Backcountry Ski Boots

Atomic Backland Carbon (2020)

2020 Backcountry Ski Boot Review

Brand: Atomic

Model: Backland Carbon






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The Backland Carbon doesn’t skimp on downhill performance like so many others in the superlight category. Featuring a Boa Fit System on the lower shell and a single metal buckle on the upper with a modified power strap, this boot has a true 110 flex and was able to handle skis over 100mm underfoot with ease. Thanks to a fully heat-customizable liner and shell and a whopping 74 degrees of movement in walk mode, the Backland Carbon feels more like a hiking shoe than a ski boot going uphill. Add in crampon-friendly front toe bights and machine-washable liners to fight funky smells, and this boot is the new standard for superlight ski touring and ski mountaineering.

  • Weight: 1,094g per boot 
  • Volume: Low

Awards for the Atomic Backland Carbon

2020 Gear of the Year
The Atomic Backland Carbon is the 2020 Gear of the Year for Backcountry Ski Boots