Author Topic: Boot Comparison: Baffin Wolf Boots vs. Cabella's Inferno 2000 Pac Boot  (Read 2691 times)

Offline torchd

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I am looking for a good ice fishing boot. I have narrowed it down to the Baffin Wolf boot or the Cabella's Inferno 2000 Pac boot.

Baffin is good up to -40F, no laces, has a removable liner,midcalf design, weighs 4lbs 6.5 oz/pair and price is ~$185

Cabella's has 2000 gram thinsulate material, mid calf design, has laces, 5.7 lbs/pair and is $112


I will get the BPS redhead wool life time warranty sock to pair these with but I am not sure what size boot to get? I wear a shoe depending on the manufacturer anywhere between an US 11 or US 12. So what size boot should I get when using wool socks?


Any pointers or opinions would be greatly appreciated!

Offline Pike Paralyzer

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Cabelas Predator or Trans Alaska.  I'd be surprised in you needed anything more than a a pair of hanes in either. True to size.  Haven't worn baffins.

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Offline hardwater diehard

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Not familiar with either boot ...but I like a slip on/off boot ...wicking liner and a good wool sock ...also suggest a size larger for wiggle room . Find a retailer that has a good liberal return policy w/free returns . Buying boots on line can be challenging .
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Offline Caseman2

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I can't help with what boot.       I have 2 sets of baffin but they are the snow monster and titan.   So far I like them but.  Because of work I have not been fishing as much as I would like to.


For the baffin you could check reviews on amazon on how they fit.     And or call baffin.  I did both

Offline Jason1817

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I have Baffin impacts that I just purchased this year....they look to be very similar to Baffin wolf? I had the Cabelas boots for a few years....I absolutely love my Baffin impacts....my feet get cold fairly easily and honestly I wear a thin pair of under armor socks with the Baffin and stay unbelievably warm...when and if they ever wear out I will defiantly buy Baffin again....

Offline 405g

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I have the Baffin Impacts as well. Very warm boot. Your feet will not be cold. Easy on and easy off. They run about a size larger. Only drawback is that they are not 100% waterproof. A couple hours in the slush and your feet will be damp.

Offline torchd

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That's the general consensus that I am getting, is that the Baffin's are not 100% waterproof, but water resistant.

I will check out the Impacts.

Offline JiggingIowa

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I would look at the cabelas trans Alaskan boots also. On sale for $153 right now. As warm as the baffins if not warmer in my opinion, and completely waterproof. Run a little small so I ordered a full size up and they fit great. Also have an additional 10% off + free shipping right now. That's $138 to your door, great deal for those boots.

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Baffin all the way! Best boots i ever bought

Offline Maddog

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I would look at the cabelas trans Alaskan boots also. On sale for $153 right now. As warm as the baffins if not warmer in my opinion, and completely waterproof. Run a little small so I ordered a full size up and they fit great
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I have the Inferno and while I have no complaints and I really like them and would recommend them,  I would rather have a more simple pull on design.  Speed laces are fine, but no laces are even better. 

Offline evobassfish

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Cabelas trans alaskan or the sascatchewans. I believe they are the same boot one just has camo pattern and scentlock.

Offline timr35

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Not to add any confusion but have you looked at the Kamik Goaliath"s ?

Offline torchd

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I ended up ordering tonight the Cabella's Inferno 2000 Pac Boot for $110 shipped:  http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Inferno-Pac-Boots-Black/731369.uts?searchPath=%2Fbrowse.cmd%3FcategoryId%3D734095080%26CQ_search%3Dinferno%26CQ_st%3Db

I also ordered a pair of Ice Armor bibs from Amzon:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXKJ3RD/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Now for my wool sock, I will be using the BPS RedHead Limetime wool sock:  http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Lifetime-Guarantee-AllPurpose-Wool-Socks-for-Men/product/34713/


Now what I need to do research on is a BASE LAYER.  It looks like the BPS shop (their XPS) version looks good.  I am not sure which one to go with..  1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 for shirts and same the pants.  Is anyone using BPS base layers?

Offline jjc155

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I've had the Inferno 2000's and Baffin Control Max pacs and the Baffins win hands down in every aspect for me.

People worry about them not being waterproof but all you have to do is hit the stitches with some seam grip or similar product and you are good to go. I've fished with several inches of slush and water on the ice and never had we feet.

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Offline carcus1

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The baffin titan is all rubber and same liner as the impact, better for ice fishing and best winter boot ive owned
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Offline hardwater diehard

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Now what I need to do research on is a BASE LAYER.  It looks like the BPS shop (their XPS) version looks good.  I am not sure which one to go with..  1.0, 2.0 or 3.0 for shirts and same the pants.  Is anyone using BPS base layers?

I go with a tech/silk/1.0 weight ...then add from there 3.0 or 4.0 weight depending on the weather temperatures forecast for that day ...atop that a good hoodie ...the best investment I have made for warmth is a good fleece vest ..if your core is warm your extremities will be too ... my outer layer is SI Predator Parka/Bibs ...most days don't need the Parka .


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Offline torchd

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I got my boots and bibs today.  Pretty quick seeing as I ordered at 9pm on Tuesday night.


As for my Cabella boots, these things are huge lol.  The mid calf portion of the boot needs to be broken in, it is quite stiff.  Also I ordered a size 12 boot, depending on my shoes I am either an 11 or 12, well i should of gotten a size 13 to begin with.  Tomorrow I will head to a Cabella's store that is ~30 mins away to exchange them.

My bibs fit perfectly.  Just loose enough for me.  They are not digging at the crotch while standing or squatting.

Offline 9huskies

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Both of those boots have too much insulation. Unless you're sleeping outside without a sleeping bag you don't need more than 600 gram Thinsulate in your boots. Many winters working at ski resorts taught me much about boots and outerwear. One thing I learned is when your feet sweat they will get colder than when they are dry. I used to wear the warmest rated boots I could get. Now I wear 400 gram boots when the temps are above -10 and 600 gram boots when it's colder. My feet are more comfortable now that they were with the heavier boots. That makes my whole body feel better.

Offline torchd

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Both of those boots have too much insulation. Unless you're sleeping outside without a sleeping bag you don't need more than 600 gram Thinsulate in your boots. Many winters working at ski resorts taught me much about boots and outerwear. One thing I learned is when your feet sweat they will get colder than when they are dry. I used to wear the warmest rated boots I could get. Now I wear 400 gram boots when the temps are above -10 and 600 gram boots when it's colder. My feet are more comfortable now that they were with the heavier boots. That makes my whole body feel better.
With the high insulated boots, you don't necessarily need a thick wool sock.  Wear a polypropylene sock and you favorite sock after that.

Offline timr35

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The real key thing is after a day wearing the boots pull the liners out and allow them and in the inside of the boot to dry !
I wear Kamik Goliath's with one medium weight wool sock and never have cold feet, unless i for get to dry the boots from the day before !

Offline aquarium234

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why wouldn't you all just get boot dryers after spending the money on the boots, I love a nice warm boot to start out with anyway :-) plus don't have to pull/restuff liners to the boots.. :-)
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Offline 9huskies

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Best bet is to buy 2 pairs of boots and alternate days. That gives them time to dry thoroughly before you put them back on. I find it's helpful to take the boots off the dryer at least an hour before wearing them. Putting your feet in warm boots feels good for a few minutes but your feet get hot and start sweating very quickly. Putting your feet in a cooler boot doesn't trigger the sweating and your feet stay dry longer.

Offline Champlain Islander

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I have owned Cabelas brand rubber boots and they didn't last. The rubber broke down and they cracked after only 1 season. The LaCrosse Alpha Burleys lasted 2 years and the muck Arctic Pro 3 years. I ice fish around 80 some odd days a year. In the old days I always wore the LaCross boots and they lasted for years but since they moved production to China they aren't the same.

Offline DANMAN

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Baffin Trapper for -60
I never had a rubber boot before    articles said the Baffin hunter was good boot,...i upped to the next level of boot which was the Baffin trapper
under 100 bux on the internet search around
perfect ice fishing......good in slush   good tread   not real heavy. removeable liner ........only objection i had it is a taller boot than my old sorel caibou      waterproof

http://www.baffin.com/product-p/85920000.htm

Offline Homewrecker

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Could not get my feet in the cabelas boot had to go 2 sizes up,then I could not get them off .And they walk funny.
Bought the Baffins ,Tag said water proof. So I bought them.i Then I found out threw Baffn its only the first few inches that are rubber ,the upper part that is nylon are not water prof. Feet got wet from cutting holes with Auger.
I now have plastic bags between linner and boot.
Only boots I know that are good for -100  and water proof also have steel toes in them


Offline timr35

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Could not get my feet in the cabelas boot had to go 2 sizes up,then I could not get them off .And they walk funny.
Bought the Baffins ,Tag said water proof. So I bought them.i Then I found out threw Baffn its only the first few inches that are rubber ,the upper part that is nylon are not water prof. Feet got wet from cutting holes with Auger.
I now have plastic bags between linner and boot.
Only boots I know that are good for -100  and water proof also have steel toes in them
Kamik Goliath or ice breakers! no steel, super warm had them for 4 years not a single problem !
Pull the liners out to dry the inside of the rubber boot and the felt after a full day and your feet will never be cold Or wet!

Offline torchd

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I bought my Infernos in Jan 2017.....  We got a warm spell and all of our ice melted.  Fast Forward 1 year later and it it New Years day 2018....  Hopfully this year I'll be able to get out and use my new boots.  lol

Offline BobOlink

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you'll love the infernos,but don't try driving your car with them. 
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Offline BrianscoldAF

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Haven't looked at either of those boots but I wear muck boot arctic pro's cost $160 put some aggressive ice spikes on the bottom tied on with an old boot lace so they don't shift around and they are amazing on the ice

 



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