Dynafit Speedskin Climbing Skins Review

August 29, 2014
Dynafit Speedskin Climbing Skins
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
91
Grip to Glide Ratio
8
Glue Quality
9
Attachments
9
Weight
7
Ease of Use
9
Value
9

The Good

  • Easy on/off
  • Packable and light
  • Laser cut to fit Dynafit skis

The Bad

  • Hard to find in North America
  • Only works with Dynafit skis
THE VERDICT

Skiers owning a pair of Dynafit skis should consider the Dynafit Speedskin Climbing Skins. The Speedskin’s nylon and mohair plush blend offer the best grip and glide performance in our test. Additionally, the custom metal tail cam and rubber tip connection make using the Speedskins an easy process compared to other skins.

ITEM DESCRIPTION

The Dynafit Speedskin Climbing Skins are 30-percent nylon / 70-percent mohair mix skins which are laser cut and have custom tip and tail attachments to integrate seamlessly with Dynafit skis. 

FULL REVIEW

The Dynafit Speedskin Climbing Skins are 30-percent nylon / 70-percent mohair mix skins which are laser cut and have custom tip and tail attachments to integrate seamlessly with Dynafit skis.

The pre-cut nature of the Dynafit Speedskins ensures they’ll fit your Dynafit skis precisely. This single brand integration is far superior to the practice of trying match one brand of skins on another brand of skis. The integrated system proved to be the ideal solution for fit and performance.

Glide / Grip
The 30 / 70 fabric blend provides the benefit of nylon’s grip and mohair’s glide without any down side. The combination of these two fabric makes the Speedskin Climbing Skins the best grip/glide combination I’ve tested.

Durability
After a solid year of testing the Dynafit Speedskins in temps above and below 0°C (32°F) and in all types of snow conditions there were no signs of wear on any portion of the skin or attachments. The tip and tail clips are made of strong metal and rubber components that should provide years of fail-proof service.

Use
The Speedskin’s low tack glue provides quick separation at the trailhead and their custom tip and tail attachments enable fast one-legged skin peals that’ll make you look like a pro. When not on your skis they have best in class weight and compactability, so what’s not to love? Unless of course you don’t have Dynafit skis.

 


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MSRP
$180.00
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