PSA: Aldi Bike Gear Thursday 3rd
Soft shell jackets are nice at 14.99 (in black or white).
Jerseys are a little thin, but will be great for summer (or under a soft shell).
Compression vests are great, I have a few of these and always wear one under a jersey on a road ride.
Fingerless gloves are crap, but at 3.50 its always worth having a pair (I have about 4 now) they meet a need, but my next gloves will be nice ones I think.
Other bits looked ok. Cheap and ideal if you want to try it without commiting to a big investment, I still use Aldi panniers from about 5 years ago!
(the maple syrup is nice too)Posted 5 years agojimc101Member
Got in to the local branch at 0810, and there were people walking out with armfuls of bike stuff.
Got a soft shell, I had one last time around, and the sizing seems to have changed, had to get a Medium for the same fit as my last Large, they have also added a zipped pocket which is great.
The Panniers looked nice for the money but don’t need any at the moment.Posted 5 years agoSue_WMember
Thanks for the heads up.
Softshell jackets are good – now have a girl’s one in pink 🙂
Jerseys are ‘lightweight’ as mentioned above – but good for summer wear, and the socks are always worth picking up if you’re in need of a cheap pair.
But somehow I also seem to have wandered out with a load of plants and potting compost … that’s going to interfere with my biking!Posted 5 years agoSammyCMember
Yes! Just bought two of the smaller ones to replace my 4yo previous Aldi incarnation of the same pack. 🙂
Use mine for commuting, just big enough to fit in the tools, pump, tube, wallet, shirt and pants/socks that I need daily. Great little short ride pack too. And, yes, it does have the pocket and clips etc for hydration bladder but the packs a bit narrow so I’m not sure all bladders would fit.Posted 5 years agomeehajaMember
In theory compression vests and pants improve circulation and recovery post ride or something. I don’t know the science, but I wear the vest as a thermal layer under a jersey to stop that cold sweat feeling.
The sleeves on the soft shell are a little shorter than I’d like, but I might be a gorrilla.Posted 5 years agoDugganMember
Just been in to have a look at the backpacks after work- there was one left which happened to be in exactly the same colours as my bike so took it as a sign and bought it.
Seems decent enough, the bladder I have (camelback) fits into it even when full and there’s some pockets for phone, cards etc. I almost spent £70 on an Osprey Raptor a week or two ago so if this does the job for £15 then I’ll consider it a bargain.
Got a couple of innertubes as well.Posted 5 years agoTiRedMember
Three softshells, three gloves and socks (colouration coded for each boy) plus some ortlieb knockoff white panniers for £15. Not exactly robust, but they managed to carry the booty home. Needed something small for overflow from my Downtown.
The jackets are quality, the jerseys less so. The gloves disposable. Useful when you have boys like mine.
West Drayton had lots of stock at 6pm.Posted 5 years agokayak23Subscriber
Found the track pump to have a lot of resistance in use. defo seated on the valve properly too. Has good capacity but yeah, seems to have a lot of resistance.
not convinced about the compression underwear. Seem like normal kex but a but more Bridget Jones, in a man way…Posted 5 years agoianwild16Member
I’ve bought the rucksack.Posted 5 years ago
There’s a side compartment which is big enough to hold a 0.5L thermos flask.
The main compartment has a mobile phone holder on a clip, a couple of zipped pockets and some velcro strips for holding a bladder.
There’s also zipped pockets on top and on the side – on the straps which clip around your body.
The tube for your bladder comes through the shoulder straps. There’s elasticated straps and plastic clips for holding the tube on the straps.
There’s a rain cover located underneath the bag.
Used it for my commute yesterday.
Light and comfortable. easily enough room for my flask, butties, crisps, yogurt, biscuit, apple and tube/pump/multi-tool/levers.
The zips are a bit stiff, but they sort of have a seal on them which comes together after you zip them.
I would recommend it. I’ll keep the receipt just in case – aldi have a no quibble returns policy.
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