- This topic has 21 replies, 4 voices, and was last updated 6 years, 9 months ago by henk verhoefen.
23 October 2004 at 8:33 am #6853Anonymous
I'm new to camping in Hong Kong and I'm looking for camping equipment stores – not too expensive – any suggestions? I've also roamed SZ and GZ but seems there is little choice though I did find a very good 3-person tent in GZ for $160. :laugh:
Added by Martin:23 October 2004 at 10:01 am #7562
Welcome to HK Outdoors!
I rarely camp, have little gear, so don’t know so much re the stores.
But one store I sometimes use – as has fair range of gear, plus an outlet that’s convenient for me (in Wanchai), is ProTrek.
Info on the company: [ul]http://www.protrek.com.hk/aboutus.htm[/ul]
Maybe others can suggest more shops; I’ve some memories of street in Mong Kok where there are several outdoors shops; quick google search, and seems this is Fa Yuen Street.
(I must go and check it out, add to Need to Know Basics).
Hope you find a good store, and report back to us.
Martin26 October 2004 at 9:14 pm #7563Anonymous
I’ve been purchasing from several shops quite close to each other in the street off Argyle street – street parallel to sports shop street which is parallel to ‘womens street’. Make sure that you compare the prices as I have made a mistake of purchasing something and then seeing the same item in a near by shop for 15% less!27 October 2004 at 12:42 am #7564Anonymous
Try RC Outfitters near Exit D2 Mongkok. They have a whole range of camping gear, reasonably priced.18 November 2005 at 9:37 am #7565Anonymous
I’m also a new comer here.
Hope this one will be useful to you.
My friend recommended this to me.
www dot opentip.com/index.php?cPath=1_4_11_2128_2136
Post edited by: martin, at: 2005/11/18 02:0018 November 2005 at 10:04 am #7566
hmm, this thread had covered stores in Hong Kong; the above looks like a spam post about an online, US site
Anyone wanting gear online via hkoutdoors might instead try:
Camping books and gear from Amazon US
Camping books and gear from Amazon UK
– and if all works out, I could even make a very little dough (with you paying regular amazon prices)
Post edited by: martin, at: 2005/11/19 00:4619 November 2005 at 11:21 pm #7567Anonymous
If you manage to pick up a copy of The List (the magazine that knows) there is a whole section on How to enjoy Hong Kong’s great outdoors.
Also a list (unsurprisingly) of many camping shops.
Issue 10 November 15-30 2005, and can be found at many outlets along with HK magazine. Yes its free.
Don’t forget to read the info provided by Martin William and Charles Frew….again! (pages 20-21).22 December 2005 at 2:17 pm #7568Anonymous
I found a number of stores selling camping equipment on Fa Yuen Street. The one I like most is World Sports Co., 83 Fa Yuen Street, 1/F. The staff is very helpful.9 November 2006 at 5:39 pm #7569
I found this thread helpful for my HK visit last week (Nov 2006).
Yes, World Sports Co is a good small sized store. It looks like a family run business, and the staff was indeed helpful.
The other shop I liked was the chain Chamonix Alpine Equipment – their new store is located just round the corner from World Sports Co (a corner unit – I don’t remember the street). They had a promotion where if you spend above HKD300, everything is 20% off. I ended up going to the shop 3 times, each time enjoying the 20%
Pro Trek along Nathan Rd, near Mong Kok MTR is another shop I visited. More of the same type stuff (different brand) from the above 2 shops, and I had already purchased most of the equipment I wanted from World Sports and Chamonix.
(Singapore)9 November 2006 at 5:51 pm #7570
Many thanks for the additional info; and glad this thread helped.
Martin28 August 2008 at 9:09 am #8188Anonymous
Hello, I would like to buy an altimeter and I don’t know I place in HK where I can find it. Could you help me please?
Tks!!!8 September 2008 at 1:01 pm #8190
I’ve only just noticed this was published as a comment, also as a query to me: I suggested Protrek, as some memory of buying an altimeter there years ago.11 March 2009 at 9:54 am #8327Anonymous
after searching for a while I found a good store called works sports company. It was up a floor of fa yuen street19 September 2009 at 11:23 am #8453Anonymous
I’ve seen SILVA altimeter and wind gauge in RC Outfitters.26 January 2010 at 6:21 am #8485Anonymous
Hello. I will be visiting HK in February and I am hoping to buy TNF daypacks. Anyone know of shops that sell them aside from the ones already mentioned here? Thanks!
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.