Atomic Backland Carbon - 2020 Backcountry Ski Boot - Ski Mag

Atomic Backland Carbon (2020)

2020 Backcountry Ski Boot Review
Backland Carbon


Last Width (in Millimeters) 98
Flex 110


Level Advanced

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

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