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Global Hard Adventure Sports Equipment Market 2016-2020

About Hard Adventure Sports Equipment

Hard adventure sports include sporting activities that mostly involve a high degree of inherent risk. Hard adventure sports equipment includes equipment for trekking, climbing, and caving. The growing demand for hard adventure sports equipment is a direct result of the growing adventure tourism industry and the increasing participation rates in adventure sports. Presently, the popularity of hard adventure sports activities is gaining momentum across the globe. Vendors are focusing on building a strong distribution network to reach out to more customers in the fastest possible manner. As such, they are making their products available through distribution channels like sporting goods stores, specialty sports shops, and online retail either directly or through e-tailers.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global hard adventure sports equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 2.46% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global hard adventure sports equipment market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, Technavio considers the revenue generated from the sales of different types of hard adventure sports equipment such as trekking equipment, climbing equipment, and caving equipment.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • MEA
Technavio's report, Global Hard Adventure Sports Equipment Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Black Diamond
  • Jarden
  • Johnson Outdoors
  • SMC
  • VF
Other prominent vendors
  • AMG Group
  • Big Agnes
  • CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Deuter Sport
  • Dive Rite
  • Exxel Outdoors
  • Gregory Mountain Products
  • High Sierra
  • Jack Wolfskin
  • Mad Rock Climbing
  • Omega Pacific
  • Osprey Packs
  • Petzl
  • Snugpak
  • VAUDE
Market driver
  • Impact of growth in the adventure tourism industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High risk factors associated with hard adventure sports
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Man-made hard adventure sports experiences
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Hard Adventure Sports Equipment Market 2016-2020



Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global hard adventure sports equipment market: Black Diamond, Jarden, Johnson Outdoors, Seattle Manufacturing Corporation (SMC), and VF.



Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AMG Group, Big Agnes, CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, Columbia Sportswear, Deuter Sport, Dive Rite, Exxel Outdoors, Gregory Mountain Products, High Sierra, Jack Wolfskin, Mad Rock Climbing, Omega Pacific, Osprey Packs, Petzl, Snugpak, and VAUDE.



Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “An increase in Internet research about the hard adventure sports can be seen in recent times and will be a key trend for market growth. Most hard adventure sports enthusiasts prefer to research about destinations online before planning their trip. Around one-fifth of the total number of hard adventure sports travelers used social media to research about the caves or mountains either by reading a blog post or viewing a friend’s photos on social networking sites. Facebook is the most preferred social media platform for this research. Most hard adventure travelers also discover new adventure destinations, which were never found out before and never promoted by any organizations.”



According to the report, increasing participation in outdoor recreational activities will be a key driver for market growth. With the fast-paced and hectic lifestyle of the global population today, consumers are looking for more ways to de-stress. Owing to such needs, the participation rate in leisure activities and outdoor sports is on the rise. It is expected that the popularity of leisure activities and outdoor sports, which include the hard adventure sports as well, will likely increase the expenditure on such activities significantly over the next five years. This is one of the primary drivers of the market, which will positively impact the growth of the market during the forecast period.



Further, the report states that unfavorable weather conditions will be a challenge for the market. Unfavourable weather conditions could negatively affect hard adventure sports activities like trekking, rock climbing, and mountain climbing during the forecast period. Changes in weather patterns such as extreme heat, cold, and humidity can lead to unpleasant experiences. Using equipment such as oxygen tanks, computers, gauges, backpacks, ropes, harnesses, and masks during extreme weather conditions can be a serious concern among adventure sports enthusiasts as it becomes difficult to manage these complex equipment during turbulent weather. The dependence on weather conditions will likely limit the market's growth during the forecast period.







Companies Mentioned

Black Diamond, Jarden, Johnson Outdoors, Seattle Manufacturing Corporation (SMC), VF, AMG Group, Big Agnes, CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, Columbia Sportswear, Deuter Sport, Dive Rite, Exxel Outdoors, Gregory Mountain Products, High Sierra, Jack Wolfskin, Mad Rock Climbing, Omega Pacific, Osprey Packs, Petzl, Snugpak, VAUDE.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global hard adventure sports equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by activity
    • Table Hard adventure sports as per activity type
    • Table Global hard adventure sports equipment market by activity type 2015-2020 (%)
    • Global trekking equipment market
      • Table Global trekking equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global climbing equipment market
      • Table Global climbing equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global caving equipment market
      • Table Global caving equipment market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by retail formats
    • Table Global hard adventure sports equipment market by retail formats
    • Table Global hard adventure sports equipment market by retail format 2015
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global hard adventure sports equipment market by geography 2015
    • Table Global hard adventure sports equipment market by geography 2020
    • Table Global hard adventure sports equipment market by geography 2015-2020 (%)
    • Hard adventure sports equipment market in Americas
      • Table Hard adventure sports equipment market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Hard adventure sports equipment market in Europe
      • Table Hard adventure sports equipment market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Hard adventure sports equipment market in APAC
      • Table Hard adventure sports equipment market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Hard adventure sports equipment market in MEA
      • Table Hard adventure sports equipment market in MEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • US
    • Germany
    • Japan
  • Market drivers
    • Impact of growth in the adventure tourism industry
      • Table Hard adventurer average trip spending 2012
    • Resultant benefits like physical and mental fitness
    • Increasing participation in outdoor recreational activities
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • High risk factors associated with hard adventure sports
    • Preference for rentals
    • Unfavorable weather conditions
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Man-made hard adventure sports experiences
    • Influx of improved quality products
    • Increasing online research
  • Vendor landscape
    • Key vendors 2015
      • Table Key vendors 2015
      • Table Retail players of global hard adventure sports equipment market
    • Black Diamond
      • Table Black Diamond: Product segmentation
      • Table Black Diamond: Product portfolio
      • Table Black Diamond: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Jarden
      • Table Jarden: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Jarden: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Jarden: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Johnson Outdoors
      • Table Johnson Outdoors: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Johnson Outdoors: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Johnson Outdoors: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • SMC
      • Table SMC: Products
    • VF
      • Table VF: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table VF: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table VF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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