Karakoram Smart splitboard climbing skins are made by in Austria by Kohla to exact specifications fitting of the Karakoram name. Meaning they are lightweight and innovative. Layers of skin are sealed in a vulcanized rubber matrix to prevent water absorption. The sealed rubber matrix doesn’t absorb water, so the Smart split skin can get away with 50% less glue than the competition. This makes for an easy to put on and take off experience not typical with split skins. The plush grip 65% Mohair / 35% Nylon skin is protected with an eco-impregnation, without the use of solvents or Fluorocarbons.
The combination of the Sealed Rubber Matrix and Smart Glue makes for one of the lightest and most durable splitboard skins available, living up the Karakoram name and reputation.