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Description

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

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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?

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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?

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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.

Cheers

Works well.

How do these work with Waybacks? Looking...

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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...

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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...

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

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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.

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What did you replace these with?

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.

I'm looking for skins for my armada vjj's...

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I'm looking for skins for my armada vjj's 175. 126-136-115-133-123 mm. Would I want to get the 140mm? And would these fit well onto the full twin tip rocker style of the vjj?

-Emily

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I would definitely get something that would be wider than 135mm especially because that's the width of ski behind the ball of your foot. From your toes back is where most of the friction comes when going up hill. So if behind that foot is 133mm I would at least want to make sure thats carpet to carpet, especially with the VJJ, that's the part on the snow most likely and the smaller 123mm tail is actually rockered off the snow. The tip attachment on these can sometimes cause trouble with a fat tip, that's why they came out with the http://www.backcountry.com/g3-alpinist-climbing-skins, their tip connector is self adjusting to any tip width.

4 5

G3 expedition skins

  • Gender: Male

this is my second pair. Nice to have some with fresh glue! climb great. went with straight skin, no trimming.

G3 expedition skins
4 5

No Problem with these skins

I bought these skins for my Tua Crossrides in a 110 mm width. I trimmed them as per the video and used them a couple of times before the season ended. They grip well and I've had no reservations about recommending them.

4 5

Decent skins for a great price

These are very reasonably priced and take care of business. Occasionally I get some minor back slide on a steep section of the skin track, but in general I have not had any other problems with them. The cutting tool is great and easy to use. I have them set up for a pair of Line SFB's. See GURU photo above. I would def recommend them. I like the loop instead of clips on the front like the other G3's.

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