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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

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Solid

Familiarity:
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.

>Rating: 4

Very happy with these

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

>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 glide and grip, but glue is cheap

Familiarity:
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.

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are skin savers included with the skins?

Hey Richard, No I'm sorry skin savers are no included with these skins.

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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!