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    Get to the top, with a little help from the Goat.

    Don't let crappy skins interfere with your backcountry stoke. To help you reach the summit with minimal effort and maximum fired-up-ness, Backcountry.com, with some help from our radical friends at G3, is offering a Goat-worthy version of G3's Alpinist skin. It features all the same technical features, like self-aligning stainless steel hand tip connectors and a self-camming tail clip that make getting your skins on and keeping them there a quick and easy process. They won't come unstuck from ice-cold bases, either, as they're made with a glue that grips no matter the temperature.

    They say beauty is only skin-deep, and as usual, they're right―in this case, even more right than they know, because instead of G3's usual pattern, these fast-gliding nylon skins feature your favorite bearded buddy, previously found only on helmets, water bottles, cars, and computers--that's right, it's the Backcountry Goat! Get in tune with his sure-footed vibes and conquer any skin track in style, knowing that you've got a partner who's evolved to dominate steep and icy terrain.

    • Backcountry Exclusive
    • Supple, fast-gliding nylon bases with Backcountry.com Goat print
    • Self-aligning stainless steel hand tip connectors
    • Self-camming tail clip with laminated tail strap
    • Sticky, non-toxic and solvent-free glue
    • Rip Strip makes it easy to pull skins apart
    • Skin savers sold separate
    • Item #BCC0343

    Tech Specs

    Material
    nylon
    Tip Attachment
    self-aligning stainless steel hands
    Tail Attachment
    camming tail clip and strap
    Skin Savers Included
    no, sold separately
    Case Included
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    [extra-short] 6.8 - 11.8 oz, [short] 7 - 12.2 oz, [medium] 7.3 - 12.8 oz, [long] 7.6 - 13.5 oz, [extra-long] 8 - 14.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry touring

    Tech Specs

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    SKINNER!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are great skins for an awesome price. These are the second pair I have owned and have had 0 complaints. They have been nice in various conditions and although I have heard some bad things about the glue, i have had no problems, buy some!

    Great Skings for A Great Price

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I think this is a great skin for the price! They are usually on sale and are defiantly worth the money! I have not had any problems with the glue. They do slip on a steeper skin track, but usually everyone Im with is having the same amount of slippage! Great if want to save some money!

    Pleasantly surprised

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have used these skins on a variety of snow conditions - icy, slushy, powdery, crunchy - and have been very pleased with their durability. I have had good friction on the snow, no issues with the skins peeling away from the ski, and easy storage. The center strip on the skin makes pulling them apart a cinch, without compromising the attachment to the ski. For the price, I'd definitely recommend these to anyone.

    Good for one up, not so much for laps

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I haven't had the glue problems others mention... in fact, my issue has been the opposite. The skins stick well and come off (leaving no residue on the skis) the first run. But when making laps, by the third go the glue is too frosty (or wet if it's heavy spring snow) to stick. I'd think it might be operator error, but I'm careful not to drop the skins in the snow, to brush off the bottoms of my skis before putting the skin back on, etc etc. I've treated them better than my boyfriend treats his BD skins and am way more careful to avoid glue contamination than he is (from snow, dirt, etc), yet the lack of stick on lap days has been a consistent problem. I bought these a few years ago and don't BC ski too often, but this has been an issue every winter -- seemingly no matter the weather, snow conditions, etc. I'm not sure what else I can do short of holding my skins under my armpits on the downhill to try to keep them warm ... At least they'll stick again once I bring them home and let them defrost and dry. But that doesn't do much good when I'm halfway through a day of powder laps and slipping my way up the skin track. If anyone has any suggestions on how to solve this issue, please share!

    Adequate and reasonably priced

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have two pair of these skins. They work well on moderate pitched tracks but don't hold as well as others on steep slick tracks. They are light weight and flexible which makes them easy to pack or put in your parka / pack. The newest pair I purchased came with a cutting tool that cut too close to the edge so I would recommend cutting them the traditional way (razor knife) as it is nice to have a little wiggle room when putting your skins on in tough situations.

    Goatworthy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These skins will allow you to fly uphill, saving all your energy for the decent. Great sizing options cater to all ski widths and lengths. A solid attachment system compatible with nearly every ski on the market. The included trimming tool makes it easy to customize the skins exactly to your skis shape. Not to mention the awesome Backcountry Goat logo!!!

    glue sucks

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These skins worked great at first and the traction still works great, however, no matter how good of care you take of these things the glue gets super sticky and it almost multiplies and gets on everything. Every time I use them, they leave so much sticky gunk on the bottom of my skis that I can hardly ski at all. I would just not recommend these skins to anyone there are far better skins for cheaper.

    Great Skins

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Affordable and easy to use. I have 2 pairs of these skins and my gf has the G3 version. They appear to be wearing well after ~30mi on the trail this season. I have found the clip system at the head to be preferable to the loop from BD and others, as it adapts more easily to different widths and shapes, and as long as you keep it tight, the tail clip holds on well. I have slipped on ice and faceted, shady, icey snow (skied out end of season resort run) but I'm not sure how much better Mohair would be. Definitely recommend as a solid budget skin.

    Make sure to get the G3 skin savers to use with them to preserve the glue and your sanity not having to fight to peel them apart.

    Backcountry skins

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

    Was new to the world of touring and went on a weekend trip in Colorado. These skins were easy to trim, and worked well for the 5-hour trek up to the top of Ajax. Very easy to work with, and I did not have a problem the entire trip!

    The affordable skin

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've used both these and the BD ascensions and think both have their pros and cons. I loved how easy it was to set up the G3 goat skins and the trimming tool rocks. These are also considerably more affordable than the BD ascensions. However, the glue on these doesn't last nearly as long. Some people aren't a fan of the toe piece, but I've never had these slip on me, and I'm overall very pleased for the money invested.

    Get your goat on!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    What are goats really good at? Well, besides being a fun time at the petting zoo, they are also wicked good at climbing. Much like a goat, so are these skins. Before picking these up, I was a little hesitant because of the low price point, but they are the same exact thing as the G3 alpinist skins. The trim tool is extremely easy to use, and makes for a super customizable fit. Love these skins and the places they allow me to go!

    Too much glue

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    At first I was pleased with these skins. They're reasonable light weight, offer a good balance of grip and glide, were easy to trim/cut, and have good tip and tail attachments that have worked flawlessly. That said, they have too much glue. They repeatedly leave glue residue on the base of my skis which slows glide and collects gunk, snow, and ice on the BASE OF THE SKI. This often degrades the glide of my skis on descent and I have to clean the bases after every tour. The glue is so sticky they've pulled the Rip Strips completely out of alignment. I am going to try to remove some of the glue. If unsuccessful, I will be looking for new skins. The upside is the skins almost never come off accidentally. I have about 50 touring days on these skins.

    Update: removed glue (about a golf ball worth from each skin) by applying wax baking paper, using an iron to heat, and scraping the glue off in globs. Has improved the problem significantly and as a bonus the skins come off much easier now (but stay on while climbing). That said, there is still too much glue in places and it tends to stick to my bases badly. Will be looking to replace these skins.

    Excellent product for a few reasons!

      These skins are the best deal out there. They have a good amount of grip, a little light on the glide, but they are an awesome price, come with a good bag, super easy to cut because they come with the best tool, and the attachment hardware is one of the better systems I've encountered. Thanks G3 and Backcounty!

      Great quality economical skin

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These are the Backcountry.com version of the G3 Alpinist skin. Really no difference here except for the goat logo on the bottom of these instead of the G3 logo that comes on the Alpinist. Sizing is the same as on the Alpinist as well. The only difference between picking up these and a pair of the Alpinist is that the Alpinist comes with skin savers.
      If you want a great skin at a price pretty much better than all the rest, this is the way to go.

      Wrongly sized, otherwise great!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I chose these skins because they seemed like a good but not-too-pricey option with a tail clip to help them stay put (anticipating lots of transitions). I didn't see a size chart online, so I asked the backcountry.com chat window what length to order for my 157cm skis and was told to go with the small. Unfortunately, even when on the tightest setting, the skins are just a tad too long for the skis- making the tail clips useless. Because they stick well and I had some tours immediately planned, I just ignored the issue and got them dirty, so I don't think I can exchange for the extra-short at this point (which isn't being carried in the right width, anyway). So I can use them, but the feature that made me choose them isn't functional because of the false info on sizing. I should have done more research on the length/fit myself- if they fit they'd be perfect, and as is I'll make do.

      (As for the lack of skin savers, I'm planning on cutting up one of those old no-skid-mat-things from underneath a rug and saving $20).

      No Skin Savers!

        Bought these assuming they were the same as the G3 Alpinist, but with the added advertising for BC.com. Have not used them yet, but beware that these are the only skins on the market that do not come with skin savers, or some sort of backing strip. Add the $17.06 for the skin savers (which in my opinion are a must) to make the true comparison to any other climbing skins.

        You'll find skin savers fit nicely in your gear closet after a tours. They're nice to have until you're the last guy trying to attach skin saves while everyone else is clicked in and waiting to ski down. And again when you're stuffing the skin savers in your pocket while everyone else starts heading back up, you'll give up on them entirely.

        Worst Glue Ever

          Had these for about a year before the glue decided that it preferred sticking to my skis, instead of the skin. Most of the glue is gone on the tail, and I have to bring a rag soaked with goo gone on every tour.

          G3 won't even return my e-mails. Again, this happened after only one season of use. Awful. Reglueing my skins tonight and I will never buy G3 skins again.

          Oh, and their traction isn't as good as the black diamond skins, but their glide isnt noticeably better to compensate.

          Unanswered Question

          Hi there, can you please confirm that these use the "new" G3 sizing (M 168-184 L 183-189) vs. the "old" one (M 171-181 L 180-190)? I'm asking because they look like the "old" model on the photo. A bit worried about "new" M fitting my 184 Moment Bibbys (I currently have "old" L and it's perfect). Thanks

          Unanswered Question

          Sizing help! I have a pair of Line Manum Opus' that are 188cm long, and 148-124-146 width. Looks like you don't have the "long" in stock for my width but I see the cutoff for "X-Long" is 189cm so I am wondering if it will work for my ski, or if it is a waste of my money? Thanks!

          I need skins for 140cm skis. Can these tails be cut down to accommodate this size and still have the tail piece function?

          Hi Craig, I think you'd be better off with something like the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STD Skins. With those skins you can trim to fit both in the length and the width then you attach the tail piece once you're done. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead

          what size for a 163cm length 92 wide?

          I have Dynastar Cham 2.0 107-183s. What size of skins should I get? Thanks!

          Hi James, If you want to get full coverage of the base of the ski you would go with the 140mm long. The 130mm long would also work just fine on the Dynastar Cham 107's. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any other questions you have. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead

          I'm wanting to buy these skins, but how do I know which ones to buy according to the length of the skis? I want to buy two sets for 178 and 179 length skis

          Hi, I have the 2014 Rossignol Soul 7's. Their width measurements are 136-106-126, and length 180 . What size skins would be best?? Thanks!

          What size would be best for a pair of Salomon Q-105s? Width Measurements are 127/102/119; 167cm long? Thanks!

          I have some Surface Next Lifes that are 160 long and 133-100-122. What size would be best?

          what size for Moment Exit WOrld 2014-15??
          thanks!

          Hi,

          My skis are 172cm 114-75-102. Would I be better off with a 100mm or 115mm medium skin?

          Thanks.

          Unanswered Question

          1) I have a pair of no-wax S-Bound Fischer skis. Can skins go on these? Does it make sense to put skins on no-wax.
          2) My skis are 189 long, 88-68-78 wide. What is the correct skin length and width for them?

          Thank you,
          Eric

          What size for the women's cham 97 that are 166cm long? Thanks

          Which skins (and clips, if needed) do you recommend for 177 Nordica Unleashed Hell skis? Thx

          You want the 140-mediums. You could also do the the 130mm-mediums, since the waist is so drastically smaller than the tips, and then you'd have less to trim.



          The clips come with it, but since your skis are twin tip, order the twin tip connector kit, as well. Also, remember to order the skin savers separately, if you want them!

          I have a pair of volkl chopsticks that are 148-128-148 and 175cm. Would the medium 140 be a good fit?

          what size should i get for folsom primary at 174cm? they are 142 / 107 / 134mm.

          I have a Prior Khyber splitboard and need skins for it. Will these skins work for a split? Also, The dimensions for each ski/board are 157/128/143, so what size should I be looking for?

          I have a pair of Folsom Goldigger's I'm going to slap these on, dimensions are 140 / 115 / 130 mm. Would a Medium/130mm be okay to order?

          Are these skins universally compatible between ski brands? I have Dynafits and am new to the sport. Thanks.