BOGS° Boots for the Whole Family

This post features product gifted for review

It’s no secret that we love an adventure and I have three children who would practically live in wellies if they thought they could get away with it, Amy particularly.  Of course wellies have their downsides, they’re often cold, they can be uncomfortable and I personally struggle with fit on my calves.  Enter BOGS° . . .

BOGS° have been making boots for 15yrs starting out with a grounding in making boots for farmers.  Over time the range has grown to include women and children with footwear for a whole range of purposes – but first and foremost they’re going to keep your feet warm and dry.

family adventure in BOGS° Boots

As soon as I started to browse the BOGS website, I completely fell in love with the “Crandall Wool” boots – mainly because they just don’t look like a pair of wellies – they’re way smarter and more stylish than that.  Whilst they’re perfect for a stomp in the woods of a Sunday morning, they won’t look out of place on the school run during the cold wet months ahead either.  I must admit that with my past history of struggling to get wellies (or boots in general) to fit my calves, I was a little nervous that the Crandall Wool boots might suffer the same fate, however I was pleasantly surprised.  Yes, there’s no denying I would probably benefit from a little more space in the calf area so that the boots could fit without wrinkling but they’re incredibly comfortable and I think they look great!  I was worried that the top section would suffer for getting dirty but I’m pleased to report that once the mud had dried it just brushed off and my boots look as good as new.  The best bit was taking my boots off after our walk and realising that actually, my feet were really warm – no frozen toes, no sweaty feet from too thick welly socks – just comfortable, cosy feet thanks to the plush lining.

stylish waterproof boots from BOGS° Boots

Dave’s boots are fairly serious – they look enormous both off and on the foot and rightly so as they are they “Ultra High 15″ boot” which was originally designed to help dairy farmers stay safe and comfy on slippery floors . .  not something Dave needs to worry about anytime soon but these boots do feel very much ready for anything.  Obviously they’re not quite as stylish as my boots but they are way more hard-wearing than any boot he’s had before whilst being really comfortable.  Dad did point out when he tried them on that the lip at the back designed to help you pull off the boots is a little higher than he would have liked but I think that’s a fairly minor niggle and something you’d quickly get used to.

children's wellies from BOGS° Boots
BOGS° Boots for kids

Ben has a pair of “Kid’s Durham Solid” – a lightly insulated boot, 100% waterproof boot to keep his feet warm and dry while he concentrates on climbing trees and generally getting filthy.  Ben loves the easy-on pull handles but did find it a bit tricky to get his jeans comfortable in his boots – in the end we tucked them into his socks first and that seemed to do the trick for him.

BOGS° Boots - kid's Durham solid in Khaki

For the girls I chose the “Kid’s North Hampton – which they both immediately fell in love with.  The bright colours were a big hit as were the easy-on pull handles.  The boots look really stylish and nobody complained of any discomfort wearing them for the first time.

BOGS° Boots - North Hampton Kid's - red
BOGS° Boots - North Hampton Kid's - purple

There’s no denying that a pair of standard wellies from the supermarket would be a lot cheaper however my three go through wellies like nobody’s business – scuffing them and wearing holes in the soles or splitting them.  If you’re outside a lot then the hard-wearing design, and fantastic quality of BOGS° is worth investing in.

BOGS° boots for the whole family

*We were sent our BOGS° Boots free of charge for the purpose of review – all thoughts and opinions remain our own*

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  1. November 2, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    I’ve never heard of these and we’re a serious welly wearing family. Well, they are, I can never find any to fit my calves either, and have had to buy some lower leg ones which are ridiculous because I get mud up my legs. The last wellies I had were ugly mens ones because they were the only ones at size 6 I could get round my calves. Unfortunately I’ve got fatter legs since then, so it’s a good job most things I can get away with wearing my walking boots for.

  2. November 2, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    Those boots are awesome – I love how the whole family can have them yet they all suit you perfectly – I love the purple ones x

  3. November 7, 2017 / 8:05 am

    These look fabulous, I particularly like the Crandall Wool style and the purple kids’ wellies :o)


  4. November 7, 2017 / 8:12 am

    I was reading this very carefully, we have a bit of a thing for wellies too, well living on a farm they are essential. I do like the look of the grip handles on the sides, I’ve never seen that before. They sound a lovely fit and I really like the fact they began being made for farmers, that will ensure they are built to last. Thanks for sharing #TriedTested

  5. November 7, 2017 / 10:31 am

    These look great and I have the calf ‘issue’ too! I really need some boots for the muddy/wintry weather as we have just moved to a very hilly area and we aren’t looking forward to the bad weather! I like the fact these look really good too! 🙂


  6. November 7, 2017 / 11:09 am

    I love them, the handles look great, my kids have so much trouble pulling on their wellies. I love your woolly ones too, very smart and un-welly like.

  7. November 7, 2017 / 11:12 am

    These boots awesome! We’ve just entered the world of wellies for our littles ones and these look like a great option #TriedTested

  8. November 7, 2017 / 11:15 am

    I hadn’t heard of this make before but as we are all in need of Wellies this winter I will check them out.

  9. November 7, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    These look awesome. Good boots are so important over the winter months and I love that you can get ones that are perfect for the whole family from one place! #triedtested

  10. November 7, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    These boots look great. We could do with some new one for walkies with Mollie the Collie. It is raining now and she is barking for me to take her walkies .. Thanks for hosting #TriedTested

  11. November 7, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    We only recently got the kids into wearing wellies. There was no real need until now because my 5 year old used to be odd wearing high ankle boots. These look really good and I could imagine having a pair for myself.

  12. November 7, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Never heard of them before but will def look into them as we’re always in our willies so good foot wear is essential for us.

  13. November 7, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Love those women’s boots, very stylish for wellies! The colours of the kids boots are great too, I’m sure you’ll get lots of opportunities to wear them with the change in weather! #triedtested

  14. Carol Cameleon
    November 8, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Wellies can feel very flimsy if you haven’t got 4 pairs of socks on to cushion them but these sound very comfortable.

  15. November 9, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Finn had a pair of BOGs last year and I loved them! In fact I really miss them, I’ve just been too tight to get anymore. Maybe next winter when there’s a chance they might fit him for more than 2 minutes. I really love yours though, might put a pair on my Christmas list! #TriedTested

  16. November 14, 2017 / 9:27 am

    You guys look AMAZING!!!! I think I love yours the best Colette 🙂 What fabulous wellies 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to #ALivelyStyle xx

    • Colette
      November 14, 2017 / 9:56 am

      They’re gorgeous aren’t they – I love that they look so much more stylish than your average welly!

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