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  1. David

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    Another fan of Muckboots here. Very comfortable and hard wearing.
     
  2. mandyb

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    Aigle parcours Iso here, had them 5yrs now and still going strong. I also have a pair of Aigle's shorter wellie boots which I wear in the summer, can't remember the name of them but both pairs have the sturdy walking boot bottoms and are so comfortable to wear. Worth every penny! :)
     
  3. Hollysdad

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    This is great. It looks like Muck Boots are in the lead, with Aigle and Le Chameau tied for second, Hunters in third, and cheap boots trailing a long way behind.

    Where else could I get so many product reviews in one place :)
     
  4. JulieT

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    Just to add then - HATE my le Chameau wellies. Bloomin' uncomfortable, and bloomin' expensive! Nice purple though...
     
  5. Rosie

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    [quote author=Hollysdad link=topic=8360.msg118567#msg118567 date=1413834414]
    This is great. It looks like Muck Boots are in the lead, with Aigle and Le Chameau tied for second, Hunters in third, and cheap boots trailing a long way behind.

    Where else could I get so many product reviews in one place :)
    [/quote]

    Absolutely! And now I know what I want for Christmas....
     
  6. Stacia

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    Love my le Chameau wellies, only ones that fit my skinny legs. I do have a secondhand pair I hate, they are wide and have a zip, I dislike those! So many variations of le Chameau!
     
  7. bbrown

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    I couldn't get Le Chameau to fit. Women's were too small and men's too wide.

    I'm on the hunt for Aigles as soon as I get 5 minutes to myself ::)
     
  8. Rosie

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    Next challenge is to find somewhere that I can actually try these on.... I'm not sure about buying footwear online!
     
  9. Hollysdad

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    [quote author=Rosie link=topic=8360.msg118601#msg118601 date=1413838862]
    Next challenge is to find somewhere that I can actually try these on.... I'm not sure about buying footwear online!
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    There's a place called Robinsons Equestrian North of Cardiff. They seem to stock most brands.
     
  10. bbrown

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    Charges to send boots back soon wipe out any savings I find. I won't be buying online any time soon :)
     
  11. Rosie

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    [quote author=Hollysdad link=topic=8360.msg118639#msg118639 date=1413870720]
    [quote author=Rosie link=topic=8360.msg118601#msg118601 date=1413838862]
    Next challenge is to find somewhere that I can actually try these on.... I'm not sure about buying footwear online!
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    There's a place called Robinsons Equestrian North of Cardiff. They seem to stock most brands.
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    Thank you! Will explore...
     
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    [quote author=Rosie link=topic=8360.msg118659#msg118659 date=1413880022]
    [quote author=Hollysdad link=topic=8360.msg118639#msg118639 date=1413870720]
    [quote author=Rosie link=topic=8360.msg118601#msg118601 date=1413838862]
    Next challenge is to find somewhere that I can actually try these on.... I'm not sure about buying footwear online!
    [/quote]
    There's a place called Robinsons Equestrian North of Cardiff. They seem to stock most brands.
    [/quote]

    Thank you! Will explore...
    [/quote]

    Work a lot in Cardiff so will nip in there :)
     
  13. Stacia

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    I had a look on the website re Muck Boots but there seems to be several kinds, which one is the best for a woman with thin legs?!
     
  14. Rosie

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    Reconnaissance Report on Robinsons Equestrian for Phil and Kate!

    Went in there today, they do have some Muckboots (although not a great range, I wanted to try some Muckmasters but they didn't have any) and they do have some Hunters, but they don't stock the Aigles. They do have quite a few cheaper options, and some brands I haven't heard of before.

    So not the Welly-Nirvana we were hoping for, but worth a visit if you are passing.

    Rosie
     
  15. Hollysdad

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    Ride and Stride at St Arvans (Chepstow Racecourse) has loads of Muckboots. They charge about £5 more than most shops.
     
  16. Rosie

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    WELL!!! Phil, I owe you a big favour for raising the subject of wellies and making me wonder if I should get some. Yesterday went into Countrywide Farmers in Chepstow, they've a very big range of Aigles, Chambords, some Muckboots etc. I tried on some Aigle Parcours. Oh dear. Just too wonderful.

    Couldn't wait for Christmas.

    Went in today and bought a pair. Spent more than I've ever spent on any pair of footwear in my life (£115 :eek: ) but I have just taken them for a test outing and they really are worth it. Pongo and I went 'the muddy loop' to give them a good test. Traction up and down steep muddy hills as good as my hiking boots; no attempt to come off even when in six inches of STICKY clay mud; easy wading through 8 inches of water where track flooded; my socks didn't try to fall down and pool around my toes, which is what usually happens in wellies; and very, very comfortable. Actually more comfortable than my hiking boots, although without the ankle support of course. And over rough stones feet felt very protected. And I could even run after Pongo when he did his usual escape attempts.

    I am sooooo pleased. Thanks Phil!
     
  17. Rosie

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    [quote author=Stacia link=topic=8360.msg118671#msg118671 date=1413883810]
    I had a look on the website re Muck Boots but there seems to be several kinds, which one is the best for a woman with thin legs?!
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    Hi Stacia
    I'm not sure about Muckboots, but I've got pretty skinny legs and I've just splashed out on a pair of Aigle Parcours 2; they are fabulous - although not cheap...
     
  18. Stacia

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    Thanks Rosie, have just had a look on the website but I think there are several Parcours 2? They do look suitable and when you think we wear wellies virtually everyday for several years it works out quite cheap :D
     
  19. Boogie

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    I love my Aigle parcours too - they did the whole of last winter, wet wet wet, and are good as new ready for the next one!

    (Hopefully not so wet!!)

    :)
     
  20. Rosie

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    Try to try some on if you can. Are you in the UK? Countrywide Farmers or Mole Valley Farmers are chains that seem to stock them. I tried the 'Vario' ones (they have a gusset at the calf) but really hated them; tried on the ordinary 'Parcours 2' and loved them. (I think the full name of the sort I got is 'Parcours 2 Iso').

    I only bought them today so I'm still gushing about how good they are. I'll have calmed down in a day or two!
     

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