Global Camping Equipment Market

Global Camping Equipment Market, By Product Type (Camping Furniture, Camping Backpacks, Tents, Inflatable Mattresses, Cooking Systems & Cookware, Camping Gear & Accessories, Swags, Ensuits, and Others); By Distribution Channel (Online and Offline); By Region (North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America)Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017-2027

  • Published Date: September 2021
  • Report ID: BWC2180
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 216

Report Overview

The global camping equipment market has grown significantly due to various factors, including the rising outdoor recreational activities, the growing demand for eco-friendly camping products, diversity in camping programs coupled with innovative camping equipment has propelled the market growth of camping equipment market.

Global Camping Equipment Market- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2027

The global camping equipment market has reached USD 5,189.4 million in 2020 and estimated to reach USD 7,205.3 million in 2027. The market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period 2021-2027. The global camping equipment market has grown significantly due to factors such as increasing public interest in outdoor recreation, the demand for environmentally friendly camping gear, diverse camping programs, and innovative camping equipment that have all contributed to the growth of the camping equipment market. Additionally, the emergence of glamping, overlanding/boondocking, campground amenities, private land listings, or boutique campgrounds is expected to further support the growth of camping equipment market during the forecast period.

Global Camping Equipment Market

Source: BlueWeave Consulting

 

Global Camping EquipmentOverview

Recreational activities performed outdoors, away from cities or towns, in the middle of nature and wildlife are defined as camping. People can pitch their tents, stay in their caravans, tiny houses, or cabins while camping. However, on a majority of camping trips, people prefer to stay in a tent. Adventurous activities like hiking, trekking, fishing, rafting, biking are often associated with camping. Having the right camping equipment and gear is essential as it is next to impossible to get anything in the middle of nowhere during camping trips.

 

Global Camping Equipment Market Trend

 

Growth Drivers

 

Rising Participation in Outdoor Recreational Activities

 

The increasing participation in outdoor recreational activities is a significant factor driving the growth of the global camping equipment market, especially in regions like Europe and North America. Factors such as changes in lifestyle and attitudes, demographics, increasing recreational expenditure, and the physical and mental benefits of outdoor recreational activities inspire consumers to engage in outdoor recreational activities. According to the 2021 North American Camping Report, unlike older campers, the new generation campers are looking to indulge in a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Backpacking/hiking and fishing are the two most favored outdoor activities among campers. However, the 2021 North American Camping Report mentions that these activities are not very popular among first-time campers, whose number went up by more than five times in 2020 compared to 2019. The report indicates that it was expected that 2.4 million campers would make their first trip; however, the actual number came out to be 10.1 million. The growing trend of outdoor recreational activities among younger generations and first-time campers and the health benefits associated with these activities is driving the growth of the global camping equipment market.

 

Increasing Demand for Eco-friendly Camping Equipment

With the growing awareness of environment preservation, the demand for eco-friendly raw materials in camping equipment is on the rise. Apart from price, design, and quality, consumers look for the sustainability of products. An example of such an eco-friendly product is the Salt Creek 2 by Big Agnes, which is entirely made from recycled materials. This eco-friendly tent offers 100% recycled materials for the tent, the fly, and the floor. On the other hand, Marmot Eco Pro sleeping bags from Recreational Equipment, Inc. feature the company's patented UpCycle technology. This product is made using recycled plastic water bottles, and the insulation contains 80% post-consumer waste. Another example of recycled polypropylene is REI's Recycled Camp Mug. Such eco-friendly products are driving the growth of global camping equipment market.

Restraints

Health & Safety Issues and Increasing Cost

One of the most pressing concerns for camp professionals is the health and safety of campers and staff (including mental health, medical requirements, and physical security). With growing emphasis on mental health, along with physical and emotional health, the American Camp Association, Inc., claims that almost 71% respondents in their survey said campers’ and staff members’ mental, emotional, and social health (MESH) is a growing concern at present.The survey also highlights that 45% of camps in the USA think medication and prescription management is a lot more serious problem today than it was a few years ago, and requires immediate action. As a result, health and safety concerns could limit the global camping equipment market's growth over the forecast period.

Additionally, the Increasing costs for camping and equipment are driving low-income household campers away and is expected to be a major restraint for growth of the global camping equipment market over the forecast period.

Impact of COVID-19

The early phase of the pandemic caused a lot of difficulties for camping equipment manufacturers as they were unable to procure raw materials like polymers, plastics, and metals from the suppliers due to nationwide lockdowns, travel restrictions, shortage of labor, and logistical issues. During the lockdown, manufacturers faced cash constraints as demand for camping equipment was utterly non-existent. However, the need for camping equipment increased as lockdown restrictions eased and people could go outside. However, the demand for camping equipment soared in 2020 when the lockdown was lifted and travel restrictions were relaxed across countries. North America Camping Report for 2021 found 94.5 million camper households across the region, with 10.1 million families camping for the first time, over five times as many as the 2.7 million families who tented for the first time in 2019.

 

Global Camping EquipmentMarket: By Product Type

Based on product types, the global camping equipment market is grouped into camping furniture, camping backpacks, tents, inflatable mattresses, cooking systems & cookware, camping gear & accessories, swags, ensuits, and others. Among these, the tents segment dominates the camping equipment market. Compared to traditional designs, tent designs have evolved in terms of shape, size, set-up, and privacy they offer. The projected increase in the demand for ultra-lightweight tents and instant tents is anticipated to drive the growth of the global camping tents market during the forecast period.

Camping Equipment Market

Source: BlueWeave Consulting

 

Global Camping Equipment Market: Regional Insights

Geographically, the global camping equipment market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa. Europe region is the dominant region in the overall market in 2020 and is expected to grow at an organic CAGR during the forecast period followed by North America. North America also registered increase in number of campers in 2020. Approximately 94.5 million North American households were camping in 2020, according to the North American Camping Report for 2021. The number of campers who camped at least once in 2020 was 48.2 million. As lockdown restrictions were eased towards the end of the year, more campers began to arrive as people started going outdoors after months spent indoors. The COVID-19 resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of first-time campers in 2020, as North America saw a roughly five-fold increase over 2019.

Regional Insights

Source: BlueWeave Consulting

Competitive Landscape

There are numerous domestic players in the global camping equipment market, which is highly fragmented in nature. The key players in the global camping equipment market are Snugpak Ltd., VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, RJ Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc., Manufacture des Tentes Cabanon, Boutique Camping (Bell Tent), Decathlon S.A., Kni-Co Manufacturing, Johnson Outdoors Inc., Nemo Equipment Inc., Newell Brands, Oase Outdoors ApS, AMG Group, Big Agnes Inc., Exxel Outdoors, Montbell Co. Ltd.,Cascade Designs Inc., Wenzel Tents, ALPS Mountaineering and other prominent players. The National Park Service of the United States estimated that sales of camping equipment rose sharply by 9% between 2018 and 2019.

Recent Developments

  • In August 2021, REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) announced a multi-year partnership that will make it easier for REI members to find and book unique resorts, including tent camps, cabins, treehouses, RV accommodation, luxury campsites, and more.

 

  • In June 2021, as part of its commitment to becoming a more inclusive community, REI Co-op announced its plan to expand its size range to provide more clothing and equipment in 34 stores by the end of 2021 and all stores by 2022.

 

Scope of the Report

Attribute

Details

Years Considered

Historical data – 2017-2020

Base Year – 2020

Forecast – 2021 – 2027

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Million

Market Coverage

U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Australia, China, India, UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia

Product/Service Segmentation

ByProduct Type, Distribution Channel, and Region

Key Players

Snugpak Ltd., VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, RJ Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc., Manufacture des Tentes Cabanon, Boutique Camping (Bell Tent), Decathlon S.A., Kni-Co Manufacturing, Johnson Outdoors Inc., Nemo Equipment Inc., Newell Brands, Oase Outdoors ApS, AMG Group, Big Agnes Inc., Exxel Outdoors, Montbell Co. Ltd., Cascade Designs Inc., Wenzel Tents, ALPS Mountaineering and other prominent players

 

 

By Product Type

  • Camping Furniture
  • Camping Backpacks
  • Tents
  • Inflatable Mattresses
  • Cooking Systems & Cookware
  • Camping Gear & Accessories
  • Swags
  • Ensuits
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Offline
  • Online

By Region

  • The Asia-Pacific
  • North America
  • Europe
  • The Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Frequently Asked Questions:

Ans: The global camping equipment market reached USD 5,189.4 million in 2020.
Ans: The major factors driving the growth of the global camping equipment market are the rising participation in outdoor recreational activities and increasing demand for eco-friendly camping equipment.
Ans: The key players in the global camping equipment market are Snugpak Ltd., VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, RJ Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc., Manufacture des Tentes Cabanon, Boutique Camping (Bell Tent), Decathlon S.A., Kni-Co Manufacturing, Johnson Outdoors Inc., Nemo Equipment Inc., Newell Brands, Oase Outdoors ApS, AMG Group, Big Agnes Inc., Exxel Outdoors, Montbell Co. Ltd., Cascade Designs Inc., Wenzel Tents, ALPS Mountaineering and other prominent players.
Ans: Based on product types, tents accounted for the largest share in the global camping equipment market.
Ans: Europe holds the largest share in the global camping equipment market.