The La Sportiva LS Tour is an optimized, balanced product for all-around backcountry use. These skins replace the older HiGlide ones in order to fit with La Sportiva's latest Vapor ski lineup. We found the performance of the La Sportiva skins to be finely tuned and well-balanced across the board. Every performance attribute of climbing skins compromises another. Therefore, the best products are middle of the road performers. The LS Tour is one such product. The one catch is its compatibility, where they can't compete with the universal skins we tested from Black Diamond and G3.
For 2017, the HiGlide skins are replaced with the new LS Tour skins, pictured above, which are designed to fit La Sportiva's latest line of skis.