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Atomic Backland Tour Binding & Brake

$549.95

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Holy stoppers: the Atomic Backland Tour binding with an innovative brake! Weighing in at a svelte 325g per side, this binding flaunts one of the highest feature-per-gram ratios we’ve seen. It includes all the creature comforts necessary to coax you into doing just one more lap. In addition to all the bullet points from the brakeless version, the Backland Tour + Brake offers five widths to choose from to perfectly fit your skis. The brakes have a reliable on/off switch to change the sinister-looking arms from walk mode to ski mode (a move that can be accomplished without stepping out of the ski). The binding is refreshingly simple, straightforward, and has a logical approach to stopping a backcountry ski.

The toe piece is a sturdy beast that features uphill tech-efficiency and serious downhill chops. An oversized lever increases ice-breaking and socket-clearing power while a patented aid helps with step-in. The heel piece adjusts 50mm for different boots and offers a flat-on-ski mode to ameliorate those long approaches. Two risers help with climbing once you get there. An integrated crampon receptor has you ready for spring. Interestingly, the Backland comes with three release springs that let you swap between mens, womens, and expert level settings. The Atomic Backland platform is a simple, capable, user-friendly binding that includes a lot-a-bit of everything for just a little-bit of weight.

  • Three easily-swapped release-springs included: men’s, women’s, and expert.
  • Patented Step-In Aid means you won’t subject yourself to Dyna-fiddle during transitions.
  • Three climbing positions include a flat mode and two beautifully machined lifters.
  • 50mm adjustment track offers plenty of flexibility to accommodate a boot-quiver.
  • Five brake sizes to choose from: 80mm, 90mm, 100mm, 110mm, 120mm.

Note: This binding accepts both Plum and Dynafit crampons, though with the latter the included crampon keeper clip must be used to prevent any lateral movement during use.

Update 2018/19: Just a new "gunmetal" grey color, the Backland stays the same otherwise.

Update 2020/21: A longer adjustment track gives 50mm of adjustment vs 30ish for previous versions.

Specifications
Weight
convert to ounces
395g [90mm]
Weight (pair) 790g [90mm]
Boot Compatibility Tech
Brakes 80mm, 90mm, 100mm, 110mm, 120mm
BSL Adjustment 50mm
Riser Heights 2 + flat
Vertical Release Choice of mens, womens, or expert.
Lateral Release Choice of mens, womens, or expert.
Crampon Ready Yes
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Materials Aluminum body, steel pins, plastic housing
Skimo Co Says
Usage Touring, mountaineering, big missions.
Notes Comes with 3 release springs
Bottom Line All the features, less of the weight.
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Questions & Reviews

9/5/2020
Question from FinnE
 
Hello,
If you so choose to remove the ski brake is there an included plate so that you are not banging the topsheet of the ski when in touring mode?

Thanks,
9/7/2020
Answer from Julieana
 
Hey FinnE, there is no longer an included plate (there was in previous seasons). If you want to be able to interchange the brake version and the non-brake version you would want to buy the Atomic Backland Pure Binding and then buy the Atomic Backland Brakes separately. The track length on this year's binding is actually longer than the Pure or the Brakes on their own so if you purchase this binding there is no option to remove the brakes.
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4/12/2020
Question from pete
 
I have icelandic 101s.
You only have 120mm brakes....sounds kind of wide.
I don't want excessively wide.
What input do you have?
4/13/2020
Answer from Brett S
 
Thanks for your question, Pete. The 120 brake width would be way to big, however, if you want to give us a call at (801) 942-9084 we would could switch the 120 brake out for a 110 brake (which we have in stock separately) at no additional cost!
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2/26/2020
Thor (downright abused product)
 
The heel risers are born with a “clicking” action, where they snap into place beneath your heel. Its a cool little flip trick and you will be much quicker than your friends.
This flipping clicking action wears out, and its hard to describe, but you will lose the ability to use your heel risers. I saw another review on a different page, same story. I have skied competitively with these bindings for 2 seasons and it just started happening.
I really love these bindings, and I am sad that they broke and I will keep using my sad broken bindings without heel risers.
If you do buy them, because they are rad, keep your receipt and try to break them under two years for the warranty claim. Don’t lose the proof of purchase :)
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2/8/2020
Question from Tom
 
1. My wife and I are both looking at these bindings, but we are unsure if our current boots will work with them; we have K2 Mindbender 120 (mens) and Atomic Hawx Ultra 95 (womens)? Likely looking to get a lighter, touring specific boot in the future, just not sure we wanted to do it yet...

2. The new pair of skis my wife just got are 112 underfoot, that seems doable with the 110 brake... but my question is would that be better than bumping all the way to the 120?

Thanks!
2/9/2020
Answer from Teddy Young
 
Hey Tom, as long as your boots have metal tech fittings at the toe and heel, they should work just fine with this binding! Atomic has many boots with "Hawx" in the name, but only the "Hawx Ultra XTD" models have metal tech fittings. Finally, the 110mm brake option should be just fine for that 112mm underfoot ski, but bump up to the 120mm if she thinks she'll be on a wider ski in the future!
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11/26/2019
Question from Paul L
 
Are these with brakes definitely compatible with the 2016/17 Scarpa F1
11/26/2019
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Paul, we know of no compatibility issues with the F1s.
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10/3/2019
Question from Phil Bates
 
Hey - I'm getting a pair of the Fischer Hannibal, Sidecut: 126-96-114mm. Will the 100mm Brakes be wide enough?
10/3/2019
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Phil, yes the 100s fit great!
10/3/2019
Answer from Philip B
 
Thanks!! I'll go for it!
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2/24/2019
Question from Bruce A
 
Are there any stated release values for the three different springs? M,W,E ?
2/26/2019
Answer from Jeff
 
Hi Bruce, Atomic doesn't give any figures. There are variables such as with or without brakes, the boot and BSL. If you are looking for a specific release for you, please visit our binding finder.
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4/20/2018
Question from Raymond H
 
Any chances I can stretch a 100 mm Salomon ski brake to fit a 105 waist ski? I have a pair of Scott Super Guide 105 skis..Just wondered. I already have the 100 mm brakes, bought from SkiMo.
Or could I exchange the 100 mm brakes for a set of 105 brakes?
4/20/2018
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Raymond! Yeah, in theory you could definitely bend them though obviously there's a limit to what they're capable of. Next size up from 100mm is 110mm and it looks like we have them in stock here.
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4/5/2018
Comment from Trace Leches
 
Here's a picture of the Dynafit crampon keeper installed. It'll save the crampon and binding from marring each other up by keeping it centered, otherwise it has the potential to slide back and forth when lifted above ~45°.
4/5/2018
Reply from Trace Leches
 
And here's a picture of the stopper knot you have to tie so you don't lose the crampon keeper.
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1/31/2018
Question from Gelu
 
Hello,
Please tell me if Scarpa F1 boots are compatible with Atomic T Backland Tour +Break breaks.
Kind regards,
Gelu
1/31/2018
Answer from Trace Leches
 
Hey Gelu, yes sir they are!
11/26/2019
Answer from Paul L
 
Trace...and Gelu..can you still confirm this setup works. I have the F1's and would like to purchase this binding. Thanks
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