ALDI Ski Sale on Again - Stock up for Winter! Starts 2 June

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Ski and snowboarding jackets $60 - excellent quality for the price and all the features you need
Ski and snowboarding pants $40
Ski goggles $20
Ski gloves $13
Waterproof snow boots $30
and Much more

Everything you need for the snow season, + kids and baby items!

My favourite of Aldi's sales!!!

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    Is the stuff generally good quality? Prices look solid and they actually look fine.

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      even if they only lasted you one season its cheaper than hiring…

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    I'd wear the thermo boots around the house :)

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      I got a pair of those 2 years ago and they rock. Warmer and easier to walk around in than regular shoes, whilst still being quick and easy to put on / take off.

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        Sweet, I'll be battling the steely old people next Thursday morning to grab some! :)

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    my girlfriend got her stuff from aldi last year…
    qualitywise its no where near as good as the expensive brand name stuff.
    but it is fine for australian skifields, and for people who are only going to be going once or twice a year…

    like abc said…
    it is still cheaper then hiring

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    Probably a really stupid question… but what is the difference between a ski and snowboard jacket?

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      attitude

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      I thought ski wear is generally slimmer fitting than snowboard wear (both jackets and pants). Skiiers concentrate more on speed and snowboarder concentrate more on, well, attitude, LOL.

      Generalisation above but you get what I mean.

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      Generally = nothing.
      However in this particular care, the ski jackets are rated at 8000mm and the snowboard jackets 5000mm. And the ski pants are suspender style, whilst the snowboard pants are just around the waist style.

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      Generally it's all in the fit. Snowboard jackets are generally a looser fit (longer body and sleeve lengths). Snowboard pants are the baggier fit too.
      However, at Aldi last year the ski jacket was a different material (seems the same due to ratings this year) and a slimmer fit.

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    Awesome I'm totally buying that ski slider thing, usually costs $25ish to hire one for the day!

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    bummer, i thought it was a yoghurt clearance.

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    Some unusual colour combinations b/w pants & jackets if they are shown correctly…

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    Pants and Jackets are quite good quality and are comparable to ~$250-$300 'named' jackets.
    Got mine 2 years ago and are still going strong.

    Thermals and other 'under' wear are good aswell, just crap colours.

    Gloves and googles are quite shit, as are the snowboards and ski's (get what you pay for).

    So go for the clothing. Only thing is limited colours, so on the snowfield you know who went to Aldi ;p

    Edit; Haven't seen the bags before, so might go check them out.

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      I got a good pair of "second" gloves. Fantastic if you've been out in typically australian weather where you get wet - toss the good pair on the heater, and head out for a couple of runs in the afternoon to work off the lunchtime beers with fresh warm gloves. They weren't that bad.

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      Ditto to the quality

      I have expensive brand name jackets as well, and the Aldi ones are just as warm, cosy, water resistant and pratical

      Now for the brand name stuff, mate used to work at the importer so I paid about a 1/3 of the retail price 10 years back.

      Great value for the price

      Good gear overall

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    Working out what I like the look of.

    Inclined to buy:
    * the XXL Men’s Thermal Underwear 2pc @ $25 (much cheaper than Katmandu's own-brand thermal long-johns, although probably not as good).
    * XXL Men’s Roll Neck Ski Top (warm light tops are always useful).
    * Men’s Thermoboots @ $30 (as discussed in comments above).
    * 2 large handwarmers @ $5 (wondering if these could be useful to click these for a burst of heat on the ski-field when hands get very cold … although maybe the 4 small is better?).

    Unsure about:
    * the ski helmet (already carry so much gear, don't want to carry any more … but unlikely to regret extra protection for my noggin, and the few bad stacks I've had have made me dazed for a minute or two, which can't be good).
    * the googles (are they any good? Last thing I need is another rubbish pair. Also I wish they sold some with pink lenses, which is I've heard from French skiers is the best lens colour for maximum snow visibility).

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    I'll grab some gloves, always needed a pair of waterproof/resistant gloves for use in the cold mornings :)

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    Hmmmm, is the Snowboard & Bindings Set any good????

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      Would be absolutely fine for anyone beginning. BUT
      "How to choose the right snowboard for you:"
      Just going by height alone is a load of crap, there is quite alot of other factors, Boot size, Weight, where you will be riding etc. And I doubt any aldi staff have the knowledge to help you decide.

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      very very much doubt it, they are probably similar to the quality of their $50 bikes.

      much better off hiring or you can even buy fairly good brand new boards for ~$200

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      Aldi is selling snowboards??? Jeepers!

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    I've got a pair of Aldi pants from last year. I've used them for approx. 15 days on the snow and they are great considering the price. They kept the water out when the snow was absolute rubbish at the start of last season (and whilst it was raining/sleeting) so I'd recommend them for the price.
    I also have a set of their thermals which are fine. Not anything special but they'll keep you warm in Australia, they're very similar to Kathmandu's basic thermals (not sure of their name). Also, I'd recommend the socks. Wool is okay, the seams burst on a pairs at the end of the season, but the standard 'ski socks' are still going strong.

    One thing that needs to be mentioned is the frenzy that this sale brings. It is an onslaught on the morning the sale starts (think people filling trolleys and snatching items from other's hands).
    If you have a common size you'll more than likely have to be there when it comes out or find a particularly quiet store.

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      Damn straight! Think 'third world country with defence forces handing out bags of rice'. Boxes get torn to pieces, with contents strewn across the floor. Law and order goes out the window. If for nothing else; it's a sight to be seen for the shock value.

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        That's it. I'm going.

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    I bought the pants and jackets and they are more than fine. Socks + Thermals are very good value.

    does anyone have advice about where to find Ski boot deals in Sydney? I think they are much more expensive for the identical product here compared to Europe. What is the go?

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    where find the boots for snow board ?

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    How would this ski apparel go for someone who wants to keep perfectly warm in winter and be wearing it regularly in urban environments?

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      At least your face is covered most of the time when your wearing fashion from the House of Aldi on the slopes. I wouldn't recommend wearing a ski mask into a bank they tend to get a bit jumpy.

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        Ski masks look pretty cool but nothing beats an American hockey mask for playing the thug/petty criminal/renegade archetype. If I was gonna rob a bank with my Aldi ski jacket it would need to have reinforced Kevlar plates for when the bullets start flying.

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    Why are strepsils included in the list? Does it do wonders in the snowfields?

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      and Viagra too. The cold weather can cause many biological problems ;)

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    Clothes are good value for money, I have a jacket and pants from a few years ago which have held up well. Would be nervous buying skis, for someone skiing a week a year (which who this sale is aimed at), you would be better off hiring as you would get a properly fitted set of skis for your height and ability.

    But …… as said above Aldi on the morning this starts is mental, does leave you wondering if the cheap gear is worth the effort, by the end of it you don't really care about how much you have saved you just want to get the hell out of Aldi.

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      Are you scared of the hordes of Aldi shoppers?
      But you're right, at times, it does feel like you're inadvertently being pushed through the store by the sheer number of customers around you, like a production line. Woolies may cost more but it is alot more relaxing because of the soft 80s music, wider isles, and lack of crowds(usually).

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    NOOOOOO they took down the Steve Jobs Skivvy Post. :(

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    Went to ALDI this morning, battled the hordes. As soon as I walked in I heard "Hey! - that's mine, don't touch my trolley!!" - woohoo.

    The staff were just standing back and watching with amusement :) - managed to get everything I wanted.

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    Crazy day at ALDI, heard someone stole a ladies trolly with wallet and gear and saw a man knock over a lady and keep running (staff were great and helped her out).

    Managed to get everything i needed, great choices this year i thought.

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    Lol, I too went for a rummage.
    As usual, people walking out with heaps of gear, most will return in the following day.
    People just go nuts, pushing their way through, pickup up multiple items of the same thing. Ridiculous.

    By 9.15 the store had sold all the helmets too, the staff all had a chuckle.

    I got what I wanted too. Didn't expect that many people to be honest, but I guess that's what happens.

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      People got the helmets for when they next go shopping for Aldi specials ;-)

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      I'm surprised, didn't know skiing was such a popular past-time in Oz, ya know, with the climate and all.

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        Ha! Try going skiing in Niseko or Hakuba in Japan, and you will likely see about a third of the skiiers are aussies. Australians like to ski (despite having one the most marginal ski areas in the world), they just resent how crazy expensive everything about it is in Australia (from gear, to ski accommodation, and most especially lift passes). That's why when someone offers a price that's vaguely reasonable to the Australian public (be it Aldi, or a closing down sale at a ski place, or cheap flights to Japan around Christmas), rather than the usual sticker shock, then you want to stand well back and get out of the way, or get crushed in the onslaught :-)

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    So is there any point of going in tomorrow? Was hoping to get some boots or something. Hope I'm not too late :(

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      They probably have some stock left, but you'll struggle to find the right size.

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        Got some socks and gloves :D

        But..I think it was an impulse buy if anything :<
        I bought ski gloves, and I'm not even planning on going skiing! They were just so dam comfy. And only $15 =/

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    Ski goggles SOLD OUT @ ALDI - MELBOURNE CITY
    SKI BOOTS LEFT 1 pair of size 11

    Where else have them in stock?