wellies

Nukemall

Member
I wear wellies all day every day, dipped in virkon about 40 times a day. Walk about 25-30km day.

Used to get through a pair of bekina agrilites every 3-6 months but they were comfortable. Then they changed the shape and made them narrower, gave me corns then so had to find a replacement.

Tried loads, chameau don't last for real work, dunlop too tight over top of foot, aigle same as chameau. Cheaper wellies fall apart or crack.

I have ended up with Skellerup, seem to last about a year, very comfortable for me, always wear good thick socks too. Have the insulated sport ones for winter (can be a bit bulky and the strap on th side is a pain for catching on things). The uninsulated ones are lighter and no strap, so my favourite but expensive for what they are.

I would be interested to hear if anyone has had a bad experience with the skellerup. (My first pair collapsed a bit inside the sole, but they were a year old, and the tread was fair worn by then).
 

Turnip

Member
I wear wellies all day every day, dipped in virkon about 40 times a day. Walk about 25-30km day.

Used to get through a pair of bekina agrilites every 3-6 months but they were comfortable. Then they changed the shape and made them narrower, gave me corns then so had to find a replacement.

Tried loads, chameau don't last for real work, dunlop too tight over top of foot, aigle same as chameau. Cheaper wellies fall apart or crack.

I have ended up with Skellerup, seem to last about a year, very comfortable for me, always wear good thick socks too. Have the insulated sport ones for winter (can be a bit bulky and the strap on th side is a pain for catching on things). The uninsulated ones are lighter and no strap, so my favourite but expensive for what they are.

I would be interested to hear if anyone has had a bad experience with the skellerup. (My first pair collapsed a bit inside the sole, but they were a year old, and the tread was fair worn by then).
You have my respect, that is some serious welly usage, not even close to that myself.
 
Bought some Bekinas which are comfy as long as I don’t move😀
One is great. The other has a ridge below the forefoot where the sole bends. It is really uncomfortable after a short walk. Suppliers deciding what to do.
Really disappointing as they did seem very good, with change from £50.
Decided to get something different, the expensive ones I will probably rip on wire after the first week.
 

Cowmansam

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
I do about 14 hours a day in wellies none last over 3 months now rubber quality has gone way down used to get 8 months from Dunlop’s now they split at the steel cap before there a month old had 2 pairs of berkinas over the last 8 weeks they have been replaced free but still not very good jcb wellies are well tough but there so heavy and uncomfortable I just can’t wear them
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
Le Chameau Ceres are very comfortable and last for years.

Agree they are very comfortable but not that they last for years.
They are my wellie of choice BUT they have a weak point and split at the back of the heel. Price point has also changed a fair bit. Not so long ago could get a pair sub £100 now it’s £150 for a pair. 🤦
 

John Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co. Cork
I do about 14 hours a day in wellies none last over 3 months now rubber quality has gone way down used to get 8 months from Dunlop’s now they split at the steel cap before there a month old had 2 pairs of berkinas over the last 8 weeks they have been replaced free but still not very good jcb wellies are well tough but there so heavy and uncomfortable I just can’t wear them
The rubber quality in wellies nowadays has gone down substantially no doubt as what it used to be in the past. Some of the wellies are only PVC or recycled rubber. I had to go for Dunlop Purofort this time, but a little expensive !!
 

Cowmansam

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
The rubber quality in wellies nowadays has gone down substantially no doubt as what it used to be in the past. Some of the wellies are only PVC or recycled rubber. I had to go for Dunlop Purofort this time, but a little expensive !!
I’ve had 4 pairs of those last year last less than a fortnight each very disappointed used to be my favourites along with the land masters
 

John Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co. Cork
I’ve had 4 pairs of those last year last less than a fortnight each very disappointed used to be my favourites along with the land masteD

I’ve had 4 pairs of those last year last less than a fortnight each very disappointed used to be my favourites along with the land masters
Do you mind me asking did you get any refund or replacement for them ? The only issue I have with them so far is insoles !! but that can dealt with by getting a proper pair at a Good draper shop !!
 

Hjwise

Member
Mixed Farmer
Agree they are very comfortable but not that they last for years.
They are my wellie of choice BUT they have a weak point and split at the back of the heel. Price point has also changed a fair bit. Not so long ago could get a pair sub £100 now it’s £150 for a pair. 🤦
Can only speak as I find, I have a pair that I wear in the pig sheds every day (pressure washed most days) that are over two years old and a pair for general use which are over a year old. I have a pair that I bought as seconds from Le Chamaeu for £90, but they are still in the box.
 

Cowmansam

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Shropshire
Do you mind me asking did you get any refund or replacement for them ? The only issue I have with them so far is insoles !! but that can dealt with by getting a proper pair at a Good draper shop !!
I buy from Amazon so send them a photo they send you a new pair I’ve took them back into proper shops before now and got the same and your right you need to buy a decent gel insole
 

John Farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Co. Cork
Dunlop purofort are rubbish I've sent more pairs back than enough which is unfortunate as I find them very comfortable and light to wear. They always split up the heel which is a very obvious design fault.
Need to buy them of amazon and return as faulty every 3 months.
I only very recent switched over from Dunlop Prestige to Dunlop Purofort due to an issue with broad fitting on my part. As you stated they are very comfortable and light to wear, that is 100% true. So far so Good after 5 weeks of daily frequent use on a farm. There are one a few brands out there that one can turn down the tops easily for which I do and wear the wellies as they say turned down. The other brands are too stiff to turn them down. I had Cebo's in the past but there Not broad fitting that the only thing at fault for me and you need to turn down the tops a little more at the top if your into Turned Down wellies....
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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