Aldi 2014 cycle clothing

 

Aldi spring 2014 range

Aldi spring 2014 range

I was hoping to bring you a review of Aldi’s 2014 spring range of cycle clothing but this is looking less unlikely now.  Following last year’s genuinely positive review, the plan was that they’d send some samples but alas it appears there has been a change in their arrangements.

Nevertheless it might be worth any thrifty cyclists taking a look inside their local Aldi store in the near future as the latest range of clothing is almost out on sale.  Do remember these are not continuously stocked; it’s a case of grabbing them when you see them.

Personally I wouldn’t bother with the accessories, such as lights and tools, unless you know different?  The clothing, on the other hand, is actually very good value and the quality has been pretty good in the past.  The range isn’t that wide and you’ll not find any trendy team names there but for some that is all part of the appeal.  Myself, I could be tempted by a bright yellow gilet for increased visibility and some arm warmers (yes we will have some “short sleeves” days coming up!).  Arm warmers are good for summer cycling with early starts and I’m wondering if the Coast to Coast might justify investing in some of them – when the temperature rises, you simply take them off and they’re small enough to tuck into a pocket.

As before, there’s a little snobbishness about some cycle clothing around amongst some cyclists.  Don’t get me wrong, some upmarket gear is really nice, comfortable and cost effective.  So too is Aldi but a whole lot cheaper.

Where are you standing on this issue?  Please let me know if you get a chance to try out any of the new range, you could be doing a favour for some other (pragmatic) cyclists.

 

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6 Responses to Aldi 2014 cycle clothing

  1. MJ Ray says:

    I bought some bikemate rack bags in a previous sale there. The metal bars forming the structure cut their way it through the material, presenting like a hacksaw blade end to the unwary. I won’t buy their stuff again.

  2. doug says:

    Thanks MJ and for highlighting the warning for others. Have yo tried any of the clothing yet?

  3. Michelle says:

    I bought the cycling winter pants last winter and found them to be warm and really comfy, so have now bought the arm warmers for myself and a jersey and some shorts for my boyfriend. Arm warmers are great and he loves the kit, he said it is really comfy (shorts are a better than his altura ones lol) off back in today to see if they have any of the gilets left 🙂

  4. Sarah says:

    Good clothing without the huge price tag. Very useful when you are clothing the family in cycle gear!

  5. doug says:

    Sarah / Michelle
    Many thanks to both for leaving a comment!
    Good luck with your blogging Michelle, hope it goes well and you find it enjoyable.
    Doug.

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