Can anyone recommend a decent pair of wellies that come in a size 9, are suitable for winter but are also durable and not too expensive? Mine have a split in them and that dreaded wet and muddy time of year is creeping up...
I suppose it depends what you mean by not too expensive. I have a pair of Aigles which I bought from amazon and which come with a 2 year guarantee. They were around the £80-£90 mark I think - but well worth every penny imo.
A few years ago I made the decision to stop buying high priced wellies that failed to deliver on their promises. I moved to Dunlop bog standard farmers wellies, thinking that if they only did one year they were still cheaper.
In winter, if I have anything on my feet at all, its wellies. (Sad I know)
But the point is I wear them a lot.
I found them more comfy, no colder, and extremely hard wearing (coming up to year 3 of current pair)
If you do want Hunters then M and M have quite a few for cheap. I've bought a pair of neoprene lined ones and a pair of snow boots in the past couple of weeks for £110 for both pairs. Even if they don't last for years and years any more, I don't mind paying £50/£60 for a pair.
Hoggs Field Pro wellies. Good soles and fit even my wide calves! They come in either plain cotton lined or neoprene for winter. I have just the cotton ones and wear wellie liners and have never had a problem with cold feet. If you Google them they are available from quite a few outdoors shops online.
Bog standard Dunlops are still the longest lasting wellies for me - however, they're not the comfiest as they have quite a hard sole. I would recommend getting a good comfy pair of insoles to pad them out.
(also...my computer just autocorrected wellies to willies !!!!! )
If you have a Decathlon near you I would recommend there's, they are in the hunting section and are neoprene lined so lovely and warm in the winter. They come with a 2 year guarantee but my last ones managed 5 years. Think they are about £50.
Another vote for Dunlop Puraforts. I've got the Terroir Pro boots and was in them all day every day last winter. It's the first time for years that I've had a pair of wellies last til the end of the winter, let alone actually be using the same pair to go into the next winter.
They seem to be a reincarnation of Dunlop's Wildlife boots which I had 20-odd years ago and loved then.
I got Dunlop Puraforts last year after looking on a farmers forum for recommendations - they're a great welly for the price but they do come up very big - mens sizing I think so I have to wear them with welly socks.