|Long:||Ski Length 180 - 190, Skin Width 70, 85, 100, 115, 130, 140, Weight 471g / 16.6oz - 769g / 27.1oz|
|Medium:||Ski Length 171 - 181, Skin Width 70, 85, 100, 115, 130, 140, Weight 451g / 15.9oz - 732g / 25.8oz|
|Recommended Use:||alpine touring, ski mountaineering|
|Short:||Ski Length 162 - 172, Skin Width 70, 85, 100, 115, 130, 140, Weight 431g / 15.2oz - 694g / 24.5oz|
|Sizes:||XS 153 - 163 cm, S 162 - 172 cm, M 171 - 181 cm, L 180 - 190 cm, XL 189 - 199 cm|
|Tail Attachment:||tail clip and strap|
|Weight:||(x-short) 14.5-23.2 oz, (short) 15.2-24.5 oz, (medium) 15.9-25.8 oz, (long) 16.6-27.1 oz, (x-long) 17.3-28.5 oz|
|x Long:||Ski Length 189 - 199, Skin Width 70, 85, 100, 115, 130, 140, Weight 492g / 17.3oz - 807g / 28.5oz|
|x short:||Ski Length 153 - 163, Skin Width 70, 85, 100, 115, 130, 140, Weight 411g / 14.5oz - 656g / 23.2oz|
|G3 Genuine Guide Gear G3 Alpinist Climbing Skin||$154.95|
|G3 Genuine Guide Gear Alpinist Climbing Skins 115mm||$159.95|
This is my third pair of G3 skins (for a third pair of backcountry skis) and I have used all of them extensively. I have used these skins ~20 times this season for everything from multi-day tours to doing laps. The tip clips on G3 skins are far superior to the tip loops on other skins. They are totally solid and fit pretty much any size and shape of ski. I really like the new tail clip system. I was dubious at first, because of the plastic piece, but it is really solid and easy to use. Once you have the length set, you don?t have to mess with it ever again. I have found it easier to pull the skins tight on the ski with this system than with the older one and it doesn?t scratch the base of the ski when you release the tail clip. I have never had the tail piece tear on any of my skins, even after 3 seasons of hard use, although it does seem like the weak point in the system. The skin trimming tool that G3 developed is the best trimming system I have ever used ? easy and impossible to mess up. I am very careful about drying and storing my skins with the glue guards and I have found that the glue lasts well season after season. I have found these skins to have decent glide and totally adequate uphill performance. I?m a small woman on big skis, so I may be overstating the grip, but I have never had more trouble than anyone else on steep skin tracks. Overall, these are good skins, do what skins are supposed to do, stand up well to lots of use and abuse and when I have to buy another pair, I?ll buy another pair of G3s.
the very first day i took these skins out i had a hell of a time. the last lap we did i couldn't get them to work at all and i'm sure my hapless thrashing about was a source of comic relief to my friends that day. after getting them back to my house and fiddling about i just moved the clip in the back a few notches to make it much tighter. since then, these have worked like a dream. i don't mind having to take these on and off multiple times over the course of a day.
the glide on these is very nice as well. on a flat road i can get into an almost x-country skiing-type rhythm and they really don't feel as if i'm sacrificing anything when i get onto steeper uphill slopes.
trimming these with the included trimming tool is a breeze. i had to trim them for Libtech skis with magne-traction, and even that wasn't particularly taxing. it certainly takes a few more passes, but it gets the job done just fine.
I have these mounted on my brand new K2 Sidestashes, with Marker Tour F10 bindings. As an eastern skier (Sunday River, ME and some backcountry venues), I was really concerned about the hold, mostly because the K2s have some rocker. They have not let me down yet. Being a student, I didn't have much to spend on skins, so these stood out to me!With 7 days on snow (ice, hardpack) and no failures, for a beginner skin user, I'm very happy. Would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a good skin for the east!
I ordered up the short size (162-172) in 140mm for my 167 Docs from Meier Skis. Dimensions 140-108-133. Went to put them on to trim to fit and the skins ended about 6" from the tail of the skis. Exchanged for the medium (171-181) and they fit perfectly with complete coverage. May want to size up when buying, although not sure if the other size ranges have this same problem.
Skins are working great now and haven't experienced any issues with them since. Tip and tail connectors are very simple to use.
These are my first pair of skins and I don't know much about other skins, but these usually don't fail me at all. The clips never fall off as long as you tighten them enough, the heel system is really good and easy to function and as long as you walk correctly you can skin up almost anything!
I've had situations were I've been skinning up a really steep mountain on almost bare ice, and they took further up than friends of mine with different skins.
These skins are great! Light, sticky, and grippy, What more could you ask for. I have been able to compare these to a friends BD Skins, and I haven't been able to find a reason they would be worse. The tip connectors are magical; I haven't been able to get the tips to disconnect, whereas the BD Skins have been know to have the tips fall off while skinning. Overall, excellent purchase, and I give these 5/5!
My go to skins, definitely lighter and easier to pack than some of the older Black Diamond nylon, also glides a little easier. I will say you sacrifice a little friction on the uphill for the more efficient glide. They are surprisingly durable and can definitely take whatever you throw at it.
These are my 1st pair of skins. I really like the clip system they use and haven't had any issues with them coming loose. I find they glide nicely and are grippy although I haven't skinned up anything crazy steep or icy. No problems. Light. Sticky glue. Happy.
i purchased the splitboard specific skins, they are basically perfect out of the box. used the trim tool (which is amazing in itself) and was dialed in perfectly in 5 minutes. great product, ,G3 is an awesome company, will buy more products from them in the future
I love mine - they stick great! no slipping, easy on, easy off.
These are fine for traveling in the flats and on very low grade slopes, but if you plan on going up any hills, get some Black Diamonds. I bought these skins about a month ago because my Black Diamonds were getting way to old and used up. I have enjoyed using G3 skis in the past so I thought I'd give the skins a try. Terrible waste of money. Used them three times for three of the most frustrating tours of my life, I ended up bootpacking each time. These skins gripped the snow about as well as a hot knife grips butter. Went back to using the old BD's.
I picked up a pair of these cheap on the SAC for my new Nanutuk's this year. I've got a couple pairs of BD's and they beat these in almost every way except weight. After 8 days straight touring the Teton's in very cold conditions I found myself wishing I'd paid more for BD's. These don't have a long enough nap to grab on steeps and slippery skin tracks. The tip clip thingy's loosen up and start clattering after a long skin like 25 Short. While these work OK, go for the BD's.
These skins are super easy to cut. Pull them out of the package, slap em on your skis and slice. Just a few minutes to perfectly shaped skins. The new rear clip is a huge improvement. The glue works as well as I could wish for. I prefer the glide of my BD skins and the tip attachment has been chewing up the tips of my skis from bashing into each other. I definitely prefer the BD tip attachment but these do the trick.