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Newly updated with washable and breathable liners that offer greater heel hold for glorious alpine descents, the women's Atomic Backland backcountry ski boots are perfect for off-piste enthusiasts.

- REI

Features of the Atomic Women's Backland Boot Prolite True flex Memory Fit Washable liner Breatheable liner Frictionless pivot Free / lock 2.0 Quick click tongue system Soft tongue installed Cross lace Skywalk full rubber sole Tech inserts

- Moosejaw

Get out to the backcountry where the crowds are scarce and the powder is plentiful with the Atomic Women's Backland Alpine Touring Boot. With a ridiculously generous cuff rotation--74-degrees to be exact--the Backland lives for long tours, steep bootpacks, and exposed hikes up knife edge ridges to gain the summit. When it comes transition, the rigid and easy to engage Free/Lock 2. 0 walk mode and Quick Click interchangeable tongue serves up a stiff and powerful feel that will inspire confidence when you lay into that first turn from the summit of your objective. The lightweight Grilamid shell can be heat-molded for a precise and comfortable fit, while the two aluminum buckles with a cross lace system work to lock the boot down for the descent. Inside the shell, the Backland's liner is designed specifically for backcountry touring and is completely waterproof and breathable. A perforated design helps excess heat and moisture escape, and it's heat-moldable, too, allowing for an even more customized fit. And, when you're traversing icy ridges, you'll appreciate the grippy Skywalk rubber sole, offering up reliable traction so you can focus on your objective.

- Backcountry.com

With superb range of motion, the women's touring Backland Ski Boots from Atomic are everything you want in the backcountry with a lightweight 2-buckle design and Memory Fit, A new touring boot from that gives women a real light-and-fast option with superb touring range of motion, the Atomic Backland Ski Boots utilize a custom heat moldable Grilamid shell/cuff construction and cleverly designed two buckle closure system. The Backland series of boots uses an external locking walk mode lever that's spring loaded and extremely positive in ski position, plus a light but comfortable Ultralon foam liner. The Memory Fit option lets skiers with wider than average and higher volume feet finally enjoy the benefits of a super light and mobile touring boot without the pain. A soft tongue is supplied with the boot, which can be removed for hiking and skinning. BRING ON THE BACKLANDS. Atomic love helping skiers push themselves. And if the backcountry is top of your to-do list, Atomic's new Backland boots are for you. They're the latest addition to Atomic's Backland touring series that already includes skis, packs and Rocker skins. They're 100% built for touring, so they're super light and come with incredible mobility to make climbing feel totally natural. Plus, unlike other touring gear, they're packed with Atomic technology for powerful skiing and awesome comfort. Epic in every way: straight, up and down. EPIC MOVEMENT FOR CLIMBING. What makes Backland boots really stand out is the epic way they move. A new Free/Lock 2.0 mechanism frees the cuff from the shell for incredible 74 cuff mobility. The Frictionless Pivot creates seriously smooth movement. Plus the new Quick Click Tongue system means you can remove the tongue for effortless climbing. Atomic's lightest boot weighs in at just 987g, too. The result? Climbing with Backland feels unbelievably natural. Almost like wearing hiking boots. SUPERIOR CONTROL FOR SKIING. Unlike other lightweight Adventure Touring boots, Backland is packed with Atomic skiing technology for awesome downhill performance. Like the Carbon Spine that provides extra strength but keeps weight down. The new Cross Lace system wraps the foot securely for superb foothold. The Free/Lock 2.0 mechanism also lets you adjust your forward lean for skiing. All that, plus you can insert an extra supportive tongue for powerful skiing. SERIOUS COMFORT. Feet get a rough ride in touring. To keep them comfortable we've created the Backland Platinum Liner. It's the most advanced touring liner ever, packed with Atomic's all-mountain boot technology combined with touring-specific features. It's completely breathable, so excess heat and moisture can escape and feet stay drier, warmer and less prone to blisters. It's also fully washable to solve the old odor problem. A PERFECT PERSONALIZED FIT. Backland's anatomical 98mm last comes with a great first fit straight out of the box. On top of that, Backland is the only touring boot on the market with Memory Fit, Atomic's quick heat-fitting technology that offers 100% personalization in a matter of minutes. The absolute best fit and comfort for all aspects of touring. Fit. Last: 98 mm Narrow - Relaxed 98 mm forefoot width with above average instep height and medium heel width. Memory Fit - The shell, cuff and liner of Memory Fit boots can be heat molded for a completely custom fit. The molding process is simple and permanent, and can add up to 6 mm of forefoot width and 10 mm of ankle width. Flex. Quick Click Tongue System - Backland boots are usually skied with the removable tongue in place; tongue is normally removed for skinning. The tongues slip in for skiing and out for touring in seconds. Soft Tongue Included - Supportive soft tongue for touring and skiing. Liner. Backland Platinum Liner - Breathable liner with heat moldable Ultralon. Hand Washable. Laces Included. Extra Support in Calf Area and Tongue. Shell Materials. Shell / Cuff - Grilamid. Stance. 13 or 17 Adjustable Forward Lean. Ski/Walk Mode. Free/Lock 2.0 Walk Mode - 74 range of motion for skinning and climbing. Frictionless Pivot - Igus polymer bushings reduce resistance and add durability for completely natural movement and effortless ascents. Simple and Secure External Lever. Buckles. Cross Lace Buckle System - Evenly distributes pressure over the instep and forefoot. 7000 Series Aluminum Buckles. Power Strap. Ultralight 30 mm Mesh Power Strap. Sole. Skywalk Rubber Rockered Sole. Additional Features. Compatible With Tech Bindings Only - Bindings that require an additional screw mount heel fitting (Dynafit Beast 16 and 14, Marker Kingpin) may not be compatible due to hollow heel profile - check with your ski tech. Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

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 series, innovative and elegant Italian made touring boots. The Atomic Backland Women's specific model drops the carbon and a hefty chunk off of the price tag off the Backland Carbon 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

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