Are le chameau worth it.?

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
so do puroforts sometimes now,(n) they never usedtothe first ones i had lasted for ages , i even recut the tread with an angle grinderwhen it wore smooth:sneaky:
made of PU means they dont need fancy linings jut one material and a foot sock.
shame as for me theyre the perfect boot gone up in price too now theym about 50 quid:sick:

no taller heel type thing going on on them either so safer with more grip, lower.
 
Was going to leave those le chameau and get a pair of dedito only 75£, but are they small made lm 10/11 normally, so should l order a 12, don't want the wrong size.
 

Bronko

Member
Location
Wiltshire
I have a pair of the zip up neoprene ones. Only bought them as all my friends had them, waste of money, had them 4 years and they're still fine, very comfy but I only wear them for walking as have some dunlops for work. My other half wanted some and I advised her against it, got some Aigles instead and she loves them. If they were half the price I'd probably have them again but as they're not I'm going for Aigles next.
 

DeeGee

Member
Location
North East Wales
Anyone remember those Argyll wellies in the 1960s? Short legged version of the more popular Bullseyes.
Then along came Noras, and now those all terrain Dunlop Purofort Mud and Snow Radials.

I think Purofort safety wellies are now about £75, which is more than half a tonne of feed barley. Perhaps if they made remoulds of them with a lower speed rating and just a six month warranty, for say £40, they would sell like hot cakes in Wales and Yorkshire?

Still probably be too expensive to market successfully in Scotland though.
 
I bought these last winter for a little over £50, wear them daily (driving, general walking about and dog exercise) and love them. No issues yet with splitting but even if I only get a couple of years out of them at that price I'm not complaining. 5mm neoprene, no leaky zip to go wrong, decent tread for walking, comfy straight out of the box although it would be wise to go up a size for socks.

https://www.cherrytreecountryclothing.com/goodyear-excursion-wellington-boot/
 

Poorbuthappy

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
so do puroforts sometimes now,(n) they never usedtothe first ones i had lasted for ages , i even recut the tread with an angle grinderwhen it wore smooth:sneaky:
made of PU means they dont need fancy linings jut one material and a foot sock.
shame as for me theyre the perfect boot gone up in price too now theym about 50 quid:sick:

no taller heel type thing going on on them either so safer with more grip, lower.
You're not buying them in mvf are you🙄

£30 delivered
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
You're not buying them in mvf are you🙄

£30 delivered
MVF losing the plot on pricing and forgetting their roots. Blackleg vaccine 16% cheaper at local Ag merchant compared to MVF.
I no longer trust MVF pricing as being competitive and question everything before buying there now.
 
Got these online, supposed to be nearly half price. As l wear wellington 10months of the year thought l would get a pair of better ones, time will tell.
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goodevans

Member
Just got myself a pair of le chameau Ceres, with the Michelin tractor grip soles,haven't had anything other than le chameau fo 10 years or more, probably nearer 20 if that's any recommendation
 
I know you weren’t being serious, I just thought it was an exceptionally long time to have a pair of wellies. For comparison, I inherited some Aigles off my grandfather that were virtually new, but about 10-15 years old. They lasted me about 6 months before the split, probably because the rubber had perished.
You must look after yours very well.
I’ve had a pair of bullseye wellies for about 30yrs, just shows how often I wear wellies 🤪 do yourself a favour and buy a good pair of boots and look after them
 

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