Best wellies for the Ploughing – we profile the contenders
A good pair of wellies will be essential for any farmer and anyone going to the Ploughing should have a pair to hand just in case the weather turns bad.
With over 800ac to explore and around 200,000 people to attend things are sure to get mucky if any rain falls.
So if you’re looking for a new pair of wellies, here’s some of the types on offer:
Hunter wellies are made from 100% rubber and are waterproof which is a must for the ploughing as all types of weather are possible.
This style has a micro-fibre lining and is for general wear. They retail for €125.00.
A firm favourite with many farmers across the country, Dunlop wellies are ideal for the ploughing.
Dunlop sells wellies and safety boots with steel toes and soles for working with livestock and heavy materials for working the fields.
Their Purofort boots are lightweight, insulated against the cold and are waterproof. The sole is slip resistant with an anti-static and energy absorbing heel for high impacts surfaces
They retail from €50.00.
Demar was established in 1978 and it produces more than 2.5m pairs of wellies each year. The wellies are made of PVC and with a synthetic lining.
They offer a wide range of wellies online and the wellies are waterproof, lightweight, slip-resistant and insulate against the cold.
Demar will also be exhibiting at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.
Next up is the Baudou Green Wellington which are available at Co-op Superstores.
Their top selling Baudou BSX Pauillac Wellingtons are a great choice for all your farmyard requirements and combine protection, comfort and safety at an affordable price.
They are lightweight for extra comfort, highly durable and cold insulating; all you could want in a wellie for the ploughing!
They also retail from €50.00 at Co-op Superstores.
If you’re looking for a pair of wellies that are a bit brighter than normal but still friendly on the pocket, Dunnes Stores have got these colourful wellies.
They’re made from PVC and according to Dunnes they’re durable boots designed to keep your legs and feet dry.
With the PVC, you can wipe them clean with a damp cloth. They retail for €15.00.
If you still want your wellies to make an impact Tesco also has several types of wellies to choose from.
We took a liking to these navy polka-dot pair. With an all-over polka dot print and practical deep tread sole, the wellies are finished with a contrast pink lining and buckle on the side, Tesco said.
These pair of polka-dot wellies retail online from €16.00.