Backcountry Skis

Kästle TX87

2021 Backcountry Ski Review

Brand: Kastle

Model: TX87


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

150, 158, 166, 174, 182

Radius (m)


The 2021 Kästle TX87 backcountry ski
The 2021 Kästle TX87 backcountry skiPhoto courtesy of Kästle

Skiers looking for a skinny ski for big ski mountaineering objectives—or those who want a quality lightweight ski for in-bounds fitness laps—should be excited about the updated TX line from Kästle. The Austrian brand increased durability across the entire line for 2021, and the new TX87 has the perfect mix of hard-snow performance with minimal weight to make long ups and big downs more enjoyable. With a full paulownia wood core wrapped in a carbon-fiberglass laminate and a captivating translucent Hollowtech tip, this lightweight ski begs to be taken somewhere far away quickly. And it will definitely reward any long-term investment in the skin track with solid skiing performance on the way back.