At £150 – expensive admittedly – they represent excellent value and, more importantly, I believe they’re a much better product than similarly designed boots (that cost over twice as much) from some European manufacturers.

They proved hard-wearing, comfortable and warm throughout all of last season and they’ve showed no sign of wear or fatigue whatsoever.

Generously sized, extra thick socks could be worn for Arctic conditions.

Recommended.

Hunter Balmoral Neoprene Zip wellies

£150

www.hunter-boot.com