G3 Genuine Guide Gear Genuine Guide Gear Alpinist Elle Skin - G3's goal was to create a climbing skin that meets the unique needs of female skiers. G3 started with their revolutionary Alpinist Climbing Skin and added the new RipStrip to make the skins easier to use in the field. The RipStrip reduces skin to skin adhesion, making the Alpinist elle quick and easy to pull apart, reducing transition time. With the lightweight, fast gliding, easy to handle Alpinist elle Skins underfoot, women will be moving quicker and easier, working with their skins instead of fighting with them and saving energy for the downhill. And isn’t that the way it should be?