Backland Carbon Alpine Touring Boot
If you're the type of skier who is willing to go the extra mile for better lines, and doesn’t like to be held back by extra ounces and sub-par range of motion in walk mode, then the Atomic Backland Carbon Alpine Touring Boot is everything you need. It's impressively light, weighing in at just over four pounds per pair, and a generous 72-degree range of motion in walk mode perfectly complements its light weight by actually allowing you to take full, efficient strides, whether you're in for a long, flat slog or tackling steep switchbacks. The boot comes with Atomic's stiff Quick Click tongue, which can be removed for more comfort and mobility on climbs, and easily snaps back on for the descent.
The Grilamid shell is to thank for the Backland Carbon's low weight, but it that doesn’t mean there's any sacrifice in downhill performance due to the carbon reinforcements, which make the boot stiff and also maintains a consistent flex in different temperatures. Atomic added a carbon spine, too, providing smooth power transfer from the boot to the ski for better control on steep, technical descents. Thankfully, all this performance doesn’t come at the price of comfort. The shell and plush liner are both fully thermo-moldable so you can customize the boot to the shape of your foot for added precision, and the three-point closure system wraps your foot securely to keep it in place as you lay on your edges. Complete with rockered rubber soles for more efficient walking and a reliable grip on slick bootpacks, the Backland Carbon is ready to take you longer distances for more epic turns.
- Go fast and light with this uphill-oriented touring boot
- Narrow 98mm last for a performance-first fit
- Impressive 74-degree range of motion maximizes uphill efficiency
- Lightweight Grilamid shell is carbon-reinforced for stiffness
- Carbon spine adds superb power transfer for hard skiing
- Updated with a BOA dial for a secure, snug fit
- Thermo-moldable liner and shell offers customizable comfort
- Stiff tongue can be removed on climbs for added comfort
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One of the best features of this boot is the fact that the shell and liner are 100% moldable using your foot. That means that funky foot issues can be easily addressed by taking this boot to a boot fitter and having them heat mold the shell and the liner to your foot. It can stretch from 98mm (stock width) to 104mm just by heating and using your foot to push the boot where it needs to be pushed. The boa system uses the strongest cable boa makes and follows their guidelines for implementing the BOA system. The uphill cuff ROM is not just about numbers but how it feels when you are hiking. You might as well have on a running sneaker because the uphill is effortless and the 110 flex provides plenty of performance for the downhill. I'd recommend this boot for someone looking for a good balance of light weight and performance with a ski as wide as 107 underfoot. It uses a touring sole so it's only compatible with tech bindings. Find out more at https://shop.atomic.com/en-us/products/backland-carbon-ae0001267.html