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Atomic Backland XTD Carbon 120 Boot


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Atomic heard the cry of 1000 aching souls, “I want a boot that walks like a Backland Carbon but skis like a Hawx XTD, why oh god am I left to suffer and teeter on this hideous precipice?!” And lo, they have provided an answer. Boasting both a 74-degree range of motion and a very skiable 120 flex, the Backland Carbon XTD 120 is as capable on the up as it is on the down. The laced lower buckle combined with the hybrid overlap shell construction allows users with medium-large feet to ascend comfortably yet snug things down for committing descents. Much to the chagrin of the bacteria that typically take up residence in well-used ski touring liners, the 3D Platinum Tour liner is hand-washable, keeping your partner and olfactory senses much happier. When scampering along icy ridges in search of the entrance to that "one" couloir, the Skywalk Touring Norm Sole will provide reliable traction. Skin up, ski down, and stop overthinking your boot choices with the Backland Carbon XTD 120.

  • Carbon-powered cuff and shell deliver a stout 120 flex rating.
  • Memory Fit plastic accommodates a variety of foot shapes.
  • Hybrid overlap shell construction allows smooth step-in and a secure foot wrap.
  • Frictionless Mirror Pivots offer a smooth 74-degree range of motion.
  • Free / Lock 4.5 external walk mode lever allows simple clearing of ice and snow and forward lean adjustment.
  • Cross Lace 2.5 “Z” shaped cable and buckle combination on the lower provides a consistent and powerful foothold.
  • Supportive, moldable, breathable, and hand-washable 3D Platinum Tour liner.
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1410g [27/27.5]
Weight (pair) 2820g [27/27.5]
Buckles   2 + 50mm Quick Release Cam Strap
Boot Sole Length   277mm [24/24.5]
287mm [25/25.5]
297mm [26/26.5]
307mm [27/27.5]
317mm [28/28.5]
327mm [29/29.5]
337mm [30/30.5]
Binding Compatibility   Tech only
Cuff Rotation   74°
Forward Lean(s)   13°, 15°, 17°
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Carbon Loaded PA
Liner   3D Platinum Tour
Sole   Skywalk Touring Norm Sole
Skimo Co Says
Usage All-day touring and ski mountaineering
Notes A new stiffer Backland
Bottom Line Versatile all-arounder
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Justin
Did you guys get to ski these last season? How do these rank as far as stiffness/skiing power? I'm sure they're not up there with a Zero G, but a huge step down? What other similar to the new Transalp Carbon Pro? Other comparisons?
Answer from Jeff
Justin, I just tried on these boots yesterday to compare. I did get a chance to ski the new Hawk last season, this boot disappeared.
Obviously this Backland 120 is more substantial then the past Backlands and has much more liner too. Without a tongue, and 74 degrees ROM, the forward flex is a bit less then the Zero G, but not a lot.
The TransAlp Pro is a bit stiffer. Not made from Grilimid, they have a nice progressive flex (so does the Backland). The La Sportiva Skorpius also fits in with these for stiffness/ ski ability. Of course fit is all important.
For help to find the one that fits you best, try our Boot fitter.
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Question from lance j
Any chance that you guys know what the weight of the 25.5 boot is ? The height to the top of the cuff would also be fantastic information to have. Very interested in this one...
Answer from Andrew
Lance, we have not received the boot in that size yet so we cannot confirm; however, we'd be happy to confirm when they arrive in a 25.5!
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Question from Allan Crumbaker
What is the width of this boot?
Answer from Gabriel I
Hi Allan, Atomic lists the width at 100mm, compared to 98mm for their Hawx and lighter Backland models. Trying this boot on here at the shop, we found it to have a medium volume fit a tad on the roomier side.
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Model: Backland XTD Carbon 120 MPN: AE0001887$

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