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Ascension Nylon STS Skins - 2014

$159.95 $119.96 USD


  • Ascension Nylon STS Skins - 2014


The Ascension Nylon STS features our most versatile fit system and our ultra-efficient printed plush material for unequaled climbing and gliding while touring.
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The Ascension Nylon STS features our most versatile fit system and our ultra-efficient printed plush material for unequaled climbing and gliding while touring. Learn More


Whether you're skinning through the darkness on a pre-work dawn patrol or changing over for your fifth uphill slog of the day, the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins provide benchmark grip and climbing performance-now with improved glide thanks to our redesigned printed plush material. Our patented STS tail system provides up to 10 cm of adjustability and our adjustable tip attachment fits a wide range of ski tips.

  • Durable printed plush material provides benchmark climbing with improved glide
  • Patented STS adjustable tails provide 10 cm of length adjustment
  • Adjustable tip attachment to fit a wide range of ski-tip shapes
  • Available in 15 mm width increments from 65 to 140 mm
  • Easily adjusts to different skis in your quiver, but also allows for one-and-done tensioning for fast transitions

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   751 g (1 lb 10 oz)

Recommended Use


How-to Video: Trimming Black Diamond Skins

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite skins I've been a fan of the Ascension Nylon STS skins for years. The adhesive is the right combination of sticky, but not too sticky. I've had a few pairs for 3-4 years now, and they are still working well. The tip and tail clip assembly works well, and the tail clip orientation makes it easy to remove skins without having to take skis off feet. Also a very durable product. I've never had to replace any of my Ascension STS skins. If the adhesive starts to get "old", I've had good luck just ironing some wax paper onto the adhesive, waiting for it to cool, and gently removing the wax paper. After that, they're good as new. Highly recommended. March 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Love the skins, hate the storage sack The skins are great, however, the newer style of storage sack leaves something to be desired. The new style sack has a wrap around zipper, and opens wide. The wide open part is good, what they were likely trying to achieve. However, not wanting to fumble with a small zipper, I added a little toggle to make it easier, and of course, with one of my first pulls, broke the zipper. Really prefer the old style of bag with an opening at the top and a drawcord to cinch it up. Think you could manage to have a big enough opening with an easy to manage drawcord, rather than having to worry about a more finicky zipper version February 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Never an issue When you are out in the backcountry the last thing you want to worry about is equipment issues. The Ascension Nylon STS skins will not give you anything to worry about. I have had 5 pairs of these for different skis, and never once had an issue. If you are in the market to buy skins, I would recommend these for the following reasons: They grip well on the step icy slopes during the cold spring mornings They glide well going down hill, making descent fast and efficient The glue will hold to the ski on cold days They last a really long time (as long as you take care of them) February 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by nice skins they provided great traction, easy instalation process. no issues January 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Fit The skins are exactly what I was looking for. Super sticky and worked perfect in the field. You can't go wrong with Black Diamond. January 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Standard Now have 3 pairs from different generations. They work. At least as well as any other skins. The new tip kit stays on & permits fairly easy adjustment to a range of ski tips. January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by They are skins, they skin well, skin skin skin I like them...not a gripe. They perfomed as advertised. January 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Magical I'm in love. I purchased them for my A/T set up and loved them so much, I got a second pair for my tele's. December 23, 2014
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