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Backcountry x Black Diamond GlideLite Skin

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Backcountry x Black Diamond GlideLite Skin

Mount Superior is one of the most iconic backcountry skiing mountains in the western United States, and it's also a short 30 minute drive from Backcountry's office. Given that proximity, it's no surprise that many of us spend mornings on Superior's south face before clocking in, and those quick dawn missions are made possible with light gear like the GlideLite Skin. We made this skin with Black Diamond to assure reliable traction, lightness, and packability.

A blend of nylon and mohair easily glides on the snow for optimized efficiency with each stride and also offers a trustworthy grip on steep sections. To make trimming easy, these skins come in pre-cut lengths and a standard 125 millimeter width. Black Diamond's new Snap Fit Tip is also included, easily clamping to the skins without the need for tools, and its STS tail provides up to 10 centimeters of adjustability to securely fit your ski.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • Backcountry's climbing skin styled for ski touring big mountains
  • Mohair nylon blend balances easy gliding with reliable traction
  • Universal tip attachment snaps onto skin for tool-free setup
  • STS tail system offers 10cm of adjustment for a secure fit
  • Trimming tool included to cut skins so they fit your skis
  • Item #BCC00G7

Material
65% mohair, 35% nylon
Tip Attachment
universal
Tail Attachment
STS
Compatibility
universal
Length
187cm
Claimed Weight
1lb 5oz
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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>Rating: 2

Lower quality fittings than older BD

Purchased these and noticed several little features were a step below BD skins from previous years, The pre-drilled holes in tip were incomplete on one side causing several of the screws to strip. Screws also softer than older models-I managed to get the stripped screw out and correct mis-drilling by partially screwing in the wrong direction a few turns and used old screws from older black diamond skins. Also the trimmerr seemed to dull by the time I finished one skin--I was fine using the cutter I had saved from last pair. They llook the same but the blade on older one that already trimmed a complete set is much sharper than the new one that trimmed on skin. Maybe the Backcountry version is a little lower quality than black diamond or maybe black diamond quality has dropped off in the last year--or maybe I just was unlucky

>Rating: 5

Solid!

Got to use this skins as a rental for a day, and they did not disappoint! Made for a smooth glide up the mountain while still having plenty of grab! Tip attachments made for fast on and off and they bundled up easily to slide into my pockets. Good, solid, product.

>Rating: 5

Great mix of grip and glide,

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These skins are amazing... I couldn't believe the amount of grip I got as well as the glide with the Mohair-Nylon mix. These are very light and pack down very small. The glue is also very very strong and sticky, and I have yet to have the glue fail on me. The only thing that I would say is that it would be best to spend the extra couple of dollars to get a g3 cutter, and it will help you cut them without stress.

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do these skins come with a bag?

Hey Payton! Yes, these skins come with a carry bag.

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Can I cut these for my 153cm skis?

Hey Jamie! Sorry for the delay in response. Yes you can cut these for your 153cm skis!

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What length are these skins?

Hey there! These skins were designed to fit any ski length, the design allows the user to trim the tip to any length and add the shovel clip as best for the user's ski. I have found sources online that show the length of the ski can be as long as 199cm. Other sources indicate there are up to 35m of uncut materials. sorry for the delay in answer!