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.