The best wellies for men

From muddy festivals to walks in the countryside; we’ve picked some of the best men’s wellies to keep those toes dry during a downpour.

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Every man will need a pair of wellies to hand at some point- no matter how un-stylish they may be. Perhaps your job involves land surveys, or you live on a farm; whatever the reason, staying comfy and dry is essential when the heavens decide to open. So we’ve picked out some of the best wellington boots for men, and given you a bit of advice on how to choose the right ones for you. 

We know that for men, fashion can be tricky as choice can often be limited. There are tons of options around for women’s wellies, but for men, if you’re on a budget, it can be hard to pick something you actually like. However, we’ve done our best to bring to you a range of wellies from Hunter to more affordable brands such as Dunlop, with different styles to suit individual tastes. 

If you’re wearing wellies quite frequently for dog walks or farm work, a decent boot that is sturdy and well-insulated is worth the larger price tag if it means they don’t rip or leak after a couple of months, so we’ve brought you the best of the Hunter’s and the Bucklers. However, if it’s a one-off weekend-long festival you need them for, then a cheaper brand will suffice, but you’ll still want something that’s not going to let your toes freeze when standing in the mud all day. In which case, some of the well-known sports brands make wellies that get the job done nicely.

1. Men’s Hunter Wellington Boots Original Short

The original Wellington boot that will stand the test of time

Specifications
Best for: Everyday mucking about
Colours: Black, Green, Orange
Height: Mid calf
Reasons to buy
+Stylish +Durable 
Reasons to avoid
-Short in length

For a classic welly that will serve you well when mucking about in the mud most days, the Hunter’s really step up to the plate. The shorter leg height on this men's wellington is loved by many as it is ideal if you need something a little less restrictive. These are a no-fuss welly, devoid of unnecessary detailing and they come in a few solid bold colours that enable you to blend your footwear in with your style; opt for black or navy for subtlety or bold brights to stand out. For an all-rounder wellington that's super versatile, you can't beat Hunters, which is why they make our top spot. 

For a classic welly that will serve you well when mucking about in the mud most days, the Hunter’s really step up to the plate. The shorter leg height on this men's wellington is loved by many as it is ideal if you need something a little less restrictive. These are a no-fuss welly, devoid of unnecessary detailing and they come in a few solid bold colours that enable you to blend your footwear in with your style; opt for black or navy for subtlety or bold brights to stand out. For an all-rounder wellington that's super versatile, you can't beat Hunters, which is why they make our top spot. 

2. Barbour Bede Wellington Boots

Smart looking wellies for the country gentlemen

Specifications
Best for: Country walking
Colours: Black, Navy, Olive
Height: Knee height
Reasons to buy
+Smart looking+Warm
Reasons to avoid
-A little snug at first 

There's always a risk that style can overthrow practicality, but we're pleased to report that these wellies do a great job of combining the two. This is thanks to their vulcanised rubber outer and the signature Barbour additions of the tartan lining and the J Barbour and Sons script binding. They come in three classic colours, including navy blue, black and green. These aren’t too expensive when compared the Le Chameau boots and with reviewers complimenting their sturdiness and support, they are a great option for long country walks all year round.

3. Le Chameau Men’s Vierzonord Wellington Boot

A serious boot that is ideal for farmers to stay warm and dry

Specifications
Best for: Investment piece
Colours: Green
Height: Knee high
Reasons to buy
+Very high quality boot+For men and women
Reasons to avoid
-Green not for everyone 

These Le Chameau Wellies are a traditional wellington boot from a highly reputable long-standing brand. Although pricey, if you work outdoors, these will see you through many years of slogging away in thick mud while the heavens open; due to their durable rubber upper and hard-wearing rubber sole. You don't have to be a farm-worker to own a pair though. With reviewers raving about the comfort, these wellies are certainly a worthwhile investment for anyone who wants the added comfort for everyday wet walks.

4. Dunlop Short Leg Half-Height Wellies

An affordable pair; great for larger legs

Specifications
Best for: Big calves
Colours: Green, Black
Height: Ankle height
Reasons to buy
+Bargain buy+Wide fit
Reasons to avoid
-Not the trendiest 

These are the type of boots you could buy for keeping in your car for dog walks and getting out and about in the mud. While they don't match the more expensive wellies in terms of material (outer material is synthetic, not rubber), they're still 100% waterproof and come with a 3cm heel for cushioning on unstable ground. Plus, with wellies for wider calves being quite tricky to come by without a price tag increase, these boots really are budget-friendly. If you require a cheap and cheerful pair of boots because you don't want fancy forking out on a pair of Hunters, we recommend the Dunlops.

5. Caldene Bramham Country Wellington

A stylish boot that looks and feel luxurious

Specifications
Best for: Luxury boot
Colours: Brown
Height: Knee high
Reasons to buy
+Luxury feel+Unisex
Reasons to avoid
-Come up narrow 

With the luxury riding boot styling, these almost don’t look like wellies at all. These brown boots looks elegant and stylish and would also suit those who like the traditional country style. They are a unisex boot which means they do come up slightly narrow on men with wider feet, but other than that they are hard-wearing and sturdy. If you have been trawling the web for the best stylish wellies for men and have been disappointed with the 'same old, same old' green rubber boots, these Bramham Country Wellingtons have a designer look that’s certainly worth the money.

6. Buckler Waterproof Rubber Safety Wellington Boots

A safety welly for those who work outdoors

Specifications
Best for: Workers
Colours: Orange & Blue
Height: Knee high
RRP: £79.99
Reasons to buy
+Steel toe capped+Detachable insoles
Reasons to avoid
-A little garish 

If you are a construction worker, finding wellies that are ideal for work can be pretty tricky. For those of you who work outside or in garages for example you'll need something a little more than standard wellies and that's where these wellington boots are a safe choice to keep you warm and dry but also protect your feet. They come with steel toe caps and are heat, oil and slip resistant. They may not be the nicest colour but for safety purposes, they stand out, plus, they come with detachable insoles for easy cleaning. If you work outside during the cold winter months, you’ll want to have a pair of these. 

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