Whether you're a weekend trekker, or a seasoned thrill-seeker, these stores and shops will get you kitted out for all types of hiking adventures
If you love the great outdoors, you’re in the right place. Rugged hikes (even forested trails in Singapore; yes, they exist) continue to be all the rage now. But if you haven’t a clue on where to start with your preparation of hiking gear and threads, you’re in luck. We’ve sussed out the best stores for hiking apparel in Singapore, which offer everything from base thermals and fleece sweaters, to insulated jackets and down parkas.
The North Face
With its very own dedicated collection of outdoor gear, The North Face is synonymous with adventure. An extensive line of innovative, high-performance, technically-advanced wearables at every turn, bagging up the right threads, footwear, equipment and accessories for your next trek is an absolute breeze.
The North Face, available at multiple locations including ION Orchard and Marina Square
The Big Country
An adventurer’s paradise, the multi-label store carries a plethora of functional and practical outdoor gear and equipment fit for camping, hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, skiing and more. Cutting edge brands include Zanier, Ternua, Rohner, Komperdell, Gear Aid and Bestard.
The Big Country, #02-49/50, Velocity@Novena Square, 238 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307683
For a light pack, check out Marmot. Known for its weather-resistant threads sans the bulk, waterproof jacket-slash-windbreakers, and convertible pants, Marmot’s an ace alternative for hikers who prefer an adventure without the extra weight of gear. Besides offering you the best outdoor goods, the store also hosts talks and pop-ups with sister store Campers’ Corner.
Mamot, #03-35, Velocity@Novena, 238 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307683
This sportswear behemoth (its upcoming biggest store in Joo Koon is 4000m big!) has all you need to get kitted out for your next hiking trip. The range is massive – think lightweight, breathable t-shirts, waterproof pants, sturdy cargo trousers and accessories like ski caps, anti UV hats, and headbands. There are even socks to keep your feet dry and warm, waterproof hiking boots with incredible grip, and rucksacks with plenty of compartments.
Decathlon, available at Bedok, City Square and Joo Koon
They don’t call themselves a “one-stop travel shop” for nothing. The store houses a huge inventory of quality outdoor apparel. Of note are the Mammut pants which offer an anti-microbial finish to keep you feeling fresh on long hikes, breathable fleece jackets, as well as lightweight, water-repelling quick-dry pants which pack up small. Clothes aside, the store is also home to camping gear like trekking poles, sleeping bags, as well as compasses.
Adventure 21, The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-55, Singapore 059817
Adventure Gear Post
At Adventure Gear Post, you’ll find functional and quality hiking gear at reasonable prices – trekkers would be familiar with MUND socks, Lowe Alpine’s renowned parkas designed for bone-chilling mountain air and Wickers performance thermals. But these guys don’t just sell gear – if you’re new to hiking, helpful staff will be on-hand to dole out advice on how to stay comfortable no matter the weather conditions.
Adventure Gear Post, #02-39 Oxley Bizhub, 61 Ubi Rd 1, Singapore 408727
When thinking of hiking boots, one can’t help but think of Timberland – the winter (gear) wonderland is the place to shop for sturdy yet comfortable boots. But the brand also delivers on all the apparel you need for an exciting expedition, including windbreakers made with Dryvent Technology (it’s said that it can repel anything Mother Nature throws at you), Thermofibre bombers to keep you toasty in harsh climates, and layerable sweaters.
Timberland, available at multiple locations including Somerset 313
The Planet Traveller
Stocked with reputable brands like The North Face, Patagonia and Manzella, The Planet Traveller is a veritable goldmine of hiking gear. We hear adventure purists are big fans of the brand’s range of winterwear made for challenging conditions, including quality down jackets, durable gloves and fleece jackets for athletic travellers.
The Planet Traveller, available at multiple locations including Marina Square and ION Orchard
At Winter Time, the winterwear range doesn’t mess around. They’re unmistakably heavy-duty, so don’t expect uber-stylish pieces for slouchy, street style ensembles. The range includes thermal wear to keep you toasty, down parks, and boots. Word of advice: Do your research on your destination’s weather so you don’t end up splurging on things you don’t need.
Winter Time, available at multiple locations
If you’re looking for a store that specialises in outdoor gear, your best bet is Arc’teryx. You won’t find anything less than quality here – the brand prioritises precise design and production, so expect classic designs with multiple functions. You’ll find everything you need here to layer up including base, moisture-wicking pants or shirts, insulated jackets or fleece hoodies for mid-layers, and lightweight hardshell jackets made for chasing mountains.
Arc’teryx, Blk 261 Waterloo Street, #02-33, Singapore 180261
Whether you’re a leisure trekker or a serial adventure seeker, Camper’s Corner caters to all types of hikers. Founded by outdoor enthusiasts, Camper’s Corner emphasises safety and quality. Case in point? Brands stocked include trek-savvy, go-to brands like Marmot, Sylvite and Alpha.
Camper’s Corner, 51 Waterloo Street, #01-01, Singapore 187969
It’s hard to find a trekking essential that this power player doesn’t carry, so it comes as no surprise that it has an entire section dedicated to trekking. Shell jackets here will hold up in the worst weather imaginable – stay warm and dry with the Floodlight jacket, which repels rain and wind while trapping body heat. If you’re hiking in tropical weather, keep dry and cool in the water-resistant and breathable shorts for both men and women.
Outdoor Life, Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road, Singapore 238880