Well, I finally bought them. Our recent frigid temperatures drove me to place an order on Amazon for my new Baffin Impact snow boots. And just as luck would have it, I made the order on Cyber Monday and received 30% off the price of the purchase. Isn’t that some goodness?
These boots remind me of the old moon boots I had when I was a kid. They are thick walled and huge. I can’t drive in them – actually, I can hardly even get in the truck with them. I tried a few days ago as I was pulling my neighbor out of a ditch and had a heck of a time getting my feet beneath the steering wheel. When I finally did, I was concerned that my foot would get stuck on the accelerator and we’d both go flying up the road uncontrollably, attached to each other with my nice new recovery strap.
I had many models of boots to choose from, but finally decided on the Baffins because of their cold weather rating. These boots are rated for -147 degrees, which is pretty badass. If I ever hit the lottery and get a snowmobile, at least I’ll have some good boots to go along with the sport.
Baffin Impact Snow Boot
I really wanted to get some nice photos of these boots like I did for my logger boots, but I just couldn’t figure out a way to do it. They were already on my feet and I was standing outside with a camera around my neck. To get the picture above, I had to take one boot off and hop around in an attempt to take a decent shot. I could have fallen out there and no one would have ever noticed. Luckily, I remained upright and prevailed.
I’m not sure if you can gather how large these boots are, so I took two more photos to see if I could help out. As it turns out, these pictures aren’t much better, but whatever.
Men’s Baffin Boot
Baffin Snow Boots
Everything considered, I’d say these are very warm and comfortable boots. The only issue I’ve has with them so far is that they tend to pull my socks down if I’m not wearing thermals to pull the socks over. When socks get pulled down like this, I like to call them “fallers.” Otherwise, it’s all good.