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Atomic's Backland Alpine Touring Boot is dedicated quick ascents and technical lines. Although the Backland is not as light as its carbon brethren, this Grilamid option comes at a clean price and is still exceptionally light with a stiff feel that will charge on challenging descents.The Backland comes with a 98mm last, making it a true low-volume touring boot. Borrowing technologies from Atomic's more dedicated alpine boots, the Backland features Atomic's Memory Fit shell technology, which allows the shell and cuff to be custom fit to the skier's feet to ensure top-shelf comfort and performance. Another detail that may catch your eye is the external Free/Lock 2. 0 walk mode; a simple switch that switches between ski and walk modes and eliminates the chance of things going haywire on really cold days.Even if you're busting your lungs on an unfathomably long approach, your comfortable feet will make up for it thanks to the supportive, heat-moldable liner. The breathable bottom keeps feet cool on the up and warm and dry during the descent, and they can be washed, so you oughta give them a proper cleaning after that stuffy yurt trip last weekend. These boots feature an impressive 74-degree cuff rotation, a frictionless pivot, and removable tongue for a feel more akin to a pair of hiking boots than a pair of ski boots. When it's time to buckle these boots down for the descent, throw the Quick Click tongue in, fasten down the two aluminum buckles and Cross Lace system, then toss a couple pole whacks and send it off the summit.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Features of the Atomic Backland Boot True flex Grilamid cuff and shell Frictionless pivot Cross lace Soft tongue installed Quick click tongue system Backland platinum liner 30 mm super light strap 7000-Series alu buckle Skywalk rubber sole Tech inserts Perfect personal Fit Warm and breathable New platinum liner, still washable, quick drying and breathable for warmer, drier feet Memory Fit, Advanced heat-Fitting Technology creates a fully personalized shell, cuff and liner in minutes Carbon spine for maximum power and minimum weight Free/lock 2.0 74Adeg movement for Climbing. Plus 13Adeg-15Adeg adjustable forward lean for skiing Frictionless pivot igus polymer bushings provide a completely natural movement for effortless ascents 98 mm narrow Fit Ultralight shell and cuff design Tlt-only binding interface Size adjuster included
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The men's Atomic Backland alpine touring ski boots offer innovative backcountry performance and adventure touring at a competitive price.
- REI refers to the men's version
Atomic Alpine Touring Boots Backland Ski Boots-28 atm001028. From the Pro to the noob this boot is perfect for all. The Free/Lock 2.0 mechanism offers huge range of mobility the memory fit conforms to the foot for optimal comfort while still keeping the foot stable. Shred like a pro look like a pro maybe it's time to become a pro
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Atomic is no stranger to the backcountry game, but 2015 will be their first year to produce an alpine touring boot. It's only fitting that Atomic has pulled out all the stops to create the Backland Carbon, an innovative and elegant Italian made touring boot. The Atomic Backland drops the pricey carbon and a hefty chunk off of the price tag without compromising the impressive design. Hiding below a unique cross lace lower buckle is a removable quick click tongue. Pull the tongue to unlock an outrageous 74 degrees of cuff movement. In case you haven't been studying anatomy, that's actually more than any human ankle should be able to flex. Complimenting the huge range of motion is a short and rockered sole that makes hiking in the Backland feel more like walking in hiking boots than ski boots. When it comes time to descend, the Backland is no slacker. A burly walk/ski mechanism resides on the rear spine of the backland and is easily flipped between modes; no chance of accidentally popping into walk mode on these boots. Boasting a mid-stiff flex, the Backland is powerful enough to drive the largest touring skis through the steepest terrain. Atomic knows that skiers will want to be in the Backland all day, so they've included a custom Backland Platinum Liner. Like other high end liners, it is heat moldable for a glove like fit, but flexible enough for easy touring. Unlike other liners, however, the Backland Platinum is completely breathable and even fully washable. The Atomic Backland may be a new arrival in the Alpine Touring scene, but it could be your new favorite touring boot.
- Bentgate.com refers to the men's version
Historic Range: $324.93-$650.00
Historic Range: $324.93-$650.00