Black Diamond Glidelite 127cm Trek Skiboards with Bindings and Skins

$595.00

Black Diamond Glidelite 127cm Trek Skiboards with Bindings and Skins – make backcountry access easy. Just glide through the snow. Skins allow forward glide while inhibiting backwards sliding. Fit any boots.

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Description

Black Diamond Glidelite 127cm Trek Skiboards with Bindings and Skins are the ultimate way to travel through snowy terrain and the backcountry. The GlideLite 127 Trekking skiboards are designed for super easy, gliding approaches and winter backcountry snow hiking. Featuring GlideLite skins integrated into the bases that allowing forward glide, while inhibiting backwards slide. These skiboards put snowshoes to shame with their glide-like efficiency. The 127-cm long skis strap on to any boot or shoe for quick and easy access into snowy terrain and the Unicoat base is ultra-durable and easy to care for.

Black Diamond Glidelite Trek SkiboardsThese Black Diamond Glidelite 127cm Trek Skiboards with Bindings and Skins make gliding in the backcountry easy, in fact, easier than snowshoes and boot packing. These provide superior floatation and allow you to glide forward through the snow without picking up your feet.

Features:

  • Integrated Glidelite skins
  • Compression resistant  elastic foam core
  • Patented Unicoat ski base
  • Weight: 1000g (2.2 lbs w/o binding)
  • Length: 127cm
  • Width 135-120-132mm

Heading into the backcountry? The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Pack is perfect for ease of use. Avalung ready, numerous pockets and attachments and lightweight.

More information: 

Snowshoes are easy to use and have great traction, but they’re slow. Cross-country skis are quick but are less stable and require special footwear and technique. In fact, cross-country skis are cumbersome. Enter Black Diamond Gliding skiboards. These combine a fat skiboard with universal bindings that fit any boots or snowboard boots too.  You can glide across gentle terrain much faster than you could walk, and since 80% of the waxless base is covered with a skins, you can still head up moderate slopes without sliding backwards. The ability to go skiing while wearing your hiking or winter boots saves money and makes it easier to get out and start moving. 

riding Black Diamond Free skisFlotation on these 127cm shaped skis is roughly equal to an 8 x 25 standard snowshoe. I weigh 170 lbs, and when I carried my 18 month-old daughter and winter clothes (about 30 pounds total), I sank in about 2”. But since the skis flex and bend as you sink, even in very soft snow I never sank much more than that, and never found myself postholing like I would have with snowshoes.

These are ideal for getting into the backcountry with the ability to maneuver easily like skiboards. On sloping trails these are a fun ride and easily ten times faster than going step by step as on snowshoes. Luckily, the two-strap bindings make for quick and easy on and offs, so you can pop them off and walk down anything that makes you uncomfortable. Bindings adjust to accommodate most any winter boot in the men’s 7 to 13 range (women’s 8-15) adjust for sizes 7-13 men’s (8-15 women’s).

Bottom line: These sliding skiboards are easy to use and a ton of fun on laid-back rolling terrain. You can’t climb like with real snowshoes or go as fast as with real cross-country skis, but for neighborhood outings or cruising along snowy trails, these are a great way to get outside more this winter.

Excellent companion for backwoods adventures, check out the all new Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Daypack 15L

1 review for Black Diamond Glidelite 127cm Trek Skiboards with Bindings and Skins

  1. Richard Roberts (store manager)

    Doc Roberts, I can’t thank you enough for introducing me to these ski boards. I’m not a skier, Hate waddling like a duck in snowshoes and a snowboarder no more. Dabbled in xx skis but still too unpredictable and fast for my 13 knee surgery knee…. BUT!
    You have completely renewed my excitement and joy of being in the quiet and powder falling down around me while my blonde dog runs ahead snorting and rolling!
    Thank you so much. I have been enjoying these for the past month and they are such an amazing investment! Carson

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