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Skin qualities

All MONTANA climbing skins offer perfect hold on skis and splitboards and stand out with their varied designs.
Find out why MONTANA CLIMBING SKINS are the best climbing skins among the tested.
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MONTAMIX Adrenaline FUSIONTEC climbing skins are the robust all-rounder for all types of snow, and comes with the revolutionary glueless Fusiontec Adhesive.
- Cold weather resistant and residue free.
- Washable without loss of adhesiveness.
- Revolutionary Rollup-Skins-Handling.
MONTAMIX climbing skins are considered to be the robust all-rounder with its mixture of mohair and synthetic fibers. 65% Mohair + 35% Nylon.
Top price-performance ratio.
MONTANYL climbing skins are pure synthetic fiber climbing skins for those who want an even more robust skin for even less money. 100% Nylon.
MONTASPRINT climbing skins are made of natural mohair fiber and are unbeaten when it comes to gliding and climbing capacity. 100% Mohair.  
MONTARACE HIGH SPEED climbing skins consist of 100% mohair, is very light and fast.  
MONTARACE SUPER GLIDE. Very good gliding characteristics. Extremely light. 100% mohair.  

Skin analysis

1 Fibrous web + fiber pile
Fibrous web is available in three different versions:
> 100 % mohair
> mohair mix (65% mohair / 35% nylon)
> 100 % synthetic (Nylon)
During the weaving process, the fiber pile is set in one direction. This is what makes the «climbing and gliding» possible. The fiber pile is given a hydrophobic treatment and stays consistently water repellent.

2 MONTANA special
«MONTANA special» prevents the lateral fraying during the cutting of the climbing skins.

3 Lamination
The waterproof laminate film is a reliable protection barrier against the entry of water. It means that the climbing skins also stay dry in wet snow.

4 Backing material
The backing material consists of a blended polyester/cotton fabric. It is connected firmly via the amination with the base fabric. This composite method means that the climbing skin also stays exceptionally flexible and supple at low temperatures.

5 Adhesive layer
The specially developed Montana adhesive is applied to the backing material. The adhesive, which has proven its worth for decades, is your reliable companion on any kind of skiing tour.
The Montana adhesive is especially suitable for the new generation of rocker skis. Due to the
high adhesive strength, the climbing skin stays safely attached to the ski at low temperatures.

Ski tour manual

Mohair is the term used for the hair of the Angora goat. This natural fiber is the specifically lightest fiber. Unrivaled characteristics for the manufacture of climbing skins: 100% mohair skins guarantee the best gliding and climbing properties, and mohair-mix skins are more durable as the synthetic fibers are more abrasion-resistant.

Life span
With high-quality climbing skins, a life span of 60 - 100 tours can be expected. Some tourers, however, have experienced well over 100 tours. The life span is also dependent on the snow conditions (powder snow, crusted snow, ice, firm snow, etc.), the length of the tours, the weight of the skier and the care of the skins.
Used climbing skins can be disposed of with the normal household waste.

Optimal care of the climbing skins before the ski tour
As soon as the hold of the adhesive layer reduces, such as due to extreme cold, dirt or long ski tours over several days, we recommend that the adhesive layer be renewed.
The skins should not be attached to bases which have wax residue on them, as this reduces the sticking power of the adhesive layer.
Wax residues should be removed with a scraper blade.
To wax your touring skis, you should use the MONTANA impregnating wax. Never use a wax with fluorine, silicone or similar substances.

Optimal care of the climbing skins during the ski tour
When attaching the climbing skins, ensure that the ski bases are dry and free from snow crystals.
Stroke and firmly press the skin from the ski tip end onto the base surface. If the skins are attached repeatedly, they should first be warmed close to the body.
With extreme temperature variations and the change from wet to dry snow, clumping may occur.
This can be prevented through the use of impregnating wax on the plush side.
The SKINNY cover guarantees simple handling during attachment and removal of the skins.
This is especially the case with external influences such as strong wind.

Optimal care and storage of the climbing skins after the ski tour
Wet climbing skins should not be stored for longer periods in the skins bag.
After the ski tour, the climbing skins should be hung up at room temperature so that they can dry completely. Afterwards, fold in the Skinny or attach the protective foil and store in the skins bag.
In the bag, the adhesive layer of the climbing skins remains protected from soiling, drying out and UV rays.
To prevent snow clumping occurring, use Montana's GLIDE PLUS before the next ski tour. It is a water-based solution that may freeze at low temperatures, which is why GLIDE PLUS should only be applied at home to dry climbing skins and never during the ski tour.

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