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JustJiggin
Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 06:14 am


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Fellow Hardwater Connoisseurs,

The time to replace my trusty pair of NATS is near. I would love to hear some tales of hardwater triumph and/or failure when it comes to your boot of choice.

I'm sure there are some amazing new products out there since I have shopped last.

Always looking to improve my arsenal of fishing gloves, too. Can't seem to get the absolutely perfect ones yet... There has to be the ideal combination of warmth and dexterity out there somewhere.

Any and all advice welcome.

I can't fish yet anyway, so this will provide a little something until I can.


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Hunterman
Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 06:33 am


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Hand, toe, foot warmers. Donít leave home without some packed.
Itís a never ending quest for the perfect equipment!! Just when
You think you might have it you then sit too still for too long and
get too cold.

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Cosmo12
Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 09:20 am


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Love my Nats Rubbers...Super Light and Never cold feet!!
Best gloves are bare hands! LoL!

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Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 11:09 am


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Baffin Titans are the warmest, but suck to trudge around in.

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Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 11:26 am


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my go to winter boots for ice fishing are Baffin Selkirk. Wouldn't say they are light, but they are warm.

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Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 11:30 am


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Baffin Eigers for me. Very warm but they are bulky.

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Bobby L
Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 11:43 am


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QUOTE (ldub @ Dec 30, 2022 - 11:09 am)
Baffin Titans are the warmest, but suck to trudge around in.

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Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 02:29 pm


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I really like my Bassdash Explorers. They are a Muck Boot Arctic Pro clone. They surprised me. Can't go wrong with Baffin Titans except for the weight. Nats are nice and light.

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Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 04:28 pm


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LOVE MY BAFFIN IMPACT BOOTS BUT LIKE SKUNKED AGAIN SAID BULKY.
GREAT FOR HEADING OUT THERE AND HANGING AROUND OUT ON THE ICE BUT AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE TO DRIVE IN. LOL

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Skunked Again
Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 05:09 pm


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QUOTE (BIGFILTHY @ Dec 30, 2022 - 04:28 pm)
LOVE MY BAFFIN IMPACT BOOTS BUT LIKE SKUNKED AGAIN SAID BULKY.
GREAT FOR HEADING OUT THERE AND HANGING AROUND OUT ON THE ICE BUT AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE TO DRIVE IN. LOL

Lmao sooo true! I actually tried to get into my wifeís Corolla with them on and snapped the cruise control lever right off the steering wheel!

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Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 07:57 pm


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Cannot go wrong with Baffin titans. Just don't drive with them. Oftentimes hit brake and accelerator at same time.😡

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BIGFILTHY
Posted: Dec 30, 2022 - 11:18 pm


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I HAVE HAD BOTH OF THOSE HAPPEN TO ME.
BROKE THE WHOLE PLASTIC SIDING OFF THE SIDE OF MY TRUCK FROM THE BOOTS AND HAVE MANY TIMES HIT THE BRAKE & GAS AT THE SAME TIME.
SO TRUE

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Posted: Jan 04, 2023 - 09:37 am


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I've been trying to crack this nut for many years as I'm sure many of you have.

I've tried several different boots...fan of baffin products for sure. It's difficult finding something light if you are trekking on foot that will keep you warm once you stop moving.

I'm finding my problem is not can the boot keep my feet warm but how to keep it from over insulating and making them sweat. It's moisture management that's the real problem.

I agree that the safest thing no matter what is to always carry toe warmers. I always change my socks before I put on boots and even let my feet cool off for 30 secs in the air before I put my socks on. This has really helped.

This year I'm experimenting with lighter merino wool socks and slightly over sized boot for moisture wicking and air circulation.

I've used a very light Columbia Bugaboot for the last couple of season but they only have 200g of insulation and ultimately end up putting in the warmers...no problems what so ever after. This year I've upgraded to the same boot but with 600g of insulation instead. Still a very light and waterproof boot.


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JustJiggin
Posted: Jan 04, 2023 - 10:44 am


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All of the comments are appreciated, thank you. I got a chuckle out of the driving comments... been there, too.

Not sure what is more of a challenge...driving with big winter boots + bibs on or scrambling to get out of them when natural calls!

Doing a bit of research on the Baffin Impact boot that seems interesting.

If I stray from the NATS I'll post an update on my findings.

Seems like the forecast has swung in our favor. Enjoy the ice season everyone.

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Posted: Jan 04, 2023 - 01:52 pm


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My choice of boots is GSK Expedition.......definitely the lightest boots and warmest I have had. They look bulky but they are not too bad in the cumbersome department. I would buy another pair for sure.

https://www.sportsexperts.ca/en-CA/p-expedi...318800/318800-1

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