Light and strong—Atomic’s Backland Summit 12 BR is designed for dedicated tourers who crave an effortless hike up and reliable performance down. With a simple flick of a ski pole, you can match the boot position to the grade of the slope and reduce uphill exertion. When you reach your secret summit, the unique lock system switches simply from hike mode to ski mode. For the downhill, the AutoFlex System provides a bit of travel between the tow and the heel during the arc of a turn that supports the natural ski flex while increasing absorption. And because they’re built with a high-performance PA material; these touring bindings are both lightweight for the up, yet strong and reliable for the down.