Happy New Year Everyone!

We hope you all had a great holiday and that Santa brought you some new Baffin gear to prepare you for this cold Winter season we dive deeper into!

With temperatures deep in the negatives this month, here is a boot review that comes to us from Tales of Mommyhood! Out in Ottawa, ON this month, temperatures sat around -18°C, which provided the perfect testing grounds for Baffin’s Chloe boots.

Click here to read the full review on talesofmommyhood.com

Enjoy and stay warm!

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If it is possible to be in love with a pair of pac boots, then I am in love with the Baffin Shackleton boots.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd let me give you an example of just why these are incredible. A typical day for me in the mountains starts out with an hour of snow shoveling/snow blowing. Then walking the dogs and a quick ride before work. Now my typical morning temps can be anywhere from -15 to +15°F high up in the mountains. I have owned other pac boots like Sorels and Kamiks, neither would keep my toes from going numb after 20 minutes outside. I have spent hours and hours in the cold with these amazing Baffin Shackleton boots and not had cold feet.  Frankly they are amazing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne sport that gets my feet colder than anything else is fat biking. Since there is no impact on your feet they tend to go numb easy. I have been on tons of rides where my feet normally would have gone numb. But not with these boots. The sole has an aggressive tread which sticks to my platform pedals like glue.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Shackleton has a rubber lower with a leather upper.  The laces run through sturdy d-rings and are adjusted with a cord lock. The cord lock is great, I have a pair of mountaineering boots that the laces always loosen up on. There is nothing worse than to take your gloves off to fiddle with snow covered laces. This is never a problem with the Baffin cord lock system.

Read the full blog here: http://robonza.blogspot.ca/2014/12/review-baffin-shackleton-boots.html

For more information about Baffin’s Shackleton boots: http://www.baffin.com/product-p/polam006.htm

One of our favourite things here at Baffin is receiving stories and photos of everyday adventurers truly living the brand!

Here’s one from Val Cuarto:

“I just wanted to share this photo. I purchased my Apex winter boots for ice fishing two years ago. These boots are by far the best boots I have used for ice fishing. I professionally fish in the North American Ice Fishing Circuit, NAIFC. Of all the ice fishing equipment I have, these are the most valuable to me! Thank You Baffin!”

“Oh yeah my son likes them too! Couldn’t walk with them but I’m sure when he’s big enough he’ll get a pair for ice fishing.”

It sure looks like he is following in his father’s footsteps and showing that is never too soon to have a love of the outdoors!

If you have a story or cool photo, Click here to share it. We would love to see how you are Living the Brand!

 Baby in Baffin

People often ponder, why Baffin? The answer is simple really. Baffin designs and manufactures top of the line, quality fashionable products. Not a product that you’ll use for one season and toss away but a product you will be able to rely on time and time again. Here is the story of just one of many happy customers.

“This is a wonderful story about a pair of Baffin boots my husband gave me for Christmas seventeen (17) … yes, that is 17 years ago.  They have served me so wonderfully well all these cold, snowy winters … but, he had to look for something that could replace those beautiful boots.  I have had warm, dry feet all these years.  I have had constant compliments on the styling of these boots.  But, I had to admit that the time had finally come when they showed signs of cracks.  Without necessarily looking for the Baffin name, my husband once again chose a Baffin boot because of the style, height of boot and removable liner … and the -40 C warmth.  While I am probably too old to ever wear out these new boots, I am sure that I will enjoy and appreciate them just as much.  I have already received a number of compliments on them and questions as to where we got them … it wasn’t really Santa .. it was Marks.”

Thank you … and keep making quality boots.  

Barb Taylor 

Barb received her first pair of Baffin boots 17 years ago and just this last winter decided it was time to retire them. She ended up moving onto a new Baffin boot, the Chloe! When reading the email Barb had sent we were pleased to hear that her husband for a second time, picked a Baffin boot, not for the logo but for the quality and sleek design of the boot. This goes to show that Baffin has been working hard to ensure that the quality of our products is always improving.

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We believe so strongly in our products that we test them in extreme weather conditions to ensure all quality measures have been met. Paul Hubner, Baffin’s president trekked to the North Pole wearing Baffin products. When returning Hubner made suggestions for adjustments that would improve the boots design. Video can be viewed here : http://www.baffin.com/proven-performance-a/253.htm

You might very well be asking yourself, why does Baffin go to such extreme measures? The answer is simple. The answer is you. We strive to provide the best quality products with the most innovative technology and sleek designs for our consumers. YOU are our motivation and the driving force behind the Baffin name.

Baffin will forever be improving, with new designs and new technology being thought of daily. One thing that will never change, is the driving force behind the Baffin name. We will always be manufacturing products with YOU in mind.