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Dunlop Professional Full Safety Review

Wellington Boot Review

Grace Munro Henworth Reviews the Dunlop Purofort Professional Full Safety Boots during her term on the #UniInMyWellies project.

If only these wellies could talk… I think it is fair to say that my pair of  Dunlop Purofort Professional Full Safety have been on some interesting and unusual adventures while in my possession. Although my friends often say you can never guarantee where I’ll be in the world, you can always guarantee that on my feet there will be a pair wellies. I’ve often found it difficult to find a pair of wellies that are able to not only cope with being worn for at least 7 hours a day on a work basis, but also be suitable to be used for the social events that both Harper Adams and Young Famers throws at us.


I normally manage to work my way through a pair of wellingtons at least once a year, in recent years I have owned a pair of Le Chameau wellies, Muck Boots and Hunters and managed to split all in exactly the same place on the seam where the boot meets the sole. I love the fact my Dunlop wellies are simple in design but do a great job and I can honestly say they are great value for money. I would quite happily pay £60 for them, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others. My Dunlops seem to have coped well with how much they have been used not only by self, but by everyone else who’s borrowed them including the odd animal. The constant use of chemicals hasn’t affected them, which I have previously found to weaken wellies. When first getting the wellies I was surprised by how light they were for steel toe capped wellies, the fit was also perfect for my wide feet. Although we haven’t really had any really cold weather yet, I was also pleased at how warm my feet were when wearing the Dunlops.


In the past, I would have to change into work boots when driving tractors at home, as when previously driving with wellies on for prolonged periods of time I have ended up with blisters. Although my Dunlops where easier to drive in then other Wellies I still wouldn’t personally drive in them for long periods of time and would prefer to wear boots instead.


Some typical social Harper antics often end up with wellies unusually having to be dried from the inside out, which has previously been a process of three full days drying in front of the Aga and slightly soggy feet for a week after, however with the Purofort boots this is no longer the case, one night in front of the Aga and they were completely dried out.


I greatly appreciate being given the opportunity to trial these wellies, it has been a great excuse to go places and events as well as taking part in typical Harper frolics and of course spending an afternoon with the rugby boys posing in their wellies. The only suggestion I would have to improve the wellies would be to bring out a neoprene-lined range.


Grace Munro Henworth


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You can see some of the antics our testers enjoyed in their wellies in our welly gallery.
Grace's wellies were provided by Dunlop.




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Grace Munro Henworth - Harper Adams University #UniInMyWellies winner

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