G3's premium Alpinist skins have been engineered from tip to tail to be the lightest, fastest-gliding, best climbing and most secure climbing skin available. This new-generation Alpinist features a redesigned over-centre camming tail clip that stays positioned on the tail strap, reduces tail strap wear and tear and allows for easier adjustment and tensioning of the skin.
*Skin is approx. 10cm shorter than ski.
The G3 Alpinist Skins are the next level in climbing skin performance. Lighter, faster gliding and equipped with an innovative patent pending tip connection, Alpinist Skins are the choice when performance is the only option.
|Long:||180 - 190 cm|
|Material:||Synthetic plush, non-toxic solvent free adhesive, Curved low profile tip connector with self aligning stainless steel hands|
|Medium:||171 - 181 cm|
|Short:||162 - 172 cm|
|Sizes:||XS 153 - 163 cm, S 162 - 172 cm, M 171 - 181 cm, L 180 - 190 cm, XL 189 - 199 cm|
|Weight:||m 15.9-25.8-oz, l 16.6-27.1 oz, xl 17.3-28.5|
|Widths:||70, 85, 100, 115, 130, 140|
|x Long:||189 - 199 cm|
|x short:||153 - 163 cm|
|G3 Genuine Guide Gear Alpinist Climbing Skins 115mm||$159.95 - $159.99|
|G3 Genuine Guide Gear Alpinist Climbing Skins 140 MM||$169.99|
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.
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!
I love these skins. The glue works great unless it's unbelievably cold. The tip hook design is really cool, because it works great with any ski tip shape. The tail clips work really well for me, but I have talked to people that don't like them. They have great grip, I didn't feel like I was sliding backwards at all, even when I was on steep icy climbs. G3 really nailed it with these
The G3's are so easy to trim to your skis. I had them trimmed to fit my Rocker2's in 10 minutes. Took them out for my first backcountry laps last weekend and they worked perfectly. Great grip and no slipping on semi-steeps. If your looking for a pair of skins that are easy to use and have been tested by many give these a shot you'll love them!
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 these for my Rossignol E99s and have only used them a handful of times. Cutting them with the included tool was super easy and they were very grippy. They were pretty light, and for the grip they have I have no complaints.
I love mine - they stick great! no slipping, easy on, easy off.
Durable and good glide. Another summer of turns all year.