Voile Climbing Skins Review

Ellen Incelli testing Voile Climbing Skins

My Voile Splitboard Skins began their journey playing in Central Oregon’s Cascades, so they didn’t experience many days of brutally cold temperatures. Having spent the last two years in the Tetons, including -30˚ days, I found the glue’s limits.

Being on the lower end of the income bracket, I truly give my gear the test of time (if it can keep up).

Voile Splitboard Skins Review

I have Voile splitboard skins for 4 seasons and have used them, on average, 5 days a week with multiple laps per day.

The fibers of the skins were really only good for the first two seasons. Lately, I’ve been using a lot of Black Diamond Gob Stopper to prevent water from saturating the fibers. If I don’t, the snow buildup leaves me walking around with five pounds of snow glued to each plank.

Mountain Weekly News Editor Mike Hardaker testing the Voile Climbing Skins in Nelson, BC

Mountain Weekly News Editor Mike Hardaker testing a pair of Voile Climbing Skins in Nelson, BC

The glue froze halfway back on a tour and never warmed back up enough to stick to my plank. Every changeover in cold temps, you must be diligent in getting your skins inside your jacket before they freeze.

For the price, Voile Splitboard Skins at Backcountry.com ($184.95), are a solid investment if you can afford the expense of buying a new pair a season or two down the road.

Find out who made the cut for best splitboard skins of the year from our annual test in the Tetons.

 

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