K2 CoomBack/GotBack Skins

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Decent for interior snow but not so great for coastal…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

Decent for interior snow but not so great for coastal skiing.

Pros

  • Secure on skis
  • Climb well
  • Stick well in cold weather

Cons

  • Don't work well in coastal (moist) conditions
  • Poor glide
  • Aren't easy to remove without taking off skis

I live in the Pacific Northwest and have tried these in the Rockies as well. They worked fairly well in the dry Rockies but accumulate a lot of snow between the skin and the ski and don't glide well in coastal conditions.

The fastening system works well and even with half the glue covered in snow they still climb well. The con of the fastening system is that when removing them while still wearing the skis the tip clip comes out easily half the time and requires the balance of a prima ballerina in order to release it the other half.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit K2's CoomBack/GotBack Skins page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

K2 COOMBAck/GotBack Skins are lightweight K2 climbing skins pre-cut to fit K2 COOMBAck and women's specific GotBack skis. Precision cut and featured for seamless integration with the COOMBAck and GotBack. 135-102-121 dimensions, with a length to match your ski. No more measuring, marking or cutting skins, no more adjusting tip loops, these K2 climbing skins are ready to do their job right out the box. Attaches to holes pre-drilled into the tip and tail of COOMBAck and GotBack skis. Adjustable tail-strap clip interfaces with the tail hole to secure skins to the center of the ski, and sits on the ski top to not inhibit your glide. Skin clip arc on the COOMBAck and GotBack furthers the skin's security with a concave notch on the tail. Z-clip attachment is quick, simple, lightweight and eliminates the skin fold-over required with typical D rings, reducing weight and getting rid of snow buildup under the fold. Includes Glue Saver mesh storage sheets, detailed instructions and a nylon storage bag. COOMBAck and GotBack K2 climbing skins take the hassle out of backcountry prep, then get you up the mountain with a smooth, efficient glide. Sizes: 153, 160, 167, 174, 181, 188. Color: Green. Performance: Alpine Touring. Weight: 540 g at 174 cm. Construction: Nylon, Nylon/Mohair Blend

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

You've skied every resort in North America and you want more--more freshies, more challenges, more views, and more snow. It's called the backcountry, and it's waiting for you. Slap the K2 CoomBack/SuperBright 102 Climbing Skins on your CoomBacks or SuperBright 102s, get out there, and get it. These skins are specifically designed for your ski's silhouette so there is no cutting or sizing. The only thing better than perfectly sized skins are the tip 'n tail skin grommets on your skis. Quicker than lightning, and safer too, secure the skin to your ski via the grommets and go breathe some new life into your love of skiing.

- Backcountry.com

The K2 Coomback Skins are sized perfectly to your K2 Coomback skis and ready to mount.

- EMS

Designed exclusively for the K2 COOMBAck and GotBack skis (sold separately), these K2 climbing skins feature an innovative attachment system to reduce weight and friction. Improved for 2012/2013, the minamalist design of the Z-Clip tip attachments keeps weight low and helps prevent snow from building up where the skins meet the skis. Z-Clip attachments easily hook onto the holes at the tips of K2 skis. Adjustable tail straps interface with the tail holes on K2 skis to secure the skins; clips sit on top of the skis rather than at the back to reduce drag. Choose the length that matches your ski length; width of the skin is pretrimmed to match the sidecut of the K2 COOMBAck and GotBack skis. K2 COOMBAck-GotBack climbing skins include Glue Saver mesh storage sheets, detailed instructions and a nylon storage bag.

- REI