In the footwear options we researched for the article: Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel we wanted to include the lightest pak-type boot we could find to see how it compares in warmth, moisture management, and utility compared to other options. We found the Baffin Outback.
By Will Rietveld
Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.