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Gecko Climbing Skins 110mm X 200cm Mix Black General ViewGecko Climbing Skins 110mm X 200cm Mix Black Detail CRAZY DAYS
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Black Diamond Climbing skins Ascension Nylon 110 Sts Paire-de-Peaux-Ascension-Nylon-STS CRAZY DAYS
Recommended price £118.55
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Faction Climbing Skins Glueless Skins 110mm General ViewFaction Climbing Skins Glueless Skins 110mm Detail CRAZY DAYS
Recommended price £177.86
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  • M (165-180)
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Black Crows Climbing Skins Pellis Hybrid 120mm Trim To Fit General ViewBlack Crows Climbing Skins Pellis Hybrid 120mm Trim To Fit Detail
Recommended price £135.50
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Black Crows Climbing skins Pellis Orb Freebird Hybrid Peaux-PellisBlack Crows Climbing skins Pellis Orb Freebird Hybrid Détail
Recommended price £143.98
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  • 166
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Black Crows Climbing Skins Pellis Ova Freebird Hybrid General ViewBlack Crows Climbing Skins Pellis Ova Freebird Hybrid Detail1
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Colltex Climbing Skins Sad Todi Mix 120mm Etrier 41 + Crochet Talon General View CRAZY DAYS
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Black Diamond Climbing skins Ascension Nylon 125mm Sts Paire-de-Peaux-Ascension-Nylon-STS CRAZY DAYS
Recommended price £127.02
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Colltex Climbing skins accessory Colle Tube 75ml colltex-colle_tube_75g
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Faction Climbing Skins Tipon Skins 110mm General ViewFaction Climbing Skins Tipon Skins 110mm Detail-1 CRAZY DAYS
Recommended price £177.86
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  • From From £127.02
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  • M (165-180)
K2 Climbing Skins Universal 125mm General ViewK2 Climbing Skins Universal 125mm Detail-1 CRAZY DAYS
Recommended price £143.98
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  • 155-165
  • 165-175
Volkl Climbing Skins Vta 84 Mohair General View CRAZY DAYS
  • From From £118.55
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Gecko Climbing Skins 125mm X 200cm 100% Mohair General ViewGecko Climbing Skins 125mm X 200cm 100% Mohair Details CRAZY DAYS
Recommended price £160.92
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Gecko Climbing Skins 125mm X200cm Mix Black General ViewGecko Climbing Skins 125mm X200cm Mix Black Details CRAZY DAYS
Recommended price £148.30
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G3 Climbing Skins Alpinist Speed 100mm General View CRAZY DAYS
Recommended price £143.98
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  • M (172-188)
Colltex Climbing Skins Accessory Chape Alu General View CRAZY DAYS
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Colltex Climbing skins accessory Eco Skin Proof 125ml Eco-Skin-Proof
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Colltex Climbing Skins Accessory Kit Colle 150mm Rouleau 2x2m General ViewColltex Climbing Skins Accessory Kit Colle 150mm Rouleau 2x2m Detail CRAZY DAYS
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Colltex Climbing skins accessory Kit Whizz Acrylique Kit-Whizz-Acrylique
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Armada Climbing Skins Multifit Black General ViewArmada Climbing Skins Multifit Black Top CRAZY DAYS
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Black Crows Climbing Skins Pellis Navis Freebird Hybrid General ViewBlack Crows Climbing Skins Pellis Navis Freebird Hybrid Detail
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  • 173
Armada Climbing Skins Skin Multi Fit Clip System Red General ViewArmada Climbing Skins Skin Multi Fit Clip System Red Detail CRAZY DAYS
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Dynastar Climbing Skins Vertical Access / Pro General ViewDynastar Climbing Skins Vertical Access / Pro Detail CRAZY DAYS
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Gecko Climbing skins 140mm X 200cm 100% Mohair PrésentationGecko Climbing skins 140mm X 200cm 100% Mohair Détail CRAZY DAYS
Recommended price £169.39
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Colltex Climbing skins accessory Etrier Réglable 70+ Etrier-Réglable-70+
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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. You have to adjust the length bufore trimming the sidesuntil 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, Black Diamond mohair skins, Colltex, Dynafit, Dynastar, Faction, Fischer, G3, Gecko, K2, Line, Pomoca, Pomoca, Volkl climbing skins.