It’s nearly ski season, and if you’re planning a trip – awesome! You might be thinking you need some new ski gloves, goggles or even a new pair of salopettes before you hit the slopes though. But if you don’t wanna shell out the big bucks, where can you find cheap ski gear?
In the UK we’re lucky to have some great options for cheap ski and snowboarding clothing. These are our six faves for picking up winter sports clothing and equipment for a reasonable price.
The French version of Sports Direct? Don’t let that put you off. Decathlon gear is often well made and affordable including their ski and snowboard equipment.
Decathlon’s own brand of cheap ski gear goes under the name Wed’ze, which you’ll see on jackets, helmets, goggles, salopettes, gloves, thermals and more. Wed’ze gear is actually well put together and will last you several seasons – and is also perfect for the kids.
If you need to get a full outfit from Decathlon we reckon you’ll be very happy with both the styling and the price!
2. Sports Direct
Of course we also have Sports Direct here in the UK – and they can be very hard to beat for price. Mike Ashley’s sportswear empire have made a habit of buying up old brands such as Nevica, which is the most common branded ski wear at Sports Direct. You will also find some gear branded under Campri, Karrimor and Spyder.
So how is the quality? Actually, surprisingly good. I’ve had a pair of Nevica gloves and a set of No Fear goggles from Sports Direct, which lasted me several seasons. And as for price, obviously this is bargain basement when it comes to cheap ski gear in the UK. Top drawer stuff.
If you’re looking for a more stylish look on the slopes, check out British ski wear brand Dare2Be. Although they fall more under the budget ski wear label as opposed to cheap ski gear, they offer some great value items. And they cover pretty much everything you’ll need to hit the mountains too.
From thermal socks to tough jackets and helmets, Dare2Be have some very nice prices on really quality items. And if you’re wondering if Dare2B is a good brand, the short answer is yes.
Although Dare2Be mostly focuses on ski wear, they also cover general fitness and sports such as gym wear, cycling hiking. They even stock bags and accessories.
Yes, that’s right… The supermarket chain does an annual release of very cheap ski gear in the UK and Europe. So how is it? Well, it’s cheap.
Although it might not last you multiple seasons, if you need to get decked out in cheap ski and snowboarding attire ASAP, Aldi might be your best bet.
Although not the cheapest on this list, we think Volcom offer the most street styling for your money here. If you want to look cool on the slopes, you’ll find all the kit you need for snowboarding and skiing in style.
Volcom also offer some great quality pieces that you’ll likely be wearing when you’re back from holiday too. And, if you time it right, you can get some cheap snowboarding and ski wear on Volcom’s online store.
Yes, of course Amazon has cheap ski gear. And while quality can be variable, if you know where to look you can scoop some really good deals on ski jackets, ski goggles, salopettes and gloves.
If you don’t mind shopping around on Amazon you can definitely find some amazing budget ski gear. Make sure to read the reviews first though…
Heading to the Alps this year?
If you’re heading off on a ski holiday to Geneva, make sure you get your ski gear before you set off as it can be very expensive in the resorts.
We hope you enjoy your time on the slopes this season! Going anywhere nice? Let us know in the comments below… Check this guide if you need a ski rucksack or daypack.