The Backland Pure is Atomic’s lightest ski binding built for backcountry touring rando racing and ski mountaineering. It boasts a surprising list of features for only weighing ten ounces including a step-in aid at the tech toe piece that eases clipping in. The hike-and-ride switch initiates quick-and-easy transitions from walk mode to ski mode. Being the lightest the Backland Pure has a brakeless construction with an included leash for security. It is compatible with crampons if you want to explore more mountainous sides of the backcountry.