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- Synthetic sole
- Shaft measures approximately 10" from arch
- Boot opening measures approximately 15" around
- Insulated slipper-bootie featuring dual bungee adjustibility to keep warmth in
- Machine-washable synthetic insulation
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FEATURES of the Baffin Base Camp Slipper Soft nylon insulated upper Slip resistant, durable nylon bottom Elasticized lockable tie Tall height with extended drawstring snow collar Ankle strap and reinforced insole S: Women's 5/6 M: Women's 7/8 L: Men's 7/8, Women's 9/10 XL: Men's 9/10, Women's 11 2XL: Men's 11/12 3XL: Men's 13/14
Twenty-five years ago Baffin Footwear began manufacturing insulated and non-insulated footwear products. While traditional molded boots are suitable for some conditions, they are not ideal for cold temperatures. Baffin combines leading molding technology with a foam-based inner boot system, which creates a hybrid style of high-performance footwear. This equates to more warmth, better fit, and superior comfort. Baffin boots are different than most shoes and work boots because the sole and midsole are molded to the base in one continuous process. The sole itself is a marvel of modern engineering because it is made up of several advanced thermo-set polymers that are combined together to achieve the right balance of warmth, protection, low weight and grip. Baffin is dedicated to offering boots with functionality and fashion, while still maintaining their legendary performance.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 11 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00BEECJZA
- Item model number: Base Camp-U
- Date first available at Amazon.com: December 16, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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They are similar to the Cush but are a taller, more adjustable, warmer and with a much thicker sole (this is good and bad. Not quite as comfy in the house but much better insulation from the cold ground). Both are ubber comfy and very warm. If you're going to be using them in a house that is fully/mostly carpeted I would recommend the Cush slippers, if you're going to want light use outside or for camping, or on all hardwood or other hard and colder flooring surface I would recommend the base camp booties.
By the time the Cush are completely worn out they would have given me a over a year of use in a house with a mix of (some) hard wood and (mostly) carpet plus many trips out to the car and around the corner to the mailbox. The exterior sole material on the base camp booties is the same as the cush from what I can tell, but there's an additional layer of firmer insulation in the sole of the base camp booties. I expect these booties to last a good 18-24 months. That may not seem like a long time but it's worth it - less toughness, more comfort.
I used Kiwi Camp Dry, Heavy Duty Water Repellent on the Cush slippers and that did a great job of waterproofing them. Not to the point where you can walk in puddles but but when I had to run outside in the snow it kept my feet dry (although the Cush slippers were, um, very slippery in the snow. Almost ate it a few times). I'm going to waterproof these base camp booties and I'm thinking they'll even be suitable for treading through small puddles due to the much thicker soles. I'll post back on this one. It is summer and I don't think I'll have a lot of opportunity to use these just yet. I bought them now because they're about $8 less than they were in the winter time. We're going camping in a couple weeks so I report back on how they performed in the field.
Like the Cush slippers, these booties run a little small (although not as much as the Cush slippers). Here's the correct sizing chart (came with the booties and is the same sizing guidelines as the Cush slippers):
Men: L = 7/8, XL = 9/10, XXL = 11/12, XXXL = 13/14
Woman: S = 5/6, M = 7/8, L = 9/10, XL = 11
Youth: YS = 10/11, YM = 12/13, YL = 1/2, S = 3/4, M = 5/6
I would suggest ordering a size up if you're on the high end of the size if you want room for thick socks. I wear a size 10 shoe and the XL Cush fit bit they're tight with thick socks and the XL base camp booties have just a bit more room.
All-in-all both are great booties and I can't recommend them highly enough!
Hope this helps!
I agree with other reviewer's comments about the soles. The grip they designed for the soles are the words Polar Proven written in a grey rubber. The picture shows a portion of it. These rubbed off the moment I started walking around on our hard wood floors. I have the laminate type floors if it makes a difference but just after a few days of use, 80% of all the grip was gone and I can make out a pattern of my foot. Not fun cleaning up the tiny rubber specs.
After the grip wears off in 3 days the sole becomes very slippery, I wish I had a bigger kitchen, I can use these to act like I'm skating. Once the grip is gone, these are excellent for practicing your moonwalks. I've got pretty good at it.
After a week of use, I was putting on the left one by holding the cuff with one hand like normal, I put in my foot in and rip! the top nylon cuff that holds the drawstring rips off halfway as if it wasn't sewn good. The cuff on right boot was solid.
The bootie does get high marks for warmth as expected for a full insulated bootie. But with the large rip defect and no grip, back they go.
Thanks to Amazon's fantastic return policy, I packed it up, UPS picked it up and I'm on Amazon looking at other brands now. Moonwalking skill increased take note.
I wear a 7.5 or 8 typically in shoes and I got these in a medium and they fit well. If my foot was any larger, however, I'd need to order up a size.
I am very pleased with this purchase, as these booties have kept my feet warmer than any other slipper I've tried.