Baffin, the manufacturer of cold-climate footwear, released Litesport, its new winter sport boot for men. Made to protect in frozen and snow-covered terrain with snowshoe compatibility and slip-resistance during moderate to high levels of activity, Litesport is the latest addition to Baffin’s Ultralite Collection, offering ease of movement and stability during motion.
Featuring a lace-up inner boot, Litesport has a built-in gaiter and a removable inner boot for improved fit, comfort and snowshoe compatibility. “Proven by Baffin at latitudes and altitudes during Canadian winters, Litesport is Real-World Tested (RWT)* Tundra Rated,” said Baffin.
Designed for wear in snow-covered environments and to “withstand harsh atmospheres, including hardy winds and serious cold, Litesport thrives where uneven terrains and diverse conditions are endured. From plunging temperatures to deep snowfalls, Litesport provides comfort for those experiencing the coldest season, no matter the hemisphere.” said Baffin.
“We’re proud to introduce Litesport, a product that has been a passion project for the team at Baffin over the past two years. As outdoor enthusiasts ourselves, we came to the development of this boot through our own desire for a product that would stop the need for a separate gaiter to be worn during our outdoor adventures,” said Mark Hubner, senior vice president of commercial at Baffin “We took inspiration from our Guide Pro II, one of our most extensive products and a favorite among Polar explorers, and created a product that combines the extreme protection of our 3-Pin Collection, with the lightweight agility of the Ultralite Collection. By adding a first-of-its-kind lace-up removable inner boot system, we were able to create a product that provides a personalized fit while offering security and comfort. We’re thrilled with how it has turned out, and after spending last winter testing the product in the elements, we are confident other outdoor lovers will agree.”
The Litesport boot “is classified as B-Tek Dry Waterproof Base, waterproof technology offering the maximum level of wet protection from the base up to the stitch line. This waterproofing category ensures that the footwear is purpose-driven, keeping the wearer dry and providing thermal regulation where breathability is needed,” reported Baffin.
Other boot feature call-outs from Baffin include “the company’s Removable Active-Fit Multi-layer inner boot system, with proprietary technology, including Thermawick, hi-wick next-to-foot lining material for breathability and improved thermal regulation, form-fitting B-Tek Foam lining for comfort; B-Tek Lite proprietary aero-insulation blend allows the inner boot to achieve greater thermal regulation while using less material; an inner boot system also featuring B-Tek Heat lightweight 4-channel hollow-fiber insulation for high-loft breathability in a broad range of temperatures; PolyNylon blend used as an outer layer for lightweight and breathable liner; DiamondNet insulation for wind-resistant protection with a lightweight feel; and Litesport’s tall leather and nylon gaiter includes Baffin’s half-leaf emblem against a black upper.
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Baffin defines *Real-World Tested (RWT) as follows: “Level evolution is a vehicle for bridging the gap between product and application. RWT is a system that helps to recommend cold comfort levels associated with Baffin footwear. Each level has been determined by the extensive use of Baffin products in real-world applications on expeditions and job sites around the world.”