Enduring long and harsh winters? The Sorel Joan of Arctic is our Top Pick for Severe Weather, and a perfect pick for those who live and breathe winter. This 13.5-inch faux-fur Pac boot protects from the elements while keeping you warm and cozy on the coldest winter days. It features a removable felt liner that is easy to take out and dry when it's especially damp outside. The entire boot is entirely waterproof and locks in warmth when temperatures dip into the double negatives.
While this Top Pick is ready to protect during any of your winter adventures, it isn't exceptionally lightweight or comfortable. As one of the heaviest boots in this review (almost two pounds per boot!), none of our testers liked wearing it throughout the day. Due to its heavier design and sloppy fit, it's not recommended for more than general chores or a walk in the park. That said, if you need the most severe weather protection, our Top Pick winner is one of the best. The only boot that did better in both warmth and weather protection (but sacrificing style and comfort) is the ultra-heavy duty Sorel Caribou. That said, it wasn't our Top Pick simply because it lacks any sort of style and is more uncomfortable than the Sorel Joan of Arctic.
Overall, the Sorel Joan of Arctic is a great option for ladies who want a faux-fur Pac boot that protects throughout the winter. It provides great warmth and weather protection in the nastiest of weather and tallest of snow banks. This contender is a perfect option for those working the lifts at a ski resort or for those in need of a boot to shovel snow in super frigid weather.