Baffin Evolution Boots – Comfort and warmth, no matter the conditions!
Snowmobiling is an extraordinary activity. It allows us to discover the beautiful snowy lands during the winter season. Who says winter, necessarily says cold and it can transform a dream trip into an unpleasant event.
As we often say in the world of winter clothing:
"There is no bad weather, there is only a poor choice of clothes".
The quality and properties of the clothes are really important, mainly during extreme temperatures. The extremities of the body are particularly vulnerable to cold. Today, I present you my boots Baffin Evolution trial assessment.
The manufacturer offers a boot that is able to keep the feet warm, regardless of the cold wheater we can have in Quebec, the temperature rating is -70 C (-94F). These boots are designed to be very effective on icy surfaces, thanks to the design of the Polar Rubber Outsole. For insulation, it has a lining made of 7 layers in Thermaplush. By reading the features we can really expect very warm boots, but are they? Here are my observations and comments resulting from my intensive tests during several weeks and under different weather conditions.
First of all, I was very happy to have the chance to try them out, since, over the last 8 seasons, I wore almost exclusively the Impact boots made by the same manufacturer (read…). For this test, I was looking for shorter boots, that offered the same comfort. So I chose the Evolution boots.
As soon as we put on the boots, we are really surprised by their comfort and lightness. I must confess that I'm wearing the boots without socks, it feels like I’m wearing slippers. I wore the boots in temperatures close to-35 C and at all times my feet felt no cold. As announced by the manufacturer, the outsole is very effective on icy surfaces. The rubber that composes it seems to remain flexible and keep its traction on the ice.
The outsole shows no signs of wear even after more than 7500 km. Even the footsteps of snowmobile with spiked have not damaged the underside of the boots.
The system (laces and eyelets), in order to avoid the infiltration of snow inside, is really tight on top of the boots. At the back of the boots, there is a small strap which facilitates the insertion of the feet. Personally, I would have preferred a slightly longer, but this is really not a critical factor…
In spring, when there are water and snow, the outside of the boot is waterproof so the inside remains dry at all time. However, if you have easy sweating feet, in spring, it can become a bit too hot.
In conclusion, if you looking for a pair of boots that will keep you warm and dry, I strongly recommend the Baffin Evolution. They will be with you on your snowmobile trips for many years.
I would like to thank Baffin manufacturer for making this test possible. I invite you to visit the Baffin website for more information on their products.