- Recommend me some Wellies
I’ve not worn a pair of wellies since I had a green pair which looked like frogs when I was 7 years old. I’m guessing things have moved on since then.
Looking for warm and comfy and not too much of a faff to put on or take off.
The short Hunter wellies look good for around £65. Anything else I should consider?Posted 5 years agoandylMember
Dunlop – £9-15 depending on where you buy them and a couple of pairs of decent welly socks. I used to go out for runs with the dog in the ice and they gripped well. Need a new pair as they eventually wore out and got a hole and my safety wellies are not that comfy for dog walks.
If you have an agricultural or PPE store near you then pop down and they will have everything from £10 to £150 ones. Avoid safety ones though for general use.Posted 5 years agomrmoMember
serious answer, i would suggest not buying the normal hunters, either get the argyl or the balmoral, the run of the mill are cheap crap with a big price tag now. Someone i know who sells them said they were getting 3 pairs back on warranty each week. they split too far too easily. They are trading on reputation rather than on actually making something that does the job.
If you want warm look at decent socks or neoprene, or if you want to blow your budget etc, a set of Leather lined Le Chameau.Posted 5 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
I have the Verzironord (spl?) and they are sublime. Rather over budget, though…!
They do exactly what wellies are meant to do. Why pay more?
Well, there’s improved comfort, warmth, durability, grip, etc. But apart from that, yes. After all, an Apollo does everything a bike is meant to do, doesn’t it? 😉
If there’s a SCATS near you, get in there and have a look at their range. Always good value.Posted 5 years agoneninjaMember
If you want a pair that will last then its worth paying a bit more.
Have a look at Toggi boots. I have a pair of Kudu neoprene lined boots ( the prevoius name of Toggi) which I bought about 12 years ago and they are still like new. They have decent cleated walking sole unlike the cheaper boots.Posted 5 years agoblandMember
these are fantasticPosted 5 years agojp-t853Member
Sealand are a Danish company that make some great boots at sensible prices.
These are the neoprene version although the normal ones with good socks are as good.
These are quite long which is either good or bad depending on your size. They have a proper seperate sole so they are good for walking. As said before the basic Hunters are rubbish.Posted 5 years agogrim168Member
I have a pair of muckboots for dog walking. Derwents I think that cost about 50 quid. Very warm and comfy but at 12 months old sole is wearing quite fast at the heel and toe. Probably my spazzy way of walking but I’d buy another pair as they have been worn a lot this last year.Posted 5 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Chamaeu are fabulous, have to say I am big fan but definitely not on budget. Also youll likely get your leg pulled that you a a fashion follower of the Dutchess of Cambridge.
Have a look at Aigle.
Not sure why you want short ? Seems to defeat the object really, longer calf length doesn’t make them harder to put on really. The more expensive ones have “adjustable tops”.. Secret to warm feet aside from quality and thickness of the rubber is the socks (eg thicker ski / outdoor types) Would suggest you ensure you try the boots on with the socks you intend to wear.
Of you have a fieldsports shop nearby they’ll likely be a good place to look.Posted 5 years agomoonwrasseMember
Aigle parcours iso open
Best wellie i have ever used.Posted 5 years ago
Comfy. Warm and with a full length zip so very easy to put on and take off.
Pretty much all the wellies mentioned so far are here on Mole Valley: http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/mvf/store/category/wellington-boots
apart from Hunters (I wonder why…)the same as my Barbour one which is not a surprise as they all seem to be generic.
A boot bag is a good idea for in the car etc. The Mole Valley one looks to be
Have tried on the Aigle ones and they were nice. Might take a look at the Seeland ones myself as I can’t bring myself to pay more than £50 for a bit of rubber that I will wear out dog walking. But my dunlops really were a surprise and very comfy but maybe they just suit my feet.
It really does depend how much you will use them and for what. Or if you are a fashion victim and worry what people will think of your wellies.Posted 5 years agoMrNuttMember
andyl’s right, alternatively: http://uk-shop.dubarryboots.com/collections/men/footwearPosted 5 years agodantsw13Member
I went to my local country store 2 years back looking for a pair of Hunters. They are Hunter stockists, but advised me against them for serious country wear. The lady said Hunter moved manufacture to China, and now they have huge QC issues.
She advised Toggi, and I can’t fault them so far.Posted 5 years agosausagefingersMember
after a lot of online reading about wellies (can’t believe i just typed that) i bought a pair of muckboot tay sports.Posted 5 years ago
very,very comfy and snug as a bug in a rug.
went for a good yomp yesterday and they were comfier than my walking boots
could’ve got them a bit cheaper online but bought them from a local supplier as i wanted to try them onSideways TimSubscriber
Muck boots. I have a pair of Woodies ( I think) worn everyday for two years, dog walking, shit kicking and generally being outside. Did a 26 mile walk in them once, they’re starting to wear now, will definitely buy another pair.Posted 5 years ago
I screwed self tappers into the sole for icey winter use and for making sparks in the dark.stratobikerMember
Viking Dry boots are brilliant.
Not wellies exactly. Thy’re better than wellies, you can actually walk in them.
Posted 5 years agomattzzzzzzMemberZoolanderMember
The warmest wellies in the history of ever.Posted 5 years ago
Last years too, mine are in their 14th yearmattsccmMember
I love my Chameau viezernords but bear in mind that any natural rubber wellies, which the good ones are, don’t last as long. After 8 years of probably 300 days a year use ,mine are starting to perish. Must admit to not ever gievn them any of the fancy treatment they should have. Yes I know 8 years sounds a lot but there are cheaper plastic wellies in the family that are twice that old. Neoprene gets very swaety in the summer but I get round that by wearing sealskins inside if I am waering them all day!Posted 5 years agomattzzzzzzMember
The warmest wellies in the history of ever.
Last years too, mine are in their 14th year
Worn by many an Angler during winter it’s just a shame you look a complete cock in themPosted 5 years ago
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