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Miha
  Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 08:24 am


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My top-of-the-line and quite expensive Baffin boots did a number on me. And I noticed it heading out. Still went fishing, spent several hours with wet feet and got skunked. But that's beside the point. The point is: what to buy to replace the boots? I was always recommending Baffin when asked, but now I kind of lost confidence in the company. Any alternatives?

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avgefisherman
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 08:47 am


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Hi Miha replace those with Baffin Titan they are a full rubber boot and rated for

-100 . I have a pair. They come in black or Green great for ice fishing and when it's slushy out there like a day like today. That's my suggestion...

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Miha
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 08:54 am


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QUOTE (avgefisherman @ Jan 12, 2018 - 08:47 am)
replace those with Baffin Titan they are a full rubber boot and rated for

-100 . I have a pair. They come in black or Green great for ice fishing and when it's slushy out there like a day like today. That's my suggestion...

Yep, this is an option, thanks. Though I'd rather have something a bit lighter. I walk a lot

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avgefisherman
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 08:56 am


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They are not too bad to walk in as I walk myself at least they are 100% water proof. I also have Sorels for dry days but they aren't 100% water proof...

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 08:57 am


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I got a pair of Baffin fort mac's or Mac's. They are rubberized, rated for -60 and pretty comfy. A recommendation would be to contact Baffin and see if they'll warranty the boots as a defect.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 08:57 am


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Cabelas has them on sale now ,

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 08:58 am


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I use the Baffin Ice Bears my self.

Here is a link,

https://workauthority.ca/collections/mens-f...e-bear-5157-672

They are a great boot, not too heavy to walk in. You will never get wet feet because they are rubber. They are rated for -50C but who goes out at that temp anyways? I put a pair of decent insoles in mine for walking and they feel great. They are not the cheapest boot out there but you will never have to buy another pair and you will always have dry feet. I just wear a decent pair of wool socks with mine and almost never get cold feet unless I am sitting around doing nothing for too long but that will happen with any boot you have. It's pretty simple solution, if you get cold then get up and get the blood flowing and you will be warm again.

Hope this helps, there are endless options out there for boots, this is just what I use and it works for me.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 09:03 am


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NATS... Super light weight and warm... The only problem is the liner only lasts 2 seasons before losing it loft.

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kingphoenix
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 09:13 am


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+1 For Baffin Titans, my feet are warm and dry all the time. I walk, they are heavy but dont think its really a big deal.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 09:35 am


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QUOTE (kingphoenix @ Jan 12, 2018 - 10:13 am)
+1 For Baffin Titans, my feet are warm and dry all the time. I walk, they are heavy but dont think its really a big deal.

Yup!!

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Miha
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 09:40 am


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Thanks, folks. I was hopping to change from Baffin for the understandable reason, but it seems like I'm stuck with them

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anoneil
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 09:55 am


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I wear Muck Artic pros. not sure of the rating but ive never had cold feet and they are rubber as well.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 10:42 am


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Muck Wetland, rubber bottom, neoprene top. Light and very comfortable, you can walk all day no problem.
When it's really cold you start feeling it, so this season I got battery heated insoles, haven't tried them yet.

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miro
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 10:46 am


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Why don't you try contacting them send a few pics and express your concerns. I believe there based out of stony creek. Who knows they might send you a new pair.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 10:48 am


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I run Cofra Boots from tsc.

Rated to -50C, usually have sweaty feet when I get in from fishing.

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