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Top 12 Product Ratings

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Score Product Price Our Take
66
$210
Editors' Choice Award
Climbing skins inherently strike compromises; winner of our top award, it balances competing demands better than any other.
64
$225
The snow contact surface is perfectly tuned, while the glue is especially tenacious and the tail clip is a little moody, at best.
64
$210
Top Pick Award
You get exceptional glide, but pay for that with durability, grip, and some icing resistance.
58
$190
If you have Dynafit skis, these are the obvious and excellent choice of skins.
56
$200
What we see so far is great, but we have some nagging doubts we’ll address with some more skiing.
53
$180
Best Buy Award
Threading the needle of compromise essential to climbing skins, this BD pair offers high end performance at a reasonable price.
52
$160
Rugged, good gripping skins for those with limited dollars and desiring a proven product over maximum performance.
51
$230
Strikes a careful balance that is just right.
51
$185
Super light products are prone to performance and durability issues; grip and glide are average, but glue integrity and durability suffer.
50
$194
Skins that don’t necessarily glide as well as the branding suggests, but likely work well overall for a significant portion of the market.
48
$200
Top Pick Award
If you like new things for their own sake, or you hate replacing and maintaining gear, you might dig these.
46
$235
Top Pick Award
In certain situations, the uniquely exceptional glide and icing resistance might be worth the glue and grip trade offs.