Top positive review
Brilliant wellies, but go 1/2 a size up.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 October 2018
Just fantastic. As comfy as slippers, as flexible and grippy as trainers, as warm and robust as a good pair of walking boots, as waterproof as, well, wellies.
I've worn these about fifteen hours a day for six consecutive days in the Somme-like conditions of Glastonbury and didn't have to think about them / my feet / soreness / blisters etc. at all. They served me brilliantly - I walked several miles a day through every different consistency of mud known to man and then felt fresh enough to dance till the early hours. The previous year my B&Q wellies nearly ruined my festival; my feet were in agony.
As well as festivals, my trusty Aigles have done me proud through hundreds of miles of forest/coast/trail walking and I've been totally dry, warm and comfortable the whole time. There's really no need for walking boots in the winter when you've got these.
They're expensive but I reckon they're worth it and they'll last years.
Other reviews said the sizing was generous and to order a smaller size, which I did, but they were way too tight. I then ordered half a size more than normal and they fit perfectly with thick socks. The exchange was no trouble.
Top Tip: Don't bother buying the Aigle Swipol spray to maintain them. It's literally just standard silicone spray in a different can for five times the price. You can buy silicon spray in any DIY or plumbing shop. It's currently available in Screwfix for about two quid.
One other thing - I think people in Hunter wellies look like clueless city-dwellers with more money than sense, following the herd and paying through the nose for a brand name. Do yourself a favour and get Aigle instead - you're paying for the craftsmanship not the label. Aigle and Le Chameau are classy!
EDIT [OCT 2021]. It's now 3 years since I wrote this review and I stand by every word of it. These wellies are still in fantastic condition and still as comfy as ever. It's actually been 4 years since I bought them and they've seen some pretty nasty conditions in that time and haven't always been well cared for, but they're showing no signs of giving up. Absolute quality!
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