Aldi Crane Sports Cycling Jacket review

This autumn/winter jacket costs a tenner. It's made from polyester that's soft and fleecy on the inside, hem and cuffs are elasticated, and there's some stretch in the material so fit should be good. It isn't. The cut is awful. How much of this is down to mis-labelling is hard to know: ours clearly says M at the collar but the washing information label lists it as X- Large.

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£9.99 RRP
Make sure you try this jacket on before you buy - sizes vary.

Our review

Sizing and cut are vague, but at the price this isn't bad for easy-paced recreational riding
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This autumn/winter jacket costs a tenner. It’s made from polyester that’s soft and fleecy on the inside, hem and cuffs are elasticated, and there’s some stretch in the material so fit should be good. It isn’t. The cut is awful. How much of this is down to mis-labelling is hard to know: ours clearly says M at the collar but the washing information label lists it as X- Large. It felt somewhere in between, ie, Large, and hung off me like a baggy jumper. Do try for size in the shop.

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Features are good for the price, though. There’s a zipped rear pocket that’s big enough for an OS map, plus reflective piping down the front zip and across the lower back. It does a fair job of keeping the wind off too. Breathability isn’t great; I sweated heavily, and it was still damp in the arms hours later. It doesn’t claim to be waterproof – and isn’t – although it’ll stand up to a light shower and offers some insulation when damp. It’s too bulky for a jersey pocket when folded up. I’d favour a gilet (even an Aldi one) plus arm warmers.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Cycling Jacket
Brand Aldi Crane Sports

Draw-Chord Waistband No
Windproof No
Layer Thickness Medium Weight Thermal
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Available Colours Red
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
Clothing Material Polyester
Weight (g) 486
Elasticated Waist Yes
Webbing Loop Attached No
Waterproof No
Water-Resistant No
Thermal Insulation No
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Mesh Inserts No
Extendable/Drop Back No
Soft/Hard Shell Hard Shell