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Gone are the days when wellies were just utilitarian footwear for gardening or wet, wintery walks.

The Brits LOVE their wellies and wear them all-year-round, be it for summer festivals or even a quick trip to the supermarket on a rainy do.

So now a pair of wellies needs to tick several boxes – not only do they need to keep your feet dry, they also need to look good, whatever the season.

We’ve taken the footslog out of finding just the right pair buy having a look at some we think are up to the job.



A very British brand located in the south west of the country, making very affordable wellingtons, that come in in a host of designs and colour-ways.


Whatever your taste, you’ll find something to suit you within this range. From rainbow stripes to Friesian cows, Evercreatures are a popular choice for festival goers. 

But for something a little more subdued that’s perfect for gardening or walking the dog, then we recommend:


We tried a tall boot in black and white. It features a gusset with metal buckle giving you plenty of room to tuck your jeans in.

They feature the unique Evercreatures sole, which gives their boots more grip than most other rubber wellies on the market. Made from natural rubber they will appeal to both men and women.

These Evercreatures boots cost £38.00 and come beautifully packaged together with an Evercreatures keyring.



Another great British brand - for the past 25 years, Chatham has traded on a nautical tradition of quality and is now growing into one of Britain's key lifestyle footwear brands. 

These include some stylish wellies in very patriotic colour-ways.


Sometimes, a full-length boot can feel a little cumbersome, especially in warmer weather. That’s where the Exe women’s welly wins out – a striking navy Breton stripe wellington, this 100% waterproof mid length boot is a must for the rainy British weather.

The red piping, buckle and sole make it perfect for festival wear too.

The Exe costs £45.00.


The Tamar full-length women’s welly will look equally at home at a festival or down on the farm.

It’s nautical design will also appeal to those would-be yachties too. 100% waterproof, the Tamar costs £49.00.

 Helly Hansen

Helly Hansen is another brand with nautical origins beginning life in Norway in 1877.

Still popular with sailors, skiers and explorers to this day, you can expect their wellington boots to give you sturdy service.

Veierland 2

These stylish women’s wellies combine comfort and weather protection and will appeal to people who want an understated year-round boot.

In a choice of single colours and with a contrasting sole (not black) they cost £60.00.

Midsund 2

These shorter length men’s boots are ideal for gardeners as they have plenty of space to tuck in your trousers but feel less restrictive than a full-length boot.

With an RRP of around £40.00, they’re great value too.