ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins
ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins
ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins
ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins
ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins

ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins

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Sale price$194.00
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FOR ANY LOCATION AND ALL CONDITIONS

For any location and all conditions. Universal nylon plush material for durability and versatility. Optimal balance of grip/glide/weight/durability.

New tip connector with extended TPU tip and self-aligning stainless-steel hands give a secure, lightweight connection and superior glide while trailbreaking. G3's low profile, elongated tail strap makes transitions fast and easy. The refined camming clip stays positioned on the ski, reduces wear and allows for easy adjustments. Removable rip strip reduces skin-to-skin adhesion, making it easier to pull apart skins. If your glue gets contaminated on an epic traverse, you can remove the strip for extra adhesion.

  • Bomber tail connector
  • Removable rip strip
  • Trim Tool and Skin Savers included
  • Premium Plush: Proprietary lightweight, fast and durable nylon plush
  • Updated Non-Toxic Adhesive
  • PFC-free Waterproofing Treatment
  • Proudly designed, tested and manufactured in BC, Canada

Tech Specs

Lengths: 150 - 166cm 161 - 177cm 172 - 188cm 183 - 199cm
Size: X-Short Short Medium Long
Weight (kg): 249g - 308g 262g - 333g 277g - 364g 289g - 382g
Weight (lb): 8.8oz -10.9oz 9.2oz - 11.8oz 9.8oz - 12.8oz 10.2oz - 13.5oz
Width: 100mm 115mm 130mm 145mm

Customer Reviews

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Christina
Not sure about plastic at tip

My 5th set of skins, 4 of which G3. Powder tour x 1 week with these ones…agree with other comments that the plastic part at the tip without adhesive can facilitate an entry point for snow. A bit bulky to fold up. Otherwise functioned well. Looking for another set for different skis and will not buy these again.

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Brian T.
First time tourer

From a design perspective, a well made product.

First time going touring, did some simple laps on Seymour. Snow was packed and slippery in 0 deg weather but the skins worked really well.

Mounted them on Rossi Soul 7s which require the 145 medium skin but then require trimming the TPU tip a bit.
Setup was easy but using the trim tool on the TPU tip dulled the blade a bit leaving a less-than-smooth edge to the skin trim.

Recommend cutting the TPU (if needed) with scissors or a different blade than the trim tool.

A friend got the Alpinist minimal version which setup really easy and had same performance. Not entirely sure on the benefit of the extended TPU piece.

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Stephen Alexander
Alpinist + Universalist Climbing Skins

Our family has purchased a variety of G3 equipment, between skis and skins. We love G3. These skins, however, are a step back from previous skins. The white fish scale plastic on the tip becomes rigid in cold weather and I see no functional "plus" side to it. The rigidity sometimes leads to gaps between plastic and ski, allowing of snow to sneak in. Additionally, when transitioning in the cold its impossible to fold easily and pack away because the plastic is so rigid. My old Alpinist skins had no such plastic, and they never failed...

The bag that the skins are stowed in are an upgrade on the last G3 skins I bought, which had a strange velcro bad.

I would buy these skins again if they got rid of the plastic fish scale stuff on the tip.

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Customer
Don’t like this

Compared to the previous G3 skins I used this one is a step back. The hooks at the front are worse than they used to be and tend to slide off if one is not extremely careful when putting skins on. The glue is also not and I had issues both in very cold and warm and wet conditions

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Jake M.
Great Skins

These are solid, dependable skins. As the name says they work pretty darn well in all conditions. We've had a real mix this winter and while they didn't particularly stand out in any one condition I also cant complain about their performance at all. As someone who isn't interested in owning a quiver of skins this is exactly what I'm after. I'm still not 100% solid on the plastic bit up front and find it kind of awkward for storing the skins but I haven't put a ton of days on them yet so I'm thinking that may change.