Backland Pure Alpine Touring Bindings
The Backland Pure is Atomic's lightest ski binding built for backcountry touring, rando racing, and ski mountaineering. It boasts a surprising list of features for only weighing ten ounces, including a step-in aid at the tech toe piece that eases clipping in. The hike-and-ride switch initiates quick-and-easy transitions from walk mode to ski mode. Being the lightest, the Backland Pure has a brakeless construction with an included leash for security. It is compatible with crampons if you want to explore more mountainous sides of the backcountry.
- Atomic's lightest ski binding for backcountry touring
- Tech toe piece includes step-in aid for easier clipping in
- Hike-and-Ride switch transitions from walk to ski efficiently
- Two heel elevators assist with steep skin tracks
- Compatible with Atomic's Backland Crampon
- Includes leash
- Item #ATOK19T
- Release Rating
- expert, men, and women springs included
- Boot Compatibility
- Heel Elevators
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- backcountry skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
What do you think about this product?
October 22, 2020
One of the best for its weight class
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
I've now had 3 seasons on the Backland Binding and it now is my go to binding for most of my touring set ups. Extremely light, but burly and with really nice retention. I've skied a lot of high consequence lines, some with mandatory rappels, wrought with ice, and i've always felt extremely confident and stable with these bindings. They are extremely light and have really nice variability in the risers. My favorite feature is what I call "quick tour" mode - for most of the touring i do here in the Wasatch, I never really need the "flat" tour level. So, i usually just flip the first riser down, over the pins, without turning the heel piece. This does two things - allows for quick transitions at the top and bottom. I can flip the riser up at the top, stomp down, and rip skins and I'm good to go. At the bottom, all you have to do is flip the riser back down and you're ready to skin. Not needing to turn the heelpiece is clutch, and I do believe this helps the binding keep its retention value longer as you aren't constantly forcing the spring while turning it. Favorite binding in the weight class!