Keep that weight off.
So you don't end up weighing down your lightweight set up with a heavy pair of skins, Dynafit has developed a lightweight, long-gliding Speedskin designed for seamless integration with your Manaslu skis. Dynafit's newly redesigned Speedskins feature a three-layer construction designed to maximize glide, minimize weight, and keep snow from sticking to your skins. A waterproof membrane is placed behind the velour to prevent moisture from contaminating the adhesive, while the plush side of the skin is treated with a water-repellent finish to minimize snow build-up. The skins are still equipped with Dynafit's Speed Glide finish for exceptional performance over long and rolling approaches, and maintain the notorious Snow Leopard Grip for added security in steep and demanding terrain.
- Mohair, nylon blend
- Click skin attachment system
- Three-layer structure with waterproof membrane
- Anti-stick treatment
- Speed Glide finish
- Compatible with Dynafit Manaslu skis
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Great skin made for the Manaslu skis. They climb well, ski decent, and generally remain easy to manipulate even at low temperatures. The skins also dry quickly, which is a plus on multi-day outings. They do get a little slick on steep climbs. The only reason I didn't give them five stars is that when you go to strip the skin the plastic toggle on the tip requires mutant strength at time to get it out of the slot on the ski's toe. This can a pain when you have to strip on the summit or steep terrain. However, the attachment is solid and the skin doesn't move once on the ski. I have used it at night, in all weather, and in three different sub-ranges of the Alps with great results.
Does this fit older models of the Manaslu (2013/14) or just the latest one?
The 166cm is what I have on the 2012 Manaslu - I think this three cm difference is what makes it sometimes hard to pull-on and off. Definitely worth it for the custom fit on the ski though.