There's a new sheriff in Skitouringtown and it's called the Atomic Backland Carbon. In the fast-and-light category (not including pure randonnée race boots) the Backland Carbons are among the very lightest, have the best range of cuff motion, and feature a unique heat moldable Memory Fit shell that works well with wider and higher volume feet. If you've thought about boots in this category before, but your feet simply couldn't take the pain, you owe it to yourself to check out a pair of these. But wait, there's more. The Backland Carbon also has a new Cross Lace system that distributes pressure evenly over the top of your foot without crushing your instep, Igus polymer frictionless pivots in the cuff rivets, a Quick Click tongue that comes out in seconds for touring, and a washable, breathable Ultralon™ foam liner. If you're the kind of skier constantly looking to ski bigger lines further from the trailhead, the Atomic Backland Carbon Ski Boots are your next boot.