Best wellies for men 2024: boots to keep your feet warm and dry in any conditions

Find the best wellies for protecting your feet in any weather and during all kinds of activities

best wellies for men: Man walking in field with wellies on
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The best wellies for men are a solid investment – they're essential for keeping your feet dry in horrible weather. For this guide, we've reviewed wellies from classic brands like Hunter and Barbour and relative newcomers such as The Original Muck Boot Company.

Often sharing some of the features you'll find on the best hiking boots – such as advanced grippy outsoles made with sophisticated rubber compounds – many of the best Wellington boots are suitable for wearing for long periods and walking further distances comfortably and confidently.

To get optimum performance from these boots, it's also worth investing in a pair of the best hiking socks to add padding and warmth. While there are plenty of options that are great for gardening in this guide (if that's your priority, you should also consult our ranking of the best gardening shoes and boots), most of the best wellies featured here are suitable for tackling tracks and trails in even the worst weather.

Read on for our pick of the best wellies for men on the market right now.

Best wellies for men to buy right now

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How we test the best wellies

To put together this ranking, wherever possible, we call the wellies in and spend time testing them to put together a full review. We'll consider how much protection they offer, whether they keep your feet cosy or offer enough breathability for warmer weather, how comfy they are to wear and if they're suitable for long days on your feet.

We'll examine how much grip they offer and if they're supportive around the feet and ankles. Finally, we'll consider the quality of materials and how they've been put together, and how much we like the design. Because some of these factors can be personal, we also look at other reviews to ensure we've missed nothing. 

In the cases where we haven't been able to get hold of a product but feel it's worthy of inclusion, we research what other customers and reviewers have said and combine that with what we know about the market to put together an informed blurb for you to base your decision off. Find out more about how we test at T3


Is it best to buy wellies a size bigger?

Wellies come in fewer sizes than walking shoes, and if you happen to be in between sizes, it's best to size up than to accommodate thicker walking socks and avoid chafing. If you're unsure, it's best to visit a local store to try on the wellies before buying.

Mark Mayne

Mark Mayne has been covering tech, gadgets and outdoor innovation for longer than he can remember. A keen climber, mountaineer and scuba diver, he is also a dedicated weather enthusiast and flapjack consumption expert. 

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