Who should buy the Baffin Borealis

Outdoorsy individuals seeking an ideal pair of winter trail boots will be pleased with the pros of the Baffin Borealis. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that is designed to overcome wintry hikes by providing comfort and safety.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that yields sufficient insulation and cushioning underfoot.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that is slip-resistant, enhancing performance outdoors.

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Provides excellent traction on all most types of terrain

This waterproof winter boot from Baffin employs a Polar Rubber outsole. This unit yields traction on almost all types of terrain. The central lugs render multidirectional grip, especially when tackling icy and snowy surfaces. 

Baffin Borealis outsole

Excellent stability

The studs at the sole’s perimeter give a decent amount of stability.

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Reflective and insulated

The exterior shell of this Borealis boot carries a reflective liner that aids in insulation and provides a decent amount of arch support. 

Baffin Borealis midsole

Comfortable and supportive cushioning

On the other hand, the inner bootie uses a bi-density midsole paired with an antimicrobial insole for extra comfort and support. 

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The Baffin Borealis hiking boot has an abrasion-resistant external TPU shell. It is a watertight material that has a gusseted tongue to amplify its protection against the intrusion of wet elements.

Baffin Borealis upper

Provides all-day comfort

The body-heat moldable Ultralite system allows its removable inner boot to provide all-day comfort. An elastic band at the midfoot helps secure the foot in place. Also, its heel area is reinforced for added durability. 

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Front-lace fastening closure system

This Baffin product has a front-lace fastening closure system. It includes a locking hook near the ankle that helps eliminate heel lift, preventing blisters. There is a Velcro strap at the back of the boot that locks the inner and outer boot together. 

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Easy to wear

Lastly, a pull tab situated at the top of the tongue assists in on and off. It can also be used even with gloved hands.

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Nice to know

  • The temperature rating of this Baffin winter boot ranges from five degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) to 30 degrees below zero Celsius (22 degrees Fahrenheit).

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 1021g
Use: Snow, Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Insulated, Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Baffin

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.