Ox Posted October 16, 2019 Share Posted October 16, 2019 (edited) I may have asked this in the past, IDK, but I didn't find a pic of my boots in my file, so I'm guessing "not": One of these days I will be needing to update my boot situation. Hopefully these boots will last me several more years yet, especially if I refrain from kicking frozen things with them. I have had the toe open up once and it is currently superglue'd together, and has lasted very well ever since, but .... The thing is that I want big, heavy, and water tight boots that go up the leg. The bulk of sledding boots these days are these short things, and the tall ones that I find are thin. All for the sake of keeping them light. I'm NOT a snow-boarder! I had a pair of Sorel Glacier's back in the day, and while they are great at keeping you warm, I did have those days when powder that would get up between the boot and the britches would melt, and then seep through the fabric, and be damp by end of day. I also stuffed them through the ice on the KB north of Dub near the bank after dark at -30 when we were checking the ice to be the first acrost for the year. Well, what if you was then stuck out in the bush overnight or longer now - with damp feet? So somewhere around 2000 I'd say - Sorel came out with the same boot, but the outside shell was rubber the whole way up, and they took the same liners and everything - like the Glacier's did. I believe that they called them "Ice Fisher's"? I bought a pair, and have loved them ever since, but Sorel did not make them very long, and then Sorel went out of business, and the Chinc's then bought the name and ...... I found a link to "The 10 best ice fishing boots" and most of them are just lace up shoes (low top boots?) or - the ones that are tall, are "thin and light" and at best - brag about 7mm of Thinsulate, and none seem to have removable liners so's that you can dry them out overnight. I have only ever seen two other guys that wore this same boot, and that was Mark Gosslin from Hearst and Steve Bonne from Halfway Haven. Steve lived in his for several years! And Mark is a hero that has ridden to Resolute, and Shirley knows a thing'r two about keeping warm and dry. And knowing how briefly they made this boot, I was always amazed when I seen someone else wearing them. Because I have these, I am always the one who checks conditions in swampy areas, or crossings or whatnot. I am looking for the opposite of "light and fast". I want to be able to stuff a hoof through a beaver dam and not be afeared of having to head straight for town or truck post haste. I have heard mention some years ago that LaCross had something comparable, but I didn't find anything there currently that fit the bill, but possibly the Titan from Baffin. There's not much info aboot the boot on their site, but it seems like it may be close. https://www.baffin.com/collections/winter/products/23550000 Does anyone know of any other comparable product on the market these days? Edited October 16, 2019 by Ox Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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