Sorel Caribou

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Growing up in the north and on a horse farm, it was…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120


Growing up in the north and on a horse farm, it was always important to ensure we had good, warm boots to get us through until the spring thaw. Sorel Caribou boots, classic and rugged, have provided me years of loyal trustworthiness that few other boots have offered.


  • Removable insert to help dry overnight
  • Full leather upper
  • Lug sole that ensures stable traction on snow and ice


  • Heavy
  • Break-in time is a little longer than synthetic materials

Has the ice fishing bug caught your soul? Do you have endless chores to do even out in the snow or work in frigid temperatures? 

One of the most important things than can save your rear end this time of year is a solid warm pair of boots!

Sorel has for decades been the staple of many households. Whether trapping in the Yukon, mushing that dogsled or going out on the lake for some ice fishing, these boots will not only do the job, but you'll continually go to them for their comfort, warmth and durability when a good winter boot is most needed.

I really enjoy hunting during the late season, when the forest is still, and the only sounds you hear is the wind rustling through the bare branches and the crunching of snow when the critters are out and about. 

The one thing that would keep me indoors during this time of year was the fear of cold feet! So I began my research, and settled on this classic design that has withstood the test of time for many, many years. 

With ample room in the foot to allow your toes to breathe, and enough support that you can stand and walk for many hours without sore feet, you'd be hard pressed to find a better quality winter boot than the Sorel Caribou. 

The only downside to these boots in my opinion is the fact that they are quite stiff brand new and it will take multiple trips outdoors to break them in. I highly recommend these for the person who has serious business to do in snow conditions and the outdoorsmen that refuse to let the cold and wet conditions stop their adventurous nature!

Uncle Air

I agree with your assessment, C.C. When young, my feet would freeze in cheap boots which were the only things my parents could afford. Since adulthood, I've used Sorel Caribou felt pacs and have never had cold feet since. IMO, they are a great boot.

8 months ago

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Sorel's Caribou page.

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Free Shipping. Sorel Men's Caribou Boot FEATURES of the Sorel Men's Caribou Boot Upper: Waterproof nubuck leather upper. Seam sealed waterproof construction Insulation: Removable 9 mm washable recycled felt inner boot with Sherpa Pile snow cuff Midsole: 2.5 mm bonded felt frost plug Outsole: Handcrafted waterproof vulcanized rubber shell with Sorel aero-trac non loading outsole SPECIFICATIONS of the Sorel Men's Caribou Boot Weight: 34 oz / 964 g Temperature Rating: -40deg F / -40deg C

- Moosejaw

Stomp through the woods or just sit still; you'll be plenty warm in the Sorel Men's Caribou Boot. Rated to -40F, the Caribou Boot is built from a waterproof full-grain leather upper attached to a vulcanized rubber bottom. Metal shanks across the heel and ball of your foot give you sturdy footing whether you walk on the ice checking tip ups or are just on your way in to work. The Caribou Boot is waterproof, and the 9mm ThermoPlus felt liner is removable, so you can dry them out between uses.


Nothing says winter warmth and comfort like the classic Caribou snow boots from Sorel. Engineered to provide you the utmost in cold-weather protection with removable 9mm ThermoPlus felt liners that insulate to negative 40 degrees, and triple-stitched waterproof leather uppers and waterproof rubber soles that keep your feet dry and on the path in front of you.

- Mountain Gear

The original Sorel Caribou is often imitated but never equaled. Only Sorel offers the true icon with timeless styling protection for all purpose winter work and play.