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The 7 Best Splitboard Skins of 2022-2023

By: Stew Langner: Snowboard Buyer | September 23, 2022

 

Splitboarding has taken snowboarding and all-mountain exploration to a new level over the past decade with more accessible equipment that holds up in any condition. But what good is that equipment without a proper way to get up the hill? We’ve dialed in the best splitboard skins in the game to ensure there are no snags on the climb and all you need to worry about is getting the perfect line on the way down.

New This Year:

With material innovations, this year’s lineup of splitboard skins features ultra-lightweight options with unrivaled traction and feel, making it easier than ever when choosing splitboard skins.

evo x Pomoca Pro Glide Splitboard Skins

evo x Pomoca Pro Glide

If you're looking for the best skins in the business, one name stands out from the pack. That's why we partnered with Pomoca to produce the evo x Pomoca Pro Glide Splitboard Skins. Engineered for versatility across the full range of backcountry conditions, these skins combine Pomoca's super grippy mohair/nylon Climb 2.0 plush with their premium Glide treatment for optimal skin track performance. The evo x Pomoca Pro Glide Splitboard Skins are ready to rumble from mid-Winter pow missions to the Spring corn harvest.

The evo x Pomoca Pro Glide Splitboard Skins offer next-level versatility for riders who may find themselves skinning up both powder and more variable conditions. With plenty of grip and easily compatible with any splitboard, the Pro Glide Skins are up to any task.

MaterialCompatibilityOriginal Price
70% Mohair / 30% NylonTrim to Fit$219.95

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Spark R&D Summit Skins Splitboard Skins

Spark R&D Summit Skins

The Spark R&D Summit Skins Splitboard Skins will have you motoring along the diciest skin tracks in supreme confidence. They're grippy, durable, easy to pull apart and feature dual-angled hooks with an extended slot design that ensures they attach to the wackiest of board shapes. Never worry about slipping or losing your way on the skin track again, the Summit Skins have you covered.

Premier performance comes in the form of nylon skins for ample grip and water resistance. For advanced splitboarders, the Spark R&D Summit Skins accommodate all splitboard shapes and are designed to handle some of the steepest and deepest conditions.

MaterialCompatibilityOriginal Price
NylonTrim to Fit$209

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Karakoram Smart Skins

Karakoram Smart Skins

Skin smart this season with Karakoram Smart Skins. Their Mohair / Nylon blend hits the sweet spot of glide and grip, and they're sealed with vulcanized rubber for waterproof performance when things get warm and slushy.

Traction and glide make for a super responsive feeling skin. Whether you’re exploring a new zone early season or going to your favorite springtime patch, the Karakoram Smart Skins are built to help riders focus more on the way down than up. Use your head, and grab the Karakoram Smart Skins!

MaterialCompatibilityOriginal Price
Mohair/NylonTrim to Fit$219.99

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Karakoram Ranger Skins

Karakoram Ranger Skins

The Karakoram Ranger Skins are the workhorses of the backcountry. They're built with a grippy Mohair / Nylon blend for added confidence on sketchy skin tracks, with robust and easy-to-use tip and tail clips designed to fit any splitboard.

The Karakoram Ranger Skins are one of the best options for riders who don’t want to break the bank. With the Karakoram name, you know you are getting quality and this Mohair / Nylon blend provides not only that but stability and a predictable feel for the whole climb.

MaterialCompatibilityOriginal Price
Mohair/NylonTrim to Fit$164.99

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G3 Splitboard​+ Grip Splitboard Skins

G3 Splitboard​+ Grip

Steep skin tracks got you down? With the G3 Splitboard+ Grip Splitboard Skins you can grip even the most vertical of snow paths. High traction nylon plush and PFC water repellency set you up for an efficient adventure, while asymmetrical tip connectors and camming tail connectors are compatible with almost any shape, making the uphill nearly as effortless as the down.

Designed to accommodate riders who are looking to charge some of the most aggressive lines, the G3 Splitboard+ Grip skins feature a blend of maximum traction and water-repelling technology, resulting in a super light and grippy feel.

MaterialCompatibilityOriginal Price
100% NylonTrim to Fit$198

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Union Splitboard Climbing Skins

Union Splitboard Climbing Skins

Grippy, glidey, and compatible with whatever board you choose. The Union Splitboard Climbing Skins are a favorite among pro riders for their versatility and performance.

All thrills, no frills. The Union Splitboard Climbing Skins are here to make your next mission all-time. Whether it’s the end-of-season sidecountry or a big mountain line you’ve been eying up for months, these skins accommodate all terrain with ease.

MaterialCompatibilityOriginal Price
65% Mohair / 35% NylonTrim to Fit$199.95

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Jones Nomad Quick Tension Tail Clip Splitboard Skins

Jones Nomad Quick Tension Tail Clip

The Jones Nomad Quick Tension Tail Clip Splitboard Skins are ideal for riders on the up and up. Up and up the skin track, that is. They're made with a 70/30 Nylon/Mohair mix for optimal glide, grip, and durability, with an Ever Dry coating that helps eliminate the dreaded skin glop. The Quick Tension Tail Clip system makes your transitions easy as pie, and they come in pre-cut sizes ready to roll for your Jones split.

MaterialCompatibilityOriginal Price
70% Mohair / 30% NylonPre-Cut$239.95

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The Selection Process:

Our snowboard buyers have an endless amount of knowledge on all things snowboarding stemming from years of experience in the snowboard industry in tandem with their countless hours spent on slopes everywhere from groomers to the remote backcountry around the world. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Stew Langner

Hey y’all! My name is Stew Langner, and I’m the Snowboard Buyer here at evo. A little bit about myself… I grew up in Michigan where I learned to snowboard on golf courses and in my grandma’s backyard.  My love for boarding brought me out West. The first spot I landed was Tahoe City where I worked at resorts and shredded 100+ days a year. Eventually, I discovered the wonders and POW of the PNW, and I moved to the Seattle area about 10 years ago. Upon arriving in Seattle, evo became my home base as I landed a job selling boards in the flagship store. Over the years, I worked my way up the ranks at the shop and eventually into the evo office on the Merchandising team. Now as the Snowboard Buyer, I strive to bring the latest & greatest in the snowboard world into evo – all while managing to still get my days on the mountain 😉