Aldi Special Buys run kit

Looking for decent run kit at pocket-money prices? Better be quick, then...

Aldi running shoes, £14.99-£19.99

That smell of autumn in the air means two things: one, refuelling through the mediums of apple crumble and custard is suddenly acceptable again and two, it’s time to start layering up on those chilly early morning runs.

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Aldi short sleeve compression shirt, £11.99

First thing you notice about the range is the price and with accessories like socks, hats and neckwarmers coming in at under £3 and with bigger items like base layers, shirts and sweatshirts at £9.99 there’s no arguing that you won’t break the bank. Even the priciest items in the range (jackets and premium run shoes) are only £19.99.

Aldi running jacket, £19.99

Price isn’t everything though – so what’s the quality like? Landing in the 220 office were the socks (three pack £3.99), neckwarmer and hat (£2.99 each), ladies’ undershirt (£5.99) and a short-sleeve compression shirt (£11.99).

Alsi seamless undershirt, £5.99

Smaller items like the socks and hat were comfy and we’d have no hesitation using them to layer up during long winter runs. The two shirts we tried were a pleasant surprise too – fabrics and construction were good and they lived up to the promises of breathability and comfort, with flatlocked seams and mesh inserts a nice touch.

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The only downside of this range? It’s only available as stocks last, so if you’re tempted you’d better get your elbows out… www.aldi.co.uk