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G3 Alpinist LT Climbing Skins

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A light and efficient backcountry tool.

G3's tried and true line of alpinist climbing skins got a facelift this season, and the Alpinist LT Climbing Skins are as light and efficient as ever. They are still made with G3's proprietary Premium Plush nylon material, which is treated with a Ultra Glide finish as well as a hydrophobic coating to keep them fast, smooth, and ice-free on the skintrack. The Alpinist LTs are the lightest in G3's line thanks to a newly redesigned tail clip, which shaves a few extra grams from their overall weight. The camming tail clip can now be adjusted in length by 16cm, so they'll more easily fit between different skis in your quiver. The skins come with G3's easy to use trim tool, as well as a skin wallet to keep their glue clean and sticky for the ascent.

  • Premium Plush nylon
  • Ultra Glide fast finish
  • Hydrophobic treatment
  • Removable RipStrip
  • Laminated, low profile tip attachment
  • Length-adjustable, camming tail clip
  • Trim tool included
  • Skin wallet included
  • Made in Canada
  • Item #GGG001R

Tech Specs

Material
nylon
Tip Attachment
clip
Tail Attachment
clip and strap
Length
[short] 153 - 169 cm, [medium] 168 - 184 cm, [long] 183 - 199 cm
Case Included
yes
Claimed Weight
[100mm] 8.3 oz, [115mm] 9.2 oz, [130mm] 10.2 oz
Recommended Use
backcountry touring
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year limited

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

These skins were fast, even faster forward than my contaminated skis. After running through a stash of spring pollen and pine needle sap my ski bases were doomed. The skins went on and were absolutely faster dropping down than my yellow waxed bases, the wax adhering the organic debris. The Alpinist skins somehow did not pick up the pollen. These skins climbed well in granular snow, effectively no backslide up to 25° incline. Caveat --> short skins would technically work out on 174 cm skis but I wanted coverage. Medium was still not providing base coverage the way I wanted, so I took a risk after return of Medium and fitted a Large (long) to the plank. That did it with one adjustment increment left on the tensioning strap. Anything less than Large was like the skin tail as a thong flossing a fat board. I wanted carpet coverage and the Long did it. If my skis were 186 cm, no dice, Xtra Long not manufactured.

The skins were also light but fast-forward and no-backward were the real factors for a 5☆ recommendation after fitting issues.

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Skin Cutting Made Easy with G3 Tool

Cutting made simple: Center the skin the best you can on your ski. It does not have to be perfect but, dont throw it on there from across the room. Once you feel like its as centered as you can get it, pull out the skin cutting tool.



Its a little counter intuitive so I decided to post a picture. The skin tool says "Ski Base" and that means it goes under the skin and actually on the base of the ski. You can see one of the prongs sticking out and that's just for the picture, both prongs should be on the base of the ski, under the skin.



Then just run the tool down the length of the ski on both sides. The tool automatically off sets the cut to make sure the edges are exposed.

Set the tail clip and bam your done. The tail strap will stretch a little bit after the first day out so be aware that might need some adjustment.



If you have any questions regarding sizing of your skin please feel free to reach out via email and or my direct line. I would be happy to help you pick the right skin length for your ski and answer any questions you may have!

http://www.backcountry.com/g3-trim-tool

Skin Cutting Made Easy with G3 Tool

Helpful Skin Folding Tip

Years ago I took a very long course on how to expedition camp and ski mountaineer on a glacier. A learned a bunch but, something that I use on a weekly basis in the winter is folding my skins. Most people start glue to glue and try to match it up. Almost impossible in the wind. I learned that if you hang the skins in your hand carpet to carpet, fold in the middle then go glue to glue you get a better fold almost every time.

So drape them over your arm carpet side down. Line up the two ends best you can. Then make a fold in the middle and work your hands up until the entire skin is folded and stuck to the other half. I actually make a small mark on the middle non glue part of the skin where I need to start folding to remove some of the guess work.

If you have any questions regarding sizing of your skin please feel free to reach out via email and or my direct line. I would be happy to help you pick the right skin length for your ski and answer any questions you may have!