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  • The new thinner core profile is lighter weight, delivering a softer, more user-friendly flex at the tip and tail
  • The waxless Positrack base provides maximum grip and the best compromise between kick and glide in all snow conditions.
  • Smaller sizing and partial metal edges increase maneuverability and control for easier uphills, safer downhills and increased predictability in the flats
  • Built with a sturdy Wood Air core, the Evo OT is an easy-to-use, durable and lightweight companion designed for off-trail exploring


REI will gladly mount your bindings. An additional fee may apply, so please contact one of our participating REI ski shops for a quote.

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Best Use Cross-country Skiing
Ski Design Classic
Ski Terrain XC Groomed and ungroomed
Tip Width 65 millimeters
Waist Width 53 millimeters
Tail Width 60 millimeters
Ski Camber XC Double Camber
Metal Edge Partial Metal
Core Wood Air
Base Waxless
Bindings Included Yes
Weight Per Pair Unavailable
Gender Unisex
Binding Compatibility NNN
Top Sheet Active Cap

Size chart

Sizing notes

Recommended skier and snowboarder weights are a general guideline. Additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile, do-it-all ski These are great option for a single ski to use for both groomed, in-track skiing as well as ungroomed forest service roads and the like. They aren't great if you have much more than a foot of soft snow as they will start to sink in quite a bit but anything short of that is fine. They are just narrow enough to fit in groomed tracks which is what I use them for the most. Having the metal edge only in the middle part of the ski is great to provide enough edge grip to give your snowplow some extra bite, but unlike a full metal edge ski, it won't scrape against the groomed tracks when you are in curved sections. You can also even use a skate ski technique for a short duration since the metal edges provide something to push off of. Mind you these are not intended for skate skiing but if you have a moderately downhill section, you can pump out a few nice glides. All in all these are great skis that I can take out in almost any condition and have a great time.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from EVO OT 65 Bought these last year, because I was tired of borrowing a friends that were mainly for on track. I like to venture off and explore. Didn't have much snow last year and am hoping for a better 2016-17. I must admit they were a little challenging in the back country, but I am determined to improve my skills. There aren't any groomed trails where I live so I was exploring on virgin snow in the PA State Parks. I am a former Alpine skier. Would definitely recommend them because they are adaptable for on and off track.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best birthday present! My husband ordered me these skis after I went on a women's outdoor weekend and would not stop raving about cross country skiing! The trails in our area are largely ungroomed (at least when there's fresh snow and you want to actually get out there!), so I wanted a versatile ski that I could use all over. They're a lot easier to control in powder and on ungroomed trails than I expected. I am 5'4 and 145, and ordered the 185's to accommodate extra layers and gear. They have worked like a dream and are so fun to take out in powder. I am new to skiing, so I fall a lot, but the skis look good as new! I ordered the X5 OT FW ski boots and they fit these bindings and were comfortable from the first wear. For once, I'm actually sad that winter is ending and spring is here, all because of these skis.
Date published: 2017-03-19
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Will the Rossignol X5 OT TW Cross County Women's Ski boots fit this binding system?

Asked by: kaew
Yes, the Rossignol X5 OT FW Cross-Country Ski Boots will work with these bindings.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-24

How large is the grip/kick/scale area on the 185 size. I live in a very hilly area and spend a lot of time ascending.

Asked by: yetidog
The kick zone measures 31.5" in length.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-14

I weigh in at ~135# including pack. Should I get the 165 cm or 175 cm?

Asked by: Love_the_mountains
We suggest the 175 cm skis.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-08

My weight fluctuates between 145-155 so I'm right in the middle of two weight categories should I go to the lower or the higher? 

Asked by: Somchan7
We recommend going with the larger size to allow you to carry extra weight like a pack and gear.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-24

Will the 195s handle a tall man over 200 pounds?

Asked by: mamadragonfly
Based on the skier weight that you provided, the 195cm skis are the best choice.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-07

The description states NIS bindings, but the specs say the ski is compatible with NNN bindings (which I have). Please can you confirm which binding is on the ski. Thanks

Asked by: AllSouth
​Any of the NIS bindings we sell are compatible with NNN or Salomon Prolink boots.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-20

Are these skis available without bindings? What is the price?

Asked by: BBI
​We only offer this ski packaged with bindings.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-03

Do these skis need to be waxed on the front and back?

Asked by: Ezlok
A glide wax can be used on the front and back of the skis.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-11
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