MTN Approach Skis & Backpack 2016

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When you want to use your own specialty snowboard in the backcountry, the MTN Approach Ski & Backpack system is your best option. They rival the weight of snowshoes; however, unlike snowshoes, this ski/skin combo actually glides on the skin track, saving you energy and allowing you to take the same route as your two-plank backcountry buddies. At 138 cm long, these fully cambered approach skis are wide enough to keep you from floundering in deep snow, while maintaining an edge on traverses and side-hills. When you reach the top, take off the skis, fold them in thirds, and place them in the specially-designed pocket in the MTN Approach backpack; no need to fumble with detaching skins or reconfiguring iced-up splitboard bindings. Close to 4 lbs. per ski, the MTN Approach set-up is barely noticeable on the descent. The most exciting feature about the MTN Approach set-up is that it allows you to ride your favorite board in the backcountry depending on the conditions, so you aren't limited to expensive splitboards that don't ride as well and are heavy. If you're ready for a backcountry snowboarding revolution, hop on a pair of MTN Approach skis and you'll see why more and more pros are turning to the MTN system for their backcountry needs.

Product Details

Material

Paulownia wood cores

Full metal wrapped edges

Construction

Paulownia wood cores with cap construction and full metal wrapped edges

Cap construction

Locking Cam HingeThese patent-pending hinges are constructed of durable fiberglass-filled nylon and feature 7075 T6 hardened aluminum cams, while PVC coated cables aid in folding operation. Together, this burly yet lightweight construction offers excellent uphill performance while providing space and weight savings as well.

Full Camber

Early Rise TipTo promote flotation and rise to the surface when breaking trail

Binding

Constructed of 6061 T6 aluminum

Collapsible heel loop for side heel rigidity

Heavy-duty Polyurethane StrapsExtra wide and super durable, these straps secure your boots while remaining flexible in even the coldest temperatures.

Heel ElevatorA 70 mm heel elevator is easily activated and deactivated with the handle of your pole and aids in climbing steeper slopes.

Climbing Skin

Nylon climbing skins permanently affixed to base of skis

Backpack

35 L

Designated Ski-Carry PocketBy keeping the skis closer to your back, the pack maintains your center of gravity so you aren't thrown off on the descent. Also, with 3 grommets at the bottom of the pocket, melted snow is allowed to drain keeping the main compartment dry.

Snowboard carry straps

Outer collapsible ski pole carrier

Main compartment for backcountry essentials

Ice Ax LoopPlaced on the outside of the board carrier for easy access

Sturdy canvas Backpack total of 3.5 lbs

New color-coded zippers, whistle, hip pouch, & Camelback compatible

Additional Features

Fold Into a Small 5.5 x 2 x 21" PackageThe combination of collapsible heel loops and two locking cam hinges enable the skis to maintain stability and control on the ascent while folding into an easily stowable package for the descent

4.5 lb (2041 g) per ski

Specs

  • Core Material: Wood
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
Size (cm) 138
Tip Width (mm) 140
Waist Width (mm) 110
Tail Width (mm) 130
Weight (g) 2041

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