Established in 1997, the Baffin Brand was born from a genuine love for the country in which it resides. With Canada's uncompromising landscapes and rugged extremities, there is a need for footwear that can provide the utmost protection from those elements.
Founder and current President Paul Hubner grew up learning about footwear. When he was young, his father, Peter Hubner, spent time in Canada's Arctic working with local Inuit to source seal skin boots and other traditional Canadian winter footwear to bring them to a broader audience.
Understanding the fundamental layering structure inspired by the Inuit, Baffin developed technologies to modernize the traditional approach. So from the five-layer Inuit boot, Baffin's Multi-Layer System came to fruition, and remains at the core of what keeps Baffin unique today. So there was, and still is today, no more fitting of a place thanCanada's largest Island, spanning across the Arctic Circle, for the Baffin Brand to share its name with.
Baffin believes in designing for extreme performance in challenging conditions - conditions that test both the individual and the gear. Challenges make us stronger and require both physical and mental endurance.
So we make the most well thought out, durable and dependable gear possible, for you to focus on the task at hand without giving your gear a second thought.
Baffin’s promise is to provide extreme performance gear that allows you to challenge yourself, whether at work or on your most demanding adventure.
For this, we create Footwear & Apparel that allow you to be fully engaged with your environment, regardless of the elements.
While Baffin is focused on providing leading-edge, Outdoor and Industrial Footwear and Apparel products, there are other things our Brand deems just as important. As Baffin exists in the world, it has a responsibility to the environment and the people who live in it.
In our manufacturing labors, Baffin works hard to manufacture as much of our product as possible in Canada. Our domestic production is complemented by fair labor engagements abroad, where we are proud to be leaders in developing positive relationships overseas.
As well as philanthropy at home, Baffin believes in global support of those less privileged in the world. Currently, Baffin is partnered with the Sir Edmund Hilary Foundation. Through this partnership, we are committed to increasing the availability and quality of education, reforestation and healthcare for the Sherpas of the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal.
Regardless of the cause, global support of those less privileged in the world will remain an unhindered motivation for Baffin. All members of the Baffin team strive to treat each and every one of the Brands stakeholders with the level of service andrespect that its members would expect as consumers of their own product.