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Climbing skins

Shop your climbing skins with Glisshop!

Glisshop has a large selection of touring skins available, with glue or Glueless, each suited for different touring style or skills. If you have no clue about how to buy climbing skins, read our buyer's guide on how to choose touring skins. Skins are a needed element in your touring setup. They'll help you climb the mountain as they glide forward but can't slip backwards. You may also want to find out how to trim your skins. The skins you buy will need to be trimmed to fit your skis. Any professional store can do that for you, but if you're a DIY skier, then read our guide and learn how to do it yourself!
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Colltex Climbing skins SAD Todi Mix 110mm Etrier 41 + Crochet Talon Overview
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    £137.00

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    £116.39
Colltex Climbing skins SAD Todi Mix 120mm Etrier 41 + Crochet Talon Overview
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    £143.27

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    £121.86

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Colltex Climbing skins SAD Todi Mix 130mm Etrier 41 + Crochet Talon Overview
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    £147.75

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    £125.35

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Colltex Climbing skins Sad Mix Black 110mm Etrier 41 Overview
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    £107.43

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    £91.39

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Black Crows Climbing skins Pilus Camox Freebird OverviewBlack Crows Climbing skins Pilus Camox Freebird Side
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    £170.15

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    £152.23
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Dynastar Climbing skins Vertical Access / Pro OverviewDynastar Climbing skins Vertical Access / Pro Side
  • Recommended price

    £152.23

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    £129.02

The models Vertical Access / Pro skins from Dynastar are designed to fit the Dynastar Vertical range of skis, providing a good level of grip.  

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Colltex Climbing skins accessory Kit Colle 110mm Rouleau 2x2m OverviewColltex Climbing skins accessory Kit Colle 110mm Rouleau 2x2m Side
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    £24.19

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    £21.41
Colltex Climbing skins accessory Colle Tube 75ml Overview
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    £17.83

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    £16.04

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Colltex Climbing skins accessory Racloir Chauffant 100 Watt Overview
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    £28.67

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    £25.00

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Dynastar Climbing skins M-pro / Tour 99 Overview
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    £170.15

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    £143.27

The M-Pro Tour 99 skins from Dynastar are a high performance, ready to use model for your Dynastar M-Pro 99, M-Pro 99 W and M-Tour 99 touring skis.

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  • 154
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Gecko Climbing skins 110mm X 200cm Mix Black OverviewGecko Climbing skins 110mm X 200cm Mix Black Side
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    £147.84

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    £125.35

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Colltex Climbing skins accessory Eco Skin Proof 125ml Overview
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    £13.44

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    £11.56

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Colltex Climbing skins accessory Lanières Camlock à riveter sur peau Overview
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    £22.40

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    £18.37

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Colltex Climbing skins SAD Clariden Whizz Mix 120mm Etrier 41 + Crochet Talon Overview
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    £147.75

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    £124.54

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Colltex Climbing skins accessory Skin Care (Fart à froid) Overview
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    £20.52
Dynastar Climbing skins M -Tour 86 OverviewDynastar Climbing skins M -Tour 86 Beneath
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    £161.19

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    £137.00

The Dynastar Skin M-Tour 86 skins are designed with a treatment that prevents the adherence of snow and are suitable for the M-Tour 86 skis.

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  • 152
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Black Crows Climbing skins Pilus Trim To Fit 120mm OverviewBlack Crows Climbing skins Pilus Trim To Fit 120mm Side
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    £161.19

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    £145.06
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Atomic Climbing skins Skin 78/80 Black Top
  • £125.35

Atomic Skin 78/80 Black sealskins are designed to be fitted to Atomic Backland 78 Men and Women touring skis. They are ready-to-use.

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How to choose your climbing skins for touring ?

I) Climbing skins composition:

Originally, climbing skins were made of real animal skins with short and hard hair, fixed under the base of the ski (seal or elk skins mainly). Nowadays, wool or synthetic fiber have replaced animal skins but we still call them skins and they deliver the same climbing propertie. We have three categories of skins:

Mohair skins

Mohair is a type of wool that comes from asian angora goats. It delivers an excellent traction, however, mohair skins are a little more fragile and worn out faster.

Synthetic skins

These skins are fully made of synthetic materials. They are very durable but they don’t glide as well as mohair skins.

Hybrid skins: mohair + synthetic

They are generally made with 70% of mohair and 30% of synthetic fiber. Hybrid skins intend to bridge the gap between full mohair and full synthetic skins as for performance or price.

II ) Climbing skins packaging:

Glisshop offers 2 kinds of climbing skins:

Precut skins

They are the skins made by ski manufacturers for their own models. The width is fixed, you need to cut them to adjust to ski length. The skin width needs to be picked according to the ski width.

Trim-to-Fit skins

These are universal skins, they can be used with any ski of any brand. They are available in different widths (100mm, 140mm...). and you have to adjust the length bufore trimming the sides until it adjusts perfectly to your ski’ sidecuts. You need a specific cutter (generally provided by manufacturer) and make it cut using the ski edge as a guide. These cutters are generally designed to cut the skin 2mm offset in order to let the metal edge of the ski out and not compromise the edge grip.

III) Climbing skins attach systems:

There are two main systems to put on your skins:

Metal or plastic loop

The skin is attached to the ski with a loop on the tip. The skin sticks to the ski base thanks to the glue that’s applied on it.

Tip loop and tail hook

The skin holds very well to the ski with this system. The only problem is that it is slightly heavier than other systems.

IV) Additional info

With touring becoming more and more popular, manufacturers do a lot of research and release climbing skins that deliver more performance, more lightweight, and more ease of use.

Most skin brands work with different skis. There are also ski manufacturers who offer skins that are already trimmed for their skis.

V) Glisshop recommendations:

  • If you go in a tour, rather go for universal skins than for skins fitted to your specific skis. In case of a problem, it is easier to replace your skins with somebody else’s than finding these specific skins when you’re up a summit.
  • Take care of your skins, try to avoid dust which can compromise the adhesive properties of the skin on the ski base. Once you’ve taken them off the ski, stick them together (sticky side to sticky side) and store them in a closed box. Contact with air dehydrate the skin and compromise the sticking properties.
  • If you use standard skins, you might need to re-glue them after a few tours. There are skins using silicon instead of glue which offers a few plus: they’re easier to use, washable with water and more durable. No need to re-glue them.

Discover our wide selection of Armada, Black Crows, Black Diamond, Colltex, Dynafit, Dynastar, Faction, Fischer, G3, Gecko, K2, Line, Pomoca, Volkl climbing skins.