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Backcountry x G3 Climbing Skin

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    • Black And White Topo Goat, 100mm-Long (183-189cm)
    • Black And White Topo Goat, 115mm-Long (183-189cm)
    • Black And White Topo Goat, 130mm-Short (153-169cm)
    • Black And White Topo Goat, 130mm-Long (183-189cm)
    • Black And White Topo Goat, 140mm-XShort (153-163cm)
    • Black And White Topo Goat, 140mm-Short (153-169cm)
    • Black And White Topo Goat, 140mm-Long (183-189cm)

    34 Reviews


    x G3 Alpinist Climbing Skin

    Since Backcountry Gearheads get most of our skiing done in the backcountry before dawn (and before we need to be in the office), it only makes sense that they collaborated with G3 to create the Backcountry x G3 Alpinist Climbing Skins for effortless glide, solid traction, and an insanely secure attachment system—all with a topographic goat print that tags along for the ride. These skins feature self-aligning stainless steel tip connectors and a self-camming tail clip to make getting your skins on and keeping them there a quick process.

    We made them with a glue that grips no matter the temperature, so you won't have to worry about sliding down the skintrack during freezing-cold dawn patrols, and also gave them a removable rip strip that makes it easier than ever to pull them apart. For improved glide and less grip, select a width that matches the narrowest point of your ski; for wall-to-wall coverage and improved grip, select a width that is slightly narrower than the widest point of your ski and trim the skin to match the shape of your ski.

    • Backcountry Exclusive
    • G3 x Backcountry collab for fast-gliding, goat-adorned skins
    • Self-aligning tip and camming tail clips assure easy attachment
    • Sticky, non-toxic, and solvent-free glue stays grippy over time
    • Center Rip Strip helps you pull the skins apart easier
    • Included tool allows skins to be trimmed to fit ski dimensions
    • Skin savers are not included
    • We design Gearhead Certified Products to meet our needs in the backcountry
    • Item #BCC00AO

    Tech Specs

    Tip Attachment
    self-aligning stainless steel hands
    Tail Attachment
    camming tail clip and strap
    [x-short] 153 - 163cm, [short] 153 - 169cm, [medium] 168 - 184cm, [long] 183 - 189cm
    Case Included
    Claimed Weight
    [short] 7.8 - 11.9oz, [medium] 8.5 - 12.9oz, [long] 9.1 - 14oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry skiing

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    Go Get Em Slick

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Definitely a slick skin to slap on to your ski set up and they'll be taking you far. They are an easy breezy set up with the trimming tools it comes with, just remember to always measure twice! Now being Spring with the warm days, but these skins have still been going strong. These skins grip well on most terrain and rarely had any issues with snow build up - super minimal. I do recommend putting these on when your ski is cold as the glue will stick a whole lot better. As long as you are able to take care of these, they will last quite some time.

    Light, Strong Glue & Strong Traction

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are great skins. I’ve got over twenty days on them this season. The glue and traction are going strong and I expect will continue to for a few seasons. Only recently on extremely wet spring tour days have I experience any snow build up, and even then it’s been pretty minimal compared to past skins I’ve used. My one gripe with them is that I’ve noticed it’s possible to accidentally knock one of the top clips off if you hit the top of one ski with the other while touring. I’ve even bent one of the clips badly while skin skiing down a slight hill and I haven’t been able to bend it completely back to normal. Other than that I expect these to give me at least a few more seasons of great touring.

    Easy to Set Up, Great Up Hill

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These skins are super easy to set up with the included skin trimming tool. My old skins had been used for a long time, and I would slip back down the skin trail if it got steeper, which hasn't happened at all since I've been using these. I can also get them off and on pretty quickly which makes the transition from hiking to skiing really smooth. I wish these skins came with a piece of screen to put in between them, for when they are in my pack, but the piece of plastic that they came with doesn't work too bad. I just ended up going and buying a piece of screen to put in between the skins when they aren't on my skis.

    Great skins

      These skins are easy to cut and apply, and work great on the snow. The back strap on the skins works really well. I also like the two tabs on the top instead of a bar that goes over the tip of your ski. After a season of touring they are holding up very well.

      Great first pair of skins

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I got these for my first touring setup and I am completely satisfied. They are easy to put on and rip off, and the included trimmer made cutting them to size a breeze. They perform well on the trail. I cannot imagine anything better.

      Great Skins

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These skins are solid. Great deal, super easy to cut and grip well. I also think the buckle is easier to adjust than other skins I've used.
      One word of advice is to make sure you know the true length of the ski before picking the size. My 179 twin tips ended up being more like 184 in actuality when measuring them myself. I ended up needing to bump up a size larger than expected.

      do what they’re supposed to do

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The Backcountry x G3 skins do what they’re supposed to do. They stick well to the ski and last a long time if you take care of them. They also grip really well even on slick skin tracks and I’ve very rarely had issues with globbing (a few very warm days). My first pair started to unglue after about 30 days because I would put them on warm. Dry them and put them on a cold ski every time and you’ll get a lot more out of them. I’ve had several pairs and will keep buying them, especially at the price.

      Great skins

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      They do what they are meant to do! Easy to trim with the included tool. They are easy to get on and just as easy to peel off. The included bag is how I store them, although the draw string on mine was pretty gnarly out of the box so I might replace the string or the bag in the future. This doesn't effect my rating of the skins in my opinion.

      Work as they should and easy setup

        Skins were very easy to cut to size. The included tool made quick work of trimming the skins to the contour of the skis. I've used 3 times so far with no issues and don't foresee any either.

        The reason for deducting a star is that the storage bag ripped along one of the seams after the first use.

        Love em

          I love these skins, I've used them about 8 Days now in the Southern Wasatch, and they have treated me very well. Glide well and grip in all snow conditions that Ive experienced (packed skin track up Grizzly Gulch all the way too a 30 degree Ridgeline in the provo mountains)

          In classic G3 fashion, trimming the skin took me about 5 minutes, super easy and intuitive (still read the directions though)

          If your looking for a Nylon Climbing skin, look no further.

          Love em

          get the job done well

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          These are great, I am not a hardcore tourer but the dawn patrols and occasional day tours on these and I have nothing bad to say. They dry quick, and move well on the snow. The glue has been perfect. As long as you take care of your stuff, they are awesome.

          Can't Go Wrong

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          All-around great skins. Great glide and grip on steep sections. Slide on rare occasion on icy stretches, but nothing major. And, super easy to cut.

          Great Skins for a great Price

          • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

          For the price, these skins are entirely worth it! Great glide and great grip for uphill for uphill touring! Would always recommend these to a friend!

          Second Pair!

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          These skins are great. I had a pair that was a few years old and was very much showing their age, so decided to upgrade to these. Killer graphic on the base, and tons of gliding/grabbing ability for all snow conditions.

          Have the ski and splitboard versions now

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I bought the backcountry skins initially for my splitboard , was so happy with them that I also bought them for my touring skis now that I’m trying to do both. Both have a great fit, grip and glide and have been very durable.

          I have 159 sized Salomon lumen skis - the tip width is 132, mid is 99, tail is 114. I’m leaning towards ordering the small 130mm which is closer than the 140mm which I’ll need to trim. Just wanted to check to get professional opinion as I am new to backcountry skiing. Thanks!

          Would the 183-189 length fit a 192 ski (i.e., is there enough tail to accommodate the extra 3 cm)? If not, is there a 192 option available?

          Hi there,
          I've got the Rossignol Sky 7 HDs size 172. Dimensions are 118-98-128. Which size of skins do you recommend going with? Thinking the 130MM size medium but wanted to confirm.

          Have a ski with a 99mm shovel, I can trim the 100mm skin no problem but will the clips that connect to the tip fit?

          Hey Jeremy,

          The clips on the tips swivel to accommodate for different size/shape ski tips. Should fit your skis just fine but if they don't work out just give us a call and we'll sort you out. Can also test the tips before cutting as well.