Hoggs of Fife Braemar Wellington Boots Review

Classic Natural Rubber Boots

Hoggs Braemar boots have that classic wellington boots look. Made from natural rubber with a cotton lining. The boots are good looking and can be worn as a stylish boot around town or as practical boots for gardening or walking the dog on a wet day. A good alternative to Hunter Original boots.

Value for Money
Build Quality
Comfort
Warmth
Style

Hoggs of Fife Braemar Boots Review

Hoggs Braemar Boots Review
Date of review October 2021 by Richard Cutts 

OVERALL RATING
4.3/5

Our Verdict

WHAT WE LIKE WHAT WE DON’T LIKE 
+ Nice looking ‘classic’ bootsThin insoles
+ Hard wearingNot suitable for cold conditions
+ Great customer support 
+ Half the price of Hunter Original 

Hoggs of Fife may not be as well known as some of the bigger wellington boot brands, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make decent rubber boots. The company has two lines of wellington boots, the Field Sport boots and the Braemar boots. In this review, we look at the Braemar wellington boots, which are the more lightweight and stylish of the two lines.

Hoggs Braemar Boots: Features

  • Adjustments: Adjustable strap at the top of the boot
  • Inside material: Cotton
  • Outside material: Natural rubber
  • Fit Type: True to size
  • Heel Type: Block heel
  • Waterproof: 100% waterproof
  • Colours: Two, green and blue
  • Sizes (unisex boots): – 3 UK to 12 UK
  • Kick spur (helps to take off boots)
  • 12 month guarantee

Comfort

The Braemar boots offer a reasonable amount of comfort. You probably wouldn’t want to be walking huge distances in them, but for walking the dog or going to the shops the boots are ideal.

We found that the insole of the boots was a little on the thin side and didn’t offer much in the way of cushioning. Fortunately, the insole is removable, so it could be replaced with a better quality insole if required.

Hoggs Breamar Boots available in Blue and Green
Hoggs Braemar boots available in blue and green

Warmth

The Braemar boots have not been designed to keep feet warm in cold conditions. The inner lining of the boots is a thin layer of cotton, which is primarily there to make it easier to put the boots on and take them off, not provide insulation. The rubber the boots are made from does provide a degree of insulation, but not much.

If you’re looking for a pair of boots that will keep feet warm in freezing conditions, then there are much better wellies for the cold than Hoggs Braemar boots.

Traction

The boots have a slip resistant rubber sole, which along with the small heel provides fairly good traction on most surfaces. 

Hoggs Braemar Boots have good traction
Hoggs Braemar wellington boots sole

Style

If you like the look of Hunter Original boots, but don’t like the price, then Hoggs Braemar wellington boots could be for you. At first glance, these boots look very similar to the Hunter boots. The only obvious difference is that the Hoggs boots don’t have the distinctive Hunter logo on the front of them.

The Braemar boots are only available in two colours, blue and green. This is a shame as they could give Hunter a run for their money if they were available in a wide range of colours.

Final Thoughts

The Braemar’s will keep your feet dry in the wet, but they won’t keep feet warm in the cold. They’re ideal for light duties, such as walking the dog on a wet day. They’re not so good for walking long distances or wearing all day.

As we mentioned in the review the Braemar boots are great alternative to Hunter Original tall boots. They look very similar, are of a similar quality and the big plus is that they are nearly half the price!

Overall we have rate the Braemar boots as ‘Good‘ with a score of 4.3 out of 5.

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Hoggs of Fife Braemar Wellington Boot Navy UK 8 Blue UK 8 Blue Boots (11498)
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Hand made from natural rubber; Cotton lining; Washable cotton insole; Removable insole, machine washable at 30°C

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Questions & Answers: Hoggs Braemar

Are Hoggs Braemar a good alternative to Hunter Orignal Tall boots?

Yes, the boots look very similar and are considerably cheaper than the Hunter boots. We also rate the Braemar boots more highly than the Hunter boots. It’s a shame that the Braemar only come in two colours.

Do the Braemar boots have a steel shank?

No, they do not have a steel shank. The boots still provide a good level of support,
 

How tall are the Hoggs Braemar boots?

The height of the boots varies depending on the size. The size 5 boots are 16 inches \ 41cm tall (bottom of the sole to the top of shaft)
 

What is the circumference Hoggs Braemar boots at the top?

The circumference varies depending on the size of the boots. A size 10 of the boots has a circumference of 17 inches \ 43 cm
 

Are the Hoggs Braemar boots true to size?

Yes. Buy the boots in your normal shoe size. Go up a size if you’re normally a half-size.
Richard Cutts

Richard Cutts

I've been working with rubber boots (aka rain boots, wellies) in one way or another, since 2009. So, i've seen a lot of wellington boots in my time. I create most of the content for the website, which i hope you find useful.

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