Muck boots - any good?(24 Posts)
I know this has been covered before but I'm too lazy to find the relevant threads. Having used Hunters for donkeys years I'm finally throwing in the towel with them as they are just not lasting long enough for the money they cost (even cheap off the internet!). So, are Muck boots a good replacement? I almost live in my wellies - all horse related stuff in them - except riding, dog walking and garden stuff so they need to be comfy and hard wearing. I have been recommended the Aigle Parcours but am loath to spend quite that much so was wondering about the Tack Classic.....
Help - I'm sick of having wet feet!
I had some years ago and found the soles very slippy. Had a few nasty falls. Seem to remember they weren't that durable either.
Get the Muck Boot Derwents. The sole on those is non-slip on most surfaces. The sole on the other types is lethal in mud and on wet grass. I loved my Muck Boots and found them warmer and way more comfortable than Hunters. Alas, it turns out I'm really allergic to neoprene so can't wear them anymore.
I have Muck boots and love them in winter. They are waterproof and warm and great for dog walking and standing around at point to points etc in winter. Have had them for 3 years and they are fine so far with daily use for 7 months of the year.
I find them far too hot in summer and spring (and I live in the North). Also they are big and cumbersome climbing over stiles when dog walking.
If I had slimmer calves, I probably wouldn't buy Muck boots again TBH, but would get something a bit smarter.
DH has original Muck Boots, I have the riding ones. Lovely and warm and not slippy at all
Some people say the soles are slippy - I find they have a really good grip actually. I have the Tynes. They are finally leaking now after about 5 years' wear. Really warm, really comfy. I do get sweaty feet in warm weather though.
They come in two different soles. You get the flattish rippled mucker boot type sole, which is slippery, or the Derwent, which has a proper welly boot cleated sole. They are great! They are big and clunky sometimes, but, I can fold mine down in half, making them a mid boot, if I need a bit more flexibility.
I bought mine to wear at work on the markets. It gets sooo cold, standing about, Id tried every other boot I could think of, and still had cold feet. Muck Boots are toasty. Ive worn mine out now, but I will DEFINITELY be buying another pair.
Right Muck Boot Derwents it is then - for the winter anyway! I can always get some Hunters for the spring/summer stuff, it's just that without fail the last 3 pairs I've had have lasted less than a year and all split on the sole, right across the bottom and there's nothing worse than soggy wet feet!
Thank you - I knew I'd get the right advice here!
My Derwents are fantastic! 3 years old, still toasty, totally waterproof and not slippy. Love them! They are a bit wide in the calf for me, but there's room for thick socks when it's freezing
Well, they've arrived finally - courtesy of Yodel, aka Dawdle - so I am looking forward to dry toasty feet. They're not as pretty as my Hunters, bit clompy looking, but if they don't split and give me wet feet then I shan't complain!
I have just posted a similar question - didn't realise there already was one!
I will be interested to see how you get on. I had some Muckers a year or so back, but didn't find them too comfortable when walking the dogs.
Do report back!
Well they are a bit clumpy compared to my Hunters - you know you're wearing them if you get me! They are quite light, easy to put on, grippy (although I've not really tested that much yet), and comfy. I do find they don't fit quite as snugly either but I expect I'll get used to that. Bearing in mind I've had Hunters pretty much for the last 20 years so it's not really a fair comparison in 1 day! The test will come in the length of time they last - 9 months was the shortest for my Hunters which is crap, so I'm sure these will do better than that!
Hi Frosty, how did you get on with the muck boots? I've just thrown in the towel with hunters too and from the good reviews above i've just ordered a pair of Derwents from this site, cheapest i could find. www.internetgardener.co.uk/category/garden-footwear/filter_brand_muck-boots_3583
Can't wait to try them on. Really hoping they live up to the hype
Love mine, bought them second hand off ebay. Best buy ever. Always my first choice in ice/snow because they're not slippy (I must have the non-slippy sole)
I'm a firm supporter of muck boots too, they're not the most attractive boots but are the best in mud, snow and cold weather, also quite good when silly big horse stands on your toes!
I'm on my second pair now, although not due to the first ones wearing out, but due to my silly dog chewing on the top part of them and making them look scruffy
I have the old faithful hunters for when the weather is shite but other than that I have the woof muckers and they are the business!!
I thought this thread title looked familiar! Yes, they've been fine, warm and toasty and no sign of wear yet. They are a bit clumpy and heavy and because of the meaty tread are prone to collecting a lot of mud if it's wet but for proper winter boots they are great.
I still use my boots over the summer (sheep poo in field!) and have found them a bit sweaty when it's warm so might invest in a pair of Hunters for summer wear!
Just want to let you know that some Muck Boots have changed their name and the Derwent Muck Boots has been renamed the Chore HI Muck Boot. Its available in Moss green and Black and the new hiking boot sole is more hardwearing than the old version of Derwents. We also have a brand new Kids Muck Boot called the Hale Muck Boot- 100% waterproof and fully insulated. They are great for kids who enjpy the outdoors whatever the weather! visit www.internetgardener.co.uk for a fast delivery. Free garden gloves for all adult Muck Boots.
I have had these boots for 6 months and two splits appeared at the bottom of one of the boots. I only noticed when my foot got wet when out dog walking. I contacted where I bought them from and they asked me to send a picture of the fault. This was then sent to Muck Boots. The response from Muck Boots was appalling. They stated that I had ripped the boots! This is categorically not the case. Previous to buying the Muck Boots I had a pair of Le Chameau wellingtons and they lasted me for 10 years. Admittedly they were more expensive than the Muck Boots but, at 89 pounds I certainly expected them to last much longer than 6 months. I would not recommend
I have some Muddies muck boots - had them years and years. They are brilliant in the mud, great big thick soles so my feet aren't as cold, and totally waterproof. Clumpy cumbersome things though - think the sizes must come up large as they feel bigger than they should.
Hunters are rubbish, and I think any wellies where the rubber is creasing round the ankles will split sooner or later. My Muddies are totally rigid to walk in, but I've got used to them and would rather stomp around with warm dry feet than go back to rubbish wellies!
I don't really rate muck boots. They are awkward to put on and are short. I find the zips leak eventually.
I used to wear hunters but dropped them for Aigle ( neoprene lining) I've had my current ones for 7 years and I wear them every day. They cost 120 quid but best money ever spent.
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