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Originally published by Jenny Leung. Updated by Gabrielle Caselis.
Fashion and fitness often come hand in hand these days, but it’s also important to have quality gear that will make your workout sessions safer, easier, and a lot more fun. So whether you are preparing for your next hiking or camping expedition, or need new sportswear to train for an upcoming marathon, we present to you the best sports shops in Hong Kong to find all the athletic equipment and gear you need.
From hockey sticks to windproof jackets, Escapade Sports is stocked with all kinds of professional gear for athletes and sports lovers. Not only will their expert staff recommend the best equipment to suit your needs, but they can also give you a free gait analysis so you can find the perfect pair of running shoes for when you are hitting the gym or trailing up the hills. You won’t find the typical big-name brands here, but if you are looking to get serious in the world of sports, Escapade is the place to go. Spend $3,000 or more on a single purchase to become a VIP member.
Want to get your hands on all the latest fitness gear? GigaSports has got you sorted. Whether you are a gym junkie or a marathon runner, these folks can prepare you for all kinds of training conditions with the newest clothing, accessories, and wearable technology. If you are just starting out on a new fitness plan and in need of some motivation, become a member and give their professional training workshops a try—they are bound to set you off on the right track. Spend $2,000 or more on a single purchase to become a VIP member.
Does your shopping list look like this? Swim nappies, sunscreen, energy gel, beach hair protection... If your answer is a resounding “yes,” head over to Streamline Sports, a one-stop-shop that will take care of all your needs to get you and your family ready for a day full of outdoor activities. Whether you decide to shop online or in their Aberdeen location, you will be able to check off your list in one trip—you could say they have streamlined the process for you! Some things we already have in our cart are High5’s zero electrolyte drink tablets and energy gel sachets.
Streamline Sports, Unit A1, 18/F Vita Tower Block A, 29 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen | (+852) 2893 3044
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This list would not be complete without mentioning the motherlode of all sports stores—Decathlon. Taking sports and fitness to a whole new level, this store has all the right stuff for over 70 types of indoor and outdoor activities, and the best thing is that they always have some killer deals—$19 for a backpack? Yes, please!
This sports haven also allows customers to give their products a try before purchasing to make sure they are the best match. And if that is not enough, they also offer a range of classes and events for their members to join and build a community together. Who knows, you might just discover a new love for another sport along the way. Register online to become a member.
Golden Sports may not be your typical corporate sports store, but it certainly does not lack in quality. The main focus here is on golf kits, but the store also offers a great selection of products from cricket bats to yoga mats, all made with non-toxic and eco-friendly materials to make sure they are safer for you as well as the environment. They even have a range of colourful and lightweight products for kids to help develop their interest in various kinds of sports.
Golden Sports, Shop 105, 1/F, Far East Mansion Shopping Arcade, 5–6 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2366 1396
With over 30 branches located all over Hong Kong and Macau, Marathon Sports is the most convenient choice if you hate popping in and out of stores trying to find what you need. Stocked with a wide range of sports and active lifestyle products that target leisure and casual sports enthusiasts, Marathon Sports won’t overwhelm you with hardcore gear and excessive sports technology, making your shopping experience simple and enjoyable. Spend $2,000 or more on a single purchase to become a VIP member and enjoy various discounts.
Whether you are an athlete, adventurer, or someone who simply loves to explore the great outdoors, APA Outdoor Shop has all the best tools for you to battle against the toughest and harshest environments when you are venturing into the wild. All products are guaranteed to be of the highest quality thanks to their extensive in-house testing team who trial each product before it hits the shelves.
What’s more, the shop has a range of nutritious food and snacks like protein bars and energy gels to help you perform your best. If you don’t have time to visit the store yourself, their online shop offers fast and free delivery to anywhere in Hong Kong, making your adventure planning all the easier.
APA Outdoor Shop, 16/F, Gee Chang Hong Centre, 65 Wong Chuk Hang Road | (+852) 3153 4091
If looking good while you’re sweating it out is a top priority, then Catalog has all the trendiest sports gear for you. Boasting the most impressive collection of chic and fashionable sportswear, the store is well stocked with popular global brands such as Adidas, Nike, and Vans, as well as all the latest up-and-coming footwear brands that aren’t only for adults, but kids too. What’s cuter than having matching running shoes with your little ones? Spend $1,000 or more on a single purchase to become a VIP member.
It started out as a tiny sporting goods shop tucked away in an old office building in Yau Ma Tei, but you can now find RC Outfitters across Hong Kong. Known for its value-for-money products, the store is a popular go-to when it comes to outdoor activities. Not only do they have a huge range of tools and equipment for hiking, rock climbing, and camping, but their trustworthy and high-quality products will also make sure you can have the most fun whilst staying safe. Plus, if you spend $3,000 or more on a single purchase, you can become a VIP member!
Let’s face it, running shoes and sports clothes can add up to quite a sum if you’re after big-name brands, so if you are looking for bargains and killer deals, then Sportshouse is definitely worth checking out. Established over 30 years ago, the store is also known for its active participation in supporting charities and raising awareness for illnesses as well as the environment. No excuses not to start working out now—it’s all for a good cause!
Ready for your next expedition? The Overlander is here to help. From backpacks and climbing gear to tents and cookware, these outdoor experts can kit you out in just about everything you need. While you’re at it, become one of their members to enjoy special promotions and events, and get the low-down on outdoor competitions you can take part in. From gearing you up to sending you off into the wild, this place is your ultimate one-stop-shop that has it all. Spend $5,600 or more on a single purchase to become a VIP member!
Calling all rugged, outdoorsy types! Whether you’re going climbing, mountaineering, camping, or thru-hiking, Chamonix Alpine Equipment has got you covered. Get a sturdy pair of hiking waterproof shoes and a hydration backpack here and you’re all set for your next adventure. Chamonix sells items from trusted brands like La Sportiva, Arc’teryx, Mad Rock, and more, so you can trust in securing high-quality gear.
Chamonix Alpine Equipment, 6E Nelson Street, Mong Kok | (+852) 2388 3626
Built by a community of outdoorsmen, Protrek is a sports retail shop that has been providing high-quality outdoor and travel gear since 1992 and aims to make outdoor activities fun and safe for people of all levels of interest and expertise. Equipment is available for all types of activities—from kayaking paddles to cooling sleeves and hiking flip flops. Some of Protrek’s items might even inspire your next day out with the gang!