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    A winter essential.

    Whether your breaking trail out to the wood pile or digging your car out of a snowbank, you'll be glad you're wearing the Sorel Men's Caribou Boot. Comfort rated to -40F and completely waterproof, the Caribou Boot is built with a full-grain leather upper that is attached to a vulcanized rubber bottom to repel cold and snow. Metal shanks across the heel and ball of your foot give you sturdy footing whether you're navigating icy streets in the Northeast or exploring high and cold mountain towns in Colorado. The Caribou Boot comes with a 9mm ThermoPlus felt liner that is removable, so you can take it out and dry it so it's good to go the next day.

    • A winter-ready boot built for snowy streets and trails
    • Waterproof leather upper with rubber lower shell
    • Removable felt liner with Sherpa Pile snow cuff
    • Secure lace closure with sturdy metal rings
    • AeroTrac sole grips to icy and snowy surfaces
    • Sorel comfort rates this boot to -40F
    • Item #SRL0001

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    [upper] waterproof nubuck leather, [lower] vulcanized rubber
    Insulation
    ThermoPlus, [snow cuff] Sherpa Pile
    Removable Liner
    yes
    Temperature Rating
    -40 F
    Closure
    lace
    Midsole
    2.5mm bonded felt frost plug
    Sole
    vulcanized Sorel Aero-Trac rubber
    Shaft Height
    9 in
    Claimed Weight
    [single, size 6] 1 lb 2 oz
    Recommended Use
    casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Clunky boots with major durability issue

    • Fit: Runs large

    Total junk. I will not buy another Sorel product. Vulcanized rubber blew out during second winter of light use. Sorel's attitude was pretty much, "too bad, item out of warranty." Don's waste you money.

    Clunky boots with major durability issue

    Runs Large, Great Boot.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 10

    Make sure to go down a size as these run big, unless you plan to wear really thick socks. These are a classic and you can't go wrong. Can take a beating and will keep your feet warm.

    Warm feet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 12

    My feet have never been warmer. After being in Utah for 1.5 years now, I decided it was time to get some real snow shoes and spare my feet from the snow that would get inside my low-cut hiking boots. These are extremely comfortable and very warm. I wear a size 12-12.5 and the size 12 boot is a little roomy but not too big.

    Great boots! Love them!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    I bought these boots for various activities in snow and cold weather (shoveling, sledding, hiking) and they have been awesome. Super warm and dry. They fit pretty big. I ended up exchanging for a full size smaller than normal. Backcountry customer service was very quick and accurate in dealing with my exchange. I will definitely shop from them again.

    Heavy and runs big

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large

    These boots are VERY heavy and run much bigger than a standard shoe size. I purchased for my husband who commutes via train and walking about 2 miles every day. Too bulky for the commuter but probably a nice boot for someone running a chair lift!

    Durable

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I gave these as a gift to my father who lives in New England, and the biter cold winters are brutal there, and he loves how warm and durable they are. Sorel is a great brand with durability while at the same time being stylish.

    Foot apres all day

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 12

    If you're looking for some big-ol snow boots that'll keep your toes wiggling warm and your feet dry as a globally warmed desert, these are for you.

    Snowy parks, icy driveway shoveling, hanging out outside in freezing temps = win for these ones.

    They run a little big, but I still got my size (12) so that I have a little extra room for thick socks and easy on/off.

    Cozy + Big

      Got these for my bf and he seems to like them. Tried to get him to order a full size down but we went a conservative half size down instead - they still feel a little big, even with wool socks (though this doesn't bother him; if it were me I would have exchanged for the smaller size). He says they are super cozy. We trudged through snow today and his feet stayed dry and warm. Overall, a keeper, but as other reviewers have said, order a full size down - seriously!

      Classic

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      The classics are classic for a reason. When it's wet and cold you want something that slips on easy, keeps the snow out and stays warm and dry. They are a bit bulky, but it's an easy trade off for warmth. If it snows where you live, these boots are a great choice.

      Warmest Boots

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 8

      I tried on these before I ordered them, and figured that the size of my normal shoe would work out. When I received them, they were huge! I Got a full size smaller do to the fact that they pack out a little bit. I'm glad I did. I ended up with my size 8s and they fit perfectly. Using my Smartwool ski socks and these boots were a perfect combination to tromp through the heavy snows this last winter. In sub-zero temperatures, my feet felt no chill at all. I highly reccomend snagging these bad boys for winter.

      Great Boots

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 9.5

      After hearing all the accolades about these boots, i finally broke down and bought a pair. Everything I heard from everyone was correct (keep in mind that I work with people who know what they are talking about)! These boots are great. They feel a little bulky on my feet, but do not feel heavy. They are very warn and very comfortable. Five stars form me!

      Solid Winter Boot

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 10

      They are pretty heavy and will make your feet look 2 sizes too big, but a small price to pay to have your feet warm and dry in the snow. I sized down a half size and they fit good.

      Great boots

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Size Bought: 9

      I bought these boots as a gift for my boyfriend who is always jealous of my Sorels and warm dry feet as a result. He loves them! We live in Breck, Colorado so solid winter gear is a must. These boots definitely run big. He usually wears a 9.5-10. I ordered a 9 and they fit great. They definitely make your feet look huge but isn't that an okay sacrifice to have warm feet on the coldest days?! We definitely recommend them!

      Tried by a Snowmaker

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Size 10

      I have had these boots for a few years. The year I got them I wore them snow making at a ski resort. I spent 5 nights a week in these boots, from dusk to dawn. They are warm and my feet were never once cold. Also the construction is top notch. As I mentioned I wore these boots all winter long and continue to use them and they haven't worn out or begun to fall apart. The things I didn't like about these boots where the weight and waterproof - ness. These boots are HEAVY and if you spend a long time in them your legs will be exhausted. As for the "waterproofing," it doesn't exist. I even water proofed these boots and that didn't help. The nice thing is the liners are removable and you can easily dry them out. Over all they are an okay boot but certainly not the best.

      Classic + dependable + warm

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large

      In my humble opinion, these boots are pretty much the gold standard by which all around winter boots should be measured. They are incredibly warm and comfortable. Given how warm they are, they are still reasonably light although bulky. I've worn these boots around base camp on a glacier in the Alaska Range and through midtown Manhattan during a blizzard...they can really take you just about anywhere that a non-technical boot is appropriate. The removable liner is a big plus for drying and/or cleaning the boots.

      I'd recommend sizing down a half size, maybe even a full size, depending on how thick or thin you like your winter socks.

      Great Winter Boots!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 10

      Excellent boots for cold temps, snow and icy conditions. They fit slightly larger than your normal shoe size but this is a good spec for an extra pair of socks or thicker winter socks, although the boots liners will keep your feet very warm. I recommend these boots and this is a great price!! Also shipping was very fast and Back Country's communication is great!

      POS

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large

      The Canadian boots were great, but these Chinese versions SUCK BAD. Don't waste your $. The rubber will crack before the warranty expires, so save your receipt. I just ordered a pair of White's pac boots because I work in the snow and run sled dogs as a hobby and I hate having wet feet.

      Do you have these boots for women? Thanks.

      How true is it that the older Made in...

      How true is it that the older Made in Canada version was great and the new Made in China version is stinky?

      It must be true. I bought a pair of the Canadian version over 15 years ago. It's the only snow boot I've owned since then. I live in East Idaho where we have plenty of snow to go around. I've used them for everything from camping with boy scouts, sledding with my kids, and snowmobiling in mountains over 10,000 ft. Best winter boot I've ever owned. Too bad the Chinese have ruined them.

      It must be true. I bought a pair of the Canadian version over 15 years ago. It's the only snow boot I've owned since then. I live  in East Idaho where we have plenty of snow to go around.  I've used them for everything from camping with boy scouts, sledding with my kids, and snowmobiling in mountains over 10,000 ft.  Best winter boot I've ever owned.  Too bad the Chinese have ruined them.
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      Ive seen this boot with a safety toe (steel...

      Ive seen this boot with a safety toe (steel cap) is it possible to still get these and where from? Specially for an australian!
      Thanks

      Hi, I normally wear a 10.5 4E in all shoes...

      Hi,
      I normally wear a 10.5 4E in all shoes and boots. What size would you recomend in the Sorel?

      Thanks,

      Stu

      whats the difference between the wool...

      whats the difference between the wool caribou and just the original? is the entire liner made of wool and the other is thinner?

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      whats the difference between the wool...

      whats the difference between the wool caribou and just the original? is the entire liner made of wool and the other is thinner?

      What sorel is best suited for horse...

      What sorel is best suited for horse backriding and keeping feet warm and dry?

      Unanswered Question

      I've heard of recent quality issues since...

      I've heard of recent quality issues since these boots started being made overseas, are there still leaking and durability problems?

      I am just about to buy caribou boots for...

      I am just about to buy caribou boots for myself and i'm wondering how much the liners will widen. Because: whereas the boots are pretty big, the liners are rather snug. Do you were liners AND thick socks or either or?

      Thanks!!

      Heyyy :) I was thinking of purchasing these...

      Heyyy :) I was thinking of purchasing these and wanted to ask if these are good for hiking?

      Hi, Is it able to ship this boots to...

      Hi, Is it able to ship this boots to Germany? And how much will it cost?

      Thank´s

      Zoran Miskovic

      i just ordered yesterday from holland, and i expect my shoes to come in on monday morning, i am very happy with the service so far, i can track where my boots are on the internet on the ups website, whom backcountry is using for the shipping, i payed around 70 us dollars for the shipment, so the total price will be inclusive shipping around 180 us doller, around 135 euro , which is cheaper then in holland, (although they are sold out in holland and according to the shops they will not receive anymore shoes this year and foreseeable future) so i can strongly recomend to order online, although i have to say i havent received them yet and i dont know how much my importduties going to be -if any_ but so far so good

      i just ordered yesterday from holland, and i expect my shoes to come in on monday morning, i am very happy with the service so far, i can track where my boots are on the internet on the ups website, whom backcountry is using for the shipping, i payed around 70 us dollars for the shipment, so the total price will be inclusive shipping around 180 us doller, around 135 euro , which is cheaper then in holland, (although they are sold out in holland and according to the shops they will not receive anymore shoes this year and foreseeable future) so i can strongly recomend to order online, although i have to say i havent received them yet and i dont know how much my importduties going to be -if any_ but so far so good

      i just ordered yesterday from holland, and i expect my shoes to come in on monday morning, i am very happy with the service so far, i can track where my boots are on the internet on the ups website, whom backcountry is using for the shipping, i payed around 70 us dollars for the shipment, so the total price will be inclusive shipping around 180 us doller, around 135 euro , which is cheaper then in holland, (although they are sold out in holland and according to the shops they will not receive anymore shoes this year and foreseeable future) so i can strongly recomend to order online, although i have to say i havent received them yet and i dont know how much my importduties going to be -if any_ but so far so good

      I was reading reviews for this item on...

      I was reading reviews for this item on REI. The majority of reviewers claim this boot is different from the sorel boot of yesteryear. Most reviewers claim the boot is not waterproof and the sole is not properly attached to the upper section of the boot. The reviews here seem to be unanimous. I'm confused

      The issue is that there is Caribou and Caribou II. Apparently (and I don't know this for sure), Columbia brought Sorel, and they royally screwed it up. The old Sorel Caribou is what you want. there is a post on the net about a snowmobile rental business that bought 100 pairs to rent out--the owner claimed nearly *ALL* developed cracks and leaks in one season. Maybe bad batch.. but it does seem the Caribou II is to blame.

      i want to buy these for christmas and want...

      i want to buy these for christmas and want to know what your return policy would be if who im buying them for does not like them or they dont fit
      they would not be getting these until after christmas for that is when we celebrate ours thank- you

      Howdy, Going to buy a pair for the hockey...

      Howdy,

      Going to buy a pair for the hockey rink. I wear a 10 - 10.5 in sneakers and shoes. Should I buy a 10?

      do these work with crampons?

      do these work with crampons?

      No. While you can wear snowshoes with this, you definitely should not try and wear crampons, there isn't anyway for them to be anchored to the boot. Also this boot itself while fine for trekking through the snow is not designed to be used in a "mountaineering" environment, not nearly enough support.

      Are these boots ASTM F2413-05 M/I/C/75 EH...

      Are these boots ASTM F2413-05 M/I/C/75 EH Rated? I'm an electric utility worker and need to qualify these boots for reimbursment.

      I have a pair of Sorel Caribou boots that...

      I have a pair of Sorel Caribou boots that I have owned for over 30 years. Unfortunately, the time has come to replace the liners and I am having difficulty finding the right liner to fit this boot. Can anyone provide a suggestion on which liner to replace the old one with? The ones on the Sorel site seem to be very different from the ones that came with the boot many years ago.

      Thanks,

      Dave

      What about people that are a solid size?...

      What about people that are a solid size? I'm exactly an 11. I've never worn a 10.5 and an 11.5 is always too big. Do I really go down a full size to 10?