My girlfriends got into uphilling at Buttermilk resort and I decided I would finally bite the bullet for an uphill setup, and I got the Backland Expert Women's boot. These boots are so light they feel like hiking shoes!! When i'm walking around the flex goes really far and I can slide uphill really nice on my skis. The fit is comfortable, and we had to heat mold the liner which gave me some more room, and with the footbeds we put in they are perfect. I like the lever in the back that flips because it's easy to switch from walk to ski. They aren't the stiffest boots for the downhill, so I think they're best for beginner to intermediate users. Overall, I've been really happy with them!