Last Updated on July 9, 2023
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My part of the Midwest experiences hot summers and cold winters. During one unusual 18-month stretch, our area reached a high of 110 and a low of -10, but even in normal times, summer highs in the upper 90s and winter lows in the 10s or single digits aren’t uncommon. (On the day I wrote this post, the temperature hit 100 degrees even.)
For that reason, there’s an art to keeping the right balance of clothes in my closet, because I have to be adequately stocked on … everything. I need shorts, t-shirts, and swimsuits in the summer. I need pants, long-sleeved shirts and base layers in the winter. I need intermediate clothes for the months in between.
Aldi does sell clothes in the middle aisle from time to time, both for summer and winter. Usually the supermarket puts them out at the outset of the relevant season. In 2022, though, supply chain issues wreaked havoc with timing, which meant some clothes were wildly out of season. Such seemed to be the case with this particular cold weather product, which arrived right smack in the hot month of July.
I decided to try it out anyway. After all, before long it will be freezing here once again, even if that seems a million miles away right now.
The Adventuridge Men’s Pullover (Product Code: 811812) is an Aldi Find, which means you can only find it in stores for a short time. Once it’s sold out, you won’t be able to find it in stores until it comes back, if Aldi decides to bring it back. Aldi does not ship products online.
At the time of this post, the pullover cost $12.99. Outside of a possible clearance rack gem, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pullover that cheap at a clothing store, much less on Amazon.
At post time, there were three colors available: thyme, gray melange, or captain’s blue. Sizes were as follows:
- thyme in Sizes sizes M and L
- gray melange in sizes M, L, and XL
- captain’s blue in sizes S, L, and XL
I picked up the thyme color in medium.
The pullover is listed as certified “Standard 100” by OEKO-TEK, which tests for harmful substances in textiles. The materials are 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. This item, like some other Aldi clothes, is a product of Bangladesh.
The laundry instructions say to wash once before wear. They also say to wash in warm water, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, medium iron, and do not dry clean.
This shirt is decent. The fit is okay — it tracks to the listed size, even if, as you can see in the picture, it probably needs an iron before wearing. While it’s not the softest pullover, it’s comfortable enough, especially with a cotton shirt underneath. I don’t think I’d wear it with the same high level of style advertised in the packaging — it’s not exactly a sweater — but as something to wear around the house on a cold day or when camping, this is respectable enough.
As far as $13 long-sleeved pullovers go, this does the job. It’s warm, seems to fit as advertised, and is generally comfortable. Worth a look if you’re aiming to add some budget clothing to your cold-weather wardrobe.