For everything from skis, to swimsuits to tennis shoes and more, we’ve got the list of sporting goods stores in Hong Kong
Now that school’s in session, we’re thinking more about after-school activities and all the must-buy shopping lists that come with them. And as when the weather (eventually!) cools down, we are going hiking, on a camping trip with the family or even skiing in Japan. Our sporty life also means we’re always on the hunt for sturdy athletic gear for our children, and we know how tricky it can be to find just the right stuff for each activity. Luckily, we’ve done the legwork and have scoured the streets, sorting you out with the best places for equipment, clothing, shoes and more. Here’s our list of the best sporting goods stores for kids.
APA Outdoor Shop
Don’t feel like schlepping down to Wong Chuk Hang? APA Outdoor Shop has an online site where you can purchase whatever equipment you need with free delivery in Hong Kong. APA Outdoor Shop has all the outdoor gear you seek to face even the wildest of environments, such as duffel bags, tents, windbreakers, and sun lotion. You can also find paddle boards and water sports apparel. Slather on sun cream up!
Head here for: Apparel (kid’s, men’s and women’s), shoes (hiking, trail running, water, socks, sandals), gear (travel bags, PFDs, cooking, tents), helmets, water bottles, water hydration systems (flasks), gloves, compass, helmets, electronics (headlights, earphones, drones), insect repellent, toiletries, sunscreen, nutrition bars, electrolytes, protein powders, most water sports gear (paddles, kayaks).
APA Outdoor Shop, 16/F, Gee Chang Hong Centre, 65 Wong Chuk Hang Road, 3153 4091, www.apaoutdoorshop.com
Kids will love this colourful and bright shop stocked with the latest and trendiest sportswear with designs a la popular cartoons. Adults will also enjoy the selection of popular brands such as Adidas and Vans. While you’re at it, why not pick up matching pairs for the whole family?
Head here for: Shoes, apparel, athleisure and fashion, shoe care, bags and luggage. There are always new collections being launched, such as the Pink Panther Fall collection with shirts, socks and more.
Popular with teens for everything from its skater skirts to cute stationery, Cotton On also has a Body line dedicated just for sports and athleisure. Sports bras with daring cutouts to unique prints of suns, paisleys, and flowers can be paired with matching bottoms. Cotton On offers the latest trends such as the bike short and the usuals like leggings, and jogger shorts. During the summer months you can find swimsuits and yoga mats – this is also the time to check out its crazy sales!
Head here for: Yoga mats, water bottles, earphones, headphones, women’s exercise wear, bralettes, soft sleepwear, and shirts with mantras.
This French megastore aims to create a community through offering a range of classes so people can get more exposure to different sports. Decathlon stocks equipment for more than 70 types of indoor and outdoor activities, and talk about deals! For just $19, you can grab a backpack, and if your child’s been itching to get a cute and colourful rash guard before heading off to one of Hong Kong’s beaches, you’ll find them here starting from $50. While you’re at it, women’s swimsuits start at just $39!
Head here for: Almost any type of sports gear and sports wear you need, from snowboards to skis, ski boots, helmets, bikes, hats, goggles, socks, thermal wear, jackets, skateboards, backpacks, tents, swimwear, balls, apparel, yoga wear and yoga gear, muscle massaging tools and more. Be sure to check online for availability.
Decathlon, Causeway Bay Park Lane, First Floor, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 5992 1321,
Decathlon, Mong Kok Grand Plaza Basement, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 5993 3727, www.decathlon.com.hk
Looking for the perfect shoes? If you’re going hiking, climbing, running, or playing tennis but have no idea what sort of shoes you should wear to optimally protect your feet, Escapade Sports has expert staff who will give you a full gait analysis to help you find your perfect shoe. Although Escapade Sports is not stocked with the well-known brands, you will be able to find products fit for professional athletes and serious sports lovers. It’s also stocks a huge variety of sports bras in various sizes, and is one of the few places in HK with shock-absorbing bras.
Head here for: Swimsuits, goggles, caps, running shoes, trail running shoes, tennis racquets and equipment, tennis shoes, tennis bags, grips, field hockey shoes and equipment, headbands, tech gear (Fitbits, GoPros, cameras, GPS, watches), nutrition bars and powders, picnic blankets, athleisure apparel and shoes, yoga gear, yoga mats, blocks, straps, towels, rugby gear, ruby shoes, rugby protection, hockey sticks, hockey gear, balls for netball, volleyball and more, skincare (anti-blister and anti-chafe).
Escapade Sports, 1/F, Yee Hing Building, 19 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2891 1855
Escapade Sports, 1/F, Merlin Building, 30-34 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2851 0769
Escapade Sports, Level 1, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, 2395 2778, www.escapade.com.hk
With an selection of swimsuits marked by catch phrases and memes, your teenager will love strutting out on the beach in them. Forever 21 is the go-to retailer for all the must-have trends and in the activewear department, it also lives up to its standards with bright prints and funky sports bras. There is a selection of Plus+Curve activewear and swimwear for plus-sized girls.
Head here for: Swimsuits, yoga mats and gear, gym wear, one-piece activewear, water bottles, jump ropes, phone armbands, headbands, duffle bags, dumbbells, swim shorts, bikinis, swimsuits, and rashguards.
Forever 21, 1A Sai Yeung Choi Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3520 4113, www.forever21.com
GigaSports provides professional training workshops for running races (for ages 16 and older), so if you’re a newbie to training, GigaSports will sort you out with the latest athletic trends in accessories, apparel, and footwear. Spend over $2,000 on a single purchase to become a VIP member, which can be used at MegaSports stores as well. You’ll enjoy a 15% discount and earn points (you can apply with your first purchase). It also allows you to enrol in classes.
Head here for: Wearable tech (Fitbits, etc), running footwear, apparel, and accessories, swimsuits, goggles.
Golden Sports is mainly focused on golf kits (but has gear for tennis, soccer and more) so if you’re child is into golf or new to the game, pick up some equipment here. And if you’re hoping to get them started but find getting into a golf club membership too hard (and expensive!), Hong Kong has a public golf course – Kau Sai Chau Public Gold Course. Golden Sports uses non-toxic and eco-friendly materials to create all of its products, including yoga mats and tennis rackets.
Head here for: golfing equipment and clothing, but you can also find tennis racquets, tennis balls, badminton racquets, soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, yoga mats, shoes (including running shoes), protein powder, and apparel.
Golden Sports, 1/F, Far East Mansion, Shopping Arcade, 5-6 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366 1396, www.goldensports.hk
The hottest brand on the block! Lululemon offers a luxurious experience with its buttery luon fabrics and will last you long into the future. For your tween and teen daughters, pick up some sturdy sports bras. Lululemon has become a wardrobe staple for many girls and women in Hong Kong and around the globe.
Head here for: Gym bags, yoga mats, caps, water bottles, scarves, gloves, and some of the most popular and flattering leggings you’ll find in Hong Kong.
With 54 stores scattered all over Hong Kong, Marathon Sports has a bit of everything and is perfect for anyone who is merely dabbling in athletics or current gym bunnies. With a selection of popular footwear and apparel brands from the likes of Nike to Puma, Marathon Sports also has a section for those with a passion in sports technology! It also offers the same VIP membership as GigaSports with the same benefits.
Head here for: Running gear, bags, backpacks, apparel, shoes, jackets, tech, clothing and shoes.
Not just for the outdoor enthusiast! Although RC Outfitters will fit your hiking and camping fiends in all of the latest gear from water bottles to tents to sleeping bags, you can find everything for skiing, biking, snowboarding, rain gear and more. If you are looking to hike, camp, rock climb, or any outdoor sports, RC Outfitters will keep you stocked with equipment and tools.
Head here for: Headlights, rain jackets, jackets, shoes, apparel, winter wear (snowboard, socks, thermal wear, ski pants), first aid kits, dry bags, sunglasses, sleeping bags, camping essentials, camping furniture (chairs, tables, luggage), bags, umbrellas, electronic phone bags, sleep accessories and more!
The biggest gathering of all sportswear (we’re talking shoes, bags, clothing, sports gear and more) in Hong Kong! Sneakers Street in Mong Kok houses the mecca of all activewear with big name brands Skechers, Nike, Adidas, and Keds. Fa Yuen Street is also popular for bargain shopping.
Sneakers Street, Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong