The Black Diamond Mohair Pure glides better than any other skins in our review, and their soft, light fabric packs down small. Black Diamond's standard glue is excellent, but the soft fabric and relatively sloppy tip loop allow snow to penetrate between ski and skin while moving. Overall, the next step down in the Black Diamond line, the Black Diamond Glidelite Mohair Mix skins, are a better choice and earned our Editors' Choice award for somewhat compromised, but better balanced performance.
While the Glidelite Mohair Pure has been discontinued, Black Diamond introduced the brand new UltraLite Mix STS Climbing Skins for this season. While they're not a direct replacement of the skins we reviewed, they are the closest thing currently offered from Black Diamond and a new addition to their lineup. Keep reading to find out more!