User Review: Lowa Men's Baffin Pro
Use: Hiking, Heavy Backpacking
Break-in Period: A couple days of casual use
It's time to buy some new boots and I'm very glad to see the Baffin's are still being made by Lowa.
I have owned two pair of these boots over the last 25 years. The boots have remained nearly unchanged during that time.
I used these almost exclusively during years of heavy use in mountainous terrain all over Europe and the US while carrying loads up to 125 pounds. I would spend between 90-120 days a year wearing the boots. About the only time I would not wear them in the field was when I'd do true mountaineering work.
You can expect the boots to last for years, are very comfortable, and provide solid foot and ankle support.
I really like that they are not Gore-Tex and breath very well (I'm not a fan of Gore-Tex boots, about the worst thing you can put in footwear in my opinion). Just waterproof the boots with some Sno-Seal and you're good to go.
Worth every penny. Will last most people for a decade.