In order for you to maximize the life of your skins, you should always pay attention to; what size you are purchasing, as well as all of the attachment options on your skins - clips, hooks or wires.
When tensioning your skins, know that it doesn’t matter if you start from the tail or the top. If skins are tensioned at the ski tips, then you start attaching them from the tail and then start removing them from the ski tips. If skins are tensioned at the tail, then the process works in reverse.
The skin should in particular cover the width of the ski base well, but in all cases leave the edges free. Most manufacturers offer skins that are already made and delivered to fit a ski, which means you can be sure that the ski and the skins are ideally suited for each other. Once you have found the correct skin for you, then it comes down to the care of them. Every ski touring enthusiast needs to understand that consumable goods and will wear out over time. If you care for your skins well, they will work for you for a long time. If premium quality skins are treated properly, they can last for at least 150,000 meters of vert, often times it can be significantly longer.