My wife bought me some Harkila wellies, not this xmas gone but the one before that.
Therefore, they are just over one year old.
I didn't really wear them for the first 6-7 months and now they leak.
I say leak but in reality they have been punctured.
The culprit, Blackthorn.
However my previous Le Chameau had the same use and never got punctured. My issue with these boots is this.
WHY have they put a sole in the boot that has large open air chambers that go directly in to the boot.
WHY have they used a sole that does not have a welt deep enough to cope with Blackthorn. Do they expect us to just walk around muddy fields and not woodland/field margins?
Now every time I walk air is squeezed out of the holes and permanently makes it sound like I have water in my boot. If I stand in water my feet will get wet.
So although I think they are nice boots please think twice before buying any if you do anything other than go for lovely weekend walks down lovely tend forestry rides.