Countryman Wellington Boots from Jack Pyke
- By John Fenna
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- Last updated: 26/01/2017
Designed to give good performance in any country pursuit, the Jack Pyke Countryman Wellington Boots are a mid-weight wellie made from a lightweight high-density rubber with a full 4mm spongy neoprene lining. The outside of each leg features a sturdy gusset, to facilitate putting them on and taking them off, and giving a custom fit thanks to the adjustable synthetic webbing strap that has a cam action locking buckle. The tops of the boot legs are bound with neoprene.
The outer sole of the wellies has a chunky and effective tread pattern, while the inside of the sole has extra cushioning and a removable footbed. The sole is fairly flexible, but not too “soft”, giving a comfortable walking action combined with some support.
I have found the Jack Pyke wellies comfortable and warm (without getting too humid) during the late winter and early spring and find the fit suits my fairly broad foot, wide calf and short legs. Having used the boots for everything from tramping through the snow and mud to canoeing down our local river and reed beds, I can say I found the wellies suitable for many pursuits and good all-rounders. Not too heavy, hot or rigid, nor flimsy, cold and floppy, the Jack Pyke Countryman Wellington Boots hit the “middle ground” nicely and are comfortable to wear for extended use across a wide variety of environments, while looking “just the thing” as well!
Jack Pyke Countryman Wellington Boots come in green with a tan “welt”, black lining, sole and trim in sizes 7-12 and cost around £45.