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Where to buy ski clothes for teenage boy (15)?

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longtermsinglemummy Wed 25-Jan-17 14:32:53

He's 5 foot 7, so the boys clothes tend to be too short for him, and the men's salopettes in particular would be too long. Jackets I think he could get away with a size XL boys if I'm lucky...

And why is it all so expensive?!

Twozealotmorethan1 Wed 25-Jan-17 14:36:12

TK Maxx
Mountain Warehouse
Regatta online outlet
Trespass online outlet
Decathlon (great prices!)
Aldi or Lidl

dontcallmethatyoucunt Wed 25-Jan-17 20:12:03


dontcallmethatyoucunt Wed 25-Jan-17 20:12:20

Sports direct

LottieTee Thu 26-Jan-17 12:41:20

Lidl gets my vote - you just have to get lucky with their stock.

boobyooby Thu 26-Jan-17 12:45:59

O'Neill still have a whopping sale on ... failing that have a look at debenhams or dare2b and TK maxx

imsorryiasked Thu 26-Jan-17 13:01:49


Abzs Fri 27-Jan-17 18:04:12

Sport Pursuit (online).

LIZS Fri 27-Jan-17 18:09:06

O Neill, Animal, ebay. Decathlon do adjustable length salopettes but in the end it isn't really an issue if they are too long or even a bit short as the boots are so chunky or you buy ones with velcro closures.

LIZS Fri 27-Jan-17 18:16:05

Also trespass and dare2be are worth a look, either their stores, online outlet shop or tkmaxx

GoulashSoup Fri 27-Jan-17 18:17:59

Aldi had the ski gear sale on the 12th so you may still find some in store, and I think there are some items still online. It is really good quality for price.
Surf dome online
Mountain warehouse

GoulashSoup Sat 28-Jan-17 13:06:59

Just done a shop and our aldi had teenage and adult men ski jackets and sallopettes still in. The teenage ski jackets are only £14.99.

stringbean Sat 28-Jan-17 18:06:07

Decathlon. The ski trousers/salopettes have a 'pull & fit' system, consisting of a pocket on the side of the knee with an elastic cord inside; when you pull the cord it shortens the trousers. So you could probably buy the age 14 boys ones and these would be ok for him. Equally you could get the men's size small and pull the legs up to fit. I think there's only about £5 difference between the boy's and men's trousers.

opinionatedfreak Sun 29-Jan-17 10:50:56


Or if you have time try tkmaxx. Often takes several trips - I tried my current jacket on in tkmaxx. Hated the colour but liked the fit so bought a different colourway direct from dare2be website.

Chapultepec564 Sun 29-Jan-17 10:54:21

Can't you borrow? Ridiculous amounts spent by Uk families on ski gear which is used for a maximum of 10 days per season?

chantilly70 Wed 01-Feb-17 10:42:44

I bought my nearly 15 yr old some salopettes from Boden. They were in the sale so not ridiculously expensive..£29. I will probably get a few ££ from them on Ebay when outgrown.

Decathlon own brand ski wear also seems really good value. I got my daughter a £30 ski jacket and she was as happy with that as she would have been with the far more expensive Poivre Blanc one she originally had her eye on!

Surfanic also seems good quality/value if you can get it in the sale.

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