Best Mens’ Wellington Boots for the UK in 2018

September 7, 2018

One piece of footwear that almost everyone needs at some point during the year is good a pair of wellington boots.

Wellies should be reliable and sturdy so that they keep us going in a number of different situations. You will want to get the correct fit and a comfortable wear, otherwise you could end up with sore feet or even blisters.

Those that provide some ankle support and have a good sole are probably the best option especially if you are going to be wearing them for any length of time.

You will also want to ensure that they are warm, comfortable and most importantly that they are waterproof.

There are a lot of different brands to choose from when it comes to wellington boots and this can make it hard to choose the one that is best for your requirements.

This review will help you to figure out which boots are best for you, with impartial advice on some of the best options.

Our Pick for Autumn 2018

A boot from one of the best known brands and it delivers the usual high quality

What to Look for in a Pair of Wellington Boots?

You may only need to wear your boots for a short time or you may be living in your wellington boots for work or play.

All of the wellington boots reviewed in this article are made by well-respected brands therefore you can be sure that whatever boots you choose they will serve you well.

Comfort

This should be the number one priority. All of the wellington boots reviewed here scored well for comfort.

Support

The support from a wellington boot includes a sole that is well designed and gives ankle support.

It is a good idea to try different styles of boots to find the ones that give you the right support for your feet.

Water Resistant

Wellington boots should be waterproof as it is most likely that you will reach for your boots in damp and wet conditions.

You will want a pair of wellies that are able to withstand a moderate amount of water however if you know that you will be using them for hikes in harsher conditions then you will want to opt for a pair that is fully waterproof whilst also offering better insulation to keep your feet warm.

Breathability

A well-designed pair of wellington boots should be able to keep the water out without trapping moisture in the boot.

Feet that are sweaty and swollen will be prone to blistering therefore well-ventilated and breathable boots are important for maintaining health and comfort of the feet.

Traction/Grip

Your wellington boots should be able to keep you upright regardless of surface conditions, whether that be snowy mountains, muddy hills or wet rocks.

Durability

You should view this purchase as an investment. You will want a pair of boots that are durable and will last for a reasonable amount of time.

Mens’ Wellington Boots Reviewed

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Aigle Unisex Adults' Parcours 2 Vario...
Aigle - 9.5 UK - Khaki
£145.00 - £34.96 £110.04
Aigle Unisex Adults' Parcours 2 Iso...
Aigle - 10.5 UK - Green (Kaki)
£139.99
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Muck Boots Muckmaster High, Unisex...
Muck Boots - 8 UK - Brown (Moss/Moss)
£110.00 - £23.28 £86.72
Hunter Men's Original Tall Wellington...
Hunter - 45/46 EU - Black (Black)
£94.95
Barbour Mens Bede Winter Waterproof...
Barbour - 8 UK - Olive
£65.00
Le Chameau Chasseur Neo
Le Chameau - 8 UK - Green
£250.00
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Dunlop Unisex Adults' K580011 PVC...
Dunlop Protective Footwear - 10 UK - Green (Green 001)
£14.07 - £2.07 £12.00
Trespass Mens Recon Marsh Wellington...
Trespass - 11 UK - Marsh
from £11.99
Mountain Warehouse Mens Wellies - 40cm...
Mountain Warehouse - Misc.
£24.99
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Joules Men’s V_Mensfieldwlneo Rain...
Joules - 11 UK - Green (Green Green)
£69.95 - £9.72 £60.23

Getting the Correct Fit

Although some wellington boots are unisex it is recommended that you opt for specific boots for men, as they are designed slightly differently.

Achilles tendons are positioned slightly differently on men therefore their requirements are slightly different. Men also tend to have wider feet and an instep that is slightly different.

It is a good idea to allow a thumbs width between your toe and the end of the boot to allow space for swelling whilst you are walking and a bit of movement whilst walking through different inclines. You should be able to wriggle your toes however if your foot can slide from side to side then there is a problem.

On the other hand your heel should be able to move up about a quarter of an inch, as this will prevent blisters and protect the achilles tendon.

Breaking the Boots in

Even the best fitting comfiest wellington boots need to be broken in.

Never be fooled into thinking that you can go straight from the box to wearing for a full day as this will result in injuries to your feet. It is advisable to start by wearing your boots around the house so that if you need to return them or change the size that you have there will not be any issues due to damage.

Once you have tried the boots on around your house then wear then a few times a week to go for short walks and cover different types of inclines and terrains. It is important to always wear suitable socks when you wear your wellington boots.

As well as breaking the boots in you should ensure that you wear them at least once a month to keep them pliable and flexible.

Aigle Unisex Wellington Boots

Summary: The French brand Aigle is known for its sophistication and style and these boots certainly do not disappoint, as they are robust and tough. They feature a polyester quick drying lining and a triple density shock absorbing density; as well as a block heel and an adjustable waterproof gusset. 

Waterproof: Yes, Rubber

Materials: The outer material is rubber with a gum rubber sole and the inner material is man-made. 

Best for: Summer and Long walks.

The Aigle Unisex Parcours wellington boots feature a tri-density rubber sole and these boots provide a high level of comfort, which means that you can walk further without feeling tired.

It is not unknown for people to wear these boots and go walking for a couple of hours. The damping cushions on the heels work like return springs which takes some of the energy when taking a step.

These wellington boots feature tabs and gussets that are adjustable and this enables the boots to fit snugly to your legs. The fitted ankles of these boots ensures that your feet are held firmly. The calf size of these boots is forty one centimetres and the upper height is forty centimetres. The insole of these wellingtons are made from absorbent foam that is placed over rubber and lined with Softex.

The interior is made from polyester and this is fast drying and it also features a sanitised antibacterial treatment and is self-cleaning which reduces the risk of foot problems.

These boots are perfect for summer walks and they are available in a range of different colours. They are best suited for people with regular width feet and they are slip on with a block heel.

Very reasonably priced and great value for money, the boots are perfect for those who want a welly that you can wear all year round without getting sweaty feet.

What we liked
  • Very comfortable and the wide calves add to the comfort level
  • A generous size which makes them comfortable to wear
  • Suitable for using in all seasons
What we didn’t like
  • One of the more expensive options for wellington boots
  • Not suitable for wider feet
  • A little tight around the ankle

Aigle Unisex Adults Parcours 2 Iso Hunting Shoes

Summary: An excellent product from Aigle which are great for winter months. These boots feature a 4.5mm neoprene lining which is great for insulation and maintenance of temperature. The grip is very good and this makes them perfect for slippery conditions.

Additional Product Information:

Waterproof: Yes, Rubber

Materials: The outer material of these boots is rubber and the inner material is man-made. The soles are rubber.

Best for: Winter use and the good grip makes them great on slippery surfaces.

The Aigle Parcours Iso boots feature anti-fatigue technology and they are insulated to be able to cope with temperatures as low as minus twenty degrees centigrade with the help of the 4.5mm thick neoprene lining.

Neoprene is a product that is used for insulation and works using micro-bubbles of air in order to improve the insulation of the legs and feet.

The soles use tri-density rubber and this takes some of the impact out of the strides and it helps with stability. The outer material of these boots is rubber and the inner material is man-made. The soles of these slip on boots are made from gum rubber and they feature a block heel.

Parcours boots offer a superior level of comfort which makes them perfect for wearing for longer walks and reduces tiredness on the feet. The damping cushions that are located in the heels of these wellington boots works like a spring which means that it takes some of the energy from each step.

They feature adjustable gussets and tabs which makes them perfect for fitting snugly against your legs; and also have fitted ankles which are great for holding your feet in place.

Handmade in France, the boots make use of the natural rubber that is produced by Aigle’s master rubber craftsmen.

What we liked
  • Anti-fatigue technology
  • Great for cold weather, as cope with temperatures as cold as -20 oC
  • Very comfortable
  • Strong and reliable
What we didn’t like
  • Not suitable for long hikes
  • The rubber ankle grippers at the heal of the boot has the tendency to pulls socks off

Muck Boots Muckmaster Unisex Wellington Boots

Summary: Muck boots are very sturdy and comfortable. The outer material is rubber and although they are unlined they do feature an air-mesh lining, which provides ventilation to allow the feet to breathe. They feature a steel toe cap, which can be useful when covering rough terrain.

Additional Product Information

Waterproof: Yes, 100% waterproof.

Material: The outer material is rubber and they are unlined.

Best for: Walking in muddy conditions and over rocky terrain. Farm work and manual labour.

The Muck Boots Muckmaster Unisex wellingtons are a lightweight but are classed as a commercial grade of boot therefore they are very strong. These boots are very popular with farmers and a number of different outdoor industries.

These boots feature a tall upper overlay and these wellington boots are able to withstand extremely warm conditions and sharp objects. The wellingtons are great for people who have wider calfs. Regardless of the neoprene construction these boots are a little clumsy and awkward to wear, however most people get used to this when they have been wearing them for a while.

The lining is breathable airmesh, therefore allowing the feet to breath. The outer material of these boots are rubber and they are unlined but do feature a airmesh lining to allow ventilation. The sole of these slip on boots is made from gum rubber and they feature a flat heel.

The Muck Boots Muckmaster boots are completely waterproof, which make them great for wearing in the winter or in damp conditions.

What we liked
  • Comfortable to wear
  • The thick soles absorb the impact of rough terrain
  • The soles provide incredible grip
What we didn’t like
  • Can be too warm during the summer months due to the superb insulation
  • They tend to have a short service life

Hunter Original Tall Wellington Boots

Summary: A boot from one of the best known brands and it delivers the usual high quality. They are available in a range of colours and styles and they are one of the most popular wellington boot options for people who enjoy spending time outdoors. These boots are very comfortable and they offer a good fit.

Additional Product Information

Waterproof: Yes

Materials: The outer material is rubber and the inner material is nylon. The sole of these boots is made from gum rubber.

Best for:  All seasons and they are waterproof with a good level of grip. These boots are very popular with dog walkers and festival goers.

There are two different variations that you can opt for as there is the gloss effect and matt effect boots, available in a range of vibrant seasonal colours.

The Hunter original tall boots offer the legendary comfort and fit that is associated with the Hunter range of products. These Hunter boots are warmer than most other wellington boots due to the micro-fibre lining and this also adds to the comfort of the boot.

The outer material is rubber and the inner material is nylon. The soles are made from gum rubber and they feature a block heel, which has a height of 2.5 centimetres.  The lining is made from polyester.

They are designed to fit normal foot width. This product is very popular with a lot of people who enjoy the outdoors and it is a common choice amongst dog walkers and horse riders.

What we liked
  • Comfy
  • Suitable for slightly wider feet.
  • A good all-rounder.
What we didn’t like
  • The rubber is flimsy so not very strong.
  • Expensive.

Barbour Mens Classic Boot

Summary: Buckle-fastening wellington boots made from rubber with a cotton lining, they feature a one centimetre high block heel. The Barbour classic boots are suitable for everyday use outdoors including walking the dog and gardening; as well as for men who require a wider calf.

Additional Product Information

Waterproof: Yes

Material: The outer material is rubber and the inner material is cotton.

Best for: General use including gardening and dog walking. Great for men who have bigger calves.

The Barbour Mens Classic wellington boots are comfortable to wear and they are great for keeping your feet warm therefore there is no need for additional socks. Barbour boots are high performance products that have a lot of classic country styling. They offer strong soles and provide a great grip on slippery surfaces.

The outer material of these boots is made from vulcanised rubber, therefore they are waterproof and incredible durable. The inner material is cotton therefore this makes them comfortable to wear and the lining carries the Barbour’s signature. The sole of these boots are made from gum rubber and they feature a block heel, one centimetre in height.

The Barbour Mens Classic Wellington boots are suitable for general outdoor use including gardening and walking the dog. These are all around very good wellington boots for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and they offer good value for money. They are available in three different colours.

What we liked
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Great value for money
What we didn’t like
  • Not suitable if you require wider fitting footwear

Le Chameau Chasseur Neo Men’s Boots

Summary: These wellington boots are comfortable to wear and features a zip fastening which makes them easy to wear. The Le Chameau Chasseur Neo Men’s Boots are great for men who have wider calfs.

Additional Product Information

Waterproof: Yes, 100%

Material: The outer material of these boots is rubber and the inner material is man-made.

Best for: General outdoor use and can cope with cold temperatures.

The Le Chameau Chasseur Neo boots are great for all outdoor activities as they have good soles and provide a good grip. The outer material of these boots is made from rubber and the inner material is man-made. The boots are fully lined with 3mm neoprene which makes these boots nice and warm to wear whilst also allowing the feet to breath.

The soles feature advanced dual-density which means that it absorbs some of the friction whilst walking and the soles are made from gum rubber and feature a two centimetre heel height. These boots are designed to fit regular size and width feet; and feature a zip fastening that makes them easier to wear.

The boots are very comfortable to wear and they are durable and long-lasting. They are reliable and well worth the larger price tag as they are designed for walking long distances.

The shank reinforcement of these boots makes them perfect for arch support.

What we liked
  • Comfortable and warm
  • They can cope with snowy and cold temperatures
What we didn’t like
  • Rather expensive
  • Not good for wearing for long distance hikes
  • Not suitable if you have large calves

Dunlop Protective Footwear Unisex Adults Dane Work Wellingtons

Summary: A cheaper option which still delivers. The Dunlop company has always been known for its high quality and long lasting products without the massive price tag.

Additional Product Information

Waterproof: Yes

Material: The outer material is synthetic and it is unlined.

Best for: Festival goers.

Festival goers or people on a tighter budget would not be disappointed by the Dunlop Dane wellington boots. Dunlop is one of the leading brands when it comes to footwear at a reasonable price.

The outer material is synthetic material which is flexible rubber and there is no lining. These slip-on boots feature EVA soles and a flat heel.

The top of these wellington boots are a bit wider than usual, which makes them great for people who have bigger calves and this is something that a lot of more expensive brands tend to forget about.

The soles of these boots provide an excellent grip and the tread is good due to the thick rubber.

The Danes are very comfortable which makes them great for walking over reasonable distances, however they are not designed for walking over long distances. These boots are not insulated therefore your feet will get cold so it is advisable to wear an additional pair of socks.

These wellington boots are great when it comes to keeping your feet dry whilst walking the dog or attending a festival. The grip on the sole will mean that you can stay on your feet after a day of showers but if used extensively then they will wear quicker.

What we liked
  • Very reasonably priced
  • The thick sole provides an excellent grip
What we didn’t like
  • Not lined, which means that they are not very warm
  • Not suitable for walking long distances

Trespass Mens Recon Wellington Boots

Summary: These Trespass wellington boots are very reasonably priced and they are one of the cheapest options that are available. They are waterproof and comfortable to wear which makes them great for general use.

Additional Product Information

Waterproof: Yes

Material: The outer material is made from rubber and the inner material is manmade.

Best for: General use including farm work and festivals.

For many years the Trespass name has been associated with high quality outdoor equipment and these wellington boots do not disappoint and they are very reasonably priced.

These Trespass wellington boots are waterproof whilst also being very comfortable to wear, which makes them great for general use and farm work. They feature a moulded grip on the sole which makes them great on slippery surfaces.

Whilst these boots are very comfortable to wear there is still space for an additional pair of socks if you wish, which can be very useful on cold days.

The outer material of these boots is made from rubber and the inner material is man-made. The thick sole is made from gum rubber and it is moulded. The Trespass Recon boots are great for anyone who is looking for a cheap pair of wellington boots for general use.

Although these boots are very cheap there have been problems with them leaking after a matter of time but this is often down to how the person looks after their footwear. The Recon wellington boots from Trespass are an excellent option for men and the thick rubber sole gives extra protection and they will keep your feet dry.

What we liked
  • Very reasonably priced
  • The thick moulded sole on these boots makes them perfect on slippery surfaces
What we didn’t like
  • Have a tendency to leak and tear over a period of time

Mountain Warehouse Mens Wellies

Summary: Mountain Warehouse wellingtons are great for harsh weather elements and they come up to just below the knee. Made from rubber and the lining is fabric, which makes them very comfortable for wearing.

Addition Product Information

Waterproof: Yes

Material: The outer material is synthetic and the inner material is synthetic and fabric.

Best for: General use including gardening and walking the dog.

The Mountain Warehouse wellies have a height of forty centimetres therefore they are great for walking through long grass. These boots have been designed to protect and shield you from harsh weather elements. Made from rubber, they feature a fabric lining which adds to the comfort.

There is a rubber buckle on the side of the wellington boots and this makes it easy to tighten or widen them as required. They wellingtons come to just below the knee which makes them ideal for gardening or walking the dog.

The out-sole of these boots is 100% rubber whilst still being lightweight and flexible. These boots are very easy to look after and can be cleaned using a damp cloth.

What we liked
  • The height of the boots is very good, as it makes them suitable for walking through long grass
  • Buckle on the side allows the width of the calves to adjusted to fit requirements
  • Protection from harsh weather conditions
What we didn’t like
  • Best for occasional use
  • The rubber is a bit flimsy, which can lead to leaks

Joules Men’s Fieldwelly Neoprene Wellington Boots

Summary: Great value for money, hard-wearing boots. The sole provides a great grip for on slippery surfaces.  

Additional Product Information:

Waterproof: Yes

Material: The outer part of these boots is made from rubber and the inner material is manmade.

Best for: Ideal for general use.

The Joules names has been associated with high quality outdoor equipment for many years and these boots do not disappoint. The outer part of the Joules men’s wellingtons are made from rubber and the inner material is manmade.

The sole of these slip on boots are made from gum rubber and the heel is flat. These boots offer real value for money as they are handmade and they are built to last. The neoprene lining in these boots deliver additional warmth which means that there is no need for an additional pair of socks.

What we liked
  • The neoprene lining provides extra warmth
  • The soles provide a great grip on slippery surfaces
  • Provides great value for money
What we didn’t like
  • The warm lining can make them a bit warm to wear in the summer

 

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