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Best neoprene lined wellies ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by trumpetier, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. trumpetier

    trumpetier Pro Poster

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    My girlfriend bought me a pair of Hunter Balmoral wellies last weekend....i have been reading up on them and they tend not to have great reviews. They were very expensive, i have not worn them yet and am thinking of returning them for a refund as it will be easier and less hassle rather than if/when they may go back under warrenty. My question therefore what are my options regarding a different pair...i have had muck boots and dont want another pair...budget £115 max.
     
  2. ratman60

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    hello, i dont know about neoprene but i bought some called sherwoods and they do me well.
     
  3. Egg

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    Muck Boot Tay - bought mine 2 years ago and they are the best wellies (and one of the best boots) I've ever owned. But then, you don't want Muck' so I'm out of ideas.
     
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    Dunlop Purofort.... £45
    had mine for 3 years and still going strong, use them hunting and walk the dog in them everyday through muck and woods, very comfortable i do tend to use my hiking boots more in the summer if its dry but wellies if wet.
     
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    Seeland, I love mine.
     
  6. trumpetier

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    Thanks guys...some ideas for me to check out
     
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    Up near the top of budget, aigle parcours, I got mine about a year ago, worn regular and still like new, very comfortable boot, and I have covered some miles in them, much better than any of the hunters I have owned, I really don't rate them now.
     
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    Hello
    After a disaster with Hunter leather wellies and the soles fell off I ebay ed them and bought LE Chameau

    Five vey ear old, hammered not leaked yet, very warm in snow, foolish in summer

    Cost dear once, had 5 years wear already and a proper walking wellie

    Alan xxx
     
  9. trumpetier

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    Been lucking at the aigle...if i get the non neo ones they will be in budget.....am i right guys to take the Hunters back ? they look great but are they really a bit iffy these days quality wise ?
     
  10. tinmanofkent

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    I don't like the Hunter wellies. They wear out very quickly.

    I have a pair of Barbour wellies that look like traditional Hunter wellies, they are very very durable. I got them for my 20th birthday and I'm now 33. The tread is wearing quite low but the rubber is like new. Aigle are very good quality boots, but pay the extra and get the neoprene lining. If you don't have the budget now buy some £10 wellies to make do until you can get the right ones.

    Most important is rubber care.

    Always wash off mud before it dries on the boot as this dries out the rubber and causes it to crack. Treat wellies with car TYRE FOAM or any product for car tyres that contains silicone. It keeps them looking like new, makes dirt slide off the boot and nourishes the rubber.

    Good quality wellies are worth the money. Between me and my family we've had them all. Hunters are as good as B&Q wellies but much more expensive. Le Cham and Aigle are both excellent. Dubarry are pricey but stylish, my other half wore out the Dubarry boots I bought her and they sent her a new pair without receipt.

    James
     
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    Got some Grubs - 40 nice and cosy
     
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    I have some caldene wellies. Wear them every day for dog walking and mucking out, usually have them on for at least 6 hours a day at the weekend. Had them about a year and a half and still going strong.
     
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    Here's me getting by with a cheap pair from the local garden centre...
     
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    le champion wellies mine are really comfy and warm
     
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    +1 for Aigle Parcours. Mine are nine years old now and still going strong.
     
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    Cant bear to wear Wellies, uncomfortable and no support for my ankles. But very popular in the stalking world now and many wear La Chameau.

    But James knows far to much about rubber care to be into just wellies:)

    Andrew
     
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    Hi It's got to be either seeland or le chameu for me .had both and can't fault either
    more like wearing slipper than wellingtons Seeland are cheaper by far and should come
    within your budget I believe the Seeland one's are called seeland estate they are neopreen
    lined Si
     
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    Emm, confused yet :). The best value that I have ever owned are toggi's at around £70 a pair, worth every penny and very comfy.
     
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    +1 for the Aigle, had mine for 4 years, expensive but fit like little fairies have handmade them around your foot.. :)
     
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    I have always gone for the Chemeau Viezonord, they are toasty warm on the hill in the winter, very supportive in the ankle, excellent grp from the soles, even on sideling ground, wet grass or heather. They last too - when I was stalking full time I used to get 3 or 4 seasons out of them, not everyday use, but 4 days a week. They SEEM expensive, but they work out very cost effective, provided you don't put a fork through them (or an antler!)
     

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