1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

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1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by Jungle » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:34 pm

My water proof walking boots had a “commando” sole which after 5 paces in the wrong conditions attracted so much mud/soil that I needed a cowboy leg spread and thigh muscles like a power lifter to move.

Last year I started research trying to find boots which had a “self cleaning” or “mud releasing cleat”. I complied a short list of the usual suspects easily available but a search brought up Skellerup from New Zealand. Having spent quite some time in NZ, I was familiar with the brand and the quality (a tree surgeon mate brought back 3 pairs of safety boots back in 2004) but the range is now available in the UK.

I contacted them about suitability for metal detecting, in particular how tough were the soles for all that spade work and was there enough flexibility across the toe for the kneeling down/recovery stage . I was assured tough and flexible rubber upper so I decided to try the Quatro thermal version. 1 year in and probably a 1000 holes later the soles are unmarked, as are the rest of the boots. I’ve been out in -5 in our mild winter (claim is good to -50c) and toes have been warm. I’ve also warn them in late spring and feet did not get hot as the air can circulate around the calf, best of all the mud sheds away from the sole so my silly walks are over. They are also very comfortable and offer enough ankle support for me. They also have tabs on the heel to help get them off after a session.

One word of advice if you decide to take the plunge, they are a little on the large size, so order next size down or wear a thick pair of socks to fill the boot.
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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro completed.

Post by redwulf500 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:33 pm

Thanks for the report.i will have a look at them.... ::g

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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by Jungle » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:34 pm

3 years in and still going strong.
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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by liamnolan » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:29 am

Sounds very good value, just been looking them up, may invest for the coming Winter, boots are so important, Liam OooO
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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by Jungle » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:32 pm

Another year and still going strong. Must have dug 25k target.
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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by Lowland » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:35 pm

They sound good value alright. ::g
How's the knees holding up?
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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by fred » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:27 am

Thanks. My wellies are feeling frail and I suspect that I am in for a dose of freezing water at any moment. Will see if they are still available! ::g

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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by redwulf500 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:27 am

hi they are heavy....

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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:51 am

Just been looking at the whole range and to be able to get neoprene boots for less than £80 is brilliant. And they have arch and heel support too. My husband's Muck boots are just starting to go so I'll recommend he tries these. Thank you ::g
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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by Jungle » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:21 pm

Lowland wrote:
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They sound good value alright. ::g
How's the knees holding up?
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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by Jungle » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:27 pm

Seem them as low as £62 on an auction site.

If I ever need to buy another pair, I'd get a size smaller. I wear a thick pair of socks to fill them out but in spring/autumn when it can warm up after cold starts, they can get a bit too warm.
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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by Jungle » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:31 pm

redwulf500 wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:27 am
hi they are heavy....
I don't know how they compare weight wise. Bound to weigh more than plastic ones as I think they are 100% rubber apart from fibreglass shank.
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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by alloverover » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:11 pm

Had mine for over a year now and they are great, I used Muckboots for years but I rate these better,,,and they are cheaper, somehow they dont make your feet sweat as much as Muckboots, this is where I got mine and they have a sale on at the moment ::g

http://www.abbeydaledirect.co.uk/farmin ... s/wellies/

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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by fred » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:36 pm

Thanks. My entire life has been a search for decent wellies. Worth a go so I've just bought a pair. ::g

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Re: I bought some Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by fred » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:31 pm

As wellies go these seem very good and after a couple of months I am well pleased with them. ::g

They are well insulated and it doesn't feel as though the spade is going to slice though the sole and take off my toes anytime soon.

They are considerably heavier and chunkier than normal wellies. If you do buy a pair get them a size smaller than you normally take otherwise you will overheat in normal temperatures because of the thick socks that you will have to wear. :D

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Re: 1 year test of Skellerup Quatro Wellies.

Post by mikejencat » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:16 am

hi many thanks for infi on skellerup boots , my old dunlops had more leaks than wales ,just taken delivery of boots very impressed can`t wait to test drive

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