Be a boss even in the nastiest winter weather.

You may not have control over the weather, but the Baffin Control Max Boot puts you in charge of comfort and warmth. A true cold-weather workhorse, the Control Max features Timberwolf leather uppers and fully sealed seams to keep moisture and cold out for good. Thermaplush removable liners add insulating power while simultaneously wicking moisture away from your foot.

  • Comfort-rated to -70F
  • Icepaw outsoles gain traction even on slippery winter surfaces
  • Arctic Flex base naturally supports your foot for a healthy gait
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Big Ol Boot

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 11

This is an expedition boot for sure. I was hoping it would be more geared towards 1 and 2-day adventure travels and it was just too much boot for me. I tried them on and they are incredibly comfortable but very specific for certain adventures. If you are more casual and just a hiker these are probably not for you. If you are adventuring to the polar region, go for it.

Runs small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 14

I wear a size 13 shoe. Ordered a size 14 and it was tight with a bare foot! Had to return.

Runs small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 13

I wear a size 13 shoe. Size 13 boot was very tight with a bare foot. Had to return.

Warmth For Hours

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Originally bought these boots as a gift for a family member. After hearing them rave about them, I decided to try them for myself. Truly was amazed at the warmth they provided for multiple hours in deep wet snow. Highly recommend them for anyone looking for a good winter work and play boot.

So warm!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just wore these boots for a week long backcountry trip in Maine in January. We had temps in the negative teens and my notoriously cold feet stayed warm! I did use toe warmers on the coldest days, but still I was super happy with these boots. Yes they're very bulky, but they're a lot lighter than Sorel Caribous and a lot warmer too. I had trouble cramming them into my snowshoe bindings because the shell is so bulky, but once I got them locked in I snowshoed in them for hours each day and was very comfortable. My one complaint is that it's really hard to get them laced nice and tight so I felt like the fit was a little sloppy at times, but it's worth it for the warmth.

As far as fit, I am actually a women and wear a women's size 7.5 wide. I got these in a men's 7 mostly for the width and warmth and they fit me well, which probably means they run a little small if you normally wear men's sizes. The lining is super cushy and fills in any extra space, but I don't know if it will maybe pack out over time.

Snow work boot

    These are my go to boots whenever we get deep snow or are expecting heavy snow. When I need to shovel out the cars I put these on and my toes stay warm until the work is done. They may look bulky but they're comfortable to me.

    Ultra-Warm

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    These boots keep you warm....I mean really warm. I'd recommend them for anyone that expects to be in sub-20 degree weather/deep snow regularly. They are bulky - which may take a little time to get used to driving with them on - but they are up to to the challenge in most cold-weather situations. Fit is great and very comfortable with a soft (and again warm) liner.

    Baffin - Arctic Winter Boot

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11

    1st winter in PA. Moved from TX and it has been a COLD one. Just purchased a lab pup and his potty breaks would not have been good without these boots. Very warm, the piled up snow was easy to navigate in my backyard. Also made snow shoveling for my first winter very easy since my toes stayed warm!!! Can't wait to go hunting in these bad boys next fall/winter.

    Excellent cold weather boot!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    This is a great cold weather boot. Yep, they're big. As in getting in/out of cars and pressing pedals takes a little getting used to, but these are going to keep your feet dry and warm in the white stuff. Even the slushy stuff. Even the standing on a frozen lake for hours stuff.

    If you're looking for a boot to keep your feet warm and dry and don't mind having the boot a bit big try these.

    Is there more than 1 size?

    Is there more than 1 size?

    Hi there,

    Unfortunately we only have this one last size in stock, and currently do not have any more of this model ordered to come in. Sorry about that!

    Fine product, great service

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I live in northern Minnesota where the average temp the last 2 months as been near zero with wind chills averaging -15. I needed some warm footware for shoveling the driveway and hiking. the Baffin Evolution's are excellent, warm, reasonable flexible, and good looking. I'm very satisfied. Backcountry did a great job communication and quickly shipping the boots. Thanks.

    What is the weight of each boot?

    What is the weight of each boot?

    The Baffin Control Max Boots are approx 49 ounces per boot.

    Any chance of more sizes/color combinations...

    Any chance of more sizes/color combinations becoming available?

    Best Answer

    It looks like we have indeed ordered more sizes in both black and worn brown. They won't be here in time for Christmas, but check back again in early 2014 to see if we have them up yet!

    Unanswered Question

    Does this boot hace or come with a composite...

    Does this boot hace or come with a composite toe

    Good cold weather boots

      These are like a somewhat warmer version of the caribou boots. They're definitely comfortable, and seem to have a pretty high warmth/bulkiness ratio. I took them on a trip to Greenland and was pretty pleased; my feet only got cold during prolonged standing around at ~ -20 F. The insulation on the bottom between the foot and sole is easily compressed, so I recommend getting thick insoles to boost the warmth a bit.

      I wear size 11 in normal shoes, should I...

      I wear size 11 in normal shoes, should I get size 11 or 12 in these? Thanks.

      With normal socks you could probably get by with the 11's but if you plan on wearing the thick wool socks (don't know if you would need them) then I would move up to the 12's.

      baffin control max boots

        boots are very comfortable and warm and the lugs on the bottom and excellent in preventing slipping.

        Does anyone know if they fit pretty close...

        Does anyone know if they fit pretty close to normal shoes. I wear a 10/10.5 in sneakers.

        Best Answer

        Most Pac boots are designed to be worn with thick socks so they will probably fit a little looser than tennis shoes.

        forget wearing straight-leg jeans with these

          Forgot to mention... only down side is that the cuff is so large, guessing most people will find what I did: that you'll be unable to fit straight-leg jeans over the boot. Boot cuts should work fine. That said, likely that if it's cold enough for you to wear this boot, you're likely going to be wearing something other than jeans to keep your legs warm... probably a pant with some kind of gaitor, in which case this consideration won't matter.