Which wellies (again)

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Which wellies (again)

Post by AlandJake » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:15 pm

There hasn't been a wellie thread for a while, and probably for good reason.

I'm needing to replace my Aigles and wondered if anyone had any experience with wellies from these chaps: http://www.gumleaf.com/

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Re: Which wellies (again)

Post by trekmoor » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:24 pm

I got fed up having to buy new wellies every year so about 4 years ago I bought a pair of Dunlop wellies from Screwfix and they are still going strong. They are not very "pukka" looking but they are green and are very tough.

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Re: Which wellies (again)

Post by deefer+tag » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:13 am

i've got a pair of gumleaf & i wear them nearly every day,they live in the car & they are about 3 years old. just beginning to crack on the ridge part way up the leg

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Re: Which wellies (again)

Post by AlandJake » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:52 am

deefer+tag wrote:i've got a pair of gumleaf & i wear them nearly every day,they live in the car & they are about 3 years old. just beginning to crack on the ridge part way up the leg
Cheers for that.

Yes Wullie, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to bring up Dunlops. Unfortunately I am insufficiently debonair or insouciant to carry off the Dunlop look, so I fear I may have to fork out on a set of slightly smarter boots, capable of the mileage, without me looking like a builder.

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Re: Which wellies (again)

Post by Naj » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:10 am

I'm of the same (practical?) mind as Wullie. :-D Dunlop Purofort/Landmasters from any agricultural suppliers. Light & extremely comfortable with a good grip. And you'll look like a proper farmer, not a builder. ;)

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Re: Which wellies (again)

Post by trekmoor » Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:54 am

To me it doesn't make sense to spend £200 + on wellies . There are lots of much cheaper "shooting wellies" and I have tried several of these with not very good results .....they split apart or are perforated far too quickly and easily. I therefor use good old Dunlops which cost about the same as the cheaper "pukka" shooting wellies but Dunlops are tough and long lasting as well as being lightweight. Why spend £200 when £50 buys wellies that do the job just as well ?

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Re: Which wellies (again)

Post by AlandJake » Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:12 pm

trekmoor wrote: Why spend £200 when £50 buys wellies that do the job just as well ?

Wullie

Why indeed? I certainly don't have that sort of money to spend on a pair of gum boots.

I think I'll give Mr Dunlop a spin, as they are £30 less than the other ones I'm considering. That's a bottle of scotch difference.

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Re: Which wellies (again)

Post by Naj » Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:36 pm

If you go for the Landmasters (non-safety) make sure they're Dunlop & not the Dickies make. Should be about 30 odd quid. :-D

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Re: Which wellies (again)

Post by jeffD » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:10 pm

I have ruined to many expensive wellies over the years so its cheapo 10 quid dunlops of evilbay and neoprene liners for me now
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Re: Which wellies (again)

Post by AlandJake » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:43 am

Glad I didn't ask this lot:

http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/showth ... st-wellies

Naj - from what I can see, Dunlop don't appear to be making the Landmasters now. I have ordered a pair of Dunlop Purofort Terroir Pro. If nothing else they at least sound the part.
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