Expedition Climbing Skin

 

Expedition Climbing Skin
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Expedition Climbing Skin
Manufacturer G3
Page By Dow Williams
Page Type Nov 15, 2009 / Nov 15, 2009
Object ID 6617
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Product Description

Not stoked on stopping every ten minutes to wrestle your skin-tail or tip back on your ski? The Expedition Climbing Skins use G3’s Tip & Tail Connection System to make your skin feel like part of the ski while you climb.

Laminated tail reduces weight and drag
Tip loop system for a secure fit
Waterproofing helps prevent clumping
Temperature-tolerant adhesive won’t flake-out and loose stick when it gets cold
RipStrip makes it easy to pull off the ski and reduces skin-to-skin sticking
Includes G3 trim tool, skin savers, and a storage bag

Features

Material: Synthetic Tail Attachment: Tail clip Weight: [50mm] 13.6oz (385g); [60mm] 15.8oz (448g); [70mm] 18oz (551g); [80mm] 20.2oz (573g); [90mm] 22.4oz (635g); [100mm] 24.5oz (696g); [110mm] 26.7oz (759g); [120mm] 28.9oz (820g); [130] 31.2oz (883g) Recommended Use: Backcountry touring

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Dow Williams - Nov 15, 2009 10:59 am - Voted 3/5

the laminated
length on the tail is a bit much, but a light weight pair for sure.

jackstraw0083 - Dec 30, 2010 1:54 pm - Voted 1/5

Beware!
My touring partner bought these skins new and tried them out with me for the first time a couple weeks ago. They did fine for the first 3/4 of the day, but when he tried to put them on his skis for the final climb out of the day they wouldn't stick to his skis at all because some snow had gotten onto the bottom of them. I also had a bit of snow on the bottom of my skins but they still worked fine, and his should have too. He spent a good while messing with them and trying to get them to stay, but they wouldn't stick to his skis at all, so he had to bootpack up the slope to get out. He returned them the next day and got BD Ascensions, and hasn't had any problems since.

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