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G3 Alpinist+ Glide
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award  
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Pros Excellent tail/tip attachment, excellent skin trim set up tool, good gripLight, fast gliding, enough grip, optimized glue, universal tip and tailSuper light and compact, sticky glue, good grip/glide balanceLight, fast glidingLight, well balanced performance, and an excellent tip attachment
Cons Possible glue issues, limited glideMohair blend will wear out faster than all nylon, harder to find than other brandsMoody tail clip, sticky glueDurability concerns, limited gripExclusive to Dynafit skis
Bottom Line Skins that don’t necessarily glide as well as the branding suggests, but likely work well overall for a significant portion of the marketClimbing skins inherently strike compromises; winner of our top award, it balances competing demands better than any otherThe snow contact surface is perfectly tuned, while the glue is especially tenacious and the tail clip is a little moody, at bestYou get exceptional glide, but pay for that with durability, grip, and some icing resistanceIf you have Dynafit skis, these are the obvious and excellent choice of skins
Rating Categories G3 Alpinist+ Glide Pomoca Climb Pro S Glide Colltex Mohair Mix Pomoca Climb Pro Mohair Dynafit Speedskin
Glide (30%)
3
6
6
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6
Grip (15%)
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Glue Integrity (20%)
7
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Portability (20%)
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Icing Resistance (10%)
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Compatibility (5%)
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Specs G3 Alpinist+ Glide Pomoca Climb Pro S... Colltex Mohair Mix Pomoca Climb Pro... Dynafit Speedskin
Measured Weight 1.3 lbs 1.23 lbs 0.87 lbs 1 lb 1.21 lbs
Material 70% Mohair, 30% Nylon 70% mohair and 30% nylon 65% mohair and 35% nylon 100% Mohair Mohair and Nylon mix
Weight Per Pair 588g for wailer 112 558g for Salomon MTN Explore 95 393g for K2 WayBack 80 452g for Atomic Backland 550g
Glue Traditional Traditional Traditional Traditional Traditional
Tip Attachment Dual self aligning hooks Rigid tip loop Rigid tip loop Rigid tip loop Proprietary rubber knob into ski notch
Tail Attachment Rubber strap and metal hook Rubber strap and cam hook Camming clip on rigid strap Rubber strap and cam hook Metal hook
Ski Compatibility Universal Universal Universal Universal Compatible with Dynafit skis only
Precut Option? Order for length and approximate width, cut to lateral shape Order for length and approximate width, cut to lateral shape Order for length and approximate width, cut to lateral shape Order for length and approximate width, cut to lateral shape Yes
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