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Aldi Biker Gear test

07 Mar

A few weeks ago I tested rump steak from Aldi and was left depressed by the whole experience. No worries – I’m still shopping at Aldi’s for my main stuff but going next door to Sainsboro’s for my red meat, fish and fowl.

While I was raking through the store on Monday trying to find something non-edible – apart from their rump steak – I found a motorcycle section! Usually I would just walk past cos I’m not wearing that cheap stuff on the bike! But – after hearing good things about Lidl’s biker range I admit I did give Aldi’s a second look.

Do my feet look big in these 🙂

They come with full instructions on the pack but unfortunately I have a habit of binning instructions before I read them! Hell – it’s only a pair of socks! I’ve been wearing socks virtually all my life although there was a time as a snotty nosed bairn I would run barefoot in the forests and fields all summer untill it was time to go back to school.

They are colour coded and I remember the pack had arrows pointing to the different colour patches explaining what each area did. The blue bits on front of the leg are obviously shin guards – not sure what the grey bits are for on top of each foot but that must the gear change cushion on the left bunion marked ‘L’.

OK – I’ve got them on my feet the correct way round. They were comfy in the boots if non too warm but to be kind it was just above freezing and trying to snow when I was out.. Every gear change went like a knife through butter and wait for it — unlike some over-priced one-size-fits-all walking socks these fellas were sized in groups. Being an above average size male I selected 9-11 and found them a perfect fit. And – again compared with walking socks – these chaps are a steal at £3.49.

There was more bumf on the pack about ergonomic ankle inserts and there’s colour coded bars on the soles that presumably fit you onto the pegs – I mean they cannot be serious – can they? It’s been my experience that Germans don’t have that much humour so perhaps they are and these things will be compulsory in euro-land by next year 😦

I kinda overdone it in Aldi and bought one of their neck-warmers as well. Considering outdoor shops charge eleven quid for the Buff equivelant the Aldi version has to be a value at £2.99.

OK – you’re not getting an action shot of me testing the neck-warmer thingy cos they exagerate my double chins and I’m the vain type but take it from me it’s made of summer weight material. Much as their gloves are made of! I picked up one of them and chucked it back! I doubt if I’d even wear them in bed!

So there you go – Aldi Biker Gear passed it’s wearer test with flying colours – good value so far. I just hope the socks don’t shrink to size seven and half when I wash ’em 🙂

 
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