Thick carpets of leaves, blankets of dew, and morning mist. Autumn’s a good time for bracing walks, and grasping hold of those sunny moments while you can. But there’s no denying that all the seasonal showers leave things a bit soggy underfoot. So Autumn’s also a time for welly boots. The kind people at Muddy Puddles invited us to try out some kids fleece lined wellies – the Puddleflex range, newest addition to their fleet of good-quality kids’ wellies.
The best wellies are warm wellies. If you’re going to be wearing them for a big chunk of the day, nobody wants nippy toes – and the first thing our two commented on when they tried on their new children’s wellingtons, was how snuggly they felt. The Puddleflex kids wellington boots are lined with polar fleece, to keep in the warmth. There’s a drawstring at the top, so that the quilted part of the boots can been tightened in against the leg. No sneaky gusts of wind could go whipping down there!
Kids’ wellingtons for boys AND girls
Run by British mothers for the last twenty years, Muddy Puddles champion clothing that’s suitable for boys AND girls. There are no ‘girls wellies’ or ‘boys wellies’ in their range – just funky wellies, for children to pick and choose. The Puddleflex kids wellies come in red or blue. Gwen put her red wellies through their paces at Landal Darwin Forest, a luxury holiday park in England’s Peak District. After we’d gone on a ramble through Darwin Forest’s 47 acres of woodland, she wore them to go bodyzorbing.
Bodyzorbing, in case you’re not familiar with it, involves putting on a large, round, inflatable suit, and running round a wide space, bumping into other bodyzorbers, and falling over. Which doesn’t hurt at all, because you’re cocooned inside a bouncy suit.
The bodyzorbing field was pretty muddy, so wellies were a must.
Austin and Gwen looked like a cross between Mr Bump and beach balls, their only distinguishing features being the boots sticking out at the bottom. The glint of sunlight off the boots’ reflective strips helped us spot them.
These are possibly the best wellies we’ve had for the kids. The fleece lining, together with the sturdy gripped soles, give the Puddleflex an edge over regular wellies – and they still have that fantastic rubber outer, for 100% waterproofing. Top marks, Muddy Puddles!
Muddy Puddles gifted us two pairs of Puddleflex kids wellington boots. All views are my own.