Tuesday, March 20, 2012


The boot in gold----3PIN Expedition -Technical, lightweight, with Icepaw pads that improve grip on ice and Articflex compound in the shell to provide tough cold weather flexibility. 8 layer inner boot system with Thermaplush, uppers of Timberwolf leather and Diamond-Lite insulated nylon. Rating--70C/-94F 

"Form Follows Function" in Performance Wear and Boots

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Softshell Jackets (M/W) with adjustable hood can fit over a helmet, pants waterproof seat and reinforced knees
Words/Images Judith Ecochard

Base layer top underneath jacket (women's pictured) with body mapping zones allow extra breathability in high sweat areas

"Polar proven"...really, as company boss/owner/Chief Testing Officer Paul Hubner has just skied across the the Arctic circle, kitted out with his wares---well protected in the cold temps and raising money for the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation.

SNOSPORT- Solo Soft Shell Series -ankle boot has proprietary B-Tek insulation breathable membrane & high grip supportive sole. Waterproof, breathable without insulation-good for warmer temps-

Baffin is named after the Canadian island in the Great White North---where the cold weather actually existed this season in the Western Hemisphere..

AVILA -Solo Soft Shell Series-lightweight, breathable, waterproof-designed with moulded tendon guard and ledge allow for easy snow shoe compatibility, High traction sole

Given that the freakishly warm winter many 48-ers enjoyed---probably won't be a repeat...Baffin has plenty of base layers, soft shell and and down outer layers and boots we previewed that would make anyone who ventures outside for any reason...will do so well shod. PLUS: multiple series of footwear targeted for different tasks from serious summiting in the harshest conditions, hiking the Himalayans---to stylish kickers for city wear.

Outdoor Rebel Series-classically rugged boots for rough terrain -mountain scrambles, extended treks, made of tough full grain Timberwolf leathers, breathable waterproof uppers

ROCK, PEAK, CLIFF-en's with comfort crafted stability insole, rubber outsole, liner-fixed B-Tek hollow fibre layer with Thermaplush

Baffin's industrial boot collection-with the steel door has always sold well-so what they did this year is a new Outdoor Rebel series---that's similar but minus the steel toe...with custom crafted stability insole and waterproof leather upper...pictured above. Rated to -4F/-30C too.

Meltwater Series-for women, vulcanized rubber and 7mm warm neoprene insulation-all season wear

A great rainboot-in fun colors in tall and mid.

Madeline-comfort without the bulk-lined with Baffin's B-Tek 4 channel hollow fiber to maximize hear=t conservation
Urban and sporty, hence Urban Sport series--- new women kickers that still have the super grippy outsoles---with rubber that expands when cold for better slip resistance. "Luxury" and warm--- featuring natural shearling and suede. seam sealed and waterproof...with supportive EVA midsole.

This women's collection also has some really nice and comfy/supportive quilted options, made from diamond-weave nylon upper ---combined with outsoles blessed with Baffin's Ice Paw technology that's enhances slip resistance on ice---an
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The shell is made from an improved light weight synthetic recyclable rubber...plus the

Montreal-faux fur fun

Dark Red, Plum, Grey Black-Montreal
INFO: Deliveries eta August 2012