Probably what locals of Surrey Quays have known for years but Decathlon has some serious kit now.
At a good price.
I say this as a branch has opened in Ealing and I can't stop going in.
Perfect for bibs/accessories.
There is a Lidl thread. It makes sense to have a Decathlon thread.
And I'm bothering with the bun fight in Lidl anymore when there is Decathlon 15mins away from me.
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Their kit across the sports range seems generally pretty good. I like the idea that you can get reasonably priced kit for almost any sport. We have several pairs of the trekking trousers and shorts. Ideal for lightweight packing for holidays.
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As Alan^ said, I even saw horse-riding gear. In Ealing!
The rebranding of the cycling range was long overdue. They even do fancy stuff you wouldn't mind wearing:
When I go back to France I always try to visit my local d4 for consumables, for example KMC X10SL chain in BTwin packaging for 20€ etc. Not sure how good the selection is in the UK.
Just bought a camping chair from warrington . £1.50 click and collect to my local asda !! Winner
I do like Decathlon though. Great for socks, baselayers, gloves, etc. I think they could do themselves a massive favour by not putting such obvious branding on a lot of their stuff.
I'm proud to kalenji.
Edit: Apparently 20 in-house brands. Horse riding = Fouganza
Their new running range is actually amazing. Not merely value for money, just really good.
Their ‘aerofit’ base layers were/are excellent, and also have the top of the rage ‘aero’ Van Rysel helmet, which I bought as an emergency replacement, but actually quite like.
Holy moly. My inner magpie is triggered. Shame they don't go smaller than size 40.
I was looking at these when I was in the market for new shoes. Dials are Atop and definitely not as good as Boa. I spent the extra £30 on some Fizik aria R3
Second vote for the Aerofit layers.
Lasted two years with daily winter/autumn commuting without a foot wrong, coming into the third year.
I like Decathlon but was unimpressed with the Van Rysel kit the last time I was in. The fit seemed shit (maybe it's just more of a 'race' fit than I was looking for?) and the price was easily up there with other 'mainstream' brands that fit (me at least) a lot better.
I like the Btwin cycling caps as they seems a little larger than the average and are therefor a better fit for my huge head but on the other hand (literally) I also looked at mitts last time I was in and couldn't get anything on past my knuckles. I'm a large/extra large in brands like Kalf and Endura, Decathlon ones went up to XXL but no bueno.
I got a few compliments at a wedding this weekend about my sunglasses from a bunch of people wearing Raybans and stuff - they were a tenner in Decathlon.
Also good value for running shorts with sensible pockets so you can carry a phone etc.
You can always recognise French tourists abroad by the amount of Quechua they wear. In India I was actually asked by a local guide why all French people he met were wearing it.
This. I´m clad head to toe in Quechua and French tourists keep starting conversations with me in French when we´re abroad or back in Finland.
Decathlon´s highest-priced rambling trousers, Forclaz 900 I think they´re called, are bomb-proof. Just retired a pair because of a broken zip after a decade of daily use.
How do they make things so cheap?
Forgot to say on my post that on my recent mini tour to Normandy stopping in 3 municipal campsites I wondered about the sanity of buying Decathlon shares. Over 90% of the tents on the sites were from Decathlon from single person to what appeared to be multi-family. At the last site there were at least 3 families sharing 2 pitches with about 10 tents (the kids wanted their own) and all the kids play kit such as badminton, pop up football goals etc were all a Decathlon. I didn’t see the cooking kit but no doubt that was from Decathlon again.
They also do some specialist shops. For example near Chamonix there is an ‘outdoor/camping’ only store.
I bought this 10l backpack in Decathlon about three weeks ago for £2.49! Fits perfectly into a small Wald basket, the 137 I think. I don't think it's waterproof, based on the signage in the shop stating it isn't waterproof... but a dry bag inside sorts that.
The bungee cords aren't really even necessary.
My girlfriend asked how they sell them so cheap, I try not to think about the obvious reasons, but hey, I wear Nike etc...
Nice picnic blankets
I’ve got these waterproof trousers with shoe covers. They are amazing.
They have kept my feet dry when working all day in the rain as a courier. Had quite a few people ask where I bought them from once they see my shoes are covered as well.
For £14.99 I thought they were a good price.
I have got a pair of their deep winter gloves. Work perfectly. £14.99.
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