I've been wearing ALDI running kit for years and always found it to be very good quality. I'm still using a couple of pairs of long stretchy bottoms I bought over 4 years ago, which shows how sturdy they are. But I'm just back from a trip to buy their latest gear just out today and sorry to say almost all of it is going to be taken straight back to the shop. I just grabbed a couple of pairs of everything in my usual size and as it's now packed in plastic envelopes rather than hanging up on rails, I didn't get a chance to notice how rubbish it was till I got home.
The material is distinctly poorer quality than it used to be and feels thin and flimsy. The cut of the bottoms is awful, with the waistbands sitting so high I could just about tuck my boobs into them! They don't have the rubber bits round the inside of the cuffs to stop them riding up your legs any more, and they also don't have the zippered back pocket with small hole for MP3 cable any more. Basically, they look and feel like cheap crap.
I'm going to keep a vest and a t-shirt as they fit fine and the flimsiness will be quite cool in the summer, but all of the leggings, 3/4 leggings and shorts are going straight back. I'm so disappointed...
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