Black Diamond Equipment
GlideLite Mix NORDIC 50 mm Skins
The GlideLite Mohair Mix NORDIC is our basic, lightweight system featuring a mix of 65% mohair and 35% nylon with a 50-mm width. READ MORE
DescriptionDesigned for long nordic tours and extended backcountry trips where both packability and traction are paramount, the Black Diamond GlideLite Mohair Mix NORDIC Skins feature an optimal blend of mohair and nylon with an updated BD Icon print. With a highly supple, packable design, these skins bring the efficiency in any conditions.
- Mix of 65% mohair and 35% nylon with updated BD Icon print.
- No tail attachment for minimalist skinning
- For those who appreciate simplicity and light weight
- 185 cm length
GlideLite Mix NORDIC 50 mm Skins is rated out of 5 by 6.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anatoly from Good idea, disappointing implementation We've got these skins for Rockies back-country. While the use of waxable skies with narrow skins looks like the write approach, there are some issues with this specific products. 1. The front mounting rings are not attached. The suggested way is to relay on glue does not work. Though, I had to attached these rings to the skins permanently. 2. Now, it is difficult to take skins off the skies. There is no back clips... With permanently attached front loops skins have to be removed from the back. 3. Without back clips, the skin should be glued to the ski especially good. Which cannot be a problem in snow. For now, we don't remove skins at all - except may be for the last downhill to the car. 4. The skins actually are 100 mm wide skins that were cut - unfortunately not very evenly. 5. Finally, I would say that the skins should glide some better on expanse of tracktion (i.e. use 100% Mohair). But without trying I cannot be sure. Bottom line is that I was expecting quite better product from Black Diamond.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dude from Don't forget duct tape Purchased these for a spring hut trip with 2100' of climbing. They climbed awesome, never slipping once. That was the good. This product would have received 5 stars if the hadn't broken twice. Both tips on my skins had the wire pull out, rendering the front attachment useless. This was field fixed with a leatherman and duct tape. The trip was not ruined but this was the first experience with the product and I am not impressed with durability. However, Black Diamond service was great and they are shipping me replacements, so 3-stars and I will test for a longer period.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by fmarier from did a great job bought those to do a ski travers in Charlevoix PQ. Very good grip and more than fair glide. Easy to put on and off. We had to ski three days on a ice crust from the icy rain. They did great! Only less favorable point, fixing the tip loop is unusual and you have to guess the appropriate lenght of skin to fold back, no appropriat instructions. Plus the flipped part doesn't stay firmlly in place and need to be re adjusted. sometimes
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve from Good & Bad Good: They performed well. Bad: The tab for the tip attachment was on the wrong end for both pair. The wire came out of the sleeve on one tip attachment. I easily corrected both. We have used them for two short trips.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by James from No tip loop attachment hardware!! These skins would work great if there was hardware supplied to attach the tip loop to the skin?! Just folding it over the tip loop and sticking it to itself comes undone in a few minutes!
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ward from Great for the light headed! I use these with my alpine boots for approaching ice and winter mountains. Good glide and light, heel only works till they get old and less sticky.
Date published: 2017-10-29