• ATOMIC

    Backland Carbon

    $900.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    Entering its third season, the Atomic Backland Carbon is unchanged, but still a force to be reckoned with. With 74 degrees of cuff rotation in walk-mode and a feather-like 1160 grams, the boot stands out as one of the best options for long days in the mountains.

    But what really sets it apart is the fact that when locked down into ski mode, the Backland Carbon still skis like an aggressive boot. The hike-and-ski combination alone makes it a worthy consideration for any backcountry skier looking for a better way to move through the hills.

    Power is provided by a carbon-reinforced spine along with a Grilamid lower shell. Utilizing a booster strap and two buckles (the lower one attached to a cable that wraps the forefoot), the minimalist design is easy to work with and provides a range of customization for a good fit. The tongue can be removed on the skin track for even better tourability, but after two solid winters in this boot, I’ve used that feature maybe three times; I’ve found that removing the tongue places too much pressure on my ankles, especially while side-hilling on an icy skin track.

    Atomic gives the Backland Carbon a narrow profile, though in my experience, the boot offers more room in the toe box than a similar boot like Dynafit’s TLT7.

    The burly rockered sole gives a secure connection between my often-tired legs and slippery rocks, and it’s also crampon-compatible for those extra-spicy missions.

    The liner leaves something to be desired. It’s lightweight and squishy, and to put the boot on I have to place my foot in the liner first, then stick liner and foot into the boot at the same time—a bit of a hassle in frigid parking lots. But even that’s not enough to dampen spirits about this boot, one of the best lightweight touring boots on the market. –Matt Hansen

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    ATOMIC

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    120

    Last

    98

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Ski Boots for Touring

    Product-type

    ski boots

  • ATOMIC

    Backland FR 109 W

    $725.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    The fattest ski in our range of freeride powder chargers for women. We’ve built the Atomic Backland FR W 109 ski for women skiers who rip in powder. It looks amazing, but more importantly, it feels amazing. With a Light Woodcore, fat 109 waist, revolutionary HRZN Tech and Powder Rocker in tip and tail for awesome floatation, the Backland FR W 109 is most at home when it’s waist deep.
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    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    ATOMIC

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    Yes

    Dimensions

    133-109-123 @ 175cm

    Lengths

    159, 167, 175 cm

    Radius

    17.5m @ 175cm

    Gender

    Women’s

    Features

    HRZN Tech ‰Û¢ Carbon Backbone ‰Û¢ Step Down Sidewall 2.0 ‰Û¢ Light Woodcore

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    Brand Catalog

  • ATOMIC

    Backland FR 109 W

    $725.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    Maybe it’s the endorphins, or the cold air, or the sweet anticipation of skiing untracked pow. Backcountry skiing gets me in the mood to fall in love. I love this view! I love this day! I really love my skis!

    That’s about how it went with me and the Atomic Backland FR 109 W. They first caught my eye in the chalky trees at Big Sky. But I didn’t seriously commit to them until about halfway up a powdery slope on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, a backcountry zone with perfectly spaced old-growth trees and an otherworldly view of sky and water. The sparks were real (that sparkly pink and purple top sheet!) but my love for the Backland faded into a longterm commitment after they held up in tight places. Like when I was side-hilling a 40-degree bowl in the Eastern Sierra that had yet to transition from ice to corn.

    Sixty-five percent of the Backland FR 109 W is camber underfoot, giving me the edge-hold I needed on the skin track. Turn around for the descent, and that’s when the rocker in the tip and tail came in handy, giving me peace of mind that I can hop in and out of turns easily—falling is the last thing I want to do when I’m skiing on tech bindings.

    Speaking of tech bindings, the Backlands are as light as I’d ever want to go, clocking in at less than four pounds per ski. They’re not as uber-light as a skimo stick. But I’m a skier, not a mountaineer. And I need some matter to lean into. Some may not like the Backlands as an inbounds ski. Their lightweight construction translates to feeling every bump, rut, hit on the snow, which can be a problem at a ski resort. Atomic put carbon inserts to run the length of the ski. Still, the Backlands ski above the crud, rather than cut through it.

    But the true destiny of the Backland is powder. HRZN Tech blends ABS sidewall construction with a rocker shovel in the tip that gives the ski more surface area. Which means the Backland and I will float on in the deep, deep snow all the way to the sunset.
    —Julie Brown

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    ATOMIC

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Dimensions

    132-109-122

    Lengths

    159, 167, 175

    Radius

    17.5

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Skis for the Backcountry

    Product-type

    skis

  • ATOMIC

    Backland FR 109 W

    $725.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    Maybe it’s the endorphins, or the cold air, or the sweet anticipation of skiing untracked pow. Backcountry skiing gets me in the mood to fall in love. I love this view! I love this day! I really love my skis!

    That’s about how it went with me and the Atomic Backland FR 109 W. They first caught my eye in the chalky trees at Big Sky. But I didn’t seriously commit to them until about halfway up a powdery slope on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, a backcountry zone with perfectly spaced old-growth trees and an otherworldly view of sky and water. The sparks were real (that sparkly pink and purple top sheet!) but my love for the Backland faded into a longterm commitment after they held up in tight places. Like when I was side-hilling a 40-degree bowl in the Eastern Sierra that had yet to transition from ice to corn.

    Sixty-five percent of the Backland FR 109 W is camber underfoot, giving me the edge-hold I needed on the skin track. Turn around for the descent, and that’s when the rocker in the tip and tail came in handy, giving me peace of mind that I can hop in and out of turns easily—falling is the last thing I want to do when I’m skiing on tech bindings.

    Speaking of tech bindings, the Backlands are as light as I’d ever want to go, clocking in at less than four pounds per ski. They’re not as uber-light as a skimo stick. But I’m a skier, not a mountaineer. And I need some matter to lean into. Some may not like the Backlands as an inbounds ski. Their lightweight construction translates to feeling every bump, rut, hit on the snow, which can be a problem at a ski resort. Atomic put carbon inserts to run the length of the ski. Still, the Backlands ski above the crud, rather than cut through it.

    But the true destiny of the Backland is powder. HRZN Tech blends ABS sidewall construction with a rocker shovel in the tip that gives the ski more surface area. Which means the Backland and I will float on in the deep, deep snow all the way to the sunset.
    —Julie Brown

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    ATOMIC

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Dimensions

    132-109-122

    Lengths

    159, 167, 175

    Radius

    17.5

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Skis for Women

    Product-type

    skis

  • ATOMIC

    Hawx Ultra 130

    $850.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    The Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 is the lightest alpine ski boot we’ve ever made. Bringing legendary Hawx feel to skiers with narrower feet, with Memory Fit for a perfect personal fit in minutes. Our radical Progressive Shell adds reinforcement in key zones but reduces wall thickness overall to cut weight by 25% for the best combination of snowfeel and power ever felt in an all-mountain boot.
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    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    ATOMIC

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    130

    Last

    98

    Features

    True Flex ‰Û¢ Progressive Shell ‰Û¢ Energy Backbone ‰Û¢ Memory Fit ‰Û¢ Power Shift ‰Û¢ Grilamid Cuff / PU Shell ‰Û¢ Memory Fit 3D Platinum Liner with 3M Thinsula- teTM

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    Brand Catalog

  • ATOMIC

    Hawx Ultra 130 XTD

    $950.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    Spoiler alert: The Atomic Hawx Ultra 130 XTD is not just a “Hawx Ultra 130 with a hike mode.”‰ While Atomic’s new freeride touring boot does borrow traits like Memory Fit and a 98-millimeter last from its resort-bound brethren, at 1420 grams each, it’s the lightest boot in its category and offers more power than a lot of the competition.

    The XTD’s Free/Lock 2.0 hike mechanism spans a relatively long distance between the boot’s upper cuff and lower shell, which is where the boot’s generous 54-degree range-of-motion comes from. I was immediately skeptical of the words “Frictionless Pivot‰” written on the boots, but the XTD’s ease of ankle flection on the skin track is as good as it gets, especially for a boot modeled after the four-buckle, overlap resort category.

    Atomic’s incorporation of an Energy Backbone (stiffer plastic) and an interior spoiler in the Hawx Ultra 130 XTD’s construction creates a truly progressive rigidity that is seldom achieved in boots with touring capabilities. The one drawback is the liner. It’s machine washable, but it lacks structural integrity and is likely best replaced with an aftermarket option such as an Intuition. —Alex Buecking

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    ATOMIC

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    130

    Last

    98

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Ski Boots with a Walk Mode

    Product-type

    ski boots

  • ATOMIC

    Hawx Ultra XTD 110 W

    $850.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    The line between all-mountain skiing and freeride touring has been blurring for a while now, and we’ve created the first ever boot to excel in both. A top performer with no compromise: it brings you the legendary feel and skiing power and all-mountain capability of Hawx with the epic natural movement of Backland. a women-specific cuff height and shape, and a breathable, washable liner. Viva la revolution!

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    ATOMIC

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    110

    Last

    98

    Gender

    Women’s

    Features

    98mm narrow fit ‰Û¢ Memory Fit ‰Û¢ Free/Lock 2.0 ‰Û¢ Frictionless Pivot ‰Û¢ Memory Fit 3D Platinum Light Liner ‰Û¢ Skywalk WTR Sole ‰Û¢ Dynafit Certified Tech Inserts

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    Brand Catalog

  • ATOMIC

    Hawx Ultra XTD 110 W

    $850.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    The Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD is the quintessential touring boot, light and efficient with equally impressive performance on the uphill and downhill exactly what you’d expect the love child of Atomic’s Hawx Ultra (alpine) and Backland (touring) boots to look like. True to form, it weighs in at 1,320 grams with an expansive 54-degree range of motion.

    The Grilamid shell and cuff are reinforced for stiffness and performance, but otherwise, the boot’s minimalist design keeps weight down. Four ALU buckles combine with an overlap design for a secure fit and plenty of power transfer through heavy, cruddy spring snowmaking it equally impressive that they’re so light.

    The energy backbone (at the rear of the cuff) helps with power transfer and keeps energy moving consistently from your leg to boot and beyond. Bonus points for comfort (post-ski, or in transit) thanks to a rockered rubber sole, and the washable liner is a total perk we never knew we needed and won’t ever be able to live without. Though at times we wished for a beefier liner that kept its shape and brought a bit more stiffness to the table.
    —Crystal Sagan
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    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    ATOMIC

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    110

    Last

    98

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Ski Boots for Women

    Product-type

    ski boots

  • ATOMIC

    Hawx Ultra XTD 110 W

    $850.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    The Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD is the quintessential touring boot, light and efficient with equally impressive performance on the uphill and downhill exactly what you’d expect the love child of Atomic’s Hawx Ultra (alpine) and Backland (touring) boots to look like. True to form, it weighs in at 1,320 grams with an expansive 54-degree range of motion.

    The Grilamid shell and cuff are reinforced for stiffness and performance, but otherwise the boot’s minimalist design keeps weight down. Four ALU buckles combine with an overlap design for a secure fit and plenty of power transfer through heavy, cruddy spring snowmaking it equally impressive that they’re so light.

    The energy backbone (at the rear of the cuff) helps with power transfer and keeps energy moving consistently from your leg to boot and beyond. Bonus points for comfort (post-ski, or in transit) thanks to a rockered rubber sole, and the washable liner is a total perk we never knew we neededand won’t ever be able to live without. Though at times we wished for a beefier liner that kept its shape and brought a bit more stiffness to the table.
    —Crystal Sagan

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    ATOMIC

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    110

    Last

    98

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Ski Boots with a Walk Mode

    Product-type

    ski boots

  • ATOMIC

    Hawx Ultra XTD 130

    $950.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    Your next charging backcountry mission. your next ripping day in bounds. Your next boot – the Hawx Ultra XTD. Built with the DNA of Legendary Hawx feel and the backcountry capabilities of Backland creating a hard charging backcountry free ride boot. All Mountains – One Boot with Ultra XTD

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    ATOMIC

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    130

    Last

    98

    Features

    98mm narrow fit ‰Û¢ Memory Fit ‰Û¢ Free/Lock 2.0 ‰Û¢ Frictionless Pivot ‰Û¢ Memory Fit 3D Platinum Light Liner ‰Û¢ Skywalk WTR Sole ‰Û¢ Dynafit Certified Tech Inserts

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    Brand Catalog