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’re preparing for your next hiking or camping expedition, or need new sportswear to train for an upcoming marathon, we present to you with the best shops to find all the gear you need.
1. Escapade Sports
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 or apparel to suit your needs, they can also give you a free gait analysis so you can find the perfect pair of running shoes for when you’re hitting the gym or trailing up the hills. You won’t find the big typical brands here, but if you’re looking to get serious in the world of sports, Escapade is the place to go.
Escapade Sports, 1/F, Yee Hing Building, 19 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2891 1855
1/F, Merlin Building, 30-34 Cochrane Street, Central, (+852) 2851 0769
Level 1, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, (+852) 2395 2778
(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’re 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’re 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’re bound to set you off on the right track.
This list would not be complete without mentioning the mother load of all sport 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 about it are their 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’s 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.
4. Golden Sports
Golden Sports may not be your typical corporate sports store, but it certainly doesn’t 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, 1/F, Far East Mansion, Shopping Arcade, 5 – 6 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, (+852) 2366 1396
(No memberships are available at this moment)
5. Marathon Sports
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.
Marathon Sports, locations vary
(Spend $2,000 or more on a single purchase to become a VIP member)
6. APA Outdoor Shop
Whether you’re 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’re 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 more easier.
APA Outdoor Shop, 16/F, Gee Chang Hong Centre, 65 Wong Chuk Hang Road, (+852) 3153 4091
(Register online to become a member)
If looking good whilst you’re sweating it out is your 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, 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?
8. RC Outfitters
It started out as a tiny sports gear shop tucked away in an old office building in Yau Ma Tei, but now RC Outfitters has grown up to 10 times in size with different locations scattered across Hong Kong. Known for their 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.
Let’s fact it, running shoes and sports clothes can add up to quite a sum if you’re after big brand names, so if you’re looking for bargains and killer deals, then Sportshouse is definitely worth checking out. Established for over 30 years, 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!
10. The Overlander
Ready for your next expedition? The Overlander is here to help. From backpacks and climbing gears to tents and cookware, these outdoor experts can kit you out in just about everything you need. Whilst you’re at it, become one of their members to enjoy special promotions, 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.