Aldi super thread

Discussion in 'OZ Vendors & Flea Market' started by Bigem, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Bigem

    Bigem Long timer

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    Please put all Aldi stuff in here:
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    Just been to ALDI and picked up a 50mm self-inflating mat for $30.

    Packet says all the right things and it appears to be excellent quality and reasonably comfortable.

    Weighs approx 1.7kg and comes in 3 different colors.

    Rolled size is about 200x600.

    Worth a look if you ae in the market for a self-inflating mat.:clap
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  2. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Bigem, have you tried out the mat yet?
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  3. sharkey

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    IMHO they're rubbish ... the top and bottom aren't laminated to the foam core, and there's no internal walls, which means they kind of bulge up when you lie on them.

    That being said, what was I expecting for $30? Not much.

    -----sharks
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  4. OldOzy

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    Could you please sleep on it to-night probably in the garage would be best.. and let us know to-morrow how it was, im going to aldi on monday and im worried the word might get out and they will all be gone by the time i get there. Thanks
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  5. OldOzy

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    have you sleept on it sharks ????
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  6. KTMSprocket

    KTMSprocket Been here awhile

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    If they are the same ones I bought 18 months ago...they are junk. Sorry - but they are. Now they are used in the camper trailer on top of the stretcher beds for the kids as 'padding'. They have no use in normal camping.
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  7. OldOzy

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    OK but it would still be good if we could get Bigem to sleep on his to-night.
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  8. Rossco

    Rossco Cpt. Blue Coat

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    Arrgh just purchased one. Then after the deed came across this thread. I was going to use it as a replacement mat for my swag (foam mat very bulky). The 5cm thick inflating mats are generally over $100 so the $30 aldi mat was too tempting.

    Hopefully better quality than 18 months ago, but probably not :cry
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  9. Bigem

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    I will spend some time on it tonight. I usually fall asleep in front of the box, so tonight I will already be lieing down and will see how it goes!!

    It already feels better than the 50mm foam "thing" I have been using!!
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    Some pickies would be nice . you may have noticed im partial to rubber suits.. :poser
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  11. Colonial Mick

    Colonial Mick Nettle Licker and bull at the gate.

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    See if you slip off the bloody thing!
    I was in BCF yesterday and saw a copy of a Pelican Case for $30.It was harder material than the original and I would assume it had no guarantee like them either but for a cheap camera case it would be good.
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  12. Groomspa

    Groomspa Cheerful traveller

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    Just picked one up. About 8 left in Gympie. I've inflated it and it feels a lot better than my ancient 2cm thermorest. I'm going to lay on it for a few hours tonight. I'll let you know how it goes.
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  13. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    I bought one last year, enough said to say I now have a Roman. Save yer money and put it towards something better. I am a huge Aldi fan, but they dont always get it right!:deal
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  14. Dukehunt

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    Guys, save your body and save your self some money and buy a descent air mattress the first time, you will only need to spend the money once, get an Exped. Best mattress I have ever owned.

    bivouac.co.nz
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  15. Bigem

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    I like the Roman mats too. They are the most comfortable I have found but I am willing to see how the ALDI one goes.

    I am a real princess when it comes to sleeping when I go on a trip, put simply, I don't sleep well and the small disturbance wakes me up if/when I do eventually, so it won't take long to work out if these things are any good.
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  16. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Even if it is soft, how well does it insulate ?

    This is one area where you don't want to skimp
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  17. Bigem

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    I have a pic of the inflated mat, my camera lense needs cleaning!!

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  18. sharkey

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    Not wanting to threadjack, but yes, those things (Exped Downmat) are just amazing.
    A smidge more than $30, though ...

    -----sharks
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  19. Rossco

    Rossco Cpt. Blue Coat

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    I'm taking the Aldi mat back tomorrow, see if I can get a refund. It's a crap bit of kit, as stated previously the top and bottom aren't laminated to the foam core, so when you lay on it pockets of air shoot to the side and you sink in and touch the ground.

    I have purchased a few gadgets from aldi in the past and generally they are reasonable value, but this one is a dud in my opinion.
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  20. Groomspa

    Groomspa Cheerful traveller

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    I've just spent 2 hrs on mine in front of the idiot box. I didn't slip around or fall off the side. I did feel a little pressure on my hip but nothing like my old one. I will probably only use it a hand full of times a year so I think it will be OK for my needs. If I was going on an extended trip something better would be on the shopping list. Let's face it, the meal I bought at the local pub cost me more than $30.
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