Global Outdoor Sports Apparel Market to Reach US$ 28.7 Billion by 2032, Propelled by Rising Participation in Sports and Allied Activities

March 09, 2023 | Retail

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Outdoor Sports Apparel Market Report by Product Type (Top Wear, Bottom Wear, and Others), Mode of Sale (Retail Stores, Supermarkets, Brand Outlets, Discount Stores, Online Stores), End User (Men, Women, Kids), and Region 2024-2032," the global outdoor sports apparel market size reached US$ 14.8 Billion in 2023. Outdoor sports apparel refers to the garment worn by athletes, players, and fitness enthusiasts during sports, exercise, and outdoor activities. It includes shorts, t-shirts, tracksuits, jackets, shirts, fleece, track pants, spandex, tights, hoodies, pullover, and joggers. Outdoor sports apparel is manufactured using various raw materials, such as cotton, calico, nylon, polypropylene, polyester, tencel, wool, neoprene, and microfiber. It is widely used for various sports and adventurous activities, such as running, sailing, skiing, surfing, hiking, caving, camping, cycling, mountaineering, and skydiving. Outdoor sports apparel is a comfortable, agile, and highly durable product that improves athletic performance, resists wear and tear, offers breathability, absorbs sweat, and provides insulating properties in hot and cold climates. 

Outdoor Sports Apparel Market Trends:

The rising participation in sports and allied activities is one of the primary factors driving the market growth. Outdoor sports apparel is widely used by individuals during adventurous activities, exercising, and playing various sports, such as basketball, football, rugby, hockey, volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as it is versatile, comfortable, enhances performance, regulates internal body temperature, supports body posture, enhances blood flow, and prevents injuries, sunburn, rashes, and muscle sprains. In addition to this, rising consumer awareness regarding maintaining a healthy lifestyle, coupled with the increasing number of adventure enthusiasts, is acting as another growth-inducing factor. Furthermore, the widespread proliferation of smart wearables and fitness applications that allow users to track their athletic performance and monitor body vitals, such as temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and glucose level, is promoting participation in fitness activities, which, in turn, is providing an impetus to the market growth. Additionally, the introduction of smart sports apparel manufactured using printed electronics and equipped with biometric sensors, flexible heaters, and force-sensing resistors to improve workout efficiency, track performance, soothe aching muscles, and support the right body posture during exercise is positively influencing the market growth. Moreover, the increasing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly products that are ethically manufactured using recycled and plant-based raw materials and reduce water contamination and greenhouse gas emissions is favoring the market growth. Other factors, including rising expenditure capacities of consumers, easy product availability across e-commerce platforms, growing demand for custom products, and emerging fitness vlogging trends, are anticipated to drive the market growth. On account of the aforementioned factors, the market value is expected to reach US$ 28.7 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.5% during 2024-2032.

Market Summary:

  • On the basis of product type, the market has been divided into top wear, bottom wear, and others.
  • Based on the mode of sale, the market has been classified into retail stores, supermarkets, brand outlets, discount stores, and online stores.
  • On the basis of end user, the market has been divided into men, women, and kids.
  • On a regional basis, the market has been categorized into North America (the United States and Canada), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and Others), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Others), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Others), and Middle East and Africa.
  • The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined, with some of the key players being Adidas AG, Columbia Sportswear Company, Cotswold Outdoor (Outdoor and Cycle Concepts Limited), L. L.Bean Inc., lululemon athletica inc., Mizuno Corporation, Mountain Warehouse Ltd., Nike Inc., Patagonia Inc., Puma SE, Under Armour Inc. and VF Corporation.

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Billion
Segment Coverage Product Type, Mode of Sale, End User, Region
Region Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Adidas AG, Columbia Sportswear Company, Cotswold Outdoor (Outdoor and Cycle Concepts Limited), L. L. Bean Inc., lululemon athletica inc., Mizuno Corporation, Mountain Warehouse Ltd., Nike Inc., Patagonia Inc., Puma SE, Under Armour Inc. and VF Corporation
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