Camping Equipment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Camping Equipment Market is Segmented by Product Type (Camping Furniture, Camping Backpacks, Tents, Cooking Systems and Cookware, Camping Protective Gear, and Accessories), Distribution Channel (Offline Retail Channels and Online Retail Channels), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers the market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Camping Equipment Market Ovevriew
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Middle-East and Africa
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.68 %

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Market Overview

The camping equipment market was valued at USD 13,954.86 million in 2020, and it is projected to witness a CAGR of 6.68% during the forecast period, 2021-2026.

The situation of COVID-19 had a positive impact on the market growth, as recreationists spent a higher amount of leisure time from their complex work schedules. As per the sources, the implementation of lockdown came as an opportunity for campers and prospective campers across the world. Considering the leisure travelers of the North American region, the frequency of leisure trips made by the travelers increased from 11% to 16% post-COVID-19 situation. Hence, the market witnessed a positive impact on the demand for camping equipment during the period.

Vendors are introducing camping equipment that ensure higher safety and comfort level in terms of size, weight, and quality of the material. Moreover, vendors have started developing the type of insulation used in tents to protect the consumers from extreme climatic conditions.

A number of camping organizations and service providers are introducing camping programs targeted at different age groups in an effort to attract new campers. For the older generations, these programs often focus on the experience of camping, while for younger generations, they feature adventure sports. In addition, with the rising awareness about environmental preservation, demand for eco-friendly camping equipment is on the rise. Thus, vendors are introducing eco-friendly equipment to differentiate and expand their product lines. Such innovations in camping equipment may increase the sales of camping equipment during the forecast period.

Scope of the report

Camping equipment means products or equipment intended, designed, or used for temporary human occupancy while going for an outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home in a shelter, such as a tent or a recreational vehicle. The camping equipment market is segmented by product type, distribution channel, and geography. Based on product type, the market studied is segmented into camping furniture, camping backpacks, tents, cooking systems and cookware, and camping gear and accessories. Based on distribution channel, the market studied is segmented into online retail channel and offline retail channel. Based on geography, the market studied is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa. The report contains top-line revenues and a detailed qualitative analysis of the global key players, highlighting the most adopted strategies and recent developments of the companies in the market studied. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (USD million).

By Product Type
Camping Furniture
Camping Backpacks
Cooking Systems and Cookware
Camping Gear and Accessories
By Distribution Channel
Online Retail Channel
Offline Retail Channel
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rising Participation in Outdoor Recreational Activities

The increasing participation in outdoor recreational activities is a significant factor that drives the prospects of growth in this market, especially in regions like Europe, North America, and Asia- Pacific countries, such as Australia & New Zealand. 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. Outdoor recreational activities also help maintain a proper work-life balance. Camping is becoming a popular recreational activity, with more than 40.5 million people partaking in camping activities in the United States in 2016. This includes people camping with cars and tents, as well as recreational vehicles and backyard camping. Approximately 21% and 18% of campers were aged between 6-12 years and 13-17 years, respectively, in camping activities. Young adult participants (18-24 years) made up about 14% of all participants (as per the data published by Outdoor Foundation). Moreover, as per the Outdoor Foundation data, the frequency of purchasing or replacing camping tents is once every three years on average, and for sleeping bags, it is once in 2.9 years. For camping chairs, it is once in 2.7 years in the United States.

Camping Equipment Market Latest Trends

North America Holds a Major Share in the Market

North America accounted for the largest share in the camping equipment market, with the United States being the major market, followed by Canada and Mexico. According to the Outdoor Foundation, 40.5 million Americans, or 13.7% of the population over 6 years of age, camped at least once in 2016. The percentage of campers who camp more than three times each year has grown by 64% since 2014. The increased number of consumers demonstrating their interest in camping has further propelled the spending on camping equipment. For example, as per the data revealed by KOA, 47% of campers spent between USD 51 and USD 200 on camping equipment in 2016. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered increased spending on outdoor recreations across North American countries. For example, as per Moneris, the country’s largest payment processing company, retailers in the outdoor travel and sports and recreation sectors witnessed a big boost in spending as people stayed close to home and tried to do more open-air activities during 2020. This is supported by the fact that Ontarians bought 47% more camping gear in August 2020 than the previous year, which may contribute toward the industry growth during the forecast period.

Camping Equipment Market Size

Competitive Landscape

The camping equipment market is competitive, and the major players are focusing on innovating their offerings through new product development and expansion to widen their presence across the world and cater to various preferences of consumers.​ The most active companies in the market include key players, such as Newbell Brands, AMG Group Ltd, Exxcel Outdoor LLC, and mont-bell Co. Ltd.​ In terms of strategies adopted, product innovation captured the major share and remained the most preferred strategy adopted by the leading market players. Companies are expanding their production lines and product portfolios geographically, which helps them gain a competitive advantage over other players. Technical advancement was another key factor in product innovation.

Recent Developments

In 2020, Vango collaborated with The National Trust for eco-friendly camping and launched a range of eco-friendly tents and sleeping bags made out of recycled plastic. The company also unveiled a new range of sleeping bags using radiate technology in the market.

In March 2019, Contigo expanded its stainless steel thermal and hydration lines with the launch of the LUXE Collection. The collection is comprised of two products: the LUXE Stainless-Steel Tumbler with Spill-Proof Lid and Straw and the LUXE AUTOSEAL® Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug.

In November 2018, Nemo refined its classic closed-cell foam sleeping pad, delivering a comfortable and thicker pad that packs down smaller than traditional closed-cell foam camping pads, thereby focused on designing the most efficient pattern for packing, engineering a hexagonal pattern of nodes, in contrast to the traditional grid.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definitions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Camping Furniture

      2. 5.1.2 Camping Backpacks

      3. 5.1.3 Tents

      4. 5.1.4 Cooking Systems and Cookware

      5. 5.1.5 Camping Gear and Accessories

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Online Retail Channel

      2. 5.2.2 Offline Retail Channel

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Position Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Johnson Outdoor Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Nemo Equipment Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Newell Brands

      4. 6.4.4 Oase Outdoors ApS

      5. 6.4.5 AMG Group

      6. 6.4.6 Big Agnes Inc.

      7. 6.4.7 Exxel Outdoors

      8. 6.4.8 mont-bell Co. Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 Nordisk Company AS

      10. 6.4.10 ADL-Tent Ltd

    5. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Camping Equipment Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Camping Equipment Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.68% over the next 5 years.

Middle-East and Africa is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Johnson Outdoor Inc., Nemo Equipment, Inc., Oase Outdoors ApS., AMG Group, Newell Brands are the major companies operating in Camping Equipment Market.

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