Outdoor Performance Apparel Market Research Report - Forecast till 2032

Outdoor Performance Apparel Market Research Report Information By Type (Boots & Shoes, Pants & Trousers, Compression Wear, Jackets & Vests, Base Layers, and Others), By Fabric Type (Knit and Woven), By Category (Swimming & Water Sports, Running, Ski & Snow, Cycling, Hunting & Fishing, and Others), By Distribution Channel (Specialty Stores, Supermarkets & Hypermarkets, and Online), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2032.

ID: MRFR/CR/7958-CR | 100 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh | February 2021         

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Global Outdoor Performance Apparel Market Overview


Outdoor Performance Apparel Market Size was valued at USD 18.1 Billion in 2022. The Outdoor Performance Apparel market industry is projected to grow from USD 19.4 Billion in 2023 to USD 33.0 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.90% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increased interest in sports and outdoor leisure among young people, as well as an increase in consumer awareness of fitness and health, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Global Outdoor Performance Apparel Market Overview


Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Outdoor Performance Apparel Market Trends


Increased passion for sports and outdoor recreational activities is driving the market growth


Demand for athleisure gear is expected to expand over the forecast period as young people in the country become more passionate about sports and outdoor recreation. An important factor influencing this trend is an increase in consumer fitness and health consciousness, which is fueling desire for stylish yet comfortable clothing. The yoga scene has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdown measures resulted in the closure or temporary closure of yoga studios, gyms, health clubs, and other facilities where in-person group yoga instruction were held. However, the industry growth was aided by the switch from in-person meetings to online platforms.


Consumers are increasingly incorporating sports and fitness activities into their daily routines due to factors including improving health and self-confidence, a desire to live an active lifestyle, and a desire to look fit. Over the course of the forecast period, the market is anticipated to be driven by women's increasing participation in both domestic and professional sports and fitness activities. For instance, 19.6% of women participated in sports, exercise, and leisure activities every day in 2021, up from 17.2% in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics. Women's interest in sports is anticipated to be further fueled by the expanding intersection between fashion and sports, which has led to a rise in the availability of stylish sports apparel.


Consumer interest has been piqued by the availability of sports apparel with improved qualities, such as moisture management, temperature control, and other performance-enhancing qualities that reduce discomfort and potential injury, and who have been observed to be willing to pay more for such added benefits. Due to the growth of the affluent market, rising affluence in emerging nations has increased demand for sports apparel.


Furthermore, the athleisure sector has embraced sustainability, a long-standing fashion trend. Consumers continue to discover and purchase innovative products composed of long-lasting, premium materials. Many businesses are making an effort to close the gap between fashionable and cutting-edge utilitarian designs. For instance, Pangaia debuted its first line of eco-friendly apparel in June 2021. Sports bras, bike shorts, leggings, jumpsuits, sweatshirts, and tees in both men's and women's designs are included in the nine-piece Pangaia Gym Collection. Seaweed fibre, stretch yarns, and bio-based nylon are used to create environmentally friendly sportswear. Thus, driving the Outdoor Performance Apparel market revenue.


Outdoor Performance Apparel Market Segment Insights


Outdoor Performance Apparel Type Insights


The Outdoor Performance Apparel market segmentation, based on Type, includes Boots & Shoes, Pants & Trousers, Compression Wear, Jackets & Vests, Base Layers, and Others. Pants & trousers segment dominated the market in 2022. The products that fall under the category of bottom wear for outdoor clothes include shorts, trousers and tights and leggings. Outdoor clothing manufacturers prioritise providing comfortable bottom wear for customers and preserving a healthy microclimate between the body and the garment.


Outdoor Performance Apparel Fabric Type Insights


The Outdoor Performance Apparel market segmentation, based on Fabric Type, includes Knit and Woven. Woven segment dominated the market in 2022. This may be due to the adaptability of woven clothing, which the younger generation prefers. The expansion of the market is also anticipated to be supported by new features supplied by the woven category of outdoor performance clothing.


Outdoor Performance Apparel Category Insights


The Outdoor Performance Apparel market segmentation, based on Category, includes Swimming & Water Sports, Running, Ski & Snow, Cycling, Hunting & Fishing, and Others. Running segment dominated the Outdoor Performance Apparel market in 2022. This is due to the growing number of government programmes to encourage outdoor sporting events. 


Outdoor Performance Apparel Distribution Channel Insights


The Outdoor Performance Apparel market segmentation, based on Distribution Channel, includes Specialty Stores, Supermarkets & Hypermarkets, and Online. Online segment dominated the Outdoor Performance Apparel market in 2022. Due to the deals and discounts offered on online marketplaces, internet channels are currently expanding dramatically.


Figure 1: Outdoor Performance Apparel Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Outdoor Performance Apparel Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032


Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Outdoor Performance Apparel Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North America Outdoor Performance Apparel Market dominated this market in 2022 (45.80%). The demand for the goods is projected to increase as camping becomes more and more popular in this area. For instance, according to information from Condor Ferries.Co.UK on "Camping Statistics 2020," at least one person in every one of the 77 million American homes participates in camping. Further, the U.S. Outdoor Performance Apparel market held the largest market share, and the Canada Outdoor Performance Apparel market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE APPAREL MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE APPAREL MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Outdoor Performance Apparel market accounted for the healthy market share in 2022. To increase their market share, major brands are making investments, working with celebrities, and launching new product lines. Further, the German Outdoor Performance Apparel market held the largest market share, and the U.K Outdoor Performance Apparel market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia Pacific Outdoor Performance Apparel market is expected to register significant growth from 2023 to 2032. The demand for sports apparel in the region is anticipated to rise as a result of consumers' growing desire for international brands, rising disposable income, and aspirations for better lives. China is now leading the market in the area and has the potential to overtake the United States as the largest market globally in the future, supported by government measures to promote active involvement in sports. Additionally, throughout the course of the forecast period, the market in the area is anticipated to be driven by the growing participation of women in domestic sports and fitness activities. Additionally, the endorsements and advertisements of well-known athletes have a significant impact on Indian customers' buying habits. Moreover, China’s Outdoor Performance Apparel market held the largest market share and the Indian Outdoor Performance Apparel market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Outdoor Performance Apparel Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Outdoor Performance Apparel market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Outdoor Performance Apparel industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Outdoor Performance Apparel industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Outdoor Performance Apparel industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Outdoor Performance Apparel market, including Zensah, Voormi, Habit Outdoors, Marolina Outdoor Inc., Columbia Sportswear Company, E.S. Performance, F. Corporation, Páramo Ltd, Amer Sports, and Vista Outdoor Inc, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development Types.


Developer, marketer, and distributor of clothing, footwear, and related products, Under Armour Inc. To serve a variety of customer groups, the company offers products at various pricing points. Products are distributed all over the world via retail outlets, direct-to-consumer sales methods, e-commerce websites, and product licencing. Under Armour handles the wholesale distribution of its goods to independent, specialty, national, and regional stores. The business sells its goods under a variety of brand names, including UA, Armour, Heatgear, Coldgear, Protect This House, I WILL, Armour, Armour Fleece, and Armour Bra. North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific are all regions where the company conducts business. Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States, is home to Under Armour's headquarters. Puma SE introduced five new running product lines in February 2021 Liberate, Velocity, Deviate, Deviate Elite, and Eternity. The Deviate has a carbon fibre innoplate and two layers of lightweight NITRO.


The athletic goods and equipment company Puma SE (Puma) creates, develops, and sells footwear, clothing, and accessories for men, women, and kids. The business sells goods under the PUMA, stichd, and Cobra Golf brands. Additionally, it grants licences to numerous independent businesses so they can manufacture and distribute accessories, watches, and eyeglasses. Through company-owned and authorised retail locations, authorised online marketplaces, and wholesale, the business sells products directly to customers. Additionally, Puma supports international national teams in a number of sports. It operates in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany, is home to the Puma corporate headquarters. Under Armour declared the D2C platform, UnderArmour.com, would go live in India in May 2022. Through Underdog Athletics, its local distributor and master franchise across the nation, the business hopes to distribute its goods and services. The business is thinking about leveraging the success of its direct-to-consumer (DTC) venture.


Key Companies in the Outdoor Performance Apparel market include



  • Zensah

  • Voormi

  • Habit Outdoors

  • Marolina Outdoor Inc.

  • Columbia Sportswear Company

  • S. Performance

  • Corporation

  • Páramo Ltd

  • Amer Sports

  • Vista Outdoor Inc


Outdoor Performance Apparel Industry Developments


For Instance, August 2022 A new athletic capsule collection from Adidas was launched. The new capsule collection includes functional, comfortable, and all-day-wearable items with minimalistic styling, many of which are made in part from recycled materials.


Outdoor Performance Apparel Market Segmentation


Outdoor Performance Apparel Type Outlook



  • Boots & Shoes

  • Pants & Trousers

  • Compression Wear

  • Jackets & Vests

  • Base Layers

  • Others


Outdoor Performance Apparel Fabric Type Outlook



  • Knit

  • Woven


Outdoor Performance Apparel Category Outlook

  • Swimming & Water Sports

  • Running

  • Ski & Snow

  • Cycling

  • Hunting & Fishing

  • Others


Outdoor Performance Apparel Distribution Channel Outlook

  • Specialty Stores

  • Supermarkets & Hypermarkets

  • Online


Outdoor Performance Apparel Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Outdoor Performance Apparel Report Scope
Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 18.1 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 19.4 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 33.0 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.90% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Fabric Type, Category, Distribution Channel, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, U.K, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Zensah, Voormi, Habit Outdoors, Marolina Outdoor Inc., Columbia Sportswear Company, E.S. Performance, F. Corporation, Páramo Ltd, Amer Sports, and Vista Outdoor Inc
Key Market Opportunities Increasing adoption of extreme adventure sports
Key Market Dynamics Increased passion for sports and outdoor recreational activities among young population and rise in consumer fitness and health consciousness




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Outdoor Performance Apparel market size was valued at USD 18.1 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.90% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

The key players in the market are Zensah, Voormi, Habit Outdoors, Marolina Outdoor Inc., Columbia Sportswear Company, E.S. Performance, F. Corporation, Páramo Ltd, Amer Sports, and Vista Outdoor Inc

The Pants & Trousers Type dominated the market in 2022.

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