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Why We Built The Backcountry GlideLite Skin With Black Diamond
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.
- 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
- 65% mohair, 35% nylon
- Tip Attachment
- Tail Attachment
- Claimed Weight
- 1lb 5oz
- Recommended Use
- backcountry skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty
- limited lifetime
What do you think about this product?
November 20, 2020
- I've used it several times
Exactly what I want when I am skinning. Strong and reliable. I put this on my split board because I already had the tail clips. I love that I can set this up to fit my specs so I can fit it how I like.
November 2, 2020
Very happy with these
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- True to size
Not much else to say other than outlined in specs - these are the Backcountry branded version of a pretty legendary BD mohair blend skin. Very happy with the price point ( I do see the BD's are now cheaper as of this writing) and quality. I notice the toe fitting has a plastic bar where older ascensions had a metal bar... not sure if this will ever come to any consequence or just saves a couple of grams.
March 25, 2020
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
December 13, 2019
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.
December 1, 2019
Great glide and grip, but glue is cheap
- I've put it through the wringer
These skins are great for the grip and glide that you get, but the glue is cheaper than regular skin glue. It glops up really badly after a few uses, and I had to renew it after only 10 days of use. I would go with the glidelites, or ascensions, but these ones do not have the same glue that the pure BD skins have, and it makes every transition a hassle.
December 28, 2020
it says skis.. do these work with splitboards?
November 12, 2020
are skin savers included with the skins?
November 16, 2020
Hey Richard, No I'm sorry skin savers are no included with these skins.
July 29, 2020
do these skins come with a bag?
July 30, 2020
Hey Payton! Yes, these skins come with a carry bag.
February 23, 2020
Can I cut these for my 153cm skis?
April 9, 2020
Hey Jamie! Sorry for the delay in response. Yes you can cut these for your 153cm skis!
February 22, 2020
What length are these skins?
April 9, 2020
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!