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Men’s Motorcycle Apparel Sale Jacket $169, Helmet $80, Gloves $30 @ ALDI (Starts 19/8)
This is great news, but I can't find the info in the link…
the catalog is not out yet online
Glad to see the motorcycle gear sale is back this year! Noticeably absent are leather pants, more colour choice for helmets, smaller boots and female gear!
Can you publish other pages? i.e. with helmet..
Will upload soon
A couple of my local stores still have last year's gear. Any difference?
Which stores ?
The one in Rosehill, NSW has some.
last years gear
I bought some of the motorcycle gloves last time they had them. Fell apart after a year but cant really complain for $30
I got the leather ones with carbon knuckle protection etc. Been using it for this winter and no issues thus far (so I guess they are okay for at least one season given the price and all)
Are they warm? The tips of my fingers freeze in my current pair
The ones without the carbon fibre are insulated, so they'd probably be a better winter pair.
I have a pair of each but haven't used the winter ones yet. The carbon knuckle ones are warm enough for me but it's no less than 15 degrees out here and I'm Canadian so it might be more comfortable for me than others.
I think the carbon knuckle ones are a better glove in general but the insulated ones are still worth looking at for winter if that's what you're needing.
Yea same here - the leather ones are warm enough for me at the moment (European here), wouldn't classify them as a warm winter set though.
I tend to ride in the mornings around 7am and at night around 6pm and they are warm enough for my comfort.
But if it goes below 10 degrees I prefer to use my insulated ones which I bought at my local motorstore for $50.
I modified my gloves to cut out the liner then I just wear another pair of gloves inside.
Also installed handlebar guards and going to install hot grips.
I use the carbon knuckle one every day as I commute to work. They are still perfectly good, no threads have come off etc. I've even had a small slide (braking from 60 in wet I went over some paint and went down) and it's not that damaged. My wrist didn't fare well from impact, still sore 1 month later but that was from impact not from the slide. It was fairly padded in the area that hurts (not carbon though) so not sure whether another glove would have made a difference.
I've found that most motorcycle gloves don't last long; the exception has been my full length RST ones. I have switched over to rigger's gloves as they have better leather and only cost $15 from a hardware store.
I just retired a pair of teknic gloves with 7 years on them and my dririder gauntlets are 8 years old and still going strong.
These were daily use for many years, I only ride weekends now.
The last few pairs of daily (short) gloves I have had have fallen apart at the seams, or more concerningly, worn though on the finger tip where they contact with the clutch or brake levers. The riggers' gloves are a year old already and showing no signs of wear (just lots of dirt). I still have the RST ones for weekend rides.
@macrocephalic: riggers gloves dont protect your little pinky…
Ever seen whats happens with you little pinky in a crash?
Always get a glove that ties the little pinky with the ring finger.
Look it up.
Depends on the way you ride i suppose but I've been taken out and wpuld have lost both pinkies (is this even a word) if it weren't for the gloves.
I also had a friend of mine swear black and blue that Aldi gear was awesome and cheap. Unfortunately both those usually dont go together.
R&D is worth its weight in gold and simple copies miss out on the research and usually its that little 5% thats worth the extra 200% in $.
Aldi may be a German owned company but it's quality is far from what we would expect from a typical German manufacturer which spend most of their money in engineering and research.
My 2c and experience.
Nice innovative thinking thougb with the Riggers gloves.
Stay safe 😀
@Suspect420: I three finger brake (found that two isn't enough in an emergency on my bike).
@macrocephalic: lol you can still do this with proper gloves
Also you should adjust your clutch and brake levers so that you can use levers with pressure from one finger… my experience
Also makes it easier for wheelies 😉
@Suspect420: Not sure how I'd three finger brake if my third and fourth fingers are sewn together. The need for three fingers isn't a matter of adjustment, it's just that the brakes on my bike require a decent amount of pressure - more than I can reliably and hastily apply with two fingers.
@macrocephalic: Two-finger brake person here - always been that way. I suppose it’s either the way you are taught, or how you get used to braking, plus what feels comfortable. Don’t think there is any wrong/right involved - as long you can stop before that tiptop gets you!
These days I'm only a weekend warrior, but my ancient Dryrider gloves are still going strong after 12+ years, but rarely used.
I upgraded to Summer "Five RFX New Air Gloves" which Mrs. StingyBritches had to repair after a few rides - the lining wasn't sewn properly. Still, these are the most comfortable gloves I've ever used.
I also have a pair of Alpinestars SP-2 Gloves for Winter and they are holding up well.
Only the 4th and 5tg finger are usually stitched together.
In an accident its usually the little last finger that snaps 90 degrees and ends up being useless.
@Suspect420: When I say that I three finger brake, I mean three on the lever, and thumb around the bar.
@macrocephalic: Lol so the pinky stays on the bar too?
Either way, there is no wrong or right - whatever makes you comfortable.
Just for further explanation see this image
I am not sure I would agree that most gloves don't last long. I have a pair of Dririders that I have been using since 2012 and my Brother-in-law had them for years before that. I just bought a pair of Dririder winter gloves that are good as long as it does not get down around 6 degrees then I might as well be using the summer gloves.
I have leather ones from 2 years ago. Well worn in and still going strong. Fit really well on my hands
Mine fell apart after 5 months, didn't give me to much confidence on how they would hold up in a crash.
I've got the carbon knuckle ones from 2yrs ago and the only thing to wear on them are the velcro loops (including 1 slide down the road :) ). Will be getting a pair this year to replace them, but i recon they'd go another 2yrs.
That's a bit odd but perhaps not surprising depending on the amount of use, how they are stored and so on.
I find i get somewhere between 1-3 years out of a pair - but if they aren't being used the knuckle protection (plastic) seems to get stiff and cracks.
I was buying one pair every year thinking much like you.. get a year's use out of them and $30 a year is fair value.. but I now have 3-4 spare pairs and stopped buying for a bit.
Falling apart is not really what you want between your skin and the bitumen while doing 100kph+
Damn, no pants this year?
Only if you're feeling really adventurous
I have the textile jacket from the year before last. I use it almost every day and it has held up well. I also got the matching pants but now i'm to fat to fit into them. They didn't offer the textile pants last year or this year it seems, wanted to get a larger size.
I think the jeans are ugly which makes them kind of the worst of both worlds. Not as safe as dedicated motorcycle pants and they look dorky too. I guess they're cheap?
Yeah unfortunately they are only selling the non rated jeans this year. Last year they had 2 versions and the heavier ones were full Kevlar and had CE slide and tear ratings. I got them and i rate then as better protection then my 'proper' dririder pants.
Mine have lasted for a year and more so far. Will be looking for another pair of gloves for the missus.
my store is still trying to sell last years stuff. been reduced for ages
Don't forget your local moto store
Sometimes they have great specials
Got gloves for the missus for a $1
Leather racing dacks for me $50
The jackets and pants seem to go up by $10 every year! My leather jacket from 2 years ago is still going great though, despite a stack or two, and awesome value for what it is.
I've bought the Aldi motorcycle jeans every year for the past three years, and just move my previous year's one down the chain to "spare" then "garden and mechanical work". They're incredibly good value and well made. My main bugbear is that the knee protection is held in with the Velcro release under the protective pad, which means if (when) the Velcro comes undone the pad falls out. Hopefully this year's design is a bit better.
I've also got the textile jacket and I've had it three years now as my "Winter Riding" one - it has to be pretty much snowing before I break it out since it weighs a TONNE. Yes, it is really well made - surprisingly so. But it's insanely heavy.
Their thermalwear is AWESOME. Get some. Stock up. The Merino mid-layers are great too, they're smart enough for everyday wear. I don't like the neck warmer, face mask or balaclavas, though, as they just don't feel very nice. I've never tried the gloves.
I love the balaclava. Awesome to cut early morning chill on the neck it's lined on inside and is warm and comfy. The ski balaclava made from wool was rubbish.
I only use the textile jacket in summer. Are we talking about same jacket? It's even called summer jacket. I use the leather one in winter cos I hate the liner in the textile jacket.
A motorcycle helmet from Aldi… What could go wrong?
It has to pass approvals like any other helmet sold in Australia. Where you will lose out will be weight (heavier), comfort (cheaper internal materials) and noise reduction (loud as f).
That's like saying all cars have to pass crash tests so they are all safe. Not all helmets are alike, you get what you pay for in safety, as well as comfort, fit, features, etc…
You just agreed with me. All cars have to pass crash tests at a minimum level, the same as all helmets in Australia have to be AS/NZS 1698 tested. Of course a Snell rated helmet is going to be 'safer' but it will also be 8-10x the price.
Have a look here for independent crash tests:
Not going to have the ALDI helmet but shows you which are the safest. They are not all $900 lids either.
Personally I use the Shark vision R as it was only around $400 with a good safety rating too.
Why is it all black? This is Australia, not Europe where you want to trap all heat!
….Says the Queenslander…..Come down south and you might change your mind(At least in the current weather)……
Territorian now, so even hotter!
cos we're bikies. We're not soft, we rather look cool than actually be cool ;)
I picked up their touring jacket at a clearance price of $40 last week. Solid, well-made piece of kit. I think the normal price was around $140.
Bought their leather pants last year also at a clearance price, but never wear them because they're poorly designed - the waist is cut far too low, and when you sit on your bike and lean a little forward, the low back just about exposes your crack. The low waist also makes them uncomfortable to walk about in.
If I'm interested in something, I usually try and wait until It's chucked onto their discount table before buying.
The good thing about Aldi is that you can return something (if unused) and get a full refund no questions asked.
Lol, i wrote the same thing about the leather pants and bum crack showing. Either here or on netrider last year.pity.i took mine straight back for a refund.
I've been wearing the Aldi stuff since ~2008 now. Had one accident (a SMIDSY) where the gloves and jacket did really good work and had no problems buying every year or two depending on the style/functionality available.
You do need to try things on and if you are an odd size (i.e S or M) then you can often find bargains in 1-2 months as they discount them by $10 or more.
I've used the gloves, balaclava, boots, jacket and pants and they are all pretty good value.
I am still using the jacket as a 'winter jacket' (no removable liner) as its waterproof and quite warm - not warm enough for a Canberra winter though!
it's usually the XXXL ones that are left over
I haven't seen that size actually… in the jackets and pants I've usually only seen XL (perhaps an XXL?) and the XL and L seems to disappear pretty quickly compared to the S and M sizes..
Not true. Certainly not among my nest of local Aldi stores. Maybe you live in a rare neighbourhood of skinny Aussies. And I've never seen an XXXL size in anything sold by Aldi.
Talking of Aldi big sizing, I have a couple of mates of generous, but not gross, proportions, and they can't quite squeeze into the Aldi max XXL clothing size. My question is:
In our era of a population explosion of expanding waistlines (our US cousins were the originators of this trend - when you visit the US, the first thing you notice are the extraordinarily high ratio of obese yanks [and you can start with their police force] and other Western countries are hell bent on following their lead), how come so few Aussie clothing stores offer BIG clothing sizes for the more generously-sized among us, who so often are forced to robe themselves in acres of ill-fitting trackies?
Surely there is a market killing out there waiting to accommodate the growing preponderance of thundering bellies, bums and thighs. Are you listening Aldi?
Can anyone comment on the quality of the motorcycle cover?
I've had an Aldi one in the past that deteriorated quite quickly, but this one looks different.
I Bought the cover last year and it didn't even make it to 6mths without the little clear window in the rear of it deteriorating and leaving a massive square hole in the back for rain to enter (which goes against its purpose). From the look of the pages uploaded for this years it seems this one is of the same design so will be giving it a miss. ** Seriously why put a clear window in the back of the cover most folk know what their bikes look like even covered without having to expose the number plate **
Thanks. Maybe I'll give it a miss too.
Some places in Sydney require parking permits (even on motorbikes) that's what I thought the window could be useful for. Prevents parking inspectors touching the bike/cover to check.
I bought one of the covers some years ago and had the opposite experience - it last for over 2 years until the missus decided to take the cover off for some reason and put it where the dog could get to it. Needless to say it got pretty well chewed but it was still usable for another 6 months after that before it finally gave up.
My understanding on why you expose the number plate is that if your bike is parked on the street it must be currently registered - and it makes it easier to check if this is the case if you can see the licence plate.. Also agree it's not the best idea and I'd prefer it wasn't there but a lot of bike covers seem to have this..
Australian gear is not required to be tested or rated (apart from helmets of course).
Last I checked Aldi are the only sellers in Australia testing their gear for European standards. That may have changed recently as part of the relaxing the import restrictions of helmets from Europe. Other gear will meet Euro standards but Aldi is the only retailer you can walk into and know it meets those standards.
So you think Dainese gear isn't CE rated? When back protectors etc are listed as CE or CE2 that is literally what it means.
Perfect mate, just what I was looking for - will be parked outside the local ALDI on the 19th for certain.
Parked outside? Might be easier to go in and buy the stuff instead of waiting for someone to rob?!? :P
Does anyone know if the tank bags are any good?
Yes. They aren't fancy fashion but I've used one for almost 2 years with no issues (on a daily commute). Because Aldi gear varies from year to year you want to check each year's bag specifically to see if you would be happy with it. There is usually one open item in the pile..
Have you used their tail bag?
I'm debating which one to get (tail or tank)
Not used their tail bag, only the tank bag.
I have currently got a tail bag but it's not an aldi one and it works well. Perhaps I should check out the Aldi one to see if it may be a replacement..
Cheers. Will stick with the tank bag as it's already hard enough to mount/dismount without a bag in the way
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