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The global camping equipment market size was valued at USD 77.94 billion in 2022. The market is projected to grow from USD 83.58 billion in 2023 to USD 133.05 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period.
Camping equipment are mainly used by trekkers and hikers during travelling and trekking respectively for the purpose of safety and convenience journey. These items include tents, small cooking appliances, ropes, bags and others which are required for any type of trek journey. The growing trend for leisure activities, particularly among the young population is likely to propel the market’s size. Moreover, post-pandemic situation has also surged the travelling trend among the consumers, along with augmenting the demand of trekking accessories such as bags, shoes, tents and others and thus contributing to the market’s growth. Additionally, market key players are also targeting to launch new and attractive travelling products, combined with a smart technology, which as a result drives the growth of camping equipment.
Inefficient Functioning of Distribution Channels Throughout Pandemic Restricted Product Demand
The Coronavirus pandemic impacted almost all the consumer goods market. The occurrence of various cordons and shutdowns reduced the demand of consumer goods along with disturbing the demand of travel equipment and thus, shattering the market growth during 2020. The disproportion between the supply and demand of basic ingredients used for the manufacturing of trekking accessories and equipment, has sternly declined the demand of the market throughout the pandemic period.
Likewise, the pandemic has also paved out various business overtures for the local and international brands to acquire differentiated market position in the long run. Although the offline sales of the companies have seen a downward trend during 2020, the online portals experienced a spike in its demand throughout the pandemic period. In this regard, several companies have launched their own e-retailing portals to increase their customer reach and hence have captured a competitive market position, amid the pandemic.
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Growing Prevalence of Leisure Activities among the Consumers to drive Product Consumption
Consumers nowadays are actively looking for refreshment and travel exploration, owing to their hectic and busy lifestyle, which spurs the demand for travel kits in the longer span. Leisure activities reduces stress and improves the health of the consumers along with providing personal development and growth in the long run. The escalating popularity of solo and group traveling among the consumers is further enhancing the demand of the trekking equipment market. Moreover, travelling has also become a hobby for most of the youth population, owing to the involvement of travel influencers and hence boosting the travel and tourism market.
Rising Government Investment towards Tours and Travel Industry to Augment the Market Growth
Travel and tourism is considered as one of the important growth driver for any economy. The strong growth in the global tourism sector since last few years has been supported by the governments of different countries by implementing several development policies for the tourism industry. Tourism sector helps to generate a huge portion of revenue in every country’s GDP and hence encouraging the government to adopt several investments towards improving the travel infrastructural facilities in their respective countries. This in turn motivates the travelers to increase their spending on the travel accessory products and hence driving the market growth. For instance, the government of India has implemented a scheme named ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’ which aims at encouraging theme-based tourism activities to promote and capitalize the India’s tourist prospective. In March, 2022, the Ministry of Tourism of India had financed USD 687.84 million and approved over 76 development projects in about 31 states of India.
Increasing Spending on Recreational Activities to Drive the Market Growth
In recent years, consumers are more concerned about their health and fitness which as a result increases their spending portion on travel and recreational events. Moreover, the rising disposable income of the individuals, mainly in developing nations such as India, China, Brazil, France and others has also increased the purchasing parity of the consumers in those regions and thus supporting the growth of the outdoor equipment industry. For instance, as per the data provided by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2020, predictable outdoor recreation comprised for near about 37.4% of the total U.S. outdoor recreation value added, compared to 30.6% in 2019.
High Prices of different Modes of Travelling to Hinder Market Growth
Increasing prices of travelling modes such as airline tickets, international baggage charges, and others is expected to hamper the camping equipment market growth during the forecast period. The rising costs of transportation globally are resulting to an increase in the inflation rate, which consumes a larger portion of the consumer’s income on these type of expenses. During last few years, passenger transport costs have increased at a much higher rate along with the amplifying price trend of air travels and passenger cars. This has led to a decrease in the travelling activities and hence is projected to affect the market. For instance, as per the data provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest Consumer Price Index, airlines prices in U.S. have rose by around 42.9% in September, 2022, compared 2021.
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Backpack Segment to Dominate Market due to its Significant Usage While Camping
Under product type, the market is segmented into backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, cooking system, furniture, and others. The backpacks segment will hold a significant camping equipment market share in the near future as camping backpacks are very lightweight and convenient for the consumers to carry their belongings from place to place. In recent years, most of the backpacks are designed with different pockets and storage spaces, particularly for electronic devices and charging points to provide maximum accessibility for the users. Moreover, manufacturers are continuously striving to implement new products in terms of backpacks that would provide utmost flexibility and comfort to the consumers and hence, augmenting the demand of the segment in the long run.
The backpack segment is projected to hold a share of 26.22% during the forecast period, owing to the increasing trend for travel and tours among the young population.
Offline Stores’ Segment to Dominate Market due to Availability of Branded Products at Hypermarkets
Based on the distribution channel, the global market is alienated into offline stores and online stores. The offline store segment is estimated to dominate the market in the near term as offline stores such as supermarkets and hypermarkets and others offer a wide range of products to the consumers to handpick from different set of items. Also, offline channels provide the consumers to endorse the authenticity of the products which in turn increases the demand of the offline segment.
Apart from the offline segment, the online segment is also projected to grow during the forecasting period due to the increasing prevalence of e-commerce in various regions which fosters the segment’s growth. The young generation nowadays are increasingly inclined towards purchasing from different online portals including Amazon, Flipkart, ebay, Myntra, and others. Furthermore, the companies in recent times have launched their own e-retailing portals for providing access to their customer with a wide variety of products and hence fostering the segment’s growth.
North America Camping Equipment Market Size, 2022 (USD Billion)
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In terms of geography, the global market is fragmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa.
North America holds the largest share in the market share during the projected period. The countries of North America are mostly comprised with high income group consumers, which increases the demand of the luxury and premium travel accessory products in those countries. Furthermore, the presence of renowned players in U.S. has allowed the region to capture the highest position in the global market due to the availability of wide range of brands in travel or camping gear and accessories and kits.
Europe is the second dominating region in the global market of travel equipment, increasing at a high growth rate over the forecast period. The outdoor recreational activities in Europe have surged strongly during 2021, post the height of the pandemic situation, owing to the re-functioning of airlines and operations of the tourism industry. Various stakeholders and members of the tourism sector have undertaken many projects along with providing travel packages at an affordable price for the consumers, in order to boost the revenue of the industry and thus, increasing the sales of the overall market. For instance, according to the report published by Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, the number of caravan travelers in U.K. touched around 23,125 during July, 2019 compared to 22,662 travelers in July, 2018.
Asia Pacific region is also expected to witness a significant growth throughout the forecast period. China consists of a treasure of natural beauty along with a varying range of environments, much of which has been begun to be discovered and explored in recent times by intrepid tourists. The prevalence of camping represents an abiding increase in the interest of the youth in outdoor games and events, combined with an ongoing trend for short-haul and domestic travel, which fostered the growth of the market in the region. Furthermore, the governments of various countries have been continuously undertaking several policies and strategies to augment the tourism sector in their respective countries and thus propelling the demand the travel devices in the overall market. For instance, according to the Ministry of Tourism in India, in the Union Budget of 2022-23, the Government of India sanctioned about INR 2,400 crores for the development of the tourism infrastructure, an increase of about 18.42%, compared to 2021-22.
The South American market of camping gear is driven by the rising leisure activities among the young consumers in the region in addition to the availability of different travel packaging offers provided by local tour and travel companies to gear up the tourism segment in countries like Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and others. Moreover, the rising population of the countries of Latin America, rapid industrialization supported by the growing initiatives of the government to boost the travel revenue of the countries has further laid down several opportunities for the travel equipment market in the coming years.
The market of Middle East and Africa can be described by the growing emergence of small scale manufacturers in the region and increasing collaboration of the companies with different local and international brands to gain a cutting edge share in the overall market. The post pandemic situation reflects a new trend in travelling industry as consumers opt for more safety journey along with utmost wellbeing. Moreover, the increasing tourism activities in UAE and South Africa coupled with providing a range of innovative business potentials for the travel companies that mainly focuses on outdoor tours is further intensifying the demand of the entire market.
Company’s Focus on Implementing Acquisition and Portfolio Expansion Strategies to Support Growth
Nowadays, key players such as Johnson Outdoor Inc., Vista Outdoor Inc., Nemo Equipment, Inc., and others focus on acquiring newer brands or expanding their portfolio of camping products to build their presence in the global outdoor equipment industry. For instance, in December 2021, Vista Outdoor Inc. acquired Stone Glacier, a high-performing hunting gear & sports products brand to expand its presence in the industries of packs, camping gear, and technical apparel categories. Similarly, in May 2020, The North Face Company announced the launch of a new series of mountain kits, particularly for the summer season, which consisted of garments, foot wears and other travel equipment.
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The market report analyzes the market in-depth and highlights crucial aspects such as prominent companies, product types, and sales channels. Besides this, the research report provides insights into the camping equipment industry growth, market trends, competitive landscape, and highlights significant industry developments. In addition to the aspects mentioned earlier, the report encompasses several factors contributing to the market's growth.
CAGR of 6.9% from 2023 to 2030
Value (USD Billion)
By Product Type
By Distribution Channel
North America (By Product Type, Distribution Channel and by Country)
Europe (By Product Type, Distribution Channel and by Country)
Asia Pacific (By Product Type, Distribution Channel and by Country)
South America (By Product Type, Distribution Channel and by Country)
Middle East and Africa (By Product Type, Distribution Channel and by Country)
Fortune Business Insights says that the worldwide market size was USD 77.94 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 133.05 billion by 2030.
In 2022, the worldwide market value stood at USD 77.94 billion.
The global market forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% during forecast period (2023-2030).
By product type, the backpack segment is expected to dominate the market in terms of revenue throughout the forecast period (2023-2030).
Rising trend for leisure activities among the consumers is expected to accelerate the market growth.
MountCraft, Johnson Outdoor Inc., Nemo Equipment, Inc., Oase Outdoors ApS., Newell Brands, Zempire Camping Equipment, Exxel Outdoors, LLC, AMG Group Ltd., Big Agnes, Inc., and SUPAPEG are the leading players worldwide.
North America dominated the worldwide market in 2022.
The increasing demand for customized trekking products along with rapid launch of new products are supporting the growth of the market.
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