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Where to buy hiking and trekking gear in Hong Kong

Gearing up for your next big hike? Shop from a collection of outdoor gear from these shops in Hong Kong

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Despite Hong Kong’s fame as a concrete jungle, there are plenty of natural spots that have a lot to offer as well. Conquer the sparsely populated mountainous regions and reap the reward of stunning scenery that awaits you. Whether you are a casual weekend hiker, or preparing to conquer the toughest peaks in Hong Kong, proper hiking gear is essential to making your journey a safe one.

From hiking boots to maintain your grip to trekking poles to help you navigate through uncertain terrain, here are some of the places in the city where you can gear up before making your way to the summit. By Hoi Man Yau

RECOMMENDED: You've got your gear, so now check out our list of the best hikes in Hong Kong.

Best hiking shops in Hong Kong

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

You probably enjoy nature if you are constantly hiking, so help preserve it by shopping at eco-friendly outdoor apparel stores such as Patagonia. Using recycled materials where possible, without sacrificing style or functionality, Patagonia is an ethical activewear shopping spot for the eco-conscious.

Whether you are searching for light summer wear or extra protection from the elements when you don’t trust the weather, Patagonia has it all from rugged outerwear to T-shirts and shorts. As a bonus, Patagonia has six branches located in New Territories, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, so it is relatively easy to get to for most.

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  • Kwun Tong

Have no idea whether or not you need a trekking pole – or what a trekking pole even is? If you’re wary that you might get lost in a sea of boots during your search for your next hiking footwear, feel free to ask away at Action Panda. The staff here are outdoor enthusiasts who are happy to answer your queries and suggest equipment choices to suit your hiking habits. And if you need extra grip for those pesky steep gravel slopes or if you want to keep your feet dry during the trek, there are kicks and other hiking-related goods on sale here for every situation.

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  • Mong Kok

If you’re looking for hiking gear that won’t break the bank, the French-based outdoor chain offers bargains on hiking wear. With backpacks starting from $19, tops from $23 and hiking-appropriate footwear from $115, Decathlon is difficult to beat even when digging into the nooks and crannies of places in the city known for their deals, like Tung Choi Street.

With three branches throughout Hong Kong – Causeway Bay, Tseung Kwan O, and Mong Kok – Decathlon is reasonably convenient for most of us Hongkongers to reach. If you purchase more than $499 worth of merchandise, you will also qualify for free next-day delivery.

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  • Mong Kok

Cam2 is your one-stop-shop if you would rather spend your time on the trail as opposed to scouring store after store for a full set of gear. Situated in Mong Kok, Cam2 is where you can get your hiking essentials from head to toe, as well as other gadgets such as action cameras and wireless headphones. Cam2 offers a vast array of outdoor products, but true to its name, their expansive selection of outdoor photography related merchandise is what impresses us the most.

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  • Wan Chai

Whether you are planning rock climbing with the help of a rope or find yourself needing an ice pick for that Iceland glacier trip, Protrek can offer you the gear that you are unlikely to find in the more typical sportswear shops in Hong Kong. If you are shopping for gear that you can use locally, Protrek also has an array of goods ranging from the essential head to toe gear, to more niche gear such as outdoor cookware for your camping needs.

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  • Wan Chai

If you want to enjoy a night hike, a proper source of illumination is indispensable on the vast majority of trails, and the flashlight on your phone simply will not cut it. Get a proper flashlight or a headlamp before going out there; you will regret not doing so. Drop by and marvel at their impressive inventory of lighting gear, ranging from flashlights with serious throw range and flood, to camping lights for hikers planning to stay overnight.

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