Increasing sports culture expected to drive crash pads market due to rising adventure sports and indoor climbing walls

Have you ever thought about trying adventure sports such as rock climbing? If you have, then you’re aware of the few safety equipment required such as crash pads, which allows a person to train longer without getting injured. Athletes can focus on building their skills and confidence with the help of crash pads.

Crash pads are thick, durable foam that absorbs the impact to a person’s body or body parts in case of a fall. Crash pads are a part of sports equipment available in different sizes, thickness and colors. Some crash pads are available in foldable designs, which gives extra-flexibility for transportation and storage.

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Crash Pads Market Dynamics

Increasing sports culture in developed countries is expected to act as a demand driver for crash pads in addition to the rising number of adventure sports and indoor climbing walls. International federation of sport climbing organizes a series of climbing competitions under its umbrella, including a world cup that is also expected to add synergy to the growth of crash pads.

Paraclimbing cup took place in 2018 where over 200 athletes from 31 nations participated in these kinds of events and is expected to create greater opportunities for crash pads market. Use of crash pads in very few sports is expected to act as major restraint for crash pads market. Delay in deliveries from certain distribution channels is also expected to hamper the market expansion.

Market segmentation for Crash Pads Market

Crash pads market is segmented by type of product used, type of distribution channel, type of sports in which crash pads are used, size of crash pads, thickness of crash pads and folds of crash pads.

  • On the basis of the type of products, crash pads are segmented into: semi-firm polyfoam, urethane cell foam, high quality firm foam, vinyl foam, closed-cell foam, open-cell foam, memory foam and others.
  • On the basis of folds, the crash pad is segmented into taco form and the burrito/hinge form.
  • On the basis of the distribution channel, crash pads market is segmented into online retail, specialty sports stores, direct sales, departmental or discount stores and others.
  • On the basis of the type of thickness, crash pads can be segmented into crash pads of 3 inches, 4 inches and 5 inches.
  • On the basis of size, crash pads are segmented into different sizes such as 44 inches by 65 inches, 47 inches by 70 inches, 41 inches by 48 inches, 39 inches by 45 inches, 36 inches by 48 inches and 35 inches by 55 inches.
  • On the basis of use in different sports, crash pads can be segmented into crash pads for bouldering, paraclimbing, gymnastics, football, indoor gym crash pads.

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Regional Outlook for Crash Pads Market

Geographically, the crash pads market can be segmented into six key regions: Latin America, Europe, North America, Japan, Asia Pacific excluding Japan and Middle East & Africa. In terms of regional demand, North America leads the market due to the number of players involved in adventure sports also the available infrastructure like indoor climbing walls in the region. Since major adventure sporting events are conducted across Europe, it is expected to lead the demand for crash pads market.

Recent Sporting events in Europe like the international federation of sport climbing and paraclimbing world cup will fuel the growth of crash pads market in this region. Olympics 2020 is scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan. Olympics is a great platform for athletes to showcase their skill in sports like gymnastics, paraclimbing, etc.

This major sporting event is expected to create tremendous opportunities for crash pads in the Asia Pacific. Also developing economies and major untapped markets are likely to grow at a high rate in this region. The Middle East and Africa is expected to show growth in the crash pads market in the near future.

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Market players in Crash Pads Market:

Players in the crash pads market include Mad rock, Metolius, Petzl, Evolv, Black diamond and others.

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