New cycling gear on sale at Aldi

Compression wear and base layers

Compression clothing from companies like Skins can help you recover after a long ride, but high prices have so far put it beyond many people’s budgets.


That’s about to change, with supermarket chain Aldi offering compression shorts and shirts at a bargain price in their UK stores as part of their latest cycling-friendly promotion.

The skin-tight Crane Sports gear is designed to compress your muscles, improving blood circulation during exercise and accelerating recovery afterwards.

The fabric has an anti-microbial finish to stop it getting smelly and a hydrophilic layer to wick moisture away from your body. The shorts are unpadded, so we wouldn’t recommend wearing them for cycling, but the kit looks surprisingly good for the price – £9.99 each. Children’s versions are available for £5.99.


Also available this week is a Crane Sports men’s sports shirt. For just £4.99 this base layer looks superb value. It’s made of TopCool fibre, which is said to offer great breathability and effective wicking.

Crane Sports men's sports shirt from Aldi
Crane sports men’s sports shirt from aldi: crane sports men’s sports shirt from aldi