Mohair wool comes from the long, curly hair of the Angora goat, also called a mohair goat. Mohair is one of highest quality fi bres nature has to offer and also popular for jumpers and upholstery fabrics. «Mohair» is derived from the Arabic word «muhayyar», which translates into «cloth made of goat hair». About four kilograms of yarn are obtained per animal and year by shearing. Thus, no goat has to die to obtain its precious hair. The hair of the mohair goat is water-repellent and, at the same time, moisture- absorbing, which reduces the formation of snow build-up and allows for a light ski skin. The hair remains supple, even in very cold weather, and glides extremely well thanks to its natural structure. On the other hand, mohair wears down faster, in particular in hard spring snow, and has less grip than a purely synthetic fabric.
*At Colltex, the PALÜ Crystal and RACE Crystal ski skins are made of 100% mohair.*