We’ve read the reviews across the web for the G3 Alpinist Climbing Skin and summarize the results below:
PeakScore: 73 (out of 100)
User Rating: 3.4 stars
Expert Rating: 4.1 stars
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 45
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- They glide well for flatter tours, considering they are full nylon skins.
- Easy to cut.
- Last a long time, even with a lot of use.
- Easy to use tip and tail fasteners.
- The skins glide very well, especially for full nylon skins.
- Have a solid grip on snow, although they do not offer any more grip than most other skins.
- The nylon is durable.
- Compatible for all skis on the market, unlike many other brands, and the tip clips are particularly versatile on fatter skis.
- Very good quality for a reasonable price.
- The tip and tail attachments are particularly innovative and easy to use.
- Lightweight for full nylon skins.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Glue sometimes leaves residue on the ski base, especially after some use.
- Glue does not always stick well in cold conditions, especially when doing laps.
- Have problems with icing up and accumulating snow during alternating wet and cold conditions.
- Because the tip and tail are welded, the length cannot be adjusted beyond the tail attachment so be sure to measure carefully to choose the correct size.
- Doesn’t have perfect traction on cold and slick snow.
The G3 Alpinist Climbing Skin is a versatile do-it-all skin that has great flexibility to fit all skis and much-loved tip and tail fasteners. With good gripping power and a great glide, especially for an all-nylon skin, these skins are easy to use and last for a long time. The major complaint with these skins is the glue, which has a habit of sticking to skis and globbing up, making them less than ideal, although they still are a good product for a reasonable price.