Aldi Crane Sports Cycling Gilet review

That's not a misprint: it really does cost less than six quid. And apart from tearing holes in a bin bag or stuffing a newspaper up your jersey, you won't find a cheaper way of keeping wind off your chest than this.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£5.99 RRP
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Our review

The big surprise is that it's... okay. Not great, but great value
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That’s not a misprint: it really does cost less than six quid. And apart from tearing holes in a bin bag or stuffing a newspaper up your jersey, you won’t find a cheaper way of keeping wind off your chest than this.

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It is quite heavy and bulky, although it will squash into a jersey pocket. Alternatively, it can be fastened under the saddle with its Velcro tabs. It’s cut loose, reflecting its leisure bias, and you should go down a size for a better fit. The hem is only loosely elasticated and the waistcoat-style cinches at the sides don’t gather it in enough over Lycra. Saying that, it keeps the wind and drizzle off well enough, which is commendable for the price. There’s a storm flap for the zip, a high collar, and the armholes aren’t too wide. There’s also a mesh back, reflective piping front and rear, and a zipped rear pocket. While it’s not great in absolute terms, for this money it’s a steal.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Cycling Gilet
Brand Aldi Crane Sports

Elasticated Hem Yes
Extendable/Drop Back Yes
Mesh Inserts Yes
No. of Pockets 1
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Storm Flap Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
Weight (g) 270
Windproof Yes
Clothing Material Mesh
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
Available Colours Black Blue Red
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Care Instructions Machine-Washable
Fastening Type Full-Zip Velcro