Why we chose the Atomic Backland Helmet: Versatile, lightweight, protective
Sizes: 51-55, 55-59 and 59-63
From the Backland skis to the fantastic Backland boot lineup, Atomic have clearly brought over their world-cup winning designs and applied them to the ski touring market with great success. Now, for the 2022 season, they’ve brought this success to the ski touring helmet category with the Backland Helmet.
Arguably the most interesting thing to mention about a helmet is, of course, the layers between your head and the hard outer shell – essentially the stuff that keeps your noggin’ safe when you find yourself hitting icy snow at 50 km/h. In this case, it’s Atomic’s AMID construction that makes up this layer.
AMID is essentially Atomic’s impact protection (Atomic Multi-directional Impact Deflector) – a dual-density foam that, Atomic claims, provides up to 40% higher impact protection above industry-wide safety standards.
This level of protection means that the Backland Helmet is able to offer multi-norm certification, meaning it meets skiing, climbing and cycling standards. Why’s this useful? Well perhaps you’re the kind of person who enjoys a multi-sport day, or even a cycle up to the snowline (we’re looking at you, Scottish skiers). Whatever you’re up to on rock, bike, or skis, the helmet will have you covered.