G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins


These are great skins. They stick well to the snow…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 200$


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.


  • Traction
  • Nose and tail clips
  • Packability
  • Weight


  • Glide
  • Price

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 so far so good.

The glide on a flat track is not as much as I expected as you waste energy taking more step, but I guess the extra traction going up makes up for the little glide they have. On powder or on a polished track they hold very well. A bit of slippage on polished tracks that go up but that is to be expected.

Have had these for a couple of months now and the glue is still working well and I have had no problem with them yet. I recommend these skins to anyone who has some extra money to splurge on a nice pair of skins.

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previously retailed for:
$94.98 - $194.95

The G3 Alpinist High Traction Splitboard Climbing Skins is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 24, 2018 at Backcountry.com.

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