5 Stores I Wish I Knew Before Buying My Camping Equipment

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You’ve prepared a shopping list for your camping trip, but got no clues where to find these equipment. You managed to find some, but could not justify if they are good value for the price. We understand your struggle, that’s why we listed our favorite TOP 5 stores you should visit for all the camping equipment you need. Let’s go shopping!

 

Ptt Outdoor

ptt outdoor logo

Source: https://www.pttoutdoor.com/

An outdoor sport store established since 2015, which offers a range of premium quality yet affordable outdoor gears and sport equipment. You may enjoy a 10% off discount on the first purchase just by subscribing to their newsletter. Unfortunately, it has no showroom where you can physically try and test out the gears as the warehouse is mainly there for self-collection. Check out their website for a comprehensive shopping catalogue, and they offer worldwide shipping too! For you who are enthusiastic about outdoor activities, this is the store you never want to miss for getting all your gears prepared!

Quality 4/5
Variety 3/5                                                  
Price range $$-$$$

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Explorer Outfitter

explorer outfitter store front

Source: https://www.facebook.com/damenmall/photos/pcb.1564816946889329/1564810520223305/?type=3&theater

Subsidiary of Outdoor Centre Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysia registered company since 1992 which offers more than 10,000 types and models of different outdoor gears for climbing, hiking, camping, adventure lifestyle and 4-Wheel-Drive (4WD) expeditions. Other than offering decent quality products, they are constantly organizing outdoor workshops to spread the knowledge and skills of outdoor lifestyles, e.g. how to set up camping tents.

Quality 4/5
Variety 3.5/5                                                                 
Price range $$

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Evergreen Adventure

evergreen adventure factory building

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One of the largest outdoor retail shops in Malaysia, which offers a range of products from camping, climbing to water sports. To enjoy member discount and member exclusive events, you do need to pay once for the lifetime membership. Apart from selling outdoor equipment, Evergreen Adventure also provides building services for obstacle courses. It does not have a large shop floor, but you can literally get all the essentials. Most importantly, they have a full range of camping cooking essentials. (Including stove!)

Quality 3.5/5
Variety 4/5                                                 
Price range $$-$$$

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Sports Direct

sports direct store view

Source: https://my.sportsdirect.com/stores

The UK’s largest sporting goods retailer by revenue and it operates a diversified portfolio of sports and fitness brands. They are mainly focusing on the branded product like Nike, Adidas etc. but it also offers a few selection of camping equipment, e.g. tent, sleeping bag, camping furniture and utensils.  You will have a good shopping experience in their physical store as it is uniquely zoned by key sports categories.

Quality 3.5/5
Variety 2/5                                                 
Price range $-$$

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Decathlon Malaysia

eagle eye view of decathlon store in malaysia

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This is our all-time favorite! Decathlon is a French sporting goods retailer with over 1,500 stores in 57 countries. In 2018, Decathlon opened its biggest Southeast Asia store in Shah Alam Malaysia, where you can get all good quality sport goods and camping equipment at an affordable price. It’s like IKEA but for sports and outdoor activities. If you are not confident with online purchase, you can visit their physical stores to see or try out the items. Most of the stores are open from 10am to 10pm. For online purchase, it must be done as a registered member. Don’t worry, the memberships are free for now!

Quality 3/5
Variety 4/5                                                                 
Price range $-$$

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