Cheap-cheap Sporting Goods At Decathlon

Decathlon is god send angel to us sport freaks. What an amazing happy place for sporting goods-shopping: good quality products that won’t put too big dent in your wallet. Hooray to that.

Decathlon, originated from France, is one of the world’s largest sporting goods retailers. My cousin told me that their stores are super huge in China, and they carry extensive product range. At Decathlon’s first store at Courts Megastore in Bandar Sri Damansara, while they cover many types of sports, they do not carry (that) many products. Ice skating, for example, they mainly sell skates, pads and helmets. But if you are into mainstream sports, you are probably in good hands.

The types of sports include hiking, running, sport walking, scootering, cycling, badminton, horse riding, ice skating, fishing, watersports, etc.

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Swimming category
Horse riding category
Horse riding category

Sis commented that the price is so much cheaper here for horse riding sports gears.

Fishing category
Fishing category
Sport walking category
Sport walking category
Running category
Running category
Hiking category
Hiking category

Hiking shoes are sold at RM 189-379 price range. Bf said well-priced at 2/3 cheaper than hiking shoe brands.

Rm15-19 for quick dry towel
Rm15-19 for quick dry towel
My#1 favorite item: backpack!
My#1 favorite item: backpacks!

Backpack, oh backpack  …. should I? Hehe.

So far, I have been there on a weekday afternoon, and also weekend. Weekend was packed with shoppers!

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Super long queue on a Saturday afternoon

The shop is spacious, and shopping carts are available everywhere … so, no need to be kiasu. I like it their staff are not intrusive; they let you shop in peace … yet, available when you approach them with questions.

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Shopping carts are available everywhere in the store
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Spacious aisle
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Feel free to test the products at ‘testing zone’

My least favorite of all gotta be their fitting rooms .. not sure about you girls, but I need more privacy.

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I do not like their fitting rooms

Parking rate:

  • 1st hour RM 2.00, and every subsequent hour RM 1.00
  • Flat rate 5pm-12mn RM 3.00
  • Public holiday 7am-12mn RM 3.00

For shoppers, please approach Decathlon’s security guard with your receipt for 3 hours free parking. You need to validate your parking ticket at autopay machine before exit.

A gigantic Decathlon shopping bag is given when purchasing over 5 items. If less than 5 items, come prepare with your own shopping bag.

 

Update Sept 2017:

Decathlon took over Courts at Ground floor

Decathlon has expanded to where Courts used to be on the Ground floor – so, bigger space. The left side of the store (aka old-Courts) is for entrance, and right side for exit.

Decathlon ballet clothing

They also carry Ballet clothing now, and it’s really affordable. Ballet wrap-over costs RM 19, tights RM 9-15, leotard RM 25 and demi-pointe ballet shows RM 45.

Decathlon fitting room

They also have proper fitting room (left in black) now, in addition to the curtain-fitting (right in blue) room – but there is still gap at the bottom, etc … I tried on clothes with caution, still.

Shopping bag is given when purchasing over 5 items, or above RM 200 – but I am not sure whether it is still the same gigantic size I got in Oct 2016. Parking ticket validation is now done at the E-commerce counter, instead of through security guard.

 

 

Decathlon Malaysia – Sri Damansara store
Ground Floor, 8 Trium Tower, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 KL
Tel: 03-6280 6701
Business hours: Mon-Sun 9:00am-9:00pm
Website: https://www.decathlon.my
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DecathlonMalaysia

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Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.