away with the 130mm width. You will obviously not have full coverage up at the front of your ski but will already have so much surface area in contact with the snow that I don't think you would see much of an issue with that little bit of exposed ski.

5 5

The perfect skin

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

These rock.
they are light, they fold up small, they glide very well, and they have awesome grip.

I have been using BD skins for a while, and they are also awesome. I feel like these had the same grip as my BD skins with a huge upgrade on the glide factor. and they are way lighter. I used these on the 177 zenoxide (120/88/111) and the skins were lighter than my BD Ascension skins that fit a 170cm ski that measures (118/75/104) so, the G3 skin is a bit bigger but was quite a bit lighter.

The tip attachment is way better than any other skin I have used. it centers up fast and is super low profile so you never have to worry about snow getting between the skin and ski and ruining you day. The glue was also great, not as sticky to the touch as other skins I have used but stuck to the ski well and you can fold them without cheat sheets and be able to get them apart very easily.

From now on, I will only buy G3 skins

4 5

Solid Performers

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used these in the Utah backcountry and out East and they've performed in all conditions. Very little slippage on the uphill, great glue stickiness so far (give it a few years maybe), durable and have withstood rocks and branches quite well, great skin savers that come with the skins, easy to cut (thanks to the G3 cutting tool - buy one even if you buy BD/etc. skins), and best of all: the best tip and tail connectors in the business, in my opinion. My only caveat would be the weight, but that really doesn't matter unless you're racing or into light and fast, long-haul tours. You really can't go wrong with these babies.

5 5

a beast of a skin!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Easy to cut, apply and skin in. They grip everything from light pow to icy hardpack. Trim tool and skin savers included with a storage bag. They pull off the ski very easily. Zero complaints- great touring skin with some good glide and grip!

4 5

Simple, Durable, a Little Slippery

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used this skins over and over for years and while they totally make the grade, there is some downsides. Cutting, sizing and applying them to your skis in the field is quicker and easier than any skin I've ever used. They're durable as hell and can grind over rocks, stomps and all sorts of flotsam with no worry about tears or destruction. The downside to these skins is that the glue isn't the best, they're relatively heavy and they don't climb the steeps as well as others. Since I mainly use mine with my Rocker 2 and Guardian set up, the weight doesn't bother me, nor does the loss of grip on super steep skins bother me because I'm not seeking either of those options with my set-up. The only thing that is hard to deal with is the relative weakness of the glue in wet conditions. I find mine start peeling off sooner than others which causes lots of scraping and in the jacket heating. But otherwise, for a durable, quick, simple and easy set up, they are great skins.

5 5

Great skin

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have two pairs of these and have used these in NZ, Japan and will if we ever get enough snow in Aus. They perform really well for what they're designed for, however, be careful with the glue if you live/store them in a warmer climate as the glue could ball up on you and get pretty tacky. That being said an iron over with baking paper can easily fix it though if it does start balling. The BC Gearheads will happily tell you how to do this as they did with me.

Would definitely recommend these!

4 5

Excellent skins, store properly

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have taken these on some long, rugged tours and they have taken everything I've thrown at them in stride. I have had trouble with the glue becoming gunked up and sticking to the base of my skis. I recommend keeping them out of hot places during off season storage and using the skin savers. Besides that these are awesome for the hardened backcountry vet to the folks just getting into touring.

Excellent skins, store properly
5 5

My favorite skins

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've got Alpinist skins on all of my touring skis save 1 pair. I've also used Pomoca and BD skins for comparison (both mohair mix and nylon).

I think G3s have the best combo of grip/glide/durability. They glide much better IMO than nylon BD skins, which is a big plus. Even if you're not doing long/flat approaches, the glide makes ever step a little more efficient. Grip is totally adequate. A bit less than BD nylons, but I try to focus on improving my skinning technique before complaining about the plush. I've never been shut down by the grip on any skin really. I've had no durability issues after 40-50 days on a pair.

The glue is fine as well. Sticky enough for pretty much any condition. I've had them out in -25C temps and they worked (the awesome tail clip helps here I'm sure). But it's not so sticky that you can't rip the skins off the skis with the skis on your feet.

The new tail clip is awesome as well. The best in the business if you ask me. Way more secure than the BD version. I also appreciate the tip connectors. They work with any tip shape, with no need to modify the tip connection because of tip shape.

Finally, they're super easy to cut and set up. Just center them, stick them on, and use the killer G3 skin cutter to trim the skins. A couple of minutes per skin.

Highly recommended.

What is the recommended size for black...

What is the recommended size for black diamond justice 185 length (139-115-125)? Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.