This was a special year for Baffin. In the early 2000s, Paul was challenged by friend Doug Stoup to really put his boots to the test. Sure, product was put through the ringer in factory and labs, but how many Presidents and CEOs take their product out themselves and make sure they perform?

In 2006, Paul Hubner wore his -100c insulated winter boots to both the North and South Poles in the same year. Despite extreme temperatures, exhaustion, wet ice, dry ice, wind and snow - the boots withstood the elements. “Polar Proven” was born, and remains at the core of Baffin’s product philosophy today.

Paul & Doug upon reaching the Geographic North Pole, 2006