We tested the popular G3 Alpinist skins and compared them to the best in the business. The Alpinist, in overall scoring, shook out near the bottom of the pack. However, our scoring somewhat discounts compatibility. Unless you have La Sportiva or Dynafit skis, for instance, two of the products we tested should be removed entirely from the list. Other products are specialized in glide but not that durable, or specialized in grip but horrible in glide. The Alpinist scored well across the board and is a product we can at least lightly recommend. Our award winners are all excellent products that exceed, in one way or another, the performance of the G3 Alpinist.
G3 has confirmed some changes to the Alpinist skins for this season!