Notice: Atomic released a new ski under the name "Atomic Backland UL 85", which you can find here.
Still the widest platform in Atomic’s high-end backcountry lineup, the Backland UL 85 is the ticket for all-season usage. From deep powder in the winter to those spring corn harvests, the 85mm waist will perform. Atomic redesigned the tip from the Ultimate version to make it slice through soft and variable snow. Otherwise, the Backland UL remains the same reliable platform with a double-carbon wrap around a light wood core. The sidewalls are still lined with a Step-down ABS sidewall to make the ride relatively damp and offer some rock-impact resistance. The 85 is a workhorse that will make great companion in the mountains.
|Lengths (cm)||163, 169, 175|
|Weight (pair)||2180g 
|Turn Radius||16m 
|Skin Fix||Tip notch, flat recessed tail|
|Profile||15% rocker, 85% camber|
|Shape||Round tip, steep-ish sidecut, flat tail|
|Construction||Step down sidewall w/ carbon laminates|
|Core||Caruba + Poplar|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Long touring days, mixed conditions|
|Notes||New tip shape for better slicing performance|
|Bottom Line||All-season daily driver|