The best women's wellies 2019

16 August 2019

Woman in wellies walking dog

Whether you need wellies for trekking the fields with your dog or just plan to splash in a few puddles this autumn, here are the Mumsnetter favourites for any budget

Dunlop Ladies Black Wellington Boots, from £10.43

Dunlop Ladies Black Wellington Boots, from £10.43

So you need a good pair of wellies, but you don't want to break the bank. We get it. Although there are no promises these wellies will last decades, they're a firm favourite among Mumsnetters for being affordable, easy to get your hands on, and totally dog-walk-friendly. Plus, you'll not be too bothered when they -inevitably- get muddy, as they cost a fraction of the price of some of the top brands.

“My current pair are now on their second winter and still intact, warm and comfortable with two pairs of socks inside.”

“Dunlops are brilliant. So what if they're not trendy or posh? I want dry feet and not to slip and slide around.”

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Le Chameau Unisex Country Vibram Boots, £180

Le Chameau Unisex Country Vibram Boots, £180

They might be a little on the steep side, but you get what you pay for with these high-end boots. With a cosy 3mm neoprene lining to keep your toes warm, as well as a sturdy Vibram sole, these wellies are loved by Mumsnetters for being exceptionally long-lasting and surprisingly comfy.

“They're really comfortable on long walks, the tread is great in mud and uneven surfaces, and my feet don't get cold when walking. They're not cheap, but in pay-per-wear terms, they're down to pennies.”

“Mine have ended up as a favourite purchase. They're toasty on cold mornings and incredibly comfortable. Five years later, they’re in the same great condition as when they were first bought despite being used daily.” Buy now

Gumleaf Handmade Norse Wellington Boots, from £83.04

Gumleaf Handmade Norse Wellington Boots, from £83.04

Hailing from a farm in Norfolk, Gumleaf know what a welly-wearer wants. Their boots are all hard-wearing, comfy, and wonderfully eco-friendly thanks to the natural materials used and their wood chip-powered factory. Available in lots of bright colours, the Norse boots are an excellent welly choice whether you're planning on taking the kids to the farm or splashing around the puddles at the local park.

“I have a pair from a smaller brand called Gumleaf – they're great. They are neoprene-lined and really comfy. I live in them for at least two seasons of the year and they're still going strong.”

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Joules Women's Wellibobs, from £21.95

Joules Women's Wellibobs, from £21.95

Have you ever wished you had a pair of wellies which just slipped on like your favourite ankle boots? Wish no more – Joules have the answer. Available in eight beautiful patterns, these Wellibobs finish just above your ankles, meaning you can tuck in your skinnies but won't topple over when yanking them on or off (or both).

“I really rate Joules wellies. Admittedly, I initially bought them for the patterns, but since my first pair I have never swayed. Worn with the Joules fluffy socks they are warm, comfortable and as yet I have never had any problems with cracking or leaking. Mine are worn on the farm daily as well as on long dog walks and in the sea.”

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Aigle Parcours Wellingtons, from £103.79

Aigle Parcours Wellingtons, from £103.79

Another long-standing Mumsnetter favourite, Aigle Parcours boots get a lot of glowing reviews on the forums. They're oh-so-stylish, come in four proper countryside colours (black, navy, brown and khaki) and can be adjusted at the calf for a tighter fit if required. They're designed to be worn for long stretches of time, so they're perfect if you seem to spend half your life trekking across fields with the dog.

“I bought a pair of neoprene-lined Aigles when I got my Labrador. Nine years and many hundreds of miles trod on dog walks later and they are still in perfect condition.”

“I have done some extensive welly testing over the years and the best ones I've ever had are my Aigles. It hurt paying for them, but they have been brilliant: warm, comfortable, and still going after six years.”

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Jileon Wide-calf Wellies, £44.99

Jileon Wide-calf Wellies, £44.99

Wellies suitable for wider calves can be hard to get your hands on, particularly if you're after something pretty and long-lasting. Enter Jileon, an affordable and fun brand specialising in wellington boots for the wider of calf. With plenty of patterns available, from plain black to a yellow and blue floral pair, you're bound to find something to complement your autumn wardrobe.

“I bought a pair of the neoprene-lined wellies from Jileon and they are the warmest, comfiest wellies I've actually ever had. Very reasonably priced too. They are plenty wide enough for my chunky calves and they slip on and off easily."

You can also get these wellies in half-height and extra-wide styles.

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Toggi Canyon Full Boot, £119

Toggi Canyon Full Boot, £119

If you're after waterproof boots, but wellies aren't really your thing, look no further than the Toggi Canyon country boots. Handmade from real leather instead of rubber, they're waterproof and look just like a normal pair of boots. Plus, the sole is lightweight and flexible, meaning you'll be comfortable wearing these boots day-in day-out through the many rainy months.

“They're leather, toasty warm, and waterproof. I've had mine for three years, they're still going strong and I only need the thinnest of socks. I used mine for work with horses, and now for walking my dog – love them.”

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Original Hunter Wellington Boots, from £79.99

Original Hunter Wellington Boots, from £79.99

Deemed the perfect festival footwear, Hunter boots are the cool cousin of the more hardy and practical wellingtons. They will keep your feet dry, comfy, and warm (and looking really chic). But, a word of warning from Mumsnetters – the manufacturers have changed in recent years, so it's wise not to expect a new pair of Hunters to last as long as your trusty pair from the 90s.

“I have to say, I really hope my Hunters don't split because they are really comfy. They're really soft and supple and lovely.”

“I've got two pairs of Hunters, one short and one long. They've been going strong for over 10 years now. No splits, no leaks, they're super comfy and I can walk for miles in them.”

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Hale Muck Boots, from £72

Hale Muck Boots, from £72

The main selling point of these futuristic-looking welly boots is the self-cleaning sole, designed so that mud doesn't stick like it does on your bog-standard boots. Add to this the option to customise them with either neoprene or rubber for the top half of the boot and you have a pair of boots which are both practical and comfy (ok, and maybe slightly space-age).

“Muck boots all the way. Mine are 12 years old and still going strong. The neoprene keeps you nice and warm.”

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Rockfish Women's Wellies, from £52.33

Rockfish Women's Wellies, from £52.33

These wellies are a firm favourite on the style and beauty forum for one main reason: they're suitable for vegans as the glue used to hold all the pieces together contains no animal ingredients. Plus, they're handmade, come in a lovely range of colours and have an adjustable strap meaning they fit lots of different calf sizes.

“I have some wellies made by Rockfish which I have been really impressed by. Made from natural rubber, and really reasonable prices too.”

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