Climbing Skins

The best climbing skins, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Climbing Skin Reviews

G3 Expedition Skins

rated 3 of 5 stars Decent traction but a bit less glide than other brands. Tip metal loops need RIVETING to stay attached! Tail clips are fine. My G3 Expedition skins are 10 years old but still work OK even though getting worn down a bit and needing seasonal re-applications of glue. My gripe is that the metal loops (which must be sized for your wide or narrow ski tips) tend to let go when the self-glued skin that doubles back to hold them lets go. I had to rivet my loops in place. Newer style "tip pockets" may be… Full review

Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Reliable, dependable, and well constructed skins that climb exceptionally well. I highly recommend them to anyone who backcountry skis. Black Diamond Ascension STS skins are a staple up here in Northern New Hampshire. The tip and tail attachments are universal and will fit securely to any type of ski. Over the years I have used my set I have never worried about the skins detaching from the skis. The glue holds up well against the variable conditions I see which includes not only different snow conditions… Full review

G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins

rated 4 of 5 stars These are great skins. They stick well to the snow whether it be deep powder or a compact, polished skin track. Love the nose and tail clips and also the glue is great. As I said, these are great skins, probably the best I have ever owned. They fit great on my split board, come with an excellent trimming tool which takes off the right amount off skin. The nose and tail clips work great, although the attachment points of the little hands that hold the clip to the edge do look a little flimsy but… Full review

K2 CoomBack/GotBack Skins

rated 3 of 5 stars Decent for interior snow but not so great for coastal skiing. 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… Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins
$41 - $169
Volkl VTA 88 Skins
G3 Alpinist Climbing Skins
$123 - $174
G3 Scala LT Climbing Skins
Volkl BMT 90 Skins
La Sportiva LS Tour Vapor Svelte
Spark R&D Spark Splitboard Skins
$98 - $203
Black Diamond GlideLite Mix Kicker Skins
$56 - $79
Black Diamond GlideLite Mix STS Climbing Skins
$18 - $184
Fischer Multifit Skin
G3 Alpinist+ Glide Climbing Skins
$132 - $199
Black Diamond Free Glide
G3 Alpinist+ Grip Climbing Skins
$132 - $199
Black Diamond Adjustable Tip Loops for Split Skins
Volkl VTA 98 Skins
Black Diamond Ascension Splitboard STS
G3 Alpinist LT Mohair Climbing Skin
Black Diamond Gold Label Adhesive
Black Diamond GlideLite Splitboard Mix STS Skins
$190 - $194
Voile Splitboard Skin
Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STD Skins
Backcountry Access Magic Carpet Skins
La Sportiva Maestro LS Skins
La Sportiva Vapor Nano HiGlide Skin
Volkl BMT 109 Skins
Black Diamond Standard Adjustable Tip Loop Cables
$13 - $17
Black Diamond GlideLite Mix Custom STS Climbing Skins
$142 - $189
G3 Alpinist+ Universal Climbing Skins
$114 - $189
Black Diamond UltraLite Mix STS Skins
$126 - $184
Burton Family Tree x G3 High Traction Splitboard Skins
$168 - $209
La Sportiva Maximo LS Skins
Black Diamond Cheat Sheets
$16 - $19
Black Diamond GlideLite Mix Nordic 50 mm Skins
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
K2 CoomBack/GotBack Skins
$190 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
G3 Expedition Skins
$99 MSRP
Volkl Universal Vacuum Climbing Skins
G3 Twin Tip Connectors
G3 Scala Climbing Skins
Ski Trab Gara Aero World Cup Skins
Volkl V-Werks BMT 94 Vacuum Climbing Skins
Black Diamond Ascension Nylon Custom STS Skins
$165 MSRP
Dynafit Speed Skins
G3 Love Glove
Black Diamond GlideLite Mohair Mix STD Skin
$160 MSRP
G3 Alpinist High Traction Climbing Skins
Black Diamond GlideLite Mohair Pure STS Skins
$180 MSRP
K2 Annex 98 Skin Backcountry Splitboard Skin
G3 Skin Savers