Sorel vs UGG: Key Differences [Guide 2022]

We tested both Sorel and UGG winter boots for Women and would like to compare Sorel vs UGG side by side. Our top pick women’s winter boot for this year is the UGG Adirondack III. Here in this article, we have a chance to compare Adirondack III with Sorel’s Caribou and Tofino II winter boots.

Sorel vs UGG: Here is the comparison chart that shows the main differences

Sorel Caribou vs UGG Adirondack III

We compared UGG Adirondack III vs Sorel Caribou – Women’s, and would like to share the key differences between them. For the ones looking for short answer, the winner of UGG vs Sorel comparison is UGG Adirondack III.

The warmth level of both of them are almost the same, we found them very toasty. UGG claims that the temperature rating of Adirondack III is -32C (-25F), whereas Sorel claims that the temperature rating of Caribou is -40F.  

The weather protection of UGG Adirondack III is better than the Sorel Caribou. We concluded that UGG is %100 waterproof. Also, it is good to note that Sorel’s weather protection is above the average of the boots we tested.

There are two key differences between Sorel Caribou vs UGG Adirondack III, and except them there are almost equal. The first distinguishing factor is the comfort  level. UGG Adirondack III superiors Sorel Caribou when we think about the comfort- the cozy feeling. However, it is expensive compared to the Sorel Caribou. Here is the chart that compares UGG Adirondack III vs Sorel Caribou side by side, which has been driven from the UGG’s and Sorel’s official websites.

UGG Adirondack III

Adirondack III vs Caribou Women's Winter Boots Main Differences
  • Good for all around winter, heavy snow and heavy rain (Water-proof)
  • It is true to size
  • From the sole to the top shaft height is 7 inches
  • Has unique insulation of UGG-200g insulation, DryTech Technology
  • No removable liner
  • Molded Dual Density EVA Midsole
  • Upper material is Waterproof Leather and Suede
  • Toe Box is made of rubber
  • The outer sole is Molded Spider Rubber
  • UGG claimed temperature rating is -30C (-25F)
  • It has gussetted tongue

Sorel Caribou – Women’s

Sorel Caribou vs UGG Adirondack III Compared
  • Good for wearing in all winter, heavy snow (laces are not water-proof)
  • It runs true to size
  • From the sole to the top shaft height is 9 1/4 inches.
  • Has Sherpa Pile Snow Cuff and 9 mm recycled felt inner boot
  • Liners are removable
  • Midsole is made of 2.5 mm bonded felt frost plug
  • Upper material is waterproof nubuck leather
  • Toe Box is made of rubber
  • The outer sole is made of rubber (Vulcanized)
  • Sorel claimed temperature rating is -40 F.

Sorel Tofino II vs UGG AdironDack III

We compared UGG Adirondack III vs Sorel Tofino II, and would like to share the key differences between them. For the ones looking for short answer, the winner of Sorel Tofino II vs UGG Adirondack III comparison is the UGG.

We made our assessments based on the test in such areas like warmth level, weater protection (water resistance), comfort & fit, and traction. UGG Adirondack III is way better than Sorel Tofino II.

Here is the chart that compares UGG Adirondack III vs Sorel Caribou side by side, which has been driven from the UGG’s and Sorel’s official Websites.

UGG Adirondack III

AdironDack III vs Tofino II Women's Winter Boots Main Differences
  • Good for all around winter, heavy snow and heavy rain (Water-proof)
  • It is true to size
  • From the sole to the top shaft height is 7 inches
  • Has unique insulation of UGG-200g insulation, DryTech Technology
  • No removable liner
  • Molded Dual Density EVA Midsole
  • Upper material is Waterproof Leather and Suede
  • Toe Box is made of rubber
  • The outer sole is Molded Spider Rubber
  • UGG claimed temperature rating is -30C (-25F)
  • It has gussetted tongue

Sorel Tofino II

Sorel Tofino II vs UGG AdironDack III Compared
  • Good for wearing in all winter, heavy snow (laces are not water-proof)
  • Note that runs true to size
  • From the sole to the top shaft height is 10 1/4 inches.
  • Has 100 grams fleece liner
  • No removable liner
  • Footbed is made of microfleece top cover-the removable molded EVA
  • Upper is available for both PU coated textile and leather. It is a waterproof coated canvas material with faux fur collar; the outer fabric membrane is breathable
  • Toe Box is made of molded rubber
  • The outer sole is made of molded rubber
  • No company claimed the temperature rating

Our Verdict for Sorel vs UGG comparison:

We strongly recommend UGG Adirondack III over Sorel Caribou and Tofino II.  Adirondack III is the winner of the Best Winter Boots for Women’s study; it shows excellent performance in all evaluation categories.

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Now you pick the winter boot, do you need a rain jacket for women as well? You can take a look at our Best Rain Jacket for Women post and get a clear picture on it.