Fishing is gathering increasing momentum in the fast paced world of today as a recreational activity. Fishing clothing is clothing worn during fishing or designed to be worn outside other garments while fishing. These apparel help to improve the angling experience and comprise lifejackets, rugged boots, flotation suits etc. Moreover, it also helps the person to avoid getting wet. Hence, fishing clothing helps to improve the fishing experience.
Rising popularity of fishing is one of the major factors that has a positive impact on the growth of the global fishing clothing market. Fishing activity not only helps to build a connection with nature but also helps to bond with family and friends and encourages wellness. The number of new fishing participants is increasing and mostly comprises women and youth in comparison to the general fishing population
Moreover, freshwater fishing is gaining increased popularity as the participants extensively prefer fishing in fresh water over salt water. This in turn is expected to increase the demand for fishing clothing in the global market
Technology plays a crucial role in boosting the sale of fishing clothing in the global market, thus offering lucrative opportunities in the market. Technology has transformed materials and helps to stay dry and comfortable in the harshest climatic conditions
Furthermore, the evolution of protective clothing and nanotechnology is projected to be one of the key trends driving the growth of the global fishing clothing market
The global fishing clothing market can be segmented based on product type, material, distribution channel, and geography. In terms of product type, the market can be classified into fishing shirts, fishing pants, fishing shorts, fishing waders, fishing outerwear, fishing hats, fishing gloves, fishing vests, and others
Based on material, the fishing clothing market is segmented into nylon, polyester, cotton, supplex, coolmax, Dri-release fabric, ultra-dry fabric, and others. In terms of distribution channel, the market can be divided into online and offline channels. The offline market is sub-segmented into hypermarkets and supermarkets, specialty stores, and departmental stores. The online channel is witnessing significant growth in the fishing clothing market. Rise in smartphone penetration, ease of use, and convenience are increasing the sale of fishing clothing products across the world.
Based on geography, the global fishing clothing market can be classified into North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Europe. Furthermore, the regions are divided into prevailing countries such as U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., GCC Countries, China, India, Japan, and Brazil
North America is likely to dominate the global fishing clothing market due to the presence of more natural streams. Moreover, Americans keenly indulge in fishing activities
The Asia Pacific market is witnessing significant growth in the global fishing clothing market due to growing rate of participation in outdoor recreational activities
The global fishing clothing market is expected to become more competitive in the near future due to various strategies adopted by major players to gain a strong position in the market. These include new product launches, collaborations, expansions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and partnerships. Moreover, with the entry of new vendors, the competitive environment among market players is likely to intensify in the next few years
Key players operating in the fishing clothing market include Columbia Sportswear Company, Costa Del Mar, Under Armour, Guy Harvey, Southern Cross Apparel, Deep Ocean Apparel, Flying Fisherman, HUK Gear, PELAGIC, the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO), Patagonia, Toggs Active, Tex Garment Zone, Salt Life, Rep Your Water, Old Harbor Outfitters, Inc., Off Shore Apparel, Scales Gear, Hook & Tackle, and Capefish Clothing Company