Some people just think they are just expensive wellies and I have often had people say ” Why not spend £7.00 on a pair of cheap wellies instead”. Those who spend £7.00 on wellies (when going to festivals) usually end up with wet feet, blisters and having to buy a new pair during the festival or lasting the whole time with sore feet. I am not saying this is always the case, this is just from what I have seen and I can honestly say I am always dry, comfy and happy in my Hunters. I am sure there are other makes of booties which are just as fab, but I have always worn Hunters and have never been let down. I wear mine out of festival season, maybe this is why I think it’s good to spend a little more on a pair of wellies.Coming from the rainy town of Huddersfield means that Hunters have been part of my life for years. I then moved to Manchester where they had a lot of use in the rainy city and now I am in the countryside in Suffolk which they are put to good use each day. They last such a long time and are very comfy to walk for miles in.
The only reason I am thinking of investing (yes, they are an investment) in a second pair is that I am a little on the short side and I feel the short Hunters will be quite useful for me. The classic ones stop just below my knees, so if I am doing things in the garden (which is rare) or out taking photos (this happens most days) then it can sometimes be a little awkward for lots of movement. I think the shorter variety may be handy when going out on photography adventures and climbing fences to snap photos of cows.
Have any of you used the short style Hunters ?
Do you find wellies useful or are you more of a city kid and find little use for them ?