ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins - Skins - G3 Store [CAD]
ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins - Skins - G3 Store [CAD]
ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins - Skins - G3 Store [CAD]
ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins - Skins - G3 Store [CAD]
ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins - Skins - G3 Store [CAD]
ALPINIST+ UNIVERSAL Climbing Skins - Skins - G3 Store [CAD]


G3 Genuine Guide Gear®
Width (match widest part of skis)
Regular price £152.00 Sale price £114.00 Save 25%
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For any location and all conditions. Universal nylon plush material for durability and versatility. Optimal balance of grip/glide/weight/durability.

The stiff material of the ALPINIST+ tip creates a rigid platform that keeps snow from creeping under the skin and extends the use of your adhesive.

New tip connector with extended TPU tip and self-aligning stainless-steel hands give a secure, lightweight connection and superior glide while trailbreaking. G3's low profile, elongated tail strap makes transitions fast and easy.

The refined camming clip stays positioned on the ski, reduces wear and allows for easy adjustments. Removable rip strip reduces skin-to-skin adhesion, making it easier to pull apart skins. If your glue gets contaminated on an epic traverse, you can remove the strip for extra adhesion.

  • Low profile, elongated tail strap makes transitions fast and easy
  • Refined camming clip stays positioned on the tail for easy adjustments
  • Removable rip strip
  • Trim tool and skin savers included
  • Premium plush: Proprietary lightweight, fast and durable nylon plush
  • Updated non-toxic adhesive
  • PFC-free waterproofing treatment
  • Adhesive withstands extreme cold down to -30C/-22F
  • Proudly designed, tested and manufactured in BC, Canada
  • Recycled and recyclable storage bag and box

Tech Specs

Lengths: 150 - 166cm 161 - 177cm 172 - 188cm 183 - 199cm
Size: X-Short Short Medium Long
Weight (kg): 249g - 308g 262g - 333g 277g - 364g 289g - 382g
Weight (lb): 8.8oz -10.9oz 9.2oz - 11.8oz 9.8oz - 12.8oz 10.2oz - 13.5oz
Width: 100mm 115mm 130mm 145mm


Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

Great customer service!

Mark M.
Great grip. Firm attachment

This is my 3rd set of Alpinist skins. I’m a rescuer for Portland Mountain Rescue, so I use them a lot. This latest version seems to have a different adhesive that sticks really well to the skis, but comes apart easily. As always, the climbing grip is excellent.

A good skin

A good skin. I've used it in northern Sweden as well as the "wet" coast of BC. Overall I'm happy with it.

Kelly M.
Not so happy

I purchased a set of G3 skins some years ago within a couple years the glue had turned very gummy leaving a nasty glue on my ski base. I stripped them down and replied them with G3 glue. They were good for one season. I assumed this was my problem so I had a pro revalue them at the beginning of the following season. By the end of that season the skins were starting to goo up again. This time I stripped and re-glued myself and got less than a season out of them before they were making a mess of my ski’s and gloves and pack again. When I contacted G3 the said they were aware of this problem but the skins were too old for warranty replacement they offered me 25% off of new skins. Hmmm.
I think the best companies would stand behind their products no matter the age especially when they are dealing with a defect that they have identified themselves. Buyer beware

Brian T.
First time tourer

From a design perspective, a well made product.

First time going touring, did some simple laps on Seymour. Snow was packed and slippery in 0 deg weather but the skins worked really well.

Mounted them on Rossi Soul 7s which require the 145 medium skin but then require trimming the TPU tip a bit.
Setup was easy but using the trim tool on the TPU tip dulled the blade a bit leaving a less-than-smooth edge to the skin trim.

Recommend cutting the TPU (if needed) with scissors or a different blade than the trim tool.

A friend got the Alpinist minimal version which setup really easy and had same performance. Not entirely sure on the benefit of the extended TPU piece.