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Hunter wellies, do they fit big calves?

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hippp Thu 23-Jun-16 16:56:05

I'm a slim and fit person but my calves are always causing me issues because they're big!

I adore Hunter Wellies and would love a pair (actually need them too), in Green.

I just don't know what to do because the ones I tried on are far too small! They won't go round my calves blush

Any help?

Thank you!

Madbengalmum Thu 23-Jun-16 16:58:03

Dont buy any,they are now rubbish and badly made.
The last ones i bought leaked straight away.
They used to be good, but dont bother now.
Try Aigle or le chameau, for quality WELLINGTONS

TooTiredToBeCreative Thu 23-Jun-16 16:59:32

You can get wider calf hunters, I think they are called huntress.

hippp Thu 23-Jun-16 16:59:56

Mad That's a shame, they were my favourite wellingtons as a child.

Did they use to be good?

Corialanusburt Thu 23-Jun-16 17:00:51

Not mine but then my calves are absurd.

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Thu 23-Jun-16 17:01:09

I've never found hunter wellies to go round my ridiculously large and out of proportion calves. I go for ankle wellies now.

Madbengalmum Thu 23-Jun-16 17:01:27

Hipp,they were fantastic, i had the same pair for years. Then i bought one pair,they lasted a year and then another which were two months. They are manufactured abroad now and not worth the money.

Statelychangers Thu 23-Jun-16 17:02:10

Agree with Mad - sadly my Hunters were a pile of leaky shit. But I do adore my Aigles.

Salene Thu 23-Jun-16 17:04:38

No hunters are narrow fitting

NotWeavingButDarning Thu 23-Jun-16 17:06:57

Yep, last pair of Hunters I bought leaked. Useless.

I have Le Chameaus now. Felt a bit faint at the price of them, but oh my God they're comfy. I live in them in winter.

DaisyBD Thu 23-Jun-16 17:24:00

Yes, my last pair of hunters were utter shite. I bought a pair of Le Chameaus last winter and they're brilliant, I got the neoprene lined ones as I'm always freezing and they keep my feet lovely and toasty. Plus I can walk miles in them. I think they do wider calf fittings although mine aren't I don't think.

borntobequiet Thu 23-Jun-16 17:30:09

Another vote for Aigle wellies. Hunters overpriced and poor quality in my opinion.

borntobequiet Thu 23-Jun-16 17:33:17

And I too have very wide calves. Used to go to Duo for ordinary boots until they ridiculously rebranded themselves as Ted & Muffy - now live in short boots.

firesidechat Thu 23-Jun-16 17:35:44

They are too slim for my calves. My daughter got some free ones from her previous employer when they were slightly defective and I couldn't wear them. sad

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Thu 23-Jun-16 17:36:19

I live in the country and here people live in country boots or wellies. The only hunters I see are v v old ones. Aigles all the way now.

firesidechat Thu 23-Jun-16 17:36:49

Le Chameaus are the new Hunter and have been for a while now.

Catzpyjamas Thu 23-Jun-16 17:39:31

Sorry, but I read the title of your OP and thought of this wink

burythechains Thu 23-Jun-16 17:45:26

I understand Aigle and Le Chameau are the way to go. Unfortunately they are too small for me though. I want, want, want a knee length (I am 6ft so 36cm is far too short) pair of plain wellies to fit a 45cm calf - and no inside clips to come undone as you walk. I have been looking for years......

usernoidea Thu 23-Jun-16 17:47:10

Simple answer - no!

hippp Thu 23-Jun-16 17:49:39

Catz that's fab! gringrin

bury really sorry to hear that. I'm only 5'4 so hopefully I won't have any trouble apart from width.

UsernameTaken2 Thu 23-Jun-16 17:50:16

The only ones that fit my wide calves are the Balmorals (they're possibly men's?) and I've never seen these on offer anywhere, unlike the Norris which you can get almost anywhere (sometimes tkmaxx have them really cheap). They perished and split on the foot creases after about a year and a half.

I'm so disappointed as I had always wanted a pair of hunters and after finally building up the courage to spend so much in a pair of wellingtons they turned out to be crap. I will not be buying another pair!

ABCAlwaysBeCunting Thu 23-Jun-16 17:53:46

No. I had a pair of Hunters and they were really tight and not well made. If you're spending £££ on them, Le Chameau are better. I love mine.

Absolutelynothingelse Thu 23-Jun-16 18:21:22

Phew I thought it was just me who had especially wide calves.

I much prefer my aigle to hunter wellies any day.

Lonelynessie Thu 23-Jun-16 19:32:41

I have Hunter wellies and I think they measure 15 inches around but they were too tight for me so I then bought the wide fit ones which were fine. I hardly wear them tbh, only at festivals once a year, so I can't really talk about their quality, they were fine at keeping my feet dry.

Nerve Thu 23-Jun-16 20:48:54

Never had a pair of Hunters fit my calves. I have 2 pairs of Jileon wellies and they are great! I wear them a lot, usually to the beach or walking through woodland and they've held up really well.

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