Talk

Advanced search

Hunter wellies

(27 Posts)
tulpe Sun 21-Feb-10 17:55:29

I want to buy a pair of navy blue Hunter wellies. I have searched on google and there are vast price differences - from as little as £40 to as much as £60.

Can anyone tell me if there is a problem with fakes with this brand? Or is it more than likely that even the cheaper companies are selling authentic items?

allstarsprincess Sun 21-Feb-10 19:49:26

In my experience there are a lot of fakes out there. I generally use: www.garden4less.co.uk/ they are normally reasonably priced and really quick delivery.

cocolepew Sun 21-Feb-10 19:51:38

My TK Maxx had loads in yesterday.

tulpe Sun 21-Feb-10 20:03:10

Thanks both.

Will check out TK Maxx tomorrow morning and if no joy will order from gardeningforless.

Do you know if the neoprene lined ones are worth the extra cost? Or should I just buy the regular ones and wear with welly socks?

BonjourIvressedeNoel Sun 21-Feb-10 20:40:21

I just bought some aubergine ones. Welly socks ( any, not the special hunter ones) see to work fine for me.

DressageNut Sun 21-Feb-10 20:47:58

Oh...I love my neoprene lined ones. But I do get very cold feet, and tend to wear my wellies in winter only.

orienteerer Sun 21-Feb-10 20:54:44

Don't know about Hunters (had some years ago) but neoprene lining well worth the money. I got mine (Le Chameau) from here

squeaver Sun 21-Feb-10 21:01:37

Be warned - they are narrow on the calf.

orienteerer Sun 21-Feb-10 21:04:07

Available in wide calfgrin

diddl Mon 22-Feb-10 11:13:52

I had Hunters & the soles wore down really quickly.

Used to walk a dog & walked along pavements to get to the fields iyswim.

Only good if always on soft ground I would say.

hanaflower Mon 22-Feb-10 12:39:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Rubyrubyruby Mon 22-Feb-10 12:41:12

I had Hunters but they weren't very grippy - I was forever on my arse grin

orienteerer Mon 22-Feb-10 12:45:08

I agree Hunter soles are useless, better to pay more for a "vibram" style sole like these, expensive thoughgrin

tulpe Mon 22-Feb-10 12:49:48

Thanks for all responses

I need them for walking our dog through local fields and woodland. Think I will definitely go for the neoprene lined ones as my feet are permanently cold

If they are very slippy, can you buy some kind of non-slip stick-on sole to adapt them? I don't think I will be doing much pavement walking in them anyway - don't want to blend too much with the horsey set around here wink

Will be measuring my calf and ordering either the regular or huntress depending on outcome

diddl Mon 22-Feb-10 15:10:47

Unless it was very wet or deep snow, I found walking boots much better than wellies.

MrsMotMot Mon 22-Feb-10 15:21:51

They can be narrow. Navy is what the royals wear, good choice! wink

I have pink ones. They are good quality and so will be with me for some time. So I rather wish I hadn't gone for barbie pink tbh! Ach well!

hanaflower Mon 22-Feb-10 19:18:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BirdyArms Mon 22-Feb-10 20:33:30

I have navy from gardens4less. I get really cold feet in them, think that lined would be a good investment. I quite like the narrow calf but it does mean that I can only tuck narrowish jeans in them. Don't find them slippy.

LadyAlex Mon 22-Feb-10 21:09:38

Like Diddl I also found they wore down quick. I also dont find mine that comfy tbh. I'd go for a good pair of walking boots, Hunter do them but I wouldnt know any where to look, just google them if your interested.

orienteerer Mon 22-Feb-10 21:24:13

This style of Hunter has a walking boot sole & neoprene lining

Belle24 Wed 24-Feb-10 16:12:53

I saw some authentic Hunter wellies which were designed for the Royal Horticultural Society with the Gardner in mind. They are really cute with floral patterns.
Look at this page

Ami111 Tue 16-Mar-10 13:51:29

Hi Belle24, I've just been on the My1stWish site that you mention in your post. They seem to have a vast range of wellies!

Rather than pay £20 for a pair, what would I get in a pair of Hunters that I would not get in a non branded pair?

Examples:

Hunter Wellies

flower wellies

mamatomany Tue 16-Mar-10 14:27:05

Asda have very similar looking ones for a fiver, pink or lilac

tulpe Tue 16-Mar-10 14:55:17

I was looking for this thread to give feedback on the Hunters

I finally went with the Hunter neoprene lined ones from Gardens4less.

They are so comfy. Not at all slippy - very good, solid sole (they may differ from the regular hunters??). Fabulously warm - I get very cold feet and have even managed to wear these without socks without getting cold (swapping from Uggs to wellies in car ).

Worth every penny imo

TarynM Wed 22-Jun-11 16:36:29

I have just received an email from www.molevalleyfarmers.com gives www.mumsnet.com and they have Hunter Original (green), and Huntress (blue) for only £39.99, which is really cheap if Hunter is what you are after.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now