Like many beginner backcountry skiers, I spent the first several years of my ski touring life thinking that climbing skins came only in two colors: orange or purple. Back then, they mostly did.
So when it was finally time to upgrade my bulky, seemingly indestructible (but notably no longer sticky) introductory set of nylon skins, I was surprised by the sheer number of color choices — pink, yellow, blue, patterned, as well as the fabrics — mohair, nylon, mohair-nylon blend. And let’s not mention some of the price tags.
I settled on a relatively wallet friendly, yellow middle ground: the Pomoca Climb 2.0. Heading into their third season, these ‘golden slippers’ (pardon the pun. Or not) have proven themselves exceptionally well in a variety of climates and conditions. Here’s my take.