The Atomic Backland Tour + Brake Alpine Touring Ski Bindings flew under the radar for much of last season, with most of the fanfare reserved for the newer "crossover" touring bindings, but they didn't escape the notice of a big segment of the hard core touring community. Skiers looking for race binding simplicity with bomber durability and the ability to adjust for different boot sole lengths didn't have to look far to find their answer, and the Backland Tour turned out to be money. It's rare that a new tech binding hits the North American market with no glitches and no reported failures in its first season, but the Backland Tour seems to have done it, and considering how hard some users have been pushing the binding that's commendable.
Alloy Frame and Toe Arms
Patented Step-In Aid
Classic "U" Spring Design
3 Release Value Options – "Women," "Men," and "Expert" Springs Included
2 Climbing Aid Lifters
Flat Touring Mode Accessed by Turning Heel 90°
Boots with Tech Toe and Heel Fittings
Adjustment Range – 30mm
Wider 40mm Mount Pattern for Stability with Wider Skis
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
Boot Sole Type:Tech, Tech Only
Size (mm) 100 110 120
Indiv. Binding Weight (g) 402