Wellies, Rain Boots, Wellingtons, and Gum Boots are all terms that can be used to describe waterproof footwear designed to protect your feet from getting wet during rainy or wet conditions. However, there are some subtle differences between them.
"Wellies" and "Wellingtons" are essentially the same thing, with "wellies" being a shortened version of "Wellingtons". They both refer to a specific type of waterproof boot that is made of rubber, and typically reaches up to the knee. The term "Wellingtons" is more commonly used in the UK, while "wellies" is a more colloquial term.
"Rain Boots" is a more general term that can refer to any type of waterproof boot designed for rainy conditions. While they can be made of rubber like wellies, they can also be made of other materials such as neoprene or PVC. Pokeboo Packable Boots are made of natural rubber.
"Gum Boots" is a term that is commonly used in New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa to describe waterproof boots that are typically made of rubber or PVC. They are similar to wellies in that they are often knee-high, but may have a different design and may be used for different purposes.
Overall, the terms Wellies, Wellingtons, Rain Boots, and Gum Boots all refer to different types of waterproof footwear, with some subtle differences in terms of design, material, and usage.
So then in theory, Pokeboo Packable Boots can technically be Rain Boots, Wellies, Wellingtons or Gum Boots :-)