Baffin Hunter -40 Safety Boot Review

Editor rating

4.5/5 on July 27, 2017

User's rating

39 reviews

PROS

  • Non-Slip
  • Flexible
  • Rated for -40°C/-40°F
  • Very Affordable
  • Draw String Snow Collar
  • Very Light Weight
  • Made with Very Durable Rubber
  • Waterproof
  • Steel Toe
  • Safety: CSA / ASTM approved and ESR / EH rated

CONS

  • Boots fit large
  • Need to spend time configuring what insole and sock will work well
  • Boots can be heavy

The Baffin Hunter -40 Safety Toe and Plate boot has all you need for both the jobsite and play. Like the Kamik Workday2 this boot is cost effective from all sides and built for the worst you can throw at them. Although similar in shape and size, there are some subtle differences that can be made between the two. Overall these boots are rated for -40°C/-40°F below and are cost-effective, so they won’t let you down. Personally, I’ve worn both the Kamik and Baffin on many jobsites and they both hold up very well considering the punishment a jobsite has to offer daily. These boots are built from a thicker rubber so they will be slightly heavier then the other boots reviewed. They come in only whole sizes, however that adds the room for an extra pair of socks or an insole for more support.

SUMMARY

  • Light weight and flexible TR (traditional thermoplastic) compound
  • 1” snow cuff
  • Long wearing, self cleaning outsole
  • Felt inner boot system rated down to -40°C/-40°F
  • Protective safety toe and plate
  • Resistant to many different types of chemicals
  • CSA / ASTM approved
  • ESR / EH rated
  • Baffin tests out each product not only in lab but out in the field as well for the first-hand experience.

KEY FEATURES

Material

The Baffin Hunter -40 Safety Toe and Plate boot is made with Baffin’s traditional thermoplastic rubber material, making it waterproof and resistance to many chemicals.

Safety The non-slip tread of this boot is great in winter conditions. The safety toe and plate are approved by CSA / ASTM (Canadian Standards Association / American Society for Testing Materials), and ESR / EH rated (Electrical Shock-Resistant / Electric Hazard).

Chemical Resistance: the Baffin Hunter -40 Safety Toe and Plate boot is resistant to many chemicals, which makes it really versatile. The chemicals it’s resistant to (ranging from fair to excellent) include:

  • Animal fat
  • Acetic acid
  • Ammonium hydroxide
  • Battery acid
  • Cutting oil
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Industrial detergent
  • Lactic acid
  • Milk
  • Motor oil
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Vegetable oil

Recommended Uses

Baffin’s recommended uses for this boot include:

  • Agriculture
  • Cold weather
  • Construction
  • Food processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities

COMFORT

Overall these boots are very warm and waterproof. I personally think these boots are great on any construction site. The inner liner will keep your feet warm and can be removed to dry at the end of the day or replace when worn out. The liner is comfortable and when adding an insole to the boot it will help with more stabilizing of your foot. Also, they are very light weight which is nice when using them all day long either in the bush or on the jobsite. The draw string collar will keep the warmth in and the snow out when trekking through deeper snow conditions. When the original liner starts to wear out, Baffin also offers a replacement liner for the Hunter Safety Toe & Plate boot.

SIZING

You might want to consider ordering a size down from your regular shoe size if you want a snug fit. However, if you are looking to add an insole and thicker socks you might want the bigger boot. Just know that these sizes are bigger which allows for different insole and sock combinations. The Height of the boot is long enough for any moderate creek crossings or job-site conditions.

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Baffin brand manufactures as much as possible in Canada however also has non-domestic production as well. The domestic production is complemented on fair labour engagements abroad and they are very proud to be leaders in developing positive relationships overseas. Baffin has partnered with Sir Edmund Hilary Foundation to help and aid education, reforestation and health care for Sherpa’s of the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal. The Baffin brand supports those less privileged in the world.

WHAT WEARERS THINK

You really can’t go wrong with these boots is what a lot of people who purchased this boot say. The comfort and price you really can’t beat it. They’re great for construction and for weekend adventures in the bush.

The material is very soft and flexible, which makes it a great boot to be wearing in all day. The insulated liner also adds to the comfort of these boots.

Lots of wearers say that the boots fit large, so to order a size (or even two) smaller. However, think about what kind of socks and insoles you’re going to use, which will make a difference as well.

IN CONCLUSION

The Baffin Hunter Canadian Made boot is priced very well for what you get. It’s lightweight and very comfortable all around, making this a great choice for outdoor activities. While the material makes it a bit heavier, it’s waterproof and will keep your feet warm and dry. The boots are rated to temperatures down to -40°C/-40°F.

All the safety specs are covered with these boots: they’re CSA / ASTM approved and ESR / EH rated, they have a non-slip tread for great traction, and they’re resistant to a variety of different chemicals. All in all, these boots are recommended for a number of different industrial uses, ranging from agriculture to construction and to manufacturing.The boots fit a size (or even two) larger than what you would normally wear, so you’ll need to think about the socks and insoles you’ll also be using. I’ve worn these boots myself, and have been really happy with them.

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