Who should buy the Baffin Zone
Despite the drawbacks reported, the Baffin Zone still provided an excellent outdoor performance. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking boot that provides comfort and protection through their winter hikes.
- Prefer a hiking boot that is equipped with a waterproof-slash-breathable membrane inside to optimize protection against the elements.
- Prefer a hiking boot that can keep the insole fresh and renders lasting grip even at cold temperatures.
Excellent traction especially on ice
This snow boot comes with a Polar Rubber outsole that is designed to perform under very low temperatures without losing traction. The compound used in formulating this unit grants a softer rubber than traditional soles that maximizes its grip on ice.
Provide stability over rugged surfaces
Each lug is widely spaced to prevent snow and mud from building up. The aggressive studs found at the perimeter grant a decent amount of stability over rugged surfaces.
Supportive and comfortable cushioning
Underfoot, the Baffin Zone employs Tendon Guard with EVA midsole. Thanks to its characteristics, users are granted a supportive and comfortable ride.
A TPU plate renders rigidity and protects the foot against sharp trail objects. A removable, stabilizing antimicrobial insole cradles the foot and promotes freshness.
Waterproof and breathable
The Baffin Zone winter boot uses a hard-wearing soft shell synthetic upper. Inside, it has a form-fitting liner that comfortably hugs the foot. Its interior has a watertight bootie construction, meaning a waterproof and breathable membrane is integrated between the lining and the outer material.
This feature helps keep the feet dry and protected against the elements while allowing internal moisture to evaporate. Enhanced comfort comes from its plush tongue and collar.
Amplifies abrasion resistance and durability
Providing protection against outdoor obstacles is the boot’s extended toe rand. Visible in the midfoot area is a reinforcement that amplifies abrasion resistance and durability.
Easy to wear
Pull tabs are attached at the top of the tongue and at the back of the boot that assists owners in donning and doffing. The closure system includes webbing loops and speed hooks.