Atomic did not forget about the fairer sex when developing its new line of alpine touring boots. The Women's Backland is packed with most of the same technology as the carbon version, but with a softer flex and better colors. The boots ascend like a dream, with scant weight and a nearly frictionless pivot while in walk mode. A simple flip of the rear lock lever puts you in downhill mode, where the Grilamid shell and Platinum liner comfortably drive your skis. The Backlands are a complete boot from top to bottom.
Update 2016/17: The Backland W gets a new paint job, but otherwise remains the same.
Update 2017/18: The new Backland W gets another fresh coat of paint on both the shell and liner, but otherwise remains the same as prior years.
Update 2019/20: The boot was replaced by an upgraded women's backland.
|Weight (pair)||2098g [25/25.5]|
|Boot Sole Length||248 [22/22.5]
|Binding Compatibility||Tech only|
|Forward Lean(s)||13°, 15°|
|Materials||Grilamid shell & cuff|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Everyday ski mountaineering|
|Notes||Shell can be molded with the liner|
|Bottom Line||Well designed, all around|