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Ski Jackets $59.99, Ski Pants $49.99 + More Skiing Clothing & Accessories @ ALDI

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One of Aldi's most popular sales is back this year after skipping last year due to COVID.

I've used the Aldi ski clothing back home and through Europe and have found them to be of excellent quality. They were so good that I picked up some more gear in Manchester.

Adults –

  • Ski jackets $59.99
  • ski pants $49.99
  • softshell jackets $59.99
  • softshell pants $49.99
  • knit jackets $39.99
  • thermoboots $29.99
  • softshell balaclava or bandana mask $9.99
  • premium skil shell jackets $119.99
  • premium skil shell pants $99.99
  • premium leather ski gloves $34.99
  • thermal underwear 2pc $29.99
  • fleece hoodie $19.99
  • fleece twosie $19.99
  • seamless underwear $19.99
  • fleece accessories $4.99
  • touchscreen gloves $9.99
  • merino thermal underwear $29.99
  • merino accessories $11.99 each
  • merino sweat hoodie or pants $39.99
  • wool ski socks $9.99
  • merino camisole or singlet $19.99
  • merino long sleeve top $39.99

Kids –

  • merino long sleeve top $29.99
  • snow jackets $39.99
  • snow pants $29.99
  • knit jackets $24.99
  • thermal underwear 2pc $16.99
  • fleece twosie $14.99
  • fleece hoodie $14.99
  • fleece accessories $4.99
  • ski helmet $19.99
  • ski goggles $15.99
  • thermoboots $19.99

Gear –

  • knitted beanie, snood or scarf $6.99
  • goggles $15.99
  • helmets $24.99
  • socks $8.99
  • cabin cozies $4.99
  • gloves $14.99

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  • +2 votes

    Might get some of their merino under layers for camping. Thanks

    • +4 votes

      NZ has snow?

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        Depends

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          thnx for uploading these pages with his eyes

      • +2 votes

        NZ skifields are the size of my uncles farm, the snow is moist and that frozen refrozen goodness alot of the time :(

        Not saying Aus is much better but yeh, if you've experienced something much better it's difficult to fully enjoy.

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          Go heli boarding in NZ for the powdery goodness

        • +5 votes

          Did 3 days of diamond encrusted coral in NZ and it was brutal. Day 4 saw 54cm fall over night. Most amazing ride I have ever experienced. Couldnt see anything from my knee down. If you had to leave on Day 3..your perception would be a little different. But that's snow for ya.
          P.S. Your uncles farm must be massive. Trebel summit to base run is over 4km..

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          You may in in the wrong market - the "Go-To" in the eighties was the private helicopter trip into the Southern Alps with a garauntee of a minimum of ~ 8000 meters [3,000 Ft] of skiable slope that had never carried a skier since the fish was pulled up by Maui.

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        you got a short memory sir hotham had 2 metres 2 years ago and NZ had considerably more

      • +32 votes

        Jenny Death says “Two and a half years? A lot of the population is already vaccinated so I don't think it's that far away.”

        Nice try, Death…

      • +2 votes

        1mil vaccinated is a lot? How small do you think Australia is?

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          devil's advocate - if 1mil people died due to covid, is that a lot?

          versus

          1mil people have been vaccinated. is that a lot?

          • +6 votes

            @inamberclad: Base comparison advocate, 1 million is a lot compared to 0, 1 million isn’t a lot compared to 26 million.

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              @Shef3000: that too is a fair call (damn those nerds at @ABSStats must love their job)

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          In context it is. 2.6 million doses, 1 million fully vaccinated and it will only keep going up. And this is in a country with a fairly minimal amount of cases. Im actually not referencing australia, im specifically talking about the us where 1/3 of the population is fully vaccinated. Im not saying travel now, im saying its unlikely that on the current trajectory that it will take 2.5 years before everyone vaccinated/travel opens up.

        • +1 vote

          Always fun when someone who thinks that it's a binary outcome arrives to display their ignorance.

  • +6 votes

    I could go there but usually before the plane gets to the end of the runway the borders snap shut. Rotate, no go around.

    • +2 votes

      Wear your jacket in the plane

  • +31 votes

    softshell jackets $59.99
    softshell pants $49.99
    softshell balaclava $9.99

    I have a wife who is always crabby. If I buy her these, will that make her a softshell crab?

    • +5 votes

      If that's the only type of "crabs" you worry about then you are a lucky man!

      • +2 votes

        you speak like you have lots of experience with "crabs".

        • +3 votes

          Judging by the profile pics, this looks like a typical convo between Cat and Mouse.

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      maybe focus on your other wives instead

    • +1 vote

      if you buy your crab these, will that make your crab… your wife?

    • +2 votes

      Lol I feel like I'm on Reddit now

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    Nice

  • +2 votes

    Honest question. What would be the equivalent non-homebrand/retail brand for the jacket? I assume these are decent but they won't match up with dedicated mountain gear brands like Colombia? Or HH gear that I own atm.

    • +8 votes

      Same same. I have Columbia gear accessed wholesale (FYI manufacture cost for Columbia is about 10% of retail price) and ALDI gear. Not much different in temperature handling (had both at over 20 below) just some have different utility value with type and number of pockets and stuff like that.
      The main difference is mark up. Eg. You can buy an end of Northern winter clearance Columbia jacket in an outlet store in Colorado or Vegas for sub 150USD and that same jacket model will be New season stock for Southern winter a month later and retail over 500AUD.
      It's all made in Vietnam. Personally while the kids were growing, ALDI was the bomb for good priced effective gear that has been used in Japan, NZ, OZ, Canada and the USA with no issue. We spend about 4 weeks a year above the snow line and 10 to 14 days on skis.
      Unless you are a brand snob, it does the job fine.

      • +3 votes

        Totally agree.

        Wife was a internationally qualified ski instructor for a few years and I spent a whole season with her in Chamonix using an Aldi jacket throughout.

        Zero problems except one shoulder pad had to be partly re-stitched due to carrying skis so often. Real "seasonairs" would of course used gaffer tape.

        She had all the badged gear and frankly there was no real performance difference on any form of snow/terrain.

        • +1 vote

          Yep good duct tape or Gaffa also essential in the palm of gloves.

    • +2 votes

      I wore cheap aldi stuff on whistler and it was -20 or -25 on the peak, had no issues whatsoever. I don't know what benefit the dedicated mountain gear could have, unless you're doing some super serious stuff

      if anything the dedicated stuff might have less pockets but might look cooler

      • +3 votes

        The really good stuff breaths better..

        So it's good in -40 with the right layering, and it's good in 20c

        You can hike up a hill in it and not sweaty like you have come out of a shower

        • +3 votes

          Yep. Last Feb (just b4 covid got real in Aus) I spent a month in Vancouver on work trip & went skiing whenever I got the chance. Wore my Aldi lined jacket to there, came back with an Arcteryx shell.

          The Aldi did the job yes, but the outermost layer was not as waterproof. Still remember one night on Grouse mountain it was sleeting, and by the end of the chairlift ride the moisture has seeped thru and it was unpleasantly cold. And once indoors the fleece liner started to emit back all the trapped humidity - was so glad to finally get home that evening.

          And it (the Aldi) is also quite heavy..

    • +3 votes

      I found the material on the Aldi jackets and pants definitely wears out faster. Any area that has frequent abrasion like the sleeve rubbing on the side, or the knees hitting the ground showed wear by the 2nd season. A little bit of pilling and loose fibres. But at that price you could buy a new set every season anyway and still come out with change vs a branded pair. Also the Aldi jackets seem to have a lot of pockets and compartments for threading cables, which you will only find in much more expensive jackets. Softshell is hopeless. It will absorb water after a couple of sits on the ground or wet chairlift seat.

      Personally I prefer the gortex stuff. Very waterproof and breathable and long wearing. I've gone back to gortex gear from the Aldi stuff.

      Best to get in early for sizing and the fact that anything you see left once the season has started would most likely be worn returns once the @#&$ people have gone for their one day/weekend trip for the year. They really need to change their return t&c for the ski clothing.

  • -1 vote

    Most likely last years unsold stock

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      I thought they didn't sell this stuff last year?

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        They definitely did sell it last year, I don’t recall the range was as varied as this years tho.

        • +1 vote

          Not in Victoria

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            @ScoMosas: Yes in Victoria.

            • -1 vote

              @sqeeksqeek: I blame dan Andrews, the Herald Sun told me to

            • +2 votes

              @sqeeksqeek: Nope it was cancelled in Victoria

              • +3 votes

                @dlcx: Nope it wasn’t. I think you’ll find it was cancelled in Melbourne stores, but not the rest of Vic.

                I have 4 local stores that are supplied from Vic distro centre, and I recall the 3 i went to having stock.

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        NOT in VIC.

        • +6 votes

          Melbourne isn't actually the whole of Victoria. I know, it's weird.

        • +1 vote

          Yes in Vic, not in Melbourne.

  • +2 votes

    Thanks Dealbot, how do you get hands on aldi pamphlet so early.. !? Very helpful..!!

    • +1 vote

      Yea, I'm interested to know about this too…

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    Thanks OP, how heavy are these jackets? I’m looking for Uniqlo ultra down replacements but these ski jackets seem to be bulkier.

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    Is Manchester home? I spent 2 years there. Loved it.

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    hopefully this year will come up nice, last year was really bad considering no much snow and hot weather.

  • +1 vote
  • +9 votes

    Just a heads up, if you buy one of the jackets, be prepared to encounter many others (usually newbies) in the same jacket if you’re at an Aussie resort. May seem insignificant, however I was at Falls Creek with a friend 2 seasons ago, he wore an Aldi jacket from a few years back, and I came across probably 20-30 other people wearing it and it did cause some confusion at the bottom of runs etc lol

    • +5 votes

      It's the annual OzBargain uniform!

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        wearing orange Ozbargain competition-earned t-shirts as under-layers of course !!

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      Ask your friend to wear it inside out so you can find them more easily..

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      Yep had that with the kids gear we got them a couple of years back. A lot of kids going down the mountain all looking the same.

      As far as the gear went, did the job for the most part. Not sure about the adult stuff but for the kids I'd look for better gloves though if they are the same as before. Their hands were freezing as the gloves weren't too waterproof.

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    Deadset thought that was Jay in the thumbnail.

  • +1 vote

    Does anyone know how the Aldi gear compare to Costco Gerry gear?
    https://www.costco.com.au/search?searchOption=au-search-all&...

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    Hopefully can get down to the snow fields this year, might have to see if there will be much stock at my store since I am far away from the snow.

  • +7 votes

    2021…Where you can buy an entire snow outfit for less than a 1 day lift pass.

    • +5 votes

      Yep lift passes are a joke….

      I think I'll be getting into Cross country or snow shoe walking.

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        Snow shoeing is great fun!

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        Split boards and back country.

  • +1 vote

    ALDI snow gear is no joke. Have the ski jacket and pants (purchased 4 years ago) and used them when I was in Tromso January 2020 (before COVID). They were both adequate even in -15 degree evenings chasing the northern lights. Would recommend paying a bit more for decent boots as the Aldi boots are easy to break and water/snow can get in.

    I'm a bit peeved the designs of the ski jackets in recent years have been consistently either black or dark blue. I like the grey/white/red design from 4 years ago.

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    What's the difference between the normal ski jacket/pants and premium ones? Are the normal ones sufficient? (ski trip at most once/year so beginner stuff is fine)

    • -2 votes

      I'd assume the difference is everything they listed in the premium items descriptions. Ie. the non-premium ones don't have those.

      • +1 vote

        Got negged, so there must be someone hoarding some better knowledge of Aldi ways…

        I still believe the non-premium ones don't have eg. YKK zippers.

        • +1 vote

          Ahh thanks for the pointer, I didn't even think to look at the descriptions in the catalogue (not sure who neg'd you).
          Looks like premium are 20,000/20,000 waterproof/breathable, the normal are 12,000/10,000; premium has YKK zippers; premium has inner jacket that unzips entirely and uses Primaloft vs the normal jacket's Dupont Sorona (no idea the diff between these, but I do hear Primaloft Gold & Silver mentioned a lot in very high-end sleeping bags but have never heard of Sorona). Both seem to have pit zips, internal pocket, ski pass pocket. No idea of the practical difference between 20000/20000 vs 12000/10000 on the waterproof/breathable ratings (maybe 12k waterproof rating is practically no different from 20k in snow conditions even though it is technically worse ?)

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            @mathematicalcoffee: Australian conditions at the snow tend to have a higher chance of rain. Lots of places overseas (where most of the ski kit is designed for) are cold enough that rain is less likely and snow is more likely. If it rains, kit that is less waterproof might eventually let water in. If i lived in Colorado, Hokkaido or the Alps I would be less concerned about waterproofing, skiing at Mt Buller I always buy Gore-Tex or at least 20,000 mm waterproofing.

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    Catalogue pics are a forecast of the Beginner Discovery Class lineup on the hill in late June!

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    Quality is a bit hit and miss on this stuff. I bought the standard (not premium) adult ski gloves a few years back to use as a spare pair. On the first use the material started to disintegrate half way through the day. But every year the stuff they get is different, so this year's gloves might be fine.

  • +1 vote

    How do the accessories compare to the Decathlon gear which is currently 50% off?

    Ski goggles are only $14.5 compared to Aldi $16
    https://decathlon.com.au/products/g120-adult-kids-bad-weathe...

    And helmets are only $19.5 compared to Aldi $25
    https://decathlon.com.au/products/h100-adult-ski-helmet-1661...?

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    Decided to go check out my local ALDI. I have to say the quality is questionable on some of the items: I unbuttoned a pair of ski pants to try them on (so I hadn't even put them on yet) and one of the two buttons flew off and rolled under a shelf. It was the last pair in 'Small' size too… I did end up buying a ski jacket, as the price seems very reasonable (and I didn't encounter any issues when trying on the jacket).

    So just make sure you have a look over the items before buying (there might be a button missing haha…).

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    When is this sale ending, and how often are things being restocked?

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      Whenever things are all gone and May next year. -Unless- you live at Cooma or Albury as surplus stock can find its way there if another store had lots left.