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Atomic Backland Carbon Boot

$798.95

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The Backland Carbon Boot from Atomic is a very serious boot, and it got a serious makeover for 2019/20 season. So serious, in fact, that we aren't gonna make any jokes for the rest of this product listing (well, maybe one at the end). All the updates are aimed at improving the Backland without adding any weight. Atomic incorporated a BOA closure system on the lower shell of the boot, ensuring that the fit feels even, snug, and sturdy. A 40mm cam power strap improves on the thinner power strap that older models featured, and the taller cuff means a more direct boot-to-ski feel on the way down. With carbon loaded polyamide making up the cuff and shell on this updated model, this boot can be altered (by a boot tech) to fit almost any foot. Atomic took a great boot and made it better in every way while still preserving the unique customizable fit that made older models so popular. The updated Atomic Backland Carbon boot is functional, reliable, and looks like boots RoboCop would wear-- perfect for serious skiers who do serious things in the backcountry.

  • The Frictionless Pivot provides an efficient and smooth stride, allowing for a natural walking motion that doesn't try to reinvent the wheel-- it is just walking, after all.
  • Updated shell and cuff material offers excellent lateral power transmission so you can consider using these boots on fatter skis.
  • BOA closure system wraps the foot evenly and snugly, you can ski down without slop then skin right back to the top in comfort.
  • Free/Lock 2.0 ski/walk mech is proven solid and still really simple to use while offering great support in ski mode.
  • Full rubber sole means confidence when walking on stuff that isn't snow, which does happen in the real world.
  • Fully moldable shell and liner means it can fit some big hooves.
Specifications
Weight
convert to ounces
1110g [27/27.5]
Weight (pair) 2220g [27/27.5]
Buckles 1 + 40mm Cam Strap + BOA
Boot Sole Length 268mm [24/24.5]
278mm [25/25.5]
288mm [26/26.5]
298mm [27/27.5]
308mm [28/28.5]
318mm [29/29.5]
328mm [30/30.5]
Binding Compatibility Tech only
Cuff Rotation 74°
Forward Lean(s) 13°, 15°
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials Carbon infused polyamide, Carbon fiber
Liner Memory Fit 3D Platinum Light
Sole Skywalk Full Rubber
Skimo Co Says
Usage Lightweight touring
Notes Breathable Liner
Bottom Line A sweet boot now streamlined and sexy.
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Questions & Reviews

9/5/2020
Question from Mariusz
 
How would you compare fit comparing to Scarpa F1? I have narrow chicken like feet, a mid-height in instep. I've tried Backlands - they're narrow but not that low volume as I thought they coulde be. What about F1's? Are they less volume?
9/5/2020
Answer from Julieana
 
Hey Mariusz, the Backland does have a squarer toe box than the Scarpa F1, so the F1 might feel a little more snug in the metatarsal area. Also with shell on the F1 the instep will be a little more snug, though it may not be a huge difference. Depending on the size of your foot you might actually want to check out the Scarpa F1 Women's Boot. That boot has a significantly snugger fit all around, especially in the instep area.
9/6/2020
Answer from Mariusz W
 
Has anyone tried replacing Backland's stock liners with Intuition liners? What model would suit best this shell? I'm thinking of something bit warmer and with more snug fit
9/7/2020
Answer from Julieana
 
I would suggest the Palau Tour Lite Pro Evo Liner over the Intuition liners for this boot. The Palau liner will definitely have more insulation than the stock liner and it will take up a fair bit of space, but it wont affect the walk mode as much as the Intuition liners. The Intuition liners are more ideal for beefier, higher flex, and higher volume boots.
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4/30/2020
Question from Bruce
 
How would you characterize the last shape? Mid, Wide Narrow? Volume etc ? I currently ski the Dynafit ONEs from several years past and that is good once I get the area in the ball of the foot expanded a bit.
Thank you
5/1/2020
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for your question, Bruce. Atomic characterizes this as a "narrow" lasted boot, however, it is definitely on the roomier end of "narrow." Also, this boot has a fully heat moldable shell to help dial in the fit (this process can help get an additional 6mm of space). The Dynafit "One" boots on paper are definitely quite a bit roomier than these, however, the saying goes "you never know until you try it on." Hope this helps!
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3/31/2020
Question from Paul
 
Are these compatible with auto crampons?
3/31/2020
Answer from TSB
 
Hey Paul, the Backlands definitely are! Not all automatic crampon bails mate perfectly with all ski boot toes, but the lip on the front of the boot should work nicely with the automatic crampons that we stock.
7/16/2020
Answer from Kam
 
Very good fit with Grivel Haute Route ski-matic and mediocre but servicable with CAMP aluminum
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12/17/2019
Question from Chris Cawley
 
Ok how about another ski performance comparison with Fischer Traverse Carbon?
12/18/2019
Answer from TSB
 
Dr. Cawley, following your ignominious overtaking of the USS SkimoCo on the Flagstaff skinner last week, we refuse to give out any advice that may advance your skiing career. However, if someone in our good graces asked the same question, we would say that the Backland Carbon is in the same stiffness class as the Travers Carbon (now called the Travers CS), and a little less stiff both forward and laterally than the new Travers CC.
12/18/2019
Answer from Chris C
 
I truly appreciate your diplomatic patronage. Please know that while I may appear to be yet another imperious Wasatch mouth breather, on the inside I am deeply tormented--primarily by ski boot fit and performance issues.
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11/22/2019
Question from Chris Cawley
 
Care to compare these to Arcteryx Procline AR? Up/down performance?
11/26/2019
Answer from TSB
 
Hey Chris! The word from Subcommandante JBo is that the Backland Carbon is "less supportive" than the Procline AR, which was a "sweet boot." But, he says, "it walks better."
11/26/2019
Answer from Chris C
 
"Thanks" for the "beta!"
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8/8/2019
Question from Eric S
 
I really want to hear more about this boot as soon as you guys have tried them. They received a very strange and not very believable review at Wildsnow.com. Things I'll be curious about are

1) How they ski vs. a TLT6.
2) How do they fit? I'd love it if they fit narrower than the F1.

I realize you guys probably haven't been on them yet. Just a heads up I expect to buy 'em from you if you convince me they are as good as they sound!
8/8/2019
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Eric! We were able to ski the new Backlands and I also found that review strange. The stiffness of the new version is somewhere between a tongueless Backland and a tongued Backland since, hey, they removed the tongue. It's taller, more responsive, applies pressure more evenly, and walks great without having to remove anything, making it a nice boot for those who prefer simplicity versus the removable tongue system. Similar story as compared to the TLT6 as those were comparable boots.

The listed 98mm last is way off, felt wider and more voluminous than an F1.
12/20/2019
Answer from emily s
 
lol. i agree with the above about the WildSnow review. i am curious though... i've been sking 17/18 women's backlands for a few years and i NEVER use the tongues. so it seems like this boot would be a rad upgrade; simplicity of tongueless but also stiffer/more responsive. i assume if the old backland fit my foot well, the same shell size in the carbon should fit the same? maybe that's a dumb question, but i have nowhere to try the boot on locally so just wanted to be sure!
12/20/2019
Answer from TSB
 
Hey Emily, yes, same shell size should work well from the older Backland Carbon to the new Backland Carbon/Backland Pro. Fit is affected slightly by the change in liner and the new Boa system, but shouldn't switch things up radically.
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