Backland Alpine Touring Boot
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.
- A lightweight boot for crushing terrain in the backcountry
- 98mm last provides a snug, performance-first fit
- Grilamid shell is lightweight and responsive
- Thermo-moldable liner offers a precise, customizable fit
- Skywalk rubber sole for traction while bootpacking
- 74-degree range of motion in walk mode for efficient climbing
- Free/Lock 2.0 system is solid and easy to engage
- Quick Click tongue interchangeable tongue for custom support
- Item #ATO00CZ
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I haven't used these a ton yet but the times I have used them I absolutely love them! They are so lightweight and walk mode is much comfier than I thought was possible in a ski boot.
Since they are so light, they're pretty thin and for that reason, along with the flexiness, I wouldn't use them for resort skiing ever (if you're looking for a combo setup to use at a resort and touring) but they are really great for touring.
I feel like I have a pretty average foot shape, not too wide or too narrow and these definitely fit me the best out of any boots I tried on. I am usually 6.5 shoe size and got a 23.5, and it's not quite loose but definitely on the bigger side. Excited to use them more!