Product Type: Dunlop Hunter Original
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Dunlop Wellington Boots
Member Name: Whizz11
Dunlop Wellington Boots
Advantages: Cheap, fits everyone
Disadvantages: Not that comfortable
Long before I knew what fashion was and that you could actually get posh, fashionable wellies I had a pair of Dunlop wellington boots. I now own a pair of gorgeous black Hunter boots to walk the dog in over the fields which I absolutely love and would not switch for anything but the Dunlop pair served me well although I would never go back to them. Although the price difference is huge and if you think about it they are both just pairs of wellington boots you can tell the difference in terms of style and a bit of comfort too so I think its worth paying a bit more for nicer wellies.
However, these Dunlop wellies were perfect and fit for the purpose I bought them for. When we first moved into our new house six years ago it was a new build and so had no garden in the back. We had to lay the mud and turf and plant all the beds and flowers etc ourself. This was great fun but also very messy on our clothes and shoes so we decided to get some wellies to do the gardening in. A quick trip to our local garden centre had us finding a pair of wellies that fit both men and women, these Dunlop green wellies so we got one pair for my husband in size 9 and one pair for me in size 6.
The boots are pretty simple looking and made of 100% rubber. They are a darkish green colour and have Dunlop written on the fit. The sole is quite thick and has lots of tread in it, perfect for walking across muddy beds and as the sole is quite thick and heavy its really handy for actually kicking and stomping mud and very helpful for doing the garden it. The inside of the boot is just a plain thin material so not that comfortable and also not very insulting either so if you wanted to wear these wellies in the snow I would definitely recommend wearing thick socks with them. These wellies fit most of the way up my calf, just below the knee so they do keep your clothes clean if you are gardening in them and will also keep your feet nice and dry. As the wellies are quite open at the top you can wear them over jeans and they will fit over your calf although they let a lot of draft in so you will get cold feet.
The wells are comfortable but you couldn't wear them for hours like I can with my Hunter Boots. I find the Hunter boots are better designed and have more contours in the foot area so that it feels more like a boot that has been made to fit your sole rather than just a wide boot that fits all.
Probably the best thing about the wellies is that they are waterproof so perfect for inclement weather and perfect for doing dirty jobs in. Whenever these got muddy in the garden we would just wash them off with the hose pipe and all the dirt and mud would just fall off and then the boots would be clean for the next time we needed to wear them. Here is the other great thing about them, a pair of these wellies cost in the £10 region. This is a great price and much cheaper than a pair of Hunter Wellies which will set you back well over the £100 mark.
All in all a cheap, waterproof, rubber boot.
Summary: Dunlop wellies