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I'd been contemplating for months about if I should get one or not and I'm glad I got one too. My younger sister has had hers (Hunter tall black gloss) for over a year and they still look good as new. This helped me in deciding whether to get one too. They are quite costly for wellington boots but I personally think they're worth it. I had a £25 John Lewis gift voucher so I purchased mine for £44.
There are so many colours to choose from and you can even choose to match it with your outfit. I love how you can accessorise the boots by choosing from different colours of fleece socks in the hunter brand.
These boots are fully waterproof and made with vulcanised rubber and the glossy look just tops everything; the icing on the cake. Comes with an adjustable strap and provides a very good grip too.
I chose black because it goes with all my outfits. They provide a very generous fit; I'm a size 7 and ½ so I normally buy size 8 shoes. I bought them in a size 7 and they are still comfortable and provide enough room for me to wear even thick socks. And trust me; they really do keep the weather out. In the winter I team them with my hunter fleece welly socks and together they keep the cold away from my toes, as I'm cold intolerant so they really help a lot with that. These boots are very easy to maintain too; a good wipe with a soft wet cloth will do the trick.
You can also easily tuck your trousers into them; I normally wear skinny jeans, jeggings etc so I don't have much hassle there. Hunter Wellington boots have the Royal warrants of Appointment so what more can you ask for? Surely if they're fit for royalty then their brand and quality of products can be trusted.
I sometimes wear them to work especially when it's raining but I do take them off when I get to work. Because of these boots I no longer worry about winter or how cold or wet the weather may be. Come rain, come snow these boots are just right for me.
Look out Glastonbury, here I come!
These classic Hunter short wellington boot are great for both walking, yard work and gardening as they are so exceptionally comfortable and they are a mainstay of mine when I go to any festivals in the summer as they have a habit of turning into a mud bath, in fact at Glastonbury one year I spent the entire weekend in a pair.
I'm currently on my second pair and I paid £59 at a local garden centre for them so they are not cheap but they are very good quality and worth the extra money in my opinion. The moulded rubber is reinforced over the toe area and inside the sole is very comfortanble indeed. They are quite wide on the calf which makes it easy to tuck in both trousers and also waterproofs if you are wearing both. For the winter you can also purchase specially designed boot socks to provide some thermal protection, something I find very useful when I used to horse ride and needed to do yard work.
Mine are in a traditional classic dark green colour but you can go for some more brighter colours if you want. They have a small heel on them and the grip is moulded and very deep which makes them very giood in slippy conditions.
Despite the cost they are an excellent purchase bacause they are so comfortable and they never rub my feet at all even if I have worn them for a long time. They are very sturdy and retain their shape, you really notice the difference in the thickness of the boot when compared with cheaper brands that you can buy for a fraction of the price.
My Jack Russell Milo loves to walk. And run, swim, jump, skip, you name it. He doesn't care what the weather is like, he just loves to be outside. Which means that I have to be outside too, so good footwear is essential. I hate wet, cold feet and having gone through several pairs of cheap wellies I decided to invest in a really good pair. My friend always raves about her Hunter wellies so I went online and found a dazzling array of colours and styles in the Hunter range for women, men and children. I opted for a short style as I find long boots a bit claustrophobic and my instep is high, so I often have trouble getting knee-length boots to fit. I chose the vivid purple colour in the picture as I thought they would stand out in the dreary weather. They were £45, which is more than you pay for a standard pair of wellies but I was assured by my friend that they would be worth it.
A few days later my boots arrived in an impressive black box and they were gorgeous! The finish was glossy and I loved the colour. They fitted really well, with plenty of room to tuck your jeans in or wear really thick socks and can be adjusted using the buckles on the sides if you prefer them more snug. They were very good quality rubber with a breathable inner lining and seemed really sturdy. As with all Hunter wellies they have the company logo on the front. Caring for them is easy, just a wipe over with a damp cloth has them looking like new and a quick squirt of furniture polish brings out the shine!
I can honestly say that I have used these boots pretty much every day since I got them in January, well it has been a wet spring/summer so far, and I absolutely love them. They are comfortable, practical and keep my feet completely dry. I even waded into the canal in them recently when Milo got adventurous and went awol and although I had cold feet when he finally returned, they were, nevertheless, reassuringly dry. I wouldn't be without a pair now and recently added a bubblegum pink pair to my purple ones so that I can ring the changes!
I have a pair of really pretty spotted wellies that I absolutely adore and love wearing them when the rain is badly. Unfortunately they are now a bit past their sell by date so I had to get some new one's. I bought these Hunter's short gloss wellies as I just fell in love with them and because I was told that Hunter's were the creme de la creme of wellies and they should last me for years.
I haven't had them years but in the couple of months that I have had them I am confident that I am going to get a lot of wear out of them.
I live in a village and there are a lot of fields surrounding me and when I take the dog walk I need a decent pair of waterproof wellies as there are large puddles everywhere when we get the slightest bit of rain.
Ok perhaps the fact that I chose a really bright pink fuscia doesn't make people believe I am a serious walker but just because they are bright pink doesn't make them any less effective han the more sober green and black one's.
As I mentioned the wellies are a bright pink colour which is glossy but the gloss isn't to the point that it looks glittery and ridiculous and instead is more subtle and just gives me a little shine.
They are shorter than the average welly also which I think looks so much better than the longer ones and are still more than high enough to keep most people dry unless they are wading through rivers or something.
They are quite thick and sturdy but when wearing them they seem really light and don't drag my feet down and make it difficult to walk quickly. The sole is great for walking over rought terrain and really protecs my soles and stops little stones from digging in too much and causing me discomfort.
They are incredibly comfortable which is not something I imagined I would be saying about wellies but they have a lovely cushioned sole and are probably more comfortable than even my trainers are for walking in.
The most important thing about wellies is how dry they keep you and these keep me bone dry no matter how many puddles I go through.They are made from latex and this is so well there is no way any water is getting through.
As you can probably tell I think very highly of them but there is a downside to owning them and that is the price. I paid £60 for them which I thought was a lot of money for a pair of wellies and I nearly didn't buy them and it was only the man in the outdoor clothing shop convincing me that made me buy them. I can honestly say now that I am glad that I did and having owned them I would happily pay the money again for them.
I was brought these wellies for Christmas this year; I loved the look but was a little unsure about when I would wear them as am not a great outdoor person. But low and behold they have had there uses....
Hunter boots range in price from £250 to a cheaper version at £35. I believe from doing some research that the short version of the wellies is around £59.99(They may be cheaper as like I said these were a present). The wellies have a high gloss finish which makes them look even more attractive with the bright purple I received them in.
I have previously worn full length ones, when dog walking and found them to be rather uncomfortable as I have quite short legs and they were too long. I thought it was an excellent idea to bring out a smaller version; they look more fashionable and can be worn on many more occasions.
The shorter length makes them easier to slip on and a lighter feel to the boot which makes it easier when tucking in trousers.
I found the wellies to be easy to take on and off and rather comfortable, the only issue I have is they rub on my calf and this can leave a red mark. But that would be the only complaint I have but wouldn't stop me buying another pair.
Other features include:
* Orthopaedic fitting with a natural construction inside the welly
* Rubber soles
* Multi layer cushioned insole
* Low calf length
* Various colours and designs
I would defiantly recommend these wellies to anyone, I use them for dog walking, walking to work and potting in the garden.
The price is more expensive then other wellies on the market but these are comfortable and will last longer.
Hunter Wellington Boots: They have the sort of name and price tag that evokes images of posh toffs larking about with guns and dogs on a country estate. In some respects, these boots are probably deserving of this image. Its recent crocodile print collaboration with Jimmy Choo costs a rather hefty £255. I, however, went for the cheapest amongst the Hunter wellies range - wellies that are half the size of the Hunter Original and, as a result, half the price, at somewhere over £40 (would have been around £50 without my 10% student discount).
The wellies that I chose caught my attention in the shop window of Schuh. They were a glossy bright deep pink/purple colour - very eye-catching. I took an instant shine to them.
*~Why Hunter Wellies?~*
The market for 'fashion' wellies seems to have grown in recent years. For a long time, I associated wellies with jumping about in puddles as a child but now, alongside the popularity of music festivals, they seem to be a fashion item. An interesting range of colourful and fun wellies have emerged in recent years. So why would I chose Hunter wellies? Relatively speaking, I don't make much money and could do with saving my cash. Well, the reason I chose Hunter wellies is because of the reputation of the product. My mum keeps a horse and bought a pair second hand from a friend and said that they were a comfy pair of boots. I therefore thought it would be a good idea to go for something that would be comfortable. I bought them not long before going to the Download festival in June last year and they were quite possibly the best clothing purchase I made all summer.
Before Download 2010, I'd been to two festivals - T in the Park 2005 and Download 2008. With both festivals, we'd been very lucky with the weather. Both events were blessed with scorching sun. Not even Travis's rendition of 'Why does it always rain on me?' threatened wet weather at T in the Park. I even got a spot of sun stroke.
However, at Download 2010, we were not so lucky. On the last day, it not only rained - It POURED. A good hour on Sunday was spent wringing my converses out, changing my clothes and sticking on a poncho. In the mud bath that was the campsite and main arena, I'd never felt so blessed to have my pair of Hunter wellies. Then come late November and December, I ended up spending the good part of a month in long socks and wellington boots, as a result of all the snow. I couldn't say that my boots had not been tried and tested well.
*~So how did they fare?~*
The one thing I love about my wellies and could almost put before comfort is how brilliantly colourful they are. I got a lot of compliments wearing these boots at the Download festival. It was nice to have something that was practical yet fashionable - something that looked good but stopped me from getting my socks and trouser legs all muddy and wet. The hunter wellies are perfect for festivals. With the fashionable cut of the boot and a great range of colours and styles, even Kate Moss has been seen larking about in them at the Glastonbury VIP area.
However, are they comfortable? If I am to be completely honest, these boots were comfortable for only a few hours. After walking in them for a day, I found that they started rubbing a bit at the ankle. This was perhaps my own fault and could have been remedied with a good pair of long socks. However, a pair of long socks hadn't really come to mind in the middle of summer. I would therefore advise that anyone who buys these gets themselves a pair of nice long socks in spite of the heat (and particularly thick ones in winter, as your feet really can get cold in these boots).
*~Top of the range fashion wellies?~*
So would I recommend these boots? In terms of comfort, I'd definitely say that these boots are more comfortable than your usual pair of wellies. They don't rub as much and have a good heel (and ones you can ride horses in too). I don't wear these boots constantly I must say so when it comes to durability I am not the best authority on this. I have read a few reviews recently which suggest that the quality of the boots have gone downhill. However, I have only really worn these boots at particular times in the year - when I was at a 5 day festival, when it was snowing and the odd occasion when I remembered to wear them in the rain. Unlike my mum, I am not out mucking horses out every day and I'm not tilling fields on a farm. Nevertheless, still in great condition, I love my hunter wellies to pieces. They have been my saviour in times of excess moisture!
~Also available in a variety of different colours: Black, Citrine, Coral, Fuschia, Graphite, Cigar, Red~
*~Thank you for reading :-)~* x