Simple, capable, and user-friendly. The Backland Tour Binding has a combination of features that folks have been eager to see for a long time. Hauling around excess weight in an overly complicated binding isn’t anybody’s favorite activity, and Atomic is here to simplify things.
The toe piece screams "work smarter, not harder", utilizing a long lever to increase leverage during transitions. Naturally it offers the efficiency of a tech binding on the uphill. Socket-clearing toe pins help clear out ice and debris. A patented step-in aid helps guide the boot into the binding. An integrated Dynafit-style crampon receptor minimizes additional parts to lose, break, or buy. In a word: perfect.
The heel piece sits on a threaded adjustment track to accommodate multiple boots so your jealous friends can take a spin. Turn the heel piece 90° for a flat mode to make long approaches friendlier. Two risers flip down so no-matter the terrain, you’ll be at an efficient climbing angle. Best of all, you have your choice of three release settings by means of a spring swap. Simply unscrew the spring cartridge and replace with the men’s, women’s, or expert springs included in the box. This uniquely changes both the lateral and vertical release values. The Atomic Backland Tour is a capable binding that suits just about every backcountry skier’s fancy.
|Riser Heights||2 + flat|
|Vertical Release||Choice of mens, womens, or expert.|
|Lateral Release||Choice of mens, womens, or expert.|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Leash included doubles as gap tool|
|Bottom Line||Innovative stripped-down touring binding|