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Just see a notice in Aldi that "Family Ski" stuff is in store from 26th November.

edit to correct date.


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Mon 13-11-17 17:44; edited 1 time in total
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I was given some last year to test.
I found it warm, but not breathable, so became hot and sweaty.
Also it was not great in very wet snow as it became wet and heavy after a few hours.
Maybe this year's stuff is better.
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Aldi special offers run sunday and thursday so 25th Nov ties in with last years launch of 25/11/16 however there is this launch on 26th November and their stuff is normally available online from the week before.
https://www.aldi.co.uk/specialbuys/about-our-specialbuys/skiing
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Lidl's gear is due on the 19th November


https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offers.htm?id=428&week=2
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Sorry@Timc, it's the 26th.

I guess this'll be the basic range. There's usually another sale later with a better quality kit. I've had a pair of the salopetes from that range for 3 years with no issues of breathability or waterproofness.
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They are in rather interesting ski positions ...



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Looks like contestants from "The Apprentice " have been involved with this ad
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more representative of the average skier?
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ah, but in which resort is that picture taken... Puzzled
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Anybody know when the strong Lidl screen wash goes on sale?
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5k rated? Fine if you dont fall or it dont snow. Better of looking at Sports Direct or TK Maxx
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Jerby wrote:
Anybody know when the strong Lidl screen wash goes on sale?


Soon I hope!! It's lovely isn't it? Two parts screen wash to 3 parts tonic is my preferred mix
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@extremerob, they clearly haven't heard the "shag, not shit" line Very Happy Looks like the fella is lining up over one of those crouch-over-crappers.
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adithorp wrote:
Just see a notice in Aldi that "Family Ski" stuff is in store from 26th November.

edit to correct date.

They initially had the date as Sunday 27th. So I emailed them the other day to point out that the 27th was a Monday and could they please clarify when it would be on sale. They replied very quickly, thanked me and corrected their web site.

We have two stores within 10 minutes of home, so even though I have everything I need for Arabba, I may pop in early to see if there are any bargains to be had. Very Happy
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Awdbugga wrote:
I have everything I need for Arabba, I may pop in early to see if there are any bargains to be had. Very Happy


Anything you don't need but buy anyway, isn't a bargain, whatever the price!
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@dp, rubbish!! A bargain is a bargain, and you always want to take advantage of a bargain. I'm a single bloke but even I subscribe to the motto "as long as you're saving a fiver in the process, you can never have enough tampons".
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Is that Prince Harry?
Squatting on the throne.
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SnoodlesMcFlude wrote:
@dp, rubbish!! A bargain is a bargain, and you always want to take advantage of a bargain. I'm a single bloke but even I subscribe to the motto "as long as you're saving a fiver in the process, you can never have enough tampons".


What????????????? Puzzled Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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dp wrote:
Awdbugga wrote:
I have everything I need for Arabba, I may pop in early to see if there are any bargains to be had. Very Happy


Anything you don't need but buy anyway, isn't a bargain, whatever the price!


Is that the same for skis? Toofy Grin
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Awdbugga wrote:
SnoodlesMcFlude wrote:
@dp, rubbish!! A bargain is a bargain, and you always want to take advantage of a bargain. I'm a single bloke but even I subscribe to the motto "as long as you're saving a fiver in the process, you can never have enough tampons".


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Very Happy I read that quote in a book once and it resonated with me.
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Awdbugga wrote:
dp wrote:
Awdbugga wrote:
I have everything I need for Arabba, I may pop in early to see if there are any bargains to be had. Very Happy


Anything you don't need but buy anyway, isn't a bargain, whatever the price!


Is that the same for skis? Toofy Grin


It's not a situation which can arise with skis, as you always need more.

See Rule 3.
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ah, but in which resort is that picture taken...


Clearly the background is from a resort and the 'skiers' are non-skiing models posing in a studio and photoshopped in afterwards.

Both skiers poses are laughable although the woman in the background is just completely weird. Very Happy
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You don't say. Who'd a thunk it! rolling eyes
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Mr.Egg wrote:
5k rated? Fine if you dont fall or it dont snow. Better of looking at Sports Direct or TK Maxx


The first kit I had 20 years ago was rated at 5K (used it for a good few years) and I never got wet once. Learning to snowboard I spent a lot of time falling in the snow and siting down.....well I am a snowboarder!!

I know we all want to keep dry but some gear is so over specked for the intended use, and the people using it, that when something low cost shows up it's considered crap. I've used their base layers for a few years and they are amazing value.

Not for a moment saying your suggesting this stuff is crap by the way but saying 5K is not the end of the world.
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The test I did last year was v early season for somebody who was looking to buy gear for a group trip.
I have no idea how much it cost, as it was given to me.
Looking at the links posted above, it seems that the pants are about 16-20 quid - and if thats how much the ones I tested cost, then I'd say for the money they are fine.
The cheapest ones in Decathlon (produit bleu) are currently discounted to EUR15, but these too can suffer from water ingress when boarding in wet snow for several hours. ( one of our sons used them last season ).
The Decathlon Wedz'es from the Free 300 range (EUR49) are really good, and did about 120 days before the bottom hem got a bit tatty.
We have not tried the higher priced Wedz'e ones.
If you can push the boat out to 35 pounds Mike Ashley has some Nevica ones.
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Cheers for the heads up! So just to clarify, I should be able to buy online from next weekend-ish?
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Timc wrote:
Looks like contestants from "The Apprentice " have been involved with this ad


Laughing
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Paper brochure now available in store.

Seems to be all cheap stuff this time - none of their premium lines. Lots of kids stuff though.

...and a good looking 3D printer for 299.99 Wink

https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/specialbuys/dates/2017-11-26
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altis wrote:
Paper brochure now available in store.

Seems to be all cheap stuff this time - none of their premium lines. Lots of kids stuff though.



The 'premium' stuff was a separate special buy last year, think it was a pro range or something. I bought some rather nice socks - one can never have too many nice socks, I shall be keeping an eye out for more this season since offspring has taken to using them as window wipes in the car... rolling eyes
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The Aldi ski gear is now available to pre-order online! I've bagged a couple of merino tops. Worth noting that not all the merino stuff has 'merino' in the item name. Generally there seems to be a cheap polyester and a less cheap merino version for many products.
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Tubaski wrote:
The Aldi ski gear is now available to pre-order online! .

Thank you for that headsup - lovely place snowHead with all these helpful folks x
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Last time they had merino in, it had "improved sizing" which isn't much help unless you know how it's improved. Seemed to me to be improved by making them bigger compared to had I'd had before but a hot wash sorted it.

Think the "pro" stuff appeared last year about a month after the basic.
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