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Miha
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 10:50 am


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QUOTE (miro @ Jan 12, 2018 - 10:46 am)
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.

I did. Left a message on their answering machine. For some reason there is no way to contact them via their website. There is a page, but there is no form on the page
https://www.baffin.com/contact-us-a/266.htm

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 02:14 pm


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Just found a boot at tsc,absolute canada name,working great around the house.cheap ,at 60 bucks it was worth a shot.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 02:33 pm


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QUOTE (Miha @ Jan 12, 2018 - 09:40 am)
I was hopping to change from Baffin for the understandable reason, but it seems like I'm stuck with them

Just because a product failed, doesn't mean all the rest of their products are going to fail...

I see this so often when someone bought Car Brand "X" and they'll never buy Car Brand "X" again because a plastic piece broke, or a power steering pump broke, etc...

There is human involvement in almost all aspects of manufacturing and when there's humans involved then there is potential for error.

The important thing is what does the company do to make it right. Or did you have the boots for a LONG time and is it expected wear and tear?

This past spring I bought a pair of Salomon hiking boots for backpacking trips and some stitching gave out. I sent an email to their warranty department, was asked for a couple of photos of the boots and the problem and less than a week later I had a new pair of boots arrive at my doorstep! I don't EXPECT this pair to fail, just because the first pair failed.

Now, if you buy another pair of Baffins and have the exact same issue, then perhaps you can start to blame the company for lack of QC... (although it could be a poor design in the first place). When's there's an established pattern of failure, that's when I think it is fair for someone to decide they want to steer away from a certain brand.

Typically with rubber soled boots with upholstered uppers like you've shown, the connection between the two is the likely place for failure.

And I'm not just saying all this because I have a pair of Baffin Titans and love them for Ice Fishing... (nor do I work for Baffin )

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 02:38 pm


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QUOTE (miro @ Jan 12, 2018 - 10:46 am)
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.

This.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 02:50 pm


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Hi, I have a contact for baffin (direct email). PM me & I'll send you her contact info.

In regards to the boots of choice (getting back to your post),,
I own a pair of Kamick Mamooth Boots. Their not as high as the titans (if I'm not mistaken) which I found a bit easier to walk with.

Rated -70
Rubber throughout, lightweight & pretty comfy, going in 2nd year with them and no complaints. They go on sale at CT and I got mine for $70.00 last year.

In regards to pack boots, I did buy a pair of Baffins this season.
Snow Monsters.-70 rated.. Nice boots, but the size 11 was too big and the 10 was too small. Returned them.

Sticking with my Mamooths for now.
Strapped on some cleats & yesterday's conditions were no match for my boots !

Still didn't catch any fish however,,but as mentioned,,,"that's besides the point"



If you're still looking to get hold of Baffin, Pm me.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 03:13 pm


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$100 Red Heads from Bass Pro.

600d thinsulate, never get a soaker, can still change gears on the quad

One downfall, you can get a little sweaty in there they donít breathe all that great

I just pack extra socks

Blake

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Tim Anderson
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 04:00 pm


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Slushy day nats rubber boots rated for -90 and lighter then my running shoes
Snowy day or anyother ice fishing day gks camo ones(they come in black or camo camo is 10 bucks more ) rated for -110 i believe and just as light as the nats.
Had baffins sorels and liked them. Found my feet were sweaty and legs tired from walking in then. Nats and gks no sweaty feet and dont know they are on.

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Andy14
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 04:12 pm


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Any solid, tall rubber boot with a really good liner.....never, ever get wet.....it's the best when you are over reaming your augered hole and getting water everywhere.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 04:27 pm


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also have baffin titans paired with kahtoola ice spikes, ice, snow, no problem

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 04:37 pm


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whatever boots you get don't overlook putting studs in them for the ice. I did it this year and it's the best thing I ever did for traction. 3/8 inch hex screws from home depot are what I used with Shoe Goop on the threads to lock them in. They haven't come out and I don't even think about slipping anymore.
you do have to wait 48-72 hours after installing the screws for the Goop to dry. I think others who've had problems with screws coming out probably didn't wait long enough for the Goop to set.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 04:58 pm


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Army surplus you can buy MICKEY MOUSE boots they are great,thats what I wear...

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 05:54 pm


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There's a thread on the northern lakes called "best boots"

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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 06:12 pm


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lol totally read "boats for ice fishing" and thought frig there must be a lot of water on top of the ice right now

On a positive note.... I know what boots to buy now

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Alphaalpha
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 06:36 pm


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NATS. So light and warm. Itís unbelievable how lightweight they are.

Cheers,

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burnzy1945
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 06:49 pm


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Completely satisfied with my Baffin Titans.
Fourth season, well used.
The ability to remove the liner for quick overnight drying beside the wood stove at a hunt camp has come in handy.
Walking like the Michelin man is hip, right?

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