What climbing skins should I get?

What climbing skins should I get?

Nylon/Mohair Mix Since they provide the most grip, they will definitely perform best while developing your skinning technique. Nylon skins are a great choice while touring up hard, slick skin tracks. Nylon/mohair mix skins are a great choice for experienced skiers with good skinning technique.

How wide should climbing skins be?

Choosing the Right Climbing Skin Width Ideally, you want the width of the skin to be narrower than the tip of your ski by about 5-6 mm. If you can’t locate the perfect size, it’s usually fine to go slightly narrower.

Are G3 skins good?

An all-nylon skin like the G3 Escapist Universal will typically have excellent climbing abilities and provide grip in a variety of conditions. However, nylon is heavier, bulkier, and doesn’t glide as well as mohair.

How long do climbing skins last?

Good skins can last several 100’s days of use. With decent care you should be able to get almost 100 days before seeing performance begin to drop off. The extra $2 per day you can eke out of an old pair will rarely be worth the ultimate headache of ski touring known as skin failure.

Who makes skins for black crows?

For 2021 Black Crows have improved the quality of their skins which are now produced by Pomoca, the world leaders in skin technology. The Pilus skins are available in two widths, 120 or 135 mm and have a 70% mohair / 30% nylon plush that gives efficient glide combined with good grip and resistance to wear.

Who makes Salomon Skins?

Salomon MTN Lab Skins are made by Pomoca and are pre-cut to fit Salomon MTN Lab skis. They are designed for experienced ski tourers and amateur competitors.

How many calories do you burn skinning?

On average, cross-country skiing burns 563+ calories/hour, while uphill skinning burns about 1,161 calories/hour.

How long do skins last?

If premium quality skins are treated properly, they can last for at least 150,000 meters of vert, often times it can be significantly longer.

Are backcountry access skins good for climbing?

Notably, our latest test pair is actually sold as Backcountry Access Climbing Skins. Regardless of the branding or history of OGL skin maintenance, these are great climbing skins. Either of our top award-winning products will serve you well.

What are the best climbing skins for long distance climbing?

Long distance corn snow is hard on skins. This is the one setting in which we might recommend nylon skins. In our estimation and experience, this is the most important single attribute of climbing skins.

What is the best mohair skin for Alpinist speed?

The all mohair G3 Alpinist Speed grips more like a blended skin than like other all mohair options we have used. Skinning is a magic art. Even the grippiest skins require advanced technique to grab the snow. The least grippy skins are also the best gliders.

Does pomoca climb Pro have the same glue as Dynafit?

The Pomoca Climb Pro Mohair, Climb Pro S Glide, Free Pro 2.0, and Dynafit Speedskin, all made by Pomoca, seem to have the same glue as one another. Its stickiness is among the least of all we tested, but its overall performance is more than adequate.