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  • Wellie recommendations?
  • Premier Icon jamesgarbett
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    Anything that doesn’t leak after a year or so?

    Premier Icon petec
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    anything in proper rubber (or neoprene) rather than PVC. And then store them properly, out of the sun, and variations in temp

    Personally – couple of pairs of Aigle. One pair is 10 years old, the other maybe 7. No issues with either

    Premier Icon kilo
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    Screwfix site steel toe capped and wellie specific decent socks

    Premier Icon jamiemcf
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    Dunlop Purofort Thermo Plus… I’ve had mine 10 years now, theyre sized big, i’m a 10.5 and my wellies are a size 9.

    Bombproof, warm, extra grippy.

    Add an inch or two to your height.

    Don’t go half arsed and only spec the thermo, go full shebang and get the thermo plus.

    Premier Icon creakingdoor
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    Aldi neoprene fishing ones, whenever they’re back in stock.
    £20

    Premier Icon Houns
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    What for? At work I use Dunlop purofort thermo safety wellies, worn every day for the last year and are holding up well (tested the safety aspects out this week when a pallet with 1000 kg of grit was dropped on my foot)

    At home for walking etc I use Aigle neoprene, had them for coming up to 10 years and they’re still watertight

    Premier Icon robola
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    2nd vote vote for Aigle. Stupid expensive, but warm, durable and grippy. Had my pair over 10 years, lining slightly warn but fully expect another 10 years out of them. Get what you pay for.

    Premier Icon jp-t853
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    I use Aigle Parcours and they are great, they seem to be called P2 now on the Decathlon site.
    Standard are £90 neoprene lined are £150. The neoprene ones size about right the standards feel slightly larger so you have room for big socks. They are good for walking for a couple of hours in.

    Decathlon’s own Solognac wellies seem well made so that is a good cheaper option.

    Decathlon Wellies

    Premier Icon IHN
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    Keeping an eye on this, I’m after some lightweight-ish ones, comfy enough for a couple of hours dog-walking.

    Premier Icon james-rennie
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    +1 for Decathlon’s Solgnac.
    I’ve had mine for over a year, they’re warm and comfy for a couple of hours out with dog.

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/r500-warm-tall-wellies-brown/_/R-p-187071

    Unlike wife’s Hunters which cost the same but seem to be thin cold plastic that’s now split

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Neoprene P2 Aigle or Le Chameau Vierzonoord (non zip version).

    Money well spent.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    I have neoprene Aigle Parcours. Comfiest footwear I own. Used daily for dog walking, 5 years old and going strong. Grip is as good as my walking boots. Silly expensive but worth it.

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    Depends on use. I think I have 4 pairs now. The ‘best’ are my Muck Boots. Really comfortable, great for winter walks. It’s nice to be able to just plough through anything. Pricey but they do occasionally have a decent sale. They are tough enough for this sort of thing but I get out the old school Dunlops for building work. Also have some Husqvarna chainsaw boots which are a good middle ground, albeit a bit specialist. All well used and not leaking.

    Premier Icon Houns
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    As we’re here discussing wellies, how do you pronounce Aigle?

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    Bookmarked

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Standard STW response – don’t get wellies (if it’s for walking)

    Get a light-ish pair of leather walking boots instead.

    Waaaay better for your feet and more comfortable IMO.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    , how do you pronounce Aigle?

    Correctly.

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Ay gul. Hard G

    Excellent boots. Stay true to shoe size and you may still need thickish socks.

    Don’t bother with Le Chameau. We used to sell and recommend little else when they were made in France, but quality control has taken a massive dive since they moved abroad.

    Premier Icon Houns
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    grr

    edit. thanks scapegoat

    Premier Icon wysiwyg
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    Solognac neoprene lined. 2 year warranty.

    All the local shoot beaters wear le chem, aigle etc. My Solognac are 4 years old now and everyone else is on their second expensive pair of Le Chem etc.

    Premier Icon Hob-Nob
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    Also got a set of 2 year old Muck Boots which are great. Not cheap, but not bonkers money.

    They get used every day in the winter walking the dog twice a day & still come up if I hose them off & no leaks at all 🙂

    Premier Icon Kahurangi
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    Do folk buy neoprene lined and not bother with welly socks? Or do you have neoprene liners plus socks = hot feet in summer?

    Aigle have a wider than normal foot so I’ve discounted them, or should I try a pair?

    Glad to hear positive stuff about the Decathlons – I nearly bought some to try yesterday but they look really flimsy? (that said, so do Aigle… they’re all very light at <1 kg/boot)!

    Very timely thread! I’ve given up with a couple of pairs Muckboots (Chore model)- they fit me very badly and I’m between sizes with long/slim feet.

    I need some for general gardening and the off muddy walk. I have steel toe cap boots for proper stuff, shifting rocks, etc…

    I use these (as do most contractors) for work. Steelies though

    Buckbootz

    Premier Icon RichT
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    Decathlon ones are pretty good

    Premier Icon pop-larkin
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    Not Hunter based on Mrs Pop’s experience- I think they have moved production and durability has dropped- hers have cracked on the top of the foot after just a year using 3 times a week max so now leak like a sieve

    Premier Icon only1mikey
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    Another vote for Aigle.

    Have an insole in mine due to flat-ish feet and find very comfy for walking 2-3 hours and likewise standing around for long periods.

    Pair well with these knee length Decathlon Hunting socks – don’t slip down unlike some Smartwool ones I have.

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/900-warm-long-wool-socks/_/R-p-303594?mc=8515806&c=GREEN

    Premier Icon Spud
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    Interesting thread and one to keep an eye on, MrsSpud and me both have Hunter Balmorals and they’ve been great. Hers have just started to develop small cracks after 5 years of solid use walking the dogs. So far mine are fine and they’re older, oddly the models we got for a good price all that time ago are no longer made. Looks like it’s going to have to be Muck Boots or Aigle for replacments as the reviews on recent Hunters are good.

    Premier Icon dyna-ti
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    Kind of asking whats their intended use.

    Working on site or walking the dog ?.

    Ive a couple of pairs – 1 Dunlop, which cost about a tenner, and the other sailing by Musto, those being soft and flexible, though flat soled.

    All slip up and down as you walk in them and its annoying and eventually hurts your feet.
    You can get hunting boots that are the same length as wellies, but lace up like boots so they are firm on your feet but totally waterproof toe to to. Not cheap mind, but well reviewed, warm, comfy sort of thing.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Aigle for us….was issued Parcours 2 Vario for work and used them for 5 years until a hole developed and that was literally because my heel had slowly chaffed through the rubber (Actually done a pretty good repair with Stormsure adhesive). Only welly Ive had I can walk 10+ miles comfortably. Managed to pick up a new pair of Parcours 2 Vario for £92 on Amazon before Christmas which I was very pleased with. Would have been happy with the standard Parcours P2 on Decathlon….basically the same as the Parcours 2 Vario but without the buckles

    how do you pronounce Aigle?

    French company and aigle is eagle in french so roughly speaking air-gler 🤷

    Premier Icon dickyhepburn
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    Gumleaf – Norfolk version of Aigles, but cheaper and better made https://www.gumleaf.com/

    Premier Icon timmys
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    If Le Chameau have taken a nose dive that’s a pity. My current pair must be 4 years old and and mint still. In the previous 30 years of my life I think I got through 2 pairs – so about 15 years out of each pair.

    Aigle – absolutely, Hunters only if you would happily drive a white Range Rover Sport and holiday in Dubai.

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Get a light-ish pair of leather walking boots instead.

    Waaaay better for your feet and more comfortable IMO.

    The voice of someone who has never owned decent wellies.

    There is a world of difference between £10 Dunlop’s and high quality, lined and well fitted boots like Aigles

    Premier Icon petec
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    high quality, lined and well fitted boots like Aigles

    With the rain and mud here recently, I’ve been wearing my better aigles (which appear to be parcours2) for long walks, up to about 3-4 hours and 15km. Very comfy. Only slight downside is the left boot twists my lower trouser leg unless I tuck it into my sock. Not the biggest issue in the world to be fair

    I do also have decent leather walking boots, but some of the paths have been under a foot or so of water. Right equipment for the conditions and all that.

    Premier Icon solarider
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    Le Chameau Chasseurnord neoprene lined for the win. Robust, warm, easy to get in and out of because of the zip. I have been wearing the same pair for years on a daily dog walking basis in winter and they are my go-to.

    Not cheap, but if you are using them a lot and in all weathers, they will repay the favour. Probably not worth it for an occasional use, but like many things you get what you pay for (namely warm dry feet, comfort and quality).

    Price aside, the only downside is the somewhat ‘amphibian’ shade of green that they come in, but think of it as a Le Chameau signature.

    Premier Icon bob_summers
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    Nokians ftw. Very rarely used but have been glad to have them in the back of the van on occasion. Wouldn’t fancy cross country running in them as claimed but they’ve coped with a mountain ‘run’ in absolutely atrocious weather a couple of times.
    https://www.nokianfootwear.com/product/finntrim/?color=olive

    Premier Icon lotto
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    Can’t recommend Aigles. Soles must have air in them and easily puncture. Both mine hiss as I walk and it does my head in. Must have been climbing a barbed wire fence/stood on something sharp. Nothing obvious to puncture them which is annoying.

    Premier Icon steve2910
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    Seeland Field 4mm neoprene, good value for money

    Premier Icon stumason10
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    I’m using my dads old basic dunlops. He had them years. I’ve had them 10. Still going. Still water proof and still not very comfy. For walking the dog through bogs I wear walking boots. So to be fair the wellies only come out in snow or floods. Or if I’m feeling lazy for a quick nip round the block with the dog.

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    I bought some Gateway “Woodwalker” boots a while back. Seeing as long walks were on the cards due to covid. They replaced some Hunter Balmoral’s and are miles better. Similar price to Muck boots but with a much better sole.

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