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    Best wellies

    What brand of welly is everyone wearing on their feet and what is the best brand. My last wellies were Land masters but while comfy and light, they soon got to leaking. I've had Muckboots in the past which were warm as toast in Winter, problem was they had no grip on slippy concrete.
    Just want to hear what everyone would recommend for my next pair?

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    Re: Best wellies

    Argyles....good fit and don't cost the earth.

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    Bekina steplite - steel toe and sole, mega comfy.

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    Dunlop purofort thermal - warm but clumsy.

    Muck boots - try walking in them, heavy.

    La Chameau- look great, feel great, cost the earth and split

    Nora - practical, washable insides

    Aigle - expensive


    And so on.

    Personally I do a lot of walking in mine so I have always got on well with Le Chameau. If I was dairying I would get the Dunlops, look like your wearing caterpillar tracks but warm as toast.

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    Re: Best wellies

    Quote Originally Posted by Uwork4menow View Post
    Muck boots - try walking in them, heavy.
    I wear Muck boots and love them. Bit too hot this time of year though. They don't seem heavy to me at all now, yet strangely I tried a pair of Redback work boots the other day and found them very heavy and clumpy - not convinced by them yet but still perfectly happy with the weight of Muck boots. Was tempted to put them on the scales to see what they each weigh as a comparison.

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    Muckboots - bit heavy but more affordable.

    if you are size 8-9 sports direct are selling neoprene Rok wellies for 20.

    Be quick!

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    Bekina thermolite, best wellies I have ever had and ive had them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillybill View Post
    Bekina thermolite, best willies I have ever had and ive had them all.
    Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

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    Well there speaks the voice of experience. Never said Hillbilly was prone to talking a load of old cock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoda View Post
    Ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwork4menow View Post
    Well there speaks the voice of experience. Never said Hillbilly was prone to talking a load of old cock.
    my name is not hillbilly

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    +1 for bekina steplite only prob I found was that they are not the easiest for pulling leggings over seem to catch for some reasons.

    Now changed to Dunlop purofort +
    And I think they are amazing. Far more comfortable than standard dunlops and the insoles last much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillybill View Post
    Bekina thermolite, best wellies I have ever had and ive had them all.
    They're quite heavy though, and too warm on a damp morning now.
    Puroforts take some beating but the last pair seemed to split suspiciously quickly compared to my first pair of them which lasted more than three years.

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    Re: Best wellies

    Who sells Bekina steplite's or can i get them online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkymark View Post
    Who sells Bekina steplite's or can i get them online?
    Amazon or totallywellies.co.uk do them. I bought a pair of the safety ones, not steplite, via Amazon. Wow are they HEAVY.

    My favourite for years has been Muck Boots, but it has to be the Avon model, more supple, can't stand the others as they hurt my ankles eventually. But, they don't last long. I get a new pair every year. Soles wear out on concrete and they start letting in water.
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    Don't buy expensive/posh ones my last 2 pairs have been hunters an le chameau both have split within a year.

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    Dunlop Purofort + is what I wear. They're lightweight and not too warm for active work. Wouldn't be the best for standing about in sub-zero temperatures but comfy for driving and general stockwork.

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    Re: Best wellies

    is there any make that don't split? i'm on to my 4th pair of 2013 and the last 3 of different makes all split in the left foot big toe area or would it be cheaper just to amputate my left big toe?

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    Re: Best wellies

    Nora's are my choice, easy to clean and very soft, plenty of grip and last! treat yourself to decent quality socks for the best comfort!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilts` View Post
    Nora's are my choice, easy to clean and very soft, plenty of grip and last! treat yourself to decent quality socks for the best comfort!
    Or use some good insoles. I've tried most others and always end up back in Noras.

    Neoprene wellies are warm but don't last long and have generally poor grip. Puroforts (the original "Landmasters") are warmer than Noras and last longer but they kill my feet. The soles on Purofort Plus boots collect muck and are hard to clean - and they look ridiculous. Bekina Steplites have more going for them but look like cartoon wellies. I've not had the "thermal" Dunlops or Bekinas but they look cumbersome, and I suspect are way too warm unless it's freezing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnipkicker View Post
    Or use some good insoles. I've tried most others and always end up back in Noras.

    I've not had the "thermal" Dunlops or Bekinas but they look cumbersome,
    Indeed, with Bekinas on I have to carefully work knees under the pickup steering wheel as the soles are about three inches thick!

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    Nora's for the summer, muck boots winter working for me :-)

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    Re: Best wellies

    For light work and walking - Aigle Parcours - have had two pairs split where toe flexes when walking - and Aigle have replaced both pairs even though one was out of warranty (after I had a ruck) - but I still like them for comfort. Anyone had Parcours 2?

    Muckboot Humbers - steel toe caps - good insulation and lining - but just like Herman Munster for me. Don't walk, walk in them

    Redback UBOK - general boots about the place and office. Best boots ever for me and have walked halfway round the world in them in sun, rain and snow.

    Redback USBOK - as above but steel toe cap. As someone said they are heavy but around the yard, grovelling under vehicles, general dry weather tractor driving when you know you're going to be changing implements etc, I find them very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    Argyles....good fit and don't cost the earth.
    That is my choice.
    Can never understand how anyone has those plastic things.

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    Dunlop everytime for me!

    also have a pair of chamau's but theres no chance im wearing them in the parlour the amount they cost, despite being more comfortable than socks!!

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    Skellerup. Dairy farmer and they are a cracking pair of wellies for everything. Quite thick and clunky but dont split...

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    Aigle. Spent last winter beating in a pair and couldn't fault them for comfort or warmth. Walked over many acres of briers and barbed wire etc and they're still like new.

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    Dunlop, Purofort or Purofort+ depending on what is available at local merchants when i need a pair.
    Can't see the point in buying posh/mega expensive wellies to walk in cowshit all day.
    I've tried the cheapies too but lucky if they'll last 6 weeks.

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    Re: Best wellies

    Quote Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
    They're quite heavy though, and too warm on a damp morning now.
    Puroforts take some beating but the last pair seemed to split suspiciously quickly compared to my first pair of them which lasted more than three years.
    Hmmm me too! Previous pair were the best ever, just bought another pair and they've split horrendously in what, three months?

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