Where To Buy Outdoor Adventure Gears In Bangkok

In need of hiking gears, it was a shopping weekend for bf and I.

I have always been under the impression that there is a lack of good outdoor adventure gear shops in Bangkok. I thought that it’s either the usual suspects (TANKstore, The North Face, Columbia, Supersports at major malls), or knockoff brands. So, it was an eye-opening shopping experience, checking out the local shops.

These local shops are perhaps well-known amongst Thai outdoor enthusiasts, but still under the radar for most foreigners, due to lack of English. They have a wide range of products – outdoor adventure and travel gear, camping, hiking, cycling, mountaineering and backpacking.

At JJ Mall, there are few shops, just walk around and you will see small shops scattered around the mall. I only managed to take down details of 2 shops here:

 

Trekkingcorner

Trekking Corner
Trekking Corner

Unit no S238-S239, 2nd floor, JJ Mall
Tel: 081-841 4200
Business hours: Mon-Fri 1030-1830, Sat-Sun 1000-1930
Website: http://www.trekkingcorner.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trekking-Corner-JJ-Mall
Nearest MRT: MRT Kamphaeng Phet, exit 2

 

 

Gear Pro 

Gear Pro
Gear Pro

 

Unit no S252, 2nd floor, JJ Mall
Tel: 086-352 7125
Nearest MRT: MRT Kamphaeng Phet, exit 2

 

 

Another option is Yupawan, located at Lad Phrao Road.

 

Yupawan

Yupawan
Yupawan
Yupawan
Yupawan
Free whistle anyone?
Free whistle anyone?

 

631/2, Lad Phrao Road
Tel: 081-9211041
Business hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-9pm
Website: http://yupawan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yupawanfanpage
Nearest MRT: MRT Phahon Yohtin, exit 5

 

Update July 2016:

Outdoor Unlimited Zone at Amarin Plaza

Outdoor Unlimited Zone, located at the 2nd floor of the Amarin Plaza, has an area dedicated to outdoor and adventure gears. This is your best bet at the city center.

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Outdoor Unlimited Zone at Amarin Plaza
UnaGun
UnaGun
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Vaude
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Outdoor Adventure
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Gadget Trend
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K-trade

Outdoor Unlimited zone, 2nd floor
Amarin Plaza
496-502 Ploenchit Rd. Lumpiness, Pathumwan
Bangkok, 10330
Business hours: Mon-Sun 11am-9pm
Nearest BTS: Chidlom
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmarinOutdoorUnlimited/

 

Update May 2017:

Decathlon

Thanks to SSB’s feedback … so adding on to the list is Decathlon, one of my all-time France sporting goods retailers. If you want taxi-free transportation, read more about it here. Otherwise, Rama IV is your next best bet as per SSB’s feedback.

 

Update Sept 2017:

KITCAMP International – BTS Saphan Kwai, exit 3
KITCAMP International – Visible from the pedestrian bridge from BTS Saphan Kwai, exit 3
KITCAMP International
KITCAMP International
KITCAMP International

KITCAMP International has been around for decades, I was told. I went to the shop recently, to discover that they only open from 1pm onwards. Two weeks later, I went back and below are photos of some of the products in the shop:

KITCAMP International
Small but compact shop
KITCAMP International - Deuter bags
Deuter bags
KITCAMP International - Trekking poles
Trekking poles
KITCAMP International - Portable electric boil coil
Portable electric boil coil

 

KITCAMP International
1575/41 Soi Phahonyohtin Road 15
Phahonyohtin Road Samsen Nai Phaya Thai
Bangkok, 10400
Business hours: Mon-Sun 1pm-7.30pm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitcampshop/
Nearest BTS: Saphan Kwai, Exit 3

 

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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.

6 thoughts on “Where To Buy Outdoor Adventure Gears In Bangkok

  • May 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm
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    I was also there recently, and had read your post beforehand.
    So can I add for other readers:
    *Terminal 21 (Asok BTS) there is an Oakley shop with good range of Keen sandals (and a less extensive good range of shoes and boots)
    *Decathlon stores (there are 6+ and not so easy to get to. Nearest to tourist Bangkok is a short taxi/ bike ride from Phrom Phong or Klong Toei. Ask to go to the Tesco Lotus Extra at Rama IV.
    They stock a wide range of equipment for fishing, cycling, sports, hiking etc. The shoes, bags and clothing is mainly by Quechua. I was quite impressed.

  • December 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm
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    Been at JJ mall today:
    Gear Pro does not exist under S252. There is another shop under this address. Couldn’t find Gear Pro anywhere.
    Trekking Corner not worth a visit at all if you are looking for outdoor clothing.

    • December 21, 2017 at 12:03 am
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      Hi Andi,

      Double checked Gear Pro’s add, and it is S252 – unless if they move away. I guess depending on what you/others are looking .. some of those shops are small in size; do not have a variety of items. So, did you manage to find a shop that satisfies your requirements for outdoor clothing?

      • December 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm
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        Hi there,
        Just wondering where you got this information from? The shops in JJ Mall are all labelled with their individual numbers and I found S252. It is occupied by some sort of trade company or service provider but it is not a shop at all.
        No, I did not find a suitable shop for outdoor clothing in BKK. Online reviews revealed that I am better off buying this in Europe: genuine products there, much larger selection and way cheaper than in Thailand.
        In Udon Thani I went to Central Plaza and found at Robinson a pair of Noth Face zip off hiking trousers for Tbt 3750.- From what I have seen there you get better quality for a better price in Europe.

        • January 2, 2018 at 7:07 pm
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          Hi Andi

          I made sure I took photos of the shops at JJ Mall with their lot no/address for my blog ..
          I have been buying my outdoor clothing from Decathlon, as I find the stuffs affordable and good quality (based on the price I pay).

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