Global Sports Protective Equipment Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Mar 2016
  • Pages: 67
  • SKU: IRTNTR8468

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This market study presents a detailed segmentation of the global sports protective equipment market by product type (cycling protective equipment, ball sports protective equipment, extreme protective equipment, and others), by distribution channel (specialty and sports shops and department and discount stores, online retail, and others), and by geography (APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW). The key vendors analyzed are Adidas, Amer, BRG, Nike, and Under Armour.

Outlook of the global sports protective equipment market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global sports protective equipment market to grow at a CAGR of approximately 3% by 2020. The growing awareness about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a rise in active participation in sports activities by people worldwide are boosting the prospects for growth in this market. Additionally, factors such as the recent increase in the number of people using protective gears for various sports activities will help in the growth of this market during the forecast period.

A key trend observed in this market is the adoption of eco-friendly sports protective equipment. These sports equipment are manufactured using green and recycled materials. Therefore, an increase in their utilization will ultimately result in the growth of this market until 2020.

Product-based segmentation of the sports protective equipment market

  • Cycling protective equipment
  • Ball sports protective equipment
  • Extreme sports protective equipment

The cycling protective equipment segment currently dominates this market and commands a market share of more than one-third of the total market. The growing popularity of cycling sports and events, such as Grand Tours and the World Cycling Championship, will result in the growth of this market segment during the predicted period.

Segmentation by distribution channel and analysis of the sports protective equipment market

  • Specialty and sports shops
  • Department and discount stores
  • Online retail

In this market research, analysts have estimated the specialty and sports shops segment to dominate this market and account for a market share of more than 40% during the predicted period. These stores have a broad portfolio of products and have the ability to provide the required support and information to consumers. Moreover, the ability of these stores to offer consumers advice via an expert customer service personnel will result in its strong growth during the forecast period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global sports protective equipment market is highly fragmented due to the presence of multiple small and large suppliers. Factors such as innovations and advances in technology, marketing, and promotional activities will help to differentiate various products in this market.

Key vendors in the market are -

  • Adidas
  • Amer
  • BRG
  • Nike
  • Under Armour

Other prominent vendors in the market include Billabong, Columbia Sport, Franklin Sports, McDavid, Mizuno, Puma, and Schutt Sports.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global sports protective equipment market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global sports protective equipment market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global sports protective equipment market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global sports protective equipment market?

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Table of Contents

PART 01:  Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02:  Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03:  Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04:  Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05:  Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06:  Market segmentation by product type

  • Global cycling protective equipment
  • Global ball sports protective equipment
  • Global extreme sports protective equipment
  • Global other sports protective equipment

PART 07:  Market segmentation by retail format

PART 08:  Geographical segmentation

  • Sports protective equipment market in North America
  • Sports protective equipment market in Europe
  • Sports protective equipment market in APAC
  • Sports protective equipment market in ROW

PART 09:  Key leading countries

  • US
  • UK
  • Japan

PART 10:  Market drivers

  • Growing penetration of sports in nascent markets
  • Regulations mandating use of protective gear
  • Increased interest in sports
  • Demand for advanced sports protective equipment

PART 11:  Impact of drivers

PART 12:  Market challenges

  • Easy availability of counterfeit products
  • Perception of protective gear as unnecessary
  • Inconsistent raw material prices and intense competition

PART 13:  Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 14:  Market trends

  • Increasing use of eco-friendly raw materials
  • Growth in number of tournaments
  • Increasing number of modified product launches

PART 15:  Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Key vendors 2015
  • Market vendor rank analysis 2015
  • Adidas
  • Amer Sports
  • BRG Sports
  • Nike
  • Under Armour
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 16:  Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17:  Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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