Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington, popularised the wellie boot. A staple for the aristocracy in the 19th century, they were later adopted by anyone needing to work or play in a wet or muddy environment. Nowadays wellies are worn everywhere, on farms, on building sites, on campsites, in the garden, on beaches and river banks, on country walks and at festivals and even wet weddings!
It’s important to wear the right men's socks with wellies - too thin and you’ll have cold feet all day, too think and your feet will be squashed. Our range of men's socks will give you all the options you need, including some snazzy coloured socks!
Of course, if you need to wear wellies, you’re likely going to need a men's raincoat as well, it’s no good having dry feet and a wet body. Breathable raincoats keep you dry from the rain and also allow perspiration to escape meaning you stay bone dry, even when walking up a hill or digging the garden.
If you’re going for an overnight adventure in the wild, a camping rucksack will give you the space you need to pack all those overnight essentials like your sleeping bag, cooking equipment and those all-important layers of clothing for our changing weather conditions. Various models also allow you to strap your bedroll to the outside, ready for a comfy night under the stars.
If the chill sets in while you’re out under the stars, a men's hoodie is a good top layer, with the hood providing extra warmth while you’re sat around the file. And if your hood doesn’t keep you warm enough, we have beanies for men. Another good choice if you’re feeling the cold is joggers for men, great to sleep in or just to lounge around the campsite, just one of the camping essentials!