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Jonsson Gumboots Reviewed | Mole Valley Farmers



Jonsson Gumboots

 

Jonsson Gumboots

Harriet Gregory Reviews Jonsson Gumboots

 

Being a welly enthusiast and practically living in my wellies, I thought I would be a perfect candidate for the UniInMyWellies competition. Before entering the UniInMyWellies competition, I had never heard of the Jonssons Workwear Company and I was more of a Le Chameau fan so therefore I was quite sceptical at first, but as soon as I saw them, I fell in love with them. The first aspect that caught my eye was the striking red line across the top which added a bit of character and from day one I couldn’t wait to get testing.

 

As soon as I started trialling the Jonssons gum boots I found that they were very comfortable and that they had an arch support which is a benefit as I have flat feet! The inside of the boot was very spacious and accommodated my wide feet extremely well. These boots were quite large around the leg which made it easy for them to slip on and off. However it wasn’t so good when they slipped off in deep mud. The boots were also sturdy and had very good traction and was not only good on tarmac and grass but managed to cope well on nights out in the SU bar (where the floor was often drenched in alcohol).  On cold winter days these boots were great at keeping my toes VERY toasty due to their sock lining and their 5 mm wool innersole. I found that they were durable with only a few scuffs and the soles still looking like new after being worn in. These wellies have also survived a term at Harper, which is an accomplishment by itself, and by getting soaked at least once a week these boots quickly dry out in front of the radiator ready to be worn for the next day!


Being on a food course I wasn’t able to wear my boots every day. However I mainly wore them on voluntary sessions on the campus farm not only milking cows but also feeding the sows and feeding the sheep. I also got to wear them around campus as well as going to parties and balls, where the boots were much less painful than heels!


The best part about testing these wellies was getting to meet lots of people that I wouldn’t have met around campus. If I had to improve these boots I would make steel toe cap an option as getting stepped on by a cow is not a pleasant experience!!  However they exceeded expectations in the milking parlour as they were easy to walk around in and managed well when cleaning the equipment with cleaning foam and disinfectant.


From foam parties to getting stuck in with milking, these wellies are without a doubt one of the most comfortable footwear I have in my wardrobe.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed testing these wellies and being part of #Teamharper.  Thank you Mole Valley Farmers for this great opportunity!!

 



 



Source Details

Harriet Gregory of the #UniInMyWellies Project



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