Backcountry Access Magic Carpet Skins

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Backcountry Access Magic Carpet Skins and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: N/A (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.3 stars 
Expert Rating: N/A stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 24

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • The glide improves over time.
  • Durable over rough terrain.
  • Very sticky glue (although this can make them difficult to get apart if not stored with skin savers and in cold temperatures).
  • Reliable on steep slopes.

Expert Reviews

  • They glide well because of the flat weave.
  • Grip well even in wet conditions.
  • Good durability.
  • The glue is very sticky, although this means using some muscle to pull the skins apart.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • The glue starts to gum on the bottom of the skis more quickly than other skins.
  • A bit heavier than other skins.
  • Not suitable for all split boards.
  • Delicate tail clip.

Expert Reviews

  • The back clip system is awkward.


The Backcountry Access Magic Carpet Skins are reliable skins for all conditions, with a smooth glide and a good grip. The glue is very sticky–almost too sticky, in fact– which means you should prepare to use some muscle when separating them, especially when the skins are new. The skins are durable, even in rocky terrain, but the weak point is the back clip, which can be awkward to use, although it will fit most ski styles.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2.