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Don't let a little glue get the best of you.
If you've ever had your climbing skins get stuck together, then you know it can be real feat of strength to try and pry them apart, and it can leave you feeling like you might need to exercise more than just your ski legs every once in awhile. But don't buy a gym pass yet, because you're not the only skier that's all legs, because Kohla has developed a skin that utilizes a vacuum technology and two different adherent layers, which make the skins significantly easier to manage during transitions, without sacrificing the stick you need to get up the skintrack. The plush side of the skins are composed of a mohair, nylon blend that glides well and makes short work of steep skintracks, and it is also treated with a water-resistant Fluorocarbon coating to prevent the skins from absorbing heavy moisture as you tour.
- Mohair, nylon blend
- Water-resistant fluorocarbon treatment
- Adhesive-free connection
- Stainless steel tip loop
- Tail clip
- Trim to fit
- Item #KOH0001
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These are great skins. My wife and I both needed new skins for our new setups and decided to try these. First trip out and we both agreed we love them.
Why we love them:
-they pull apart easily without having to use skin savers
-no more glue to remove or sticky ski feeling When skiing
-they have great traction uphill
-extremely easy care (they get dirty wash them off)
Some may claim that these skins don't hold or won't stick if you are doing multiple laps but neither of us have had any issues with either of those things. We live in Alaska and have done long tours and days of lapping short runs and did not have any issues. If the skins or bases are wet just use the fleece side of the skin bag, wipe it off and they stick like crazy.
A tip I can give is when you trim them use the new updated G3 skin tool and apply water, other trimmers didn't work as well as the G3 but without water it stuck and boogered up the silicone a little
Kohla Vacumn Base
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've tested a bunch of vacumn based skins over the last couple of years and the Kohla is the clear leader. I've done as many as 4 transfers in temps ranging from 10 degrees, they work very well. I've toured on the skins now around 10 times with no issues.