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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:30 pm 
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What do you guys think of these?

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/2827_8400.htm


Seem good value but not sure of the quality


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:49 pm 
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MMMMMMMM nice. I bet the staff wear those in the store because they dont turn the heating on to keep the costs down for the customers!!!!


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IMO Aldi stuff can vary a bit. All of the workshop tools I've bought (small compressor for example) have been excellent; good value, good spec.

I've got some of the Crane Bike clothing and the long trousers are superb (went out for a wee hurly earlier on in them). The bib shorts however are awful - stitching is poor, cut is very strange (either than or I'm a strange shape) and worst of all the seat pad is half way up my back - barely touches the saddle when riding.

At 14.99 compared to 30 quid upwards, I reckon these are worth a try. May not last as long as in Icebreaker but it is a third of the price.


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Reckon I try them, merino convert here 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:55 pm 
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i got the last base layer lidl did, not a merino one tho.

to be fair, i paid 9.99 and its been pretty decent, altho i have nothing to compare it to. doesnt smell tho


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:20 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Reckon I try them, merino convert here 8)


Also a merino convert. Being a postman, it's great for work as well as biking, and it doesn't reek like synthetic base layers. I reckon they're worth a shot at that price. I paid a fortune for some Bouré clothing, but man they are nice!


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Kona Paul wrote:
kaiser wrote:
Reckon I try them, merino convert here 8)


Also a merino convert. Being a postman, it's great for work as well as biking, and it doesn't reek like synthetic base layers. I reckon they're worth a shot at that price. I paid a fortune for some Bouré clothing, but man they are nice!



KP have a look at lewiskit socks, merino based and absolutley wonderful, never have I waxed more lyrical about a pair of socks :D


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i have those socks too!

thumbs up for lewiskit


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Synthetics aren't as bad nowadays for ponging although still not as smell retardent as merino wool they dry alot faster!


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kaiser wrote:
Kona Paul wrote:
kaiser wrote:
Reckon I try them, merino convert here 8)


Also a merino convert. Being a postman, it's great for work as well as biking, and it doesn't reek like synthetic base layers. I reckon they're worth a shot at that price. I paid a fortune for some Bouré clothing, but man they are nice!



KP have a look at lewiskit socks, merino based and absolutley wonderful, never have I waxed more lyrical about a pair of socks :D

Shall do! Thanks Kaiser. You can never have enough socks in my opinion.


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