Choosing wellingtons for the autumn and winter cold

Working outside is tricky at any time of the year. However, it can become even more challenging in autumn and winter. It can get wet, cold, and more hazardous to do different jobs. When the weather changes, you need to adapt your wardrobe and footwear. This is especially important if you work in agriculture. You will need reliable wellingtons, fleeces, and waterproofs.

What we want to do here is have a closer look at how to choose boots for working in these conditions. There are number of crucial things to keep in mind.

Warmth and comfort

The most important thing is you need to select wellies that will keep your feet warm. It can get incredibly painful to work when your toes and feet are cold. You may lose feeling entirely. As a result, it can increase the risk of accidents and injury. In extreme conditions you could even suffer frostbite.

What you need here is wellingtons that will trap warmth and insulate your feet against the cold. The ideal choice is products with neoprene. The material is full of tiny air pockets. What they do is prevent heat from escaping, resulting in a blanket of warm air around your feet.

You can find some wellies that have a lining of neoprene. Or you can opt for boots that have a full upper. The latter can be a really good option if you also need footwear with more flexibility to fit the size of your leg and your movements.

On the subject of ensuring the boots are a good fit, this is even more important in cold weather. You want to avoid wellies that have a big opening around the top of your leg. If there is one, the heat you are trying to trap will get out.


You also want wellingtons that will keep your feet dry in all conditions. This should include rain and walking on wet ground with puddles. It should also extend to snow just in case. The issue is there is more friction with damp or wet feet. It can lead to painful sores and blisters. If feet are wet in footwear for a long time you can even suffer conditions like trench foot. The moisture can cause fungal problems too.

Slippery surfaces

Finally you need to think about how the cold will influence the ground conditions. It is very common to find that surfaces are frosty or icy in winter in the UK. That can make footing treacherous.

What you need is wellies with a sole that will provide a sufficient level of grip. Anti slip soles are perfect, especially for working. They reduce the risk of slips and falls to maximise safety.

Ordering wellingtons

JS Hubbuck Ltd understands the hazards in agriculture, especially in wet, cold months. Even walking across a yard is dangerous when it is icy and slippery. That is why suitable footwear is essential. You should have boots you can rely on to give you the grip you need whilst also keeping your feet dry, warm, and comfortable.

We have a selection of wellingtons to choose from. You can browse some on our website or come to us. We can even offer suggestions if you speak to us.