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Author Topic: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?  (Read 6402 times)

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Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« on: Feb 23, 2011, 09:02 PM »
Which of these boots is best? or maybe you have another selection? Froze my feet bad when I was a kid, always quick to get cold, looking for a better boot to keep warm for longer days on the ice.

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 23, 2011, 09:18 PM »
I froze me toes and fingers also when i was young. Ive had the same issues with getting cold fast. I use the sorel glacier they keep my feet warmer than others ive tried. never tried the baffins though.

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2011, 09:19 PM »
should also add-buy good socks(expensive) i find this makes a world of difference.

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 23, 2011, 09:46 PM »
my last three pairs have been sorels.  very rarely do i get cold feet.  the most important thing buying any brand of winter boot is to buy a size or two bigger than your normal size.  loose fitting boots will be much warmer than a tight snug fit.  not quite as comfortable to walk in but your feet will be ALOT warmer.  even a loose fitting -40 boot will be warmer than a snug -100.   i only use cheapy plain jane white sport socks any rarely get cold feet,  but like mentioned above, agood pair of woolies definitely wouldnt hurt. 

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 24, 2011, 05:32 AM »
I bought a pair of Banffin driller boots from Peavy Mart for 120.00 4 yrs ago n swear by these..theyre rated to -100c n are so toasty with jus a pair of sport socks in the only problem is trying to drive with them on cuz they are so big lol

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 24, 2011, 06:27 AM »
Does anyone have problems with sweaty feet? my boot liners are usually soaked within minutes of putting them on. i have tried everything but nothing works. even fished -20 in rubbers hoping to keep my feet cool enough so they don't sweat, but it didn't work. is there a boot out there that would wick/breath enough to help me out - or am I SOL?

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 24, 2011, 06:46 AM »
I have the glaciers, and no problems whatsoever. I think the baffin's are a little bulkier around the calf which might make things tight under your pant legs.

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 24, 2011, 07:23 AM »
I'm with Polarbehr on this one. I have a pair of Baffin's and love them. The only thing i found is that with them being snug fitting they do sweat a bit and causes to be a little cold if your not moving around. Probably just all the moisture being trapped in that spot. I find the steel toe does get chilled when its super cold but nothing you can't handle. A looser pair may help out.

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 24, 2011, 07:32 AM »
Does anyone have problems with sweaty feet? my boot liners are usually soaked within minutes of putting them on. i have tried everything but nothing works. even fished -20 in rubbers hoping to keep my feet cool enough so they don't sweat, but it didn't work. is there a boot out there that would wick/breath enough to help me out - or am I SOL?

I purchased a pair of Helly Hanson sock liners then have a pair of WigWam extreme cold socks and that combo works awesome. Get a pair of sock liners as they are designed to wick moisture away from your feet and add a bit of cushion and warmth. I picked mine up from PeavyMart for about $10

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 24, 2011, 07:53 AM »
I purchased a pair of Helly Hanson sock liners then have a pair of WigWam extreme cold socks and that combo works awesome. Get a pair of sock liners as they are designed to wick moisture away from your feet and add a bit of cushion and warmth. I picked mine up from PeavyMart for about $10

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i guess i haven't tried everything... but if they wick moisture away, doesn't that mean that it goes directly into your socks and boot liners and freeze up anyways?

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 24, 2011, 08:08 AM »
craig, go and get yourself a pair of bama socks, there like a pair of slippers you put on before you pt your boot on.  they are amasing, and cost less than 20 bucks.
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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 24, 2011, 08:21 AM »
last year I bought sorel conquests and wore smartwool with them and after about 4 hrs on the ice my feet were cold. this year I bought the baffin impacts with the smartwool and my feet are warm all day but the baffins are a little more bulky and if your walking in snow it can be a workout pulling gear. overall I like the baffins they will keep your feet warm and thats what is important to me and I dont mind a little workout. ;)

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 24, 2011, 08:44 AM »
Try bama socks if moisture is your problem, I first started using them on the rigs and I couldnt believe what a difference it made.. now they are part of my ice fishing kit as well.

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 24, 2011, 08:55 AM »
 definitely blame the boot not the smartwool...that stuff is the cat's ass.  the wigwam's are good but need a big boot to have room for them.  also anything helly hansen helps the situation, the liner socks and i wear the fullbody insulated undies when ever i'm out.

 as for boots i like to be somewhat mobile without getting sweaty feet so wear a hunting style boot from irish setter...lightweight, warm and stays fairly dry.  couple buddies have the muckboot arcticpro's and swear by them and then a musher i know swears by mickey's.  type of boot just depends on the type of fishing you're doing.  if i was driving a truck out to the permanent/woodstove then i'd probably wear slippers  ;D either way spend some money and you probably won't go wrong.

 another thing to invest in is a good insole.

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #14 on: Feb 24, 2011, 09:00 AM »
I think the Baffins will keep you warmer.  They may be "bulkier", but they are also lighter.  Whatever boot you buy, you should try to make sure it's made in Canada.  I heard the Sorels are now made in China and I've been hearing this about some of the Baffins too. 

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #15 on: Feb 24, 2011, 09:15 AM »
Bought -80 Sorels and with Smart Wool on top of Hally hansen liner socks and have never had any problem with cool or cold feet, no matter what the temp.
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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #16 on: Feb 24, 2011, 11:56 AM »
I bought a pair of the cabelas inferno pac boots and they have been better than any other boot I have owned including sorels
i would suggest getting those
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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #17 on: Feb 24, 2011, 01:35 PM »
yeah, or check out the Cabela Saskatchewan Pac boot.

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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #18 on: Feb 24, 2011, 02:10 PM »
Does anyone have problems with sweaty feet? my boot liners are usually soaked within minutes of putting them on. i have tried everything but nothing works. even fished -20 in rubbers hoping to keep my feet cool enough so they don't sweat, but it didn't work. is there a boot out there that would wick/breath enough to help me out - or am I SOL?

Try foot powder, works for my sweaty feet.

I have the Sorel Glaciers, they are the best boots i've ever worn, period.
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Re: Sorel Galcier or Baffin Impact?
« Reply #19 on: Feb 24, 2011, 05:19 PM »
I have worn sorel glaciers, baffins, insulated rubber boots, etc...cabelas pac boots are the best!!!!
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