Outfitter: Trial Run, Backcountry Access Low-Fat


Backcountry Access Low-Fat

Ever try using traditional (read: skinny and straight) climbing skins with a pair of midfats or shaped skis? That gap between the edge of the skin and the edge of the ski can cause slippage, uphill face plants-and plenty of frustration. But I found a solution: Backcountry Access’ new Low-Fat skins come in widths of up to 95 millimeters yet are very lightweight. Affixed to my skis and trimmed with the included razor tool to perfectly match my sidecuts, they’re like custom skins.

$80-$118/Backcountry Access/303-417-1345/www.bcaccess.com