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Backcountry x G3 High Traction Splitboard Skin


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    • Black And White Topo Goat, 140mm, S/M (144cm - 162cm)
    • Black And White Topo Goat, 140mm, M/L (154cm - 172cm)
    • Black And White Topo Goat, 140mm, Long (168-182cm)

    8 Reviews


    x G3 High Traction Splitboard Skin

    Much like mountain goats, Backcountry Gearheads like to spend as much time as possible on the top of, well, mountains. To help get us up the steep and icy skin tracks that'll take us there, we collaborated with G3 to create the Backcountry x G3 High Traction Splitboard Skins.

    These high-traction skins serve up the billy goat-like grip desired for alpine ascents on two halves of a snowboard. This extra traction allows you to climb up steeper, more direct routes, even on hardpack snow. That way you're spending less time skinning and more time slashing powder, which is something we can all agree with. G3 added a self-aligning tip attachment that's low-profile and a twin-tip tail attachment for a secure, stay-put fit. Plus, the solvent-free adhesive—which G3 claims is the toughest on the market—won't pollute the snow or mess up your freshly waxed base.

    Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

    • Backcountry Exclusive
    • Goatworthy splitboard skin collab with G3 for plentiful grip
    • RipStrip helps pull the skins apart easier
    • Self-aligning stainless steel hand tip connectors
    • Twin tail connectors designed specifically for splitboards
    • Sticky, non-toxic and solvent-free glue
    • Trimming tool included; skin savers sold separate
    • Gearhead Certified Products boast the best of our backcountry expertise
    • Item #BCC00AQ

    Tech Specs

    high-traction nylon
    Tip Attachment
    self-aligning stainless steel hands
    Tail Attachment
    camming tail connectors
    [short] 147 - 163cm, [long] 162 - 178cm
    Case Included
    Claimed Weight
    [short] 12.1 oz, [long] 13.2 oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Very Grippy and Sticky

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Provide lots of traction and the glue sticks well to your bases. My only word of advise would be to size down if you are between sizes or the tail clips may seem a little loose.

    Not the same as the G3 Splitboard Skins

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

    I bought these sort-of by accident, thinking they were the "G3 Splitboard + Grip Climbing Skin". I have a set of the G3 + Glide skins and wanted something with more grip for those steep/ice routes.

    The top clips on these are not directional (ie, one clip on top and one on the inner edge) like the regular G3's, and the tail clips are a worse design. Get the G3 Splitboard + Grip (or Glide) Climbing Skins instead.

    Easy to use, easy to fit.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Absolutely love how easy these are to fit to your splitboard. I have the 17-18 Rome Whiteroom in a 150 and they fit perfect. The After about a dozen tours the glue is still holding strong and they have maintained great traction. The self-aligning stainless steel hand tip connectors and the twin tail connectors make these easy to use and easy to manage in windy conditions.

    I highly recommend you watch Xavier de le Rue's "How To Cut Touring Skins | Shred Hacks" on YouTube before you cut.

    Rome Whiteroom:

    Easy to use, easy to fit.

    Glue failed

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great traction, but only after 2 season the glue failed and started sticking to my board and savers. Always stored in a cool place of course, not sure what happened to them. Skin glue typically lasts much longer than this, very frustrated.

    Great Traction & Glide

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have owned these for over 2 years now and had to get them again for the new splitboard. The way the toe and tail clips are designed make them easy to put on, line up the skin with your ski, and take off. They are easy to prepare right out of the box as well. They come with a trimming tool and the tail clips are adjustable, so there is no need to fiddle with riveting, etc to fit them to the length of your board. A few minutes and you are ready to roll! All of that ease combined with the great glide and traction make these my go to climbing skin, would highly recommend.

    Skin glue failure, ain't my fault

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Glue is super tacky and was immediately suspicious. Started sticking to my base a little the first season and first skin this year it was messy. I did everything I could to prevent this. Always hung up to dry and stored in a cool place. Over the summer they where stored on the provided cheet sheets in my cool garage. My garage stays very cold all year around, It doesn't really get that hot anyways in the PNW.
    I also felt the drag of the thick fibers of the high traction skins. My previous skins were the K2 skins for the Ultra dream which I believe where made by Pomoco. I loved the glide on those but had glue issues after a while.

    I put in for a warranty claim as they list a 1-year manufacture warranty. Hoping for a refund.