Product Type: Dunlop Hunter Original
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Basic Dunlop wellies!
Dunlop Wellington Boots
Member Name: SoadFan
Dunlop Wellington Boots
Advantages: Durable wellies
Disadvantages: Not very stylish
~Basic Dunlop wellies~
I have a pair of very basic looking green Dunlop Wellington boots that were bought for £10.99 a while ago from a large shoe store chain to wear when out for walks, for camping trips, times spent at music festivals, as well as for general wear when doing a spot of gardening in our classic british rainy weather. I have found that whilst my Dunlop wellies can be quite bulky to store they aren't overly heavy in weight, making them something that can be packed to take away for a camping trip or music festival as required, as long as I have allowed for the amount of space the wellies will take up.
If I am unable to find space for my wellies and it looks like it may be muddy or rainy I tend to wear them to the event, as that way I am able to trail through wet weather and mud without ruining my normal shoes and I haven't got to worry about finding packing space for the wellies. The look of my Dunlop wellies in my opinion is basic, functional and very green! The light olive green colour is inoffensive yet not overly attractive, although I don't mind the colour too much as I would rather keep out of the mud and wet weather than wear less suitable more attractive looking shoes during poor weather.
~Long socks are a must have with these wellies!~
I have found that my wellies tend to rub across my calves a little if I forget to take long socks to wear with them, which can result in sore legs after even very short wear times. I find that it is best to wear a normal pair of socks with a longer pair over the top when wearing these wellies, as this gives a more comfortable fit than wearing just one pair of socks. My wellies didn't appear to come in half sizes when I bought them, that is to say the shop I bought them from only carried full size options, so as I had to opt for a full sized boot I went for the one slightly down from my usual size so as to get a better fit, as the boots do seem quite loose.
I have found that these wellies mostly keep my feet dry and clean although there have been times when the rain has made its way in to them and I have ended up with soggy socks and feet, which isn't all that nice. The inner liners of the boots I have is very basic and offers nothing in the way of padding at all. This means that the only way to make the boots more comfy is to wear them with the right socks. If you buy these wellies in a size too big they can end up rubbing your feet and causing blisters if you are wearing them for a full day or a number of days, however buying the right size in the first place will keep that to a minimum.
My wellies are not overly warm in very cold weather as I have found that my toes can end up feeling quite cold when I wear these boots. Again the right socks can aid greatly in keeping my feet warm and toasty. The treads on my wellies are quite well spaced and fairly deep in appearance, which helps prevent me from slipping when I wear the boots in muddy conditions. The rubber typer material of the boot uppers is reasonably flexible at the top and more solid towards the foot end of the boot, although these boots don't have toe protection caps built in unlike work type boots. I find that the boots are easy enough to put on, but can be more difficult to take off which means I have to pull at them to get them off after wear.
The materials used to make these Dunlop wellies is durable in my opinion, although the inner lining material is very thin and can be rubbed away quite a bit over time. I find it quick and easy to rinse these boots out after wear if they become muddy and dirty and then leave them to dry ready for their next outing. My rating for these wellies based on my experience of them is 4 stars as I feel they are well priced and do help to keep my feet dry enough during wet weather in most cases. The boots are very useful for wear in muddy conditions, although they do need to be worn with good quality socks.
Summary: A useful pair of wellies
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