10 of the Best Wellies to Buy This Winter

Given the inevitable rain, snow, mud and other general unpleasantness that comes with a British winter, wellington boots are an absolutely essential when it comes to gardening during these months. They can make a great present for a keen gardener, or for someone who loves the outdoors, or as a treat to yourself to make gardening in the unpleasant weather just that little bit more bearable.

1.Joules Printed Wellies

Joules wellies are available in a wide variety of different prints and colours, which means they are sure to brighten up anyone’s gardening experience. They are also available in either ankle or calf high boots, meaning there is a style comfortable for everyone.


Dubarry boots are very much on the luxury side of wellies, verging more towards a country boot, but they would make a fantastic gift for Christmas. They are renowned for their snug fitting and are available in a variety of leg widths, meaning each person can choose their perfect fit.


Hunter wellington boots are generally the go-to for comfort and durability, and their Balmoral Neoprene style is no different. They have a heel kick spur to aid removal and the neoprene layer means increased warmth and comfort.


As another traditionally British brand, Barbour wellies would be perfect for the traditional country gardener. They are understated, yet guaranteed to add style to any garden and available in a multitude of colours and styles to suit everyone.


Simple yet practical, Karrimor boots serve their purpose fantastically, without breaking the bank. The boots are designed with an adjuster on the side, meaning they are incredibly versatile.

6. Le Chameau

These are one of the more luxurious styles of wellington boot, leather lined for increased warmth and a full leg length zip to help create the best fit. Le Chameau wellies are most definitely an investment piece.

7.JCB Steel Toe Cap

These JCB wellies are perhaps more applicable for the heavy-duty gardener, the gardener that is not afraid of laying their own patio area or building their own garden wall. The steel toe cap ensures safety and they are super durable, meaning you are likely to get multiple years’ use out of them.


If all you are looking for is a waterproof boot to protect your feet from the rain and the mud when you are gardening this winter, B&Q’s own brand of wellington boots will not disappoint! Classic green value for money.


Radley are another fun and stylish producer of wellington boots, meaning even the most girly of gardeners can be comfortable whilst watering the plants and mowing the lawn.

10. Dunlop

Dunlop are yet another wellington boot brand that will not fail to disappoint. For their incredibly low price, they are incredibly long-lasting, especially if you aren’t looking for a heavy-duty wellington boot.

Whether you want to spend a little or a lot on your gardening footwear, there is a wellington boot out there for everyone!

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