Prepare for Impact.
- Item #BAF0014
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 12
I am not impressed on the way the boots kept my feet warm. They did not even keep them warm at all. Overall, was excited to get these boots but after using them this year, disappointed.
Better than Expected
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 10.5 US
When purchasing these, I knew they would be big & beefy but when I opened them up they were much bigger than expected. Personally I'm all about it. I feel like the tread and support of the boot will be excellent in snow and tough uneven terrain. Unfortunately they are not 100% water proof but I think if they were, they may be too stiff and not as comfortable. So far I've been in at least 36" of snow and they're great! The pull cord at the top stays nice and tight to keep snow out of the boot, which is wonderful because before they arrived I thought that maybe I would be able to pull my pants/jeans over the boot for extra security but the boot is far to big for that. So like I said, luckily the pull cord at the top works very well.
Baffin Impact Snow Boot - Men's
Perfect for deep snow.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I live in Minnesota, and these boots have been great for keeping my feet warm. The pull string on the top is perfect for keeping the snow out, even though it's probably not even needed since the boots go up to my knees. The buckles are something that I had searched for because they are much easier for getting them on and off, especially when the fingers get cold. They are a little bulky for walking on the sidewalk, or the first snow, but if you plan on finding your own way in the winter, then you're going to want these boots.
Would be 5 stars except they let in some water when I was standing in about 6 inches of water. Otherwise, my feet stayed warm and comfy in zero degree temps on a multiday snowmobile mission. Big but no issues walking. Easy to put on and take off. Love the buckles
Baffin Evolution Boots
I have a problem with my feet always being cold, and a co worker told me about this company.
I bought the Baffin Evolution. and today the temp is 10 degrees and I went and snowblowed the driveway and sidewalks and my feet were hot! now I don't think I will ever see the max of -94 degrees as a test, but I love the comfort and fit. do order 1 size larger than your street shoe, I hope this will be the last boot I will ever need for warm feet! Love them!...now to test them Ice Fishing!!! I can't wait!
Best Snow Boot Going !
I spend alot of time outdoors, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and these boots are the best by far I have ever worn. When you slide your feet into the Baffin Boot, you'll never wear another boot, my feet were warm and dry all day sitting on the ice, they advertise good for -172 deg. with normal socks, I bought 1/2 size larger than my normal size and the fit was perfect, like a slipper, Very nice boot, easy to step into and very comfortable. It just doesn't get better than this.
This is 2008 model
Note this is the 2008 version. the outer over the toe, the shaft composition, and the sole (at least) have changed in the 2009 model. The 2009 model is also cheaper (~$145 on Zappo's). Also, look into the Musher from Baffin, similar design but with adjustable straps wrapping over the heel also.
I saw these boots at Sportsmans Warehouse for $149 and a couple other places cheaper than $149.
At these cheaper places they also ship overnight for free and free shipping to Alaska & Hawaii (might take a few extra days though)
I just wish Backcountry would ship free to AK & HI but maybe for a $100 min. I guess it's ok if Backcountry doesn't want the market because we know where to go for good winter gear without paying shipping and the sale price is usually the same or $5 difference which shipping will be more than $5.
Make sure you shop around. I still love the gear backcountry has.
Excellent construction, extremely warm
I bought these boots since a pair of boots with 600 gram Thinsulate Ultra insulation were not keeping my toes sufficiently warm. I tend to be outdoors for activities such as shopping, snow removal, and other similar activities. There is no comparison in my view - these boots are far warmer. They ought to be since Baffin rates them for -148 degrees F or -100 degrees C.
These boots are outstanding. They slip on and off easily. They are sized well - I wear with a light to medium sock. Even though they are medium-width the inner boot adapts to my narrow foot well. The two-buckle fastening system makes for very easy buckling, unbuckling, and adjustment. Pants legs easily fit inside the boot. The soles have a deep tread that provide very good traction. You can drive in them if you're careful despite their width. You do need to exercise some caution to avoid pressing both the brake and accelerator pedals but it is readily done if cautious.
I only have one regret - that I didn't find them sooner.
I have a pair of Baffin's that aren't this model but they are super nice. I live in Montana and I use them when the snow is 2 feet or more, or out icefishing. I read some of the questions, and from my experience I have some input. I would never work in these. They're way too bulky and heavy, and no steel toe. Plus I could see falling or tripping in them if you were carrying something heavy through the snow or on ice. I always end up working in my old Vasque Apex boots with gators for work. I don't know much about working on power lines but I wouldn't reccomend it.
I think that these used to be made in northern Canada, where it gets mighty freezing, but alas, EVERYTHING is now made in china, so that would be my guess now. Makes me shake my head everytime I think about it.
Aside from that, these boots are great and your feet will never get cold, at least mine don't but they're the older kind still made up north. Love old school gear........
good boots for October in the arctic
I used these boots for the month of October in the Alaskan arctic, mainly on barrier islands and sea ice. Temperatures were 0-25 degrees (fahrenheit) and we often had 5-15 mph winds. I was outside, crouching and mostly not moving, for 1-2 hours at a time. My feet did occasionally become cool, but they never became cold to the point of discomfort. These boots possess thick insulation, and a layer of waffled material under the foot, which must help trap warm air.
One note - I wear about a size 9 shoe, and I ordered size 10 boots. When the boots arrived I almost sent them back because they felt so tight; however, after several days of use, the insulation packed out to a surprising degree and the boots now almost feel too large.
Baffin Impact snow boots
these are the best winter boots ever! this is my son's 3rd or 4th year using these boots. He is outside 8 hrs a day x 40 hrs a week & his feet never get cold or wet in upstate New York's frigid winters. They are expensive & he gets 2 pr every year as he is constantly in motion outside, but they are well worth it.
Warm but not for everybody
Very well made. The insert is the thickest and best I've seen. Unfortunately I have a very narrow heel and it with the rest of the back of my legs move quite a bit up and down as I walk in them. They would probably be good for skiing but not for just walking with snowshoes or crampons which is what I would be using them for.
They also leaked severly after only two minutes in six inches of water.
I had to return them and go with Carbela's Trans-Alaska boot.
these are really heavy duty boots, and, therefore, a little bulky compared to some. they are perfect for very cold weather, and not too warm for cool weather, at least for someone with chronically cold feet. they're comfortable and easy to put on, and they look nice. honestly, I can't think of a bad thing to say about them.
set my dad these boots in the Yukon, They hold up well for -30 dog sledding. Easy to put on, they come up high so deep snow doesn't get in. good news is you get a quad workout just tromping around in these bad boys!
Pac-Boots on "Roids" !
These Boots are insanely warm. I have a long drive across the frozen MN Plains, in a drafty old Jeep, with a bad heater, on my commute in to work every night. The Cold Feet, are a fading memory now! And the Price, No One could come even close! Thanks!
I'm very pleased with Baffin's Quality,
They know whats' up, when It comes to Pac-Boots, see for Yourself!
Lake Lillian MN USA
My sweetheart's brand new 18 inch lens Obcession telescope and the coldest winter arrived on the same day.
Nothing could keep him from observing the winter sky on many 11 degree nights.
The fabulous Baffin Boots made it all possible. They are all they say they are and never stopped keeping him warm.
Baffin Snow Boot
The boots were great. I found they ran small and a bit tight in the toe. That problem was corrected by stepping up a full size
Alright, these boots are ridiculously warm. These things would have saved the dinosaurs. I ended up shying away from using them because they are incredibly warm. They're the greatest boot for standing around in freezing temperatures. If you're snowshoeing or anything active you'll find they are too much. They fit a little loose in the heal. If you are in-between sizes, size down! 10.5? Get a 10! Ideal boot for dormant outdoor winter activity. Nobody gets cold feet with these. More hardcore boot than I had realized.
Since they are not water proof, would using Sno-Seal or similar product, work to make them water proof?
they are water proof up to the point where the uppper meets the lower rubber part of the boot. This is pretty common with winter snow boots because your typically not dunking your foot in a river. The only for sure water proof boot you can buy is a rubber rain boot.
Are you going to ever have size 14 mens Baffin wolf winter boots or any waterproof cold weather clasp (no shoe stringed) boots in stock this season?
we do have the baffin wolf winter boot this season in a size 14. The link is
I am a fishing guide that throws a cast net and weather down to 20 degrees. With these boats keep me dry warm and comfortable being on the boat for 8 to 10 hours at a time?
Definitely. I live in Wisconsin and one morning last January it got down to -50F with the windchill. I took my impacts out for a stroll to see how long they would keep my feet warm. About 2 hours later I got bored and walked home.
Are these boot s100% waterproof?
Are these boot s100% waterproof?
Does thiw boot come in a EEE width? If...
Does thiw boot come in a EEE width? If not do you have any boot that is comparible in a triple E width. Need a size 10 triple EEE.
We do not carry wide sizes on the site, sorry Heather!
I'm working full time as a lift operator...
I'm working full time as a lift operator at Mt. Baker this season, and am determined to find a boot that will keep my feet warm and dry! What boot would be the best for this the Baffin Impact, Sorel Caribou, Sorel Glacier, Sorel Trail boot? I have always had a problem with uber cold toes while working on the mountain. Are there any boots out there that are not made in China?
Well, how did you make out last year? I bought Baffin Endurance at the end of last year to replace my old Baffins (bought in 1992 and still have original liner......seem between upper & rubber finally ripped). Baffin still has some of its products made in China but many are made in Canada (Stony Creek, Ontario) and supposedly the rest may be on their way back to being made in Canada. Those that are made in Canada (like mine) are labelled so. http://www.investinhamilton.ca/baffin-boots-helping/
I have a pair of impacts and these things are as badass as winter boots get. I live in Wisconsin and one morning last January it got down to -50F with the windchill. I took my impacts out for a stroll to see how long they would keep my feet warm. About 2 hours later I got bored and walked home. I'm pretty sure they're made in Canada.
HI, I HAVE AN EXTRA WIDE FOOT. DO THESE...
I HAVE AN EXTRA WIDE FOOT. DO THESE RUN LARGE OR SMALL. I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND ANYTHING IN 3E.
Not wide enough for a 3E, hit up Baffin directly, they might be able to help you out.
Would these be good for snow shoeing?...
Would these be good for snow shoeing? Walking longer distances? Kelley G.
Kelley, I think there are better choices available if you plan on covering a lot of ground with these boots.
can you name any suggestions? i was also looking for boots for walking in a deep snow (30 - 60 cm deep) and i was thinking getting baffin impact or endurance.
I am trying to help a friend find winter...
I am trying to help a friend find winter boots... We are in Chicago (the windy city)... In the winter, the wind here can become BRUTAL! He is outdoors on the back of a garbage truck for 8 - 10 hrs a day, & has been unsuccessful in finding warm boots. Will these work?
Hey Michelle, this has nothing to do with your question, but Chicago is actually refereed to the "Windy City", because of it's politics "blow a lot of wind". It also has to do with the Columbian Exposition. Besides Chicago being on a lake, the city it's self doesn't get a significant larger amount of wind than any other city.
To answer your question, yes these boots should work very well for your friend. They will be very warm as well as very durable. The upper is made of 1000D ripstop nylon. To put this in to perspective, down jackets and sleeping bags are usually around 10-40D. D stands for denier which is a measurement of fiber density. Basically, he's not going to rip the fabric, and he will be very warm.
These boots will be perfect for him Michelle. Our winters here in the Windy City are very cold and these boots are for arctic expeditions, so yes, he would do well to own a pair of these. I suggest this model also.
Do you have 8 EEE?
Do Baffin snow boots have steel shanks? ...
Do Baffin snow boots have steel shanks? I can't get through the metal detectors at work wearing boots with steel shanks.
No, nothing of the sort.
How many inches is this boot? I am looking...
How many inches is this boot?
I am looking for 15 to 16 inches.
Write your question here...I am wondering...
Write your question here...I am wondering if you know where I can get a men's size 18 winter boot. I live in a small town in the nwt canada and can't find my son boots. He has been wearing runners for 2 winters now.
Contact White's Boots. They may build him a pair. It could be expensive but worth it.
When will you have these boots available...
When will you have these boots available in US 6.5 mens or 8.0 in ladies? Or can you tell me about a comparable Boot you have in that size?
To get the fastest and most accurate answer for size you should jump on "live chat" and ask those folks. They'll look up if they have any more on order and if they do they can give you an approximate ship date.
where are these boots made? how tall are...
where are these boots made? how tall are they and are they good for walking in deep snow? are they warranted?
They're very good for walking in snow, can't help you with where they're made. They'll go up almost your whole calf. And if you order from Backcountry, it's an unconditional lifetime warranty.
They are manufactured in China.
Would you wear these boots without shoes?...
Would you wear these boots without shoes? I had a pair of insulated boots BillI wore without shoes I really liked them and cannot remember the mfg,
Yes, you wear these without shoes.
what is a good boot to snow shoe with?
what is a good boot to snow shoe with?
These would work fine for snowshoeing. I used Sorel Caribou's for a long time but since have changed over the Kathoola which has their own set-up. Anything warm with a fairly beefy sole should be good.Hope that helps.
Will these boots work for men who work on...
Will these boots work for men who work on power lines? My husband is working where its cold and snowing. Sometimes he has to climb the pole and he wants good snow boots that will keep his feet warm.
I guess the big questions is, does he need boots with a shank in them? If he doesn't these would be great boots. You might also check out the Sorel Caribou. They're pretty bomb proof and warm enough for any conditions.....on this planet anyway.
will these boots work well with snowshoes...
will these boots work well with snowshoes / are these boots snowshoe boots?
These aren't really stiff enough to snowshoe with.
How are these as a hunting boot for sitting...
How are these as a hunting boot for sitting still in a tree stand for extended periods of time in northern Michigan? Warm feet are easily achieved when moving and being active....
I used these boots for the month of October in the Alaskan arctic, mainly on barrier islands and sea ice. Temperatures were 0-25 degrees (fahrenheit) and we often had 5-15 mph winds. I was outside, crouching and mostly not moving, for 1-2 hours at a time. My feet did occasionally become cool, but they never became cold to the point of discomfort. These boots possess thick insulation, and a layer of waffled material under the foot, which must help trap warm air.One note - I wear about a size 9 shoe, and I ordered size 10 boots. When the boots arrived I almost sent them back because they felt so tight; however, after several days of use, the insulation packed out to a surprising degree and the boots now almost feel too large.
I work in a pipeline company,can i use...
I work in a pipeline company,can i use them in my job
Well it's certainly not what they're meant for, but I'm guessing they would probably work out alright. I'm not sure what your average day involves, but they should keep you warm and protected anyways.