Atomic is expanding their tech touring boot horizons this season, and we like what we see. Atomic dove in to the race/sub 1 kilo boot category with the new Backland Ultimate. The Ultimate has a grilamid lower cuff matched with a light and stiff carbon upper cuff. The walk/ski mechanism is a sleek and simple one throw system. Cables pull from either side of the lever across the shin and are adjustable by the velcro strap they attach to. The result is an even pull with a decent amount of cinching material in front of the shin.
When it comes to walking, the Ultimate has a friction free pivot cuff and more range of motion in your ankle at 80 degrees. We are big fans of the washability of Atomic's liners, and this will come in extra handy for the extra level of stank that you generally find in race boots. Those liners are also heat moldable to keep the feet and ankle comfy on big days. The 750 gram weight beats all other options in this price range.
|Material||Grilamid w/ Memory Fit, Carbon spine|
|Forward Lean||10, 18 degrees|
|Sole||Skywalk Rubber Sole|
|Buckles||1 Buckle with Strap|
|Manufactuer Warranty||2 years|