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Gateway1 Wellies - The Field Master Welly Review

Posted by Bethan on Jun 19, 2024

A reliable and comfortable pair of wellingtons!

If you're looking for a dependable and versatile pair of wellington boots, the Gateway1 Field Master 18" could be just what you need. As someone who loves spending time outdoors in all sorts of terrains and weather, I had high hopes for these boots, and they met my expectations.

Gateway1 crafts their wellies with a strong commitment to producing high-quality outdoor footwear. Known for combining innovative design with durable materials, Gateway1 caters to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts, from dog walkers and gardeners to farmers and shooters.  Gateway wellies are designed to offer exceptional comfort, stability, and protection in a variety of challenging environments, making them a trusted choice for those who demand performance and reliability in their outdoor gear.

Advantages of the Gateway Field Master

Gateway1 Field Master Wellies Features Diagram

Gateway1 Field Master 18 Wellies

[Image: Gateway1 Field Master 18" Wellingtons Features]

The comfort of the  Gateway Field Master 18 3mm neoprene is exceptional. Designed with a flexible natural rubber compound, these boots provide an impressive balance between durability and ease of movement.

For dog walkers who walk through muddy fields or wet woodland paths, these boots' flexibility ensures that your feet won't feel like they've been encased in cement by the end of your walk. The cushioned insole with shock absorbent, also adds to the comfort, making long hours on your feet much more bearable, which is a plus for farmers and gardeners alike.

Grip

One of the standout features of the Field Master is its excellent grip. The deep tread pattern on the sole offers superb traction on slippery and uneven surfaces. Whether you're navigating a soggy pasture, tending to your garden after a heavy rain, or positioning yourself for a perfect shot in the woods, you can trust these boots to keep you stable. This reliable grip is particularly valuable for shooters who often need to remain steady on uneven ground.

Rear Adjustable Gusset on the Field Master Wellingtons

Durability

Durability is another strong suit of the Gateway1 Field Master. These boots are built to last with high-quality materials that withstand rough treatment. Farmers, in particular, will appreciate the robustness of these boots, as they are capable of handling the daily grind of farm work without quickly wearing out. The 18-inch height also provides excellent protection against water and mud, keeping your legs dry even in deeper puddles or wet grass.

The 3mm neoprene lining provides excellent comfort and warmth, ensuring your feet stay cosy even in cold and damp conditions. The neoprene also adds a layer of cushioning, enhancing overall comfort and making the boots a pleasure to wear for extended periods.

Additionally, the adjustable gusset at the rear of the boot ensures a perfect fit, making it easier to customise the tightness to your comfort. The strap is thoughtfully designed to stay out of the way, reducing the risk of it getting caught on obstacles, such as the steps of a tractor.

Drawbacks of the Gateway Field Master

There are a few downsides to consider. One of the most noticeable is the weight. While the boots are sturdy and protective, they are also quite heavy, weighing 2100g (size 7). For those who need to move quickly or cover long distances, this added weight can become tiring over time.

Another potential issue is the fit. The Field Master boots run slightly narrow, which might be uncomfortable for individuals with wider feet. It's important to try them on with the socks you plan to wear, especially if you usually layer up in colder months. Shooters who need to remain in one spot for extended periods might find this less of a problem, but active users might experience some discomfort.

In conclusion, the Gateway1 Field Master 18" wellington boots offer a robust, comfortable, and highly functional option for a variety of outdoor activities. Their durability and grip make them an excellent choice for farmers, shooters, and gardeners, while dog walkers will appreciate the overall comfort despite the added weight. As with any product, there are a few trade-offs, but overall, these boots are a reliable investment for anyone who needs dependable footwear for the great outdoors.