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Climb like the Goat.

You got a splitboard so you wouldn't have to posthole through powder all the way up to your line, so you might as well get some skins designed specifically to help splitboarders access the goods. With help from the homies at G3, Backcountry.com is proud to offer a splitboard-specific, Goat-worthy version of G3's Alpinist skin, with all the same technical features like self-aligning stainless steel hand tip connectors and a twin tail clip that make getting your skins on and keeping them there a quick and easy process. They won't come unstuck from ice-cold bases, either, as they're made with a glue that grips no matter the temperature.

What makes these any different than G3's usual skins, you ask? We're glad you did. Instead of G3's usual pattern, these fast-gliding nylon skins feature your favorite bearded buddy, previously found only on helmets, water bottles, cars, and computers--that's right, it's the Backcountry Goat! Get in tune with his sure-footed vibes and conquer any skin track in style, knowing that you've got a partner who's never yet slipped when the going gets icy.

  • Supple, fast-gliding nylon bases with Backcountry.com Goat print
  • Self-aligning stainless steel hand tip connectors
  • Twin tail connectors designed specifically for splitboards
  • Sticky, non-toxic and solvent-free glue
  • Sizing: Short fits boards 145-159cm, Medium 159-173cm, Long 168-182cm

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2 5

Sizing chart

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I just had the same issue as described below by others. The sizing chart really needs to be changed. I can tell you that the short size does not fit a 158-cm Arbor Abacus splitboard.

The Goat Hanging Out In the Snow

The Goat Hanging Out In the Snow

Took these out for the first couple times and they worked flawlessly. The skin cutter is very easy to use and cuts the skins perfectly. They look great and are easy to use. I bought the Short size for my 159 Split and they are pretty hard to get on but are nice and tight.

5 5

Good Skins!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got these in a size medium for the 161 Jones solution and the fit was good, did not have to stretch them. They do not come with the skin savers like the regular G3, but the goat logo is awesome I just bought the savers seperately! Haven't used them much yet, but first couple times have worked well, great traction.

4 5

Not sure

Haven't used them yet but didn't know they don't come with the skin savers like the regular g3 alpinist skins but you get the goat and save a couple of bucks even if you buy g3 skin savers. So nothing to worry about. Ill update this if I remember once I use them but they look good.

The sizing chart really needs to be changed for this item. I just got a 158 Jones Solution so I ordered the small skins as suggested by the sizing chart. The skins don't even come close to fitting, they are at least two inches too short on the largest setting. For a 158 board you definitely need a medium.

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I had this same issue with a pair of my first G3 Alpinist's. When you are right on the cusp and get the smaller size you have to stretch them onto the board or ski. I had a pair of skins that I stretched on and when they were off the snow the skin was so taught that it was actually off the ski until I started skinning. Could you even stretch yours on?

Ride a Sims 160 split (homemade). Thinking I should go with the short not the medium. Some folks say medium on a 162 is not tight on the tail. Thoughts?

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I just got the G3 Alpinist splitboard skins in Short for my 158 board and I cannot get them on, they are way too short. I would definitely go with the medium for a 160

I just got the G3 Alpinist splitboard skins in Short for my 158 board and I cannot get them on, they are way too short. I would definitely go with the medium for a 160
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Update, I ordered the medium and the end of the skin is about where the clip is in the picture above and the clip still fits snugly on the board on the second tightest setting. The medium should fit very well on the 160 board.

5 5

Great and cheap skins

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I use them on my Burton Freebird splitboard. Mounting is simple and fast, grip is good even on ice. Don't forget to cut the skins if they go over the edge!

5 5

Work as good as any skin, plus Goat!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These worked as well as my buddies G3 Alpinist (as they should cause they are the same) as well as K2 Splitboard skins and as far as I can tell they work as well the the G3 High traction skins (though I have not had exactly the same conditions to compare them too, just the same angle and trail). They do not come with a fancy skin saver (just a thin piece of plastic, that works) but for the price they are a steal. Plus maximum Goat stoke! So cool.

5 5

Who doesn't love the Goat!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These G3 Backcountry Goat skins are awesome. Perfect for split board skinning in the Wasatch. They stay on well with two clips on the tip and one on the tail, easy to trim (trim tool included), and come with a storage sack for keeping them contained and keeping debris like dirt and dust off of the adhesive.

** Skin savers sold separately

4 5

Tip and tail clips rock

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I took these skins up some pretty steep, somewhat icy stretches and they felt rock solid. I really like G3's tip and tail connectors, they go on easy and stay in place. Was looking at getting Voile's plus adding a tail connector but these Backcountry skins saved me about 50 bucks.
They're still new to me but am really impressed with the quality.

Tip and tail clips rock
5 5

Great skins

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These fit very well on my Jones Solution Splitboard.
The glue is super sticky and the tail clips work great.
These gave me good grip on some icy skin tracks in the Wasatch.

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Brendan, what size skins did you get for your solution?

The G3 paperwork that came with these says...

The G3 paperwork that came with these says they should come with the skin savers. Did it lie? I ain't got none.

4 5

Great Skin

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift

Friend's review:

"The best part about this skin is the tip and tail attatchment. it fits very snug, and is very easy to put on/take off. i have never had the glue slip. the only minor issue i have had is at a very small temp range it clumps on the skin. (easy to tap the skii and have it fall off)"

Goat Skin in the Selkirks, BC

Goat Skin in the Selkirks, BC

Used my goat skins along with everyone else that was pretty much on the standard g3 skins. Never failed all week during the freezing temps, multiple transitions, and dry snow.

2 5

its the glue that makes these cheaper...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

these are pretty much the same skin as the G3alpinist EXCEPT for the glue- I've had the alpinist skin for OVER 3 years and zero glue stick snow build up issues. I've used the backcountry G3 skins 4 days now and everyday they are showing me the glue is not as high quality as the standard G3. is it worth the extra 40$ for better glue? I think it is..

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I use skin saver mesh on my bc.com skins and haven't had any issues with mine sticking! It is a little bit of extra effort, but I haven't had any probs with the glue performance over 2 seasons now.

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it's actually the exact same glue. there is no other version of the g3 glue. the only thing that is different is the branding on the skin. sounds like you might have a bad batch. try running an iron and parchment paper over the glue to reactivate it. or email at dates@backcountry.com and I will get you taken care of.

5 5

Great Skins, Love the Tail Clips!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These Skins work real well, I especially like the tail clips. I've only used them a few times but love them so far. They are easy to work with & light weight!

5 5

awesome

switched to these after 7 seasons on voile(bd) skins. stoked on the reduced weight and bulk. Tail clip is a nice bonus and saved the day multiple days in a row on a recent hut trip up in Golden, BC. cold dry powder and multiple transitions can be murder to a set of skins, however I always found I was able to revive them and get them to stick with the help of the tail clip. I updated with a spring time review later this season. for now i'm giving them 5 stars.

4 5

Boston split

Only used these a few times on a DIY split i finished in december but I'm impressed so far. Tip and tail clip are slick! Seem lighter than the voile.

4 5

Good, cheap skins.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Used for 4 day hut trip + 2 extra BC days in Colorado. Less grip but better glide than BD/Voile skins. Glue is super sticky - probably going to use the skin savers for a while (even when touring for backpack storage). Tip and tail attachment system is solid and convenient. Used on a Voile Palindrome 162 Wide. Skins are plenty wide for a wide splitboard, and cutter tool is super easy to use.