A sweet skin-to-ski connection.

Not stoked on stopping every ten minutes to wrestle your skin-tail or tip back on your ski? The Expedition Climbing Skins use G3’s Tip & Tail Connection System to make your skin feel like part of the ski while you climb.

  • Laminated tail reduces weight and drag
  • Tip loop system for a secure fit
  • Waterproofing helps prevent clumping
  • Temperature-tolerant adhesive won’t flake-out and loose stick when it gets cold
  • RipStrip makes it easy to pull off the ski and reduces skin-to-skin sticking
  • Includes G3 trim tool

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size for atomic ritual 182cmm straight...

size for atomic ritual 182cmm straight install, 100mm ok?

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Hey grep1163335,

With a straight install on the Atomic Ritual 182 cm you will be great with the 100mm size. I hope this helps.

I have G3 spitfire skis, and the measurements...

I have G3 spitfire skis, and the measurements are 123 89 111. Would these be good, and which size is best? (Based on the other questions I'm thinking the 120 would be right ...) Thanks!

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Hey Paul B,

Thanks for your question.

You will be great with the 120mm size. The trim tool will cut the skins edge to be about 2mm from each of the edges so that the edge of your skin will be exposed but the base of the ski will be covered by the skin. So your tip will be properly covered with the 120mm size.

I hope this helps.

Would this skin be ok with the salomon...

Would this skin be ok with the salomon stella q 158? The widest part of the ski is 124 so I was thinking the 120 width. It's my first time buying skins, sorry. :)

Many thanks!

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Hey karen kirkham,

Thanks for your question.

The 120 mm would be a nice fit for your skis. You want the edge of the skin to be about a millimeter or two from the edge of the ski so with your ski being 124 mm at the widest will have a nice fit. The G3 trim tool included with the skins will help you shape the skin to the rest of the ski to have the perfect fit. I hope this helps!

Do I have to buy the tail clip to use this...

Do I have to buy the tail clip to use this skin or I just can use it without it? Does the skin comes with this tail clip?

Best Answer Responded on

Hello Nicolas,

The tail clip comes included with the purchase of these skins.
It is a rubber piece physically attached to the end of the skin.
I suppose you could cut it off if you didn't need it, but I'm having a hard time determining why that would be useful.
The tail clip helps keep your skins in place, especially as the material becomes wet and less sticky (or perhaps icy) while touring.

What are you up to? : )

I have a 142-115-139 ski, would the 140mm...

I have a 142-115-139 ski, would the 140mm skins have a loop that will fit the top of my ski? Is it possible to purchase a larger toe loop?

Best Answer Responded on

They will fit just fine.....
When trimming the skins, the metal edges of your skis must be visible, so you simply will start trimming not from the very beginning, but a little further.....
When you glue the skins on the skis, then at the tip they should fit perfectly.....

will these work on my 160 k2 she's back?

will these work on my 160 k2 she's back?

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They will, you need 120 mm wide and you will need to cut them on length and trim to your skis.

Will this skin work with my 205 cm Madsus...

Will this skin work with my 205 cm Madsus EON back country skiies?

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They will.
They actually are 205 cm long but you gonna need to cut them a little bit anyway and trim them to your skis.

Hi I need skins for my 188cm Soul 7s...

Hi I need skins for my 188cm Soul 7s (137-108-127) and my wife's 170cm Kikus (139-107-123). Please can you help me with sizing?

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I would recommend the 130mm for both of your skis. although you could go with 140mm if you are picky about wanting full coverage.

4 5

G3 Expedition

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been very impressed with how well these skins glide compared to BD's Ascension skins and uphill traction seems to be just as good (though my G3's are on a bigger ski so there's more grip area). They have shown a bit more wear along the cut edges than I expected but nothing too bad, I still expect they will last for the life of my skis. The tail clip is a clever design that is quick and allows you to easily adjust the tension on the skin. Overall I prefer these to the two pairs of BD skins I've had.

HOw long are these skins, from one sticky...

HOw long are these skins, from one sticky end to the other [i.e. excluding the tail] ?
How wide is the toe loop? Is it the same for each skin width?

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A widths of the G3 Expedition Climbing Skins start as 205cm length and can be trimmed to your desired length with the trim tool that comes included.

Everything you need for skin trimming

Here is a video for how to trim your skins!

4 5

Works well.

Being a telemarker who enjoys skiing the entire mountain, and not just resort days, i finally pulled he trigger on some skins because hiking sucks.

I got these in the 140 width for my 188 Vertical Diesels (135-115-130 ).

Seeing how these were my first skins, the included skin trimmer was a god send, as it allowed me to properly cut them sidewall to sidewall without having to remove the skin, and readjust to account for exposing the edge. What I didn't like, however, was how narrow the tip loops were. Considering this is a 140mm width skin with its purpose and design for wider pow skis, the tip loop was pretty darn narrow, even for my Diesels with an early taper tip. Regardless, they still hold the skin on, I just take extra caution to not knock my tips together skinning.

As far as using them, I picked these up in April so I could keep skiing after the lifts stopped spinning in Summit County. They provide great traction even on a rockered, wider ski. I primarily used them on wetter, warmer spring snow. While they did get pretty wet, the glue never gave me issues.

Im pretty pumped to get them back on the skin track this fall/winter and see how they do in drier snow.


Works well.

How do these work with Waybacks? Looking...

How do these work with Waybacks? Looking to replace a pair of Gecko skins (more complaints then the guy below).

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they might work but honestly the alpinist has the best tip connector on the planet so if you are gonna buy G3 why not get the best?

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Matt, thanks for the tip - no pun intended.

2 5

tip connectors

tip connectors suck, should have ordered another pair of the Alpinist skins

4 5

Grippy, no glide, no bag.

An excellent companion to my Fischer sbounds (nearly wide, waxless) for steep trails. They climb much better than my BD nylon ascension skins. Skin trimmer sucks.

What is the length of these. I see plenty...

What is the length of these. I see plenty of widths but no length, but maybe I am not looking at the right place.

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Hi Johnathan Rambo,

Thanks for your question. The length on the G3 Expedition Climbing Skins starts out at 205cm and one just need to trim the skin with the Trim Tool to the appropriate length. Instructions on how to do this are provided with the skins.

Skins for 2012 k2 kung fujas?
102mm waist...

Skins for 2012 k2 kung fujas?
102mm waist is my biggest problem.

Best Answer Responded on

You need to go with at least the 130's for those K2's. You buy a skin that will cover the widest point of the ski, not just the waist.

2 5

Not Impressed

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

These skins disappointed me from the first time I used them on a cold day. Much of the glue came off the skins when I took them off the skis the very first time. They don't climb as good on steep slopes as other skins I have used and I have been touring for over 10 years so it's not my technique. And today, on a 10 degree day, I went to take off my one skin and both plastic toe clips broke off with a regular pull. The glue gets gummy, sticky, and messy over time and I would never buy these again. They stick great but are a bear to get off the skis while still in your skis. I am sending them back pronto. I used to ski with old school Life Link skins and never had as many problems as I have had with these. Maybe I just got a crappy pair, but I will always buy black diamond brand after this like I do for everything else I enjoy in the outdoors. I have nothing against G3 as a company but this was my honest experience.

4 5

Toe Loops too Small

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Never got to use these skins because the toe loops were to small for my skis. Granted I was trying to use them with my Surface New Lifes (151 - 122 -151 mm) so I wasn't that surprised just disappointed. Ended up exchanging them for the G3 Alpinist climbing skins. Haven't yet received those though so can't say too much about them either.

P.S. the only reason I rated these with 4 stars is because they seem to have received pretty solid feedback from everyone else.