Global Snow Sports Apparel Market Is Slated to Hit $21.01 Billion By the End Of 2030

26-May-2023 | Zion Market Research

The global snow sports apparel market size was valued at $10.1 Billion in 2022 and is slated to hit $21.01 Billion by the end of 2030 with a CAGR of nearly 11.1% between 2023 and 2030.

Global Snow Sports Apparel Market Size

Snow sports apparel is specifically designed to offer protection, comfort, and performance in cold and snowy conditions. These clothes are specially designed for winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and mountaineering. They are designed to keep the wearer warm, dry, and insulated while allowing freedom of movement. Snow sportswear typically includes waterproof and breathable outer layers, insulated mid-layers, moisture-wicking base layers, and accessories such as gloves, hats, and goggles. Advanced materials such as Gore-Tex and other technical fabrics are used to ensure durability, water resistance, and breathability. Features such as ventilation, adjustable hood, and reinforced knees are integrated to improve functionality.

In addition, smart temperature regulation and device connectivity technologies are often incorporated into modern winter sportswear. Thus, snow sports apparel combines performance, style, and protection to enhance the winter sports experience.

The global snow sports apparel market is driven by the growing popularity of winter sports and outdoor activities increasing the demand for specialized clothing. Increasing participation and growth in winter tourism create a favorable market environment. In addition, advances in fabric technology, such as improved insulation, moisture-wicking properties, and improved breathability, drive innovation and consumer appeal. Opportunities in the snow sportswear industry arise from growing consumer segments including women, youth, and emerging markets.

Customization options, durable materials, and fashionable designs also create ample opportunities for the industry. However, there are certain limitations to be aware of. Fluctuating weather conditions and climate change can affect snowfall and the length of the winter sports season. Economic uncertainty and price sensitivity can affect consumer spending on winter sportswear. In addition, the market faces competition from alternative winter activities and general outdoor clothing.

Global Snow Sports Apparel Market

The global snow sports apparel market is segmented based on product, demographics, distribution channel, and region.

Based on product, the global market is segmented into top apparel, accessories, and bottom apparel segments. The top apparel segment held the largest market share in 2022 and is further projected to cite the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Top gear refers to jackets, parkas, and other outerwear for winter sports. The demand for efficient, waterproof, and insulated jackets is driven by the growing popularity of snow sports and outdoor activities. The segment benefits from technological advances in fabrics and insulation materials, modern design, and a focus on functionality and comfort.

Based on demographics, the global snow sports apparel industry is bifurcated into men, children, and women segments. The men segment held the dominating market share in 2022 and is further predicted to grow rapidly during the forecast period. As the participation of men in winter sports and outdoor activities continues to rise, there is an escalating demand for specialized garments designed specifically to cater to their requirements. Manufacturers are concentrating on creating designs tailored to men that encompass both aesthetic and practical elements by incorporating sophisticated technologies and materials.

Based on distribution channel, the global snow sports apparel industry is sectored into offline and online segments. The offline segment held the dominating market share in 2022 and is further predicted to grow remarkably during the forecast period.

Based on region, the North American region held the largest snow sports apparel market share in 2022 and is further projected to grow exponentially during the forecast period. The area is acclaimed for its wide range of winter sports locales, drawing aficionados from across the globe. Factors contributing to market growth encompass the escalating prominence of snowboarding, skiing, and additional winter pursuits, in conjunction with the expansion of winter tourism. The increasing cognizance of consumers regarding the significance of performance-oriented clothing, combined with the incorporation of sophisticated technologies, further augments the growth of the market. Furthermore, the inclination of fashion-aware consumers in pursuit of sophisticated and practical snow sports attire presents supplementary expansion prospects. Nevertheless, it is imperative to address various challenges, including variable climatic conditions, economic instabilities, and fierce rivalry between international and domestic brands.

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Recent Developments

  • In November 2020, The North Face announced the launch of FUTURELIGHT™, a new breathable and waterproof fabric technology. FUTURELIGHT™ combines advanced nano-spinning technology with sustainable practices to create durable and eco-friendly materials. This technology improves breathability while maintaining excellent waterproofness, providing optimal comfort and performance for snow sports enthusiasts.
  •  In October 2020, Columbia Sportswear introduced OmniHeat™ Black Dot, a revolutionary heat storage technology. Black Dot technology uses a pattern of black dots on the lining of the jacket to improve heat absorption and retention, keeping the wearer warmer for longer. This revolutionary technology improves insulation without compromising breathability, allowing more freedom of movement.

The global sports apparel market is dominated by players such as:

  • Decente Ltd
  • Decathlon
  • Lafuma
  • Goldwin Inc.
  • Skis Rossignol S.A.
  • Adidas Group
  • Columbia Sportswear Company
  • Schoeffel
  • Volcom
  • The North Face
  • Phenix
  • Spyder
  • Halti
  • Under Armour
  • VF Corporation
  • Amer Sports
  • Bogner
  • Northland
  • Nike
  • Kjus.

The global snow sports apparel market is segmented as follows:

By Product

  • Top Apparel
  • Bottom Apparel
  • Accessories

By Distribution Channel

  • Offline
  • Online

By Demographics

  • Men
  • Children
  • Women

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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