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Best travel gear shops Our top picks
Planning for a holiday is undoubtedly exciting. Once you have your travel insurance out of the way you can turn your attention to the more fun stuff. And that includes making sure you have the right travel gear especially if you’re visiting a colder climate or planning an adventure-filled vacation. Thankfully, there are lots of choices for you to explore, whether you are looking at buying high-end or more value-for-money options. Here are our top recommendations when scouting for travel gear in Singapore.
Dubbed Asia’s leading lifestyle travel store, The Planet Traveller offers a one-stop solution for all travellers no matter where you’re heading or what your budget is.
We particularly love all their innovative gadgets such as anti-theft backpacks and gadgets that you never knew existed, but wonder how you could possibly have lived without them. Check out their range of packing cubes that would certainly get the approval of Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo. Their pioneering security ideas spark a bit of joy too, we’re talking the Secret Bra Pouch, a must-have surely! Look out for their great offers too such as one for one on luggage or their special deals and see if you can bag yourself a bargain. The store retails more than 80 international brands, including well-known names like Victorinox, Thule, Patagonia, Eagle Creek and Mandarina Duck. They’re in three locations; The Paragon, Marina Square and Changi Airport Terminal 3. You can also buy their gear online. Free delivery on orders over $80.
The Travel Store has five shops well located around the island, including stores at IMM, Bedok Mall, Jurong Point and a concept store at Plaza Singapura. They stock everything and more, from climbpacks for that trekking trip to super-duper laptop carriers for business travellers. It aims to provide customers with everything they need to travel in comfort and ease, and all under one roof.
So, whether it’s a windbreaker you are looking for or a raincover, you’ll find it here. Those who are particular about well-designed products will be keen to check out The Travel Store’s Red Dot Design award-winning products.
Traveller World is the flagship store of the well-known Winter Time brand. With merchandise displayed according to gender and temperature, you can be assured that shopping for your first trip to a colder climate will go without a hitch.
On top of that, the staff are always ready to offer advice on the travel gear needed for various destinations. You will find everything from parkas to winter boots to keep you cosy during your autumn or winter holiday. Stock up here before you hit the slopes or take off to winter wonderland.
With outlets spanning both the east and west areas of Singapore as well as an online store, Universal Traveller offers numerous choices for winter wear. It has winter apparel for the whole family. Find cute knitted hats and wool socks for the kids, thermal wear in different material for the adults as well as numerous luggage options.
What’s more, you can look forward to tips on which outfits are suitable for different temperatures and how to layer your clothes to keep yourself warm in sub-zero temperatures. Watch out for their many promos.
Founded in 1999, Coldwear does exactly what is says on the packet; offers up all things needed for colder climes from winter jackets, sweaters and hardy travel-related accessories like luggage, travel pillows and travel locks. It stocks its in-house Coldwear brand as well as other brands like National Geographic, Caterpillar and PacMate. We particularly like their cute range of woolly knitted bobble hats.
A subsidiary of one the largest sweater manufacturers in Indonesia, Coldwear has around eight shops strategically located in different parts of Singapore. It also has an online store. Free shipping on orders above $50.
If you are planning a hiking trip, this place will have you kitted out in no time at all. With accessories for every type of adventurous travel activity from safaris to rock climbing, you’ll be well equipped for a hassle-free trip. This caters to serious climbers too, stocking ropes, pulleys, harnesses and more. We recommend this store for serious adventurers who want to speak to staff who really know their stuff.
Leave no corner unturned; make a trip to this store and you’ll return home with things you didn’t even know you needed. Besides camping food and furniture, you’ll find a range of bags and apparel as well. They sell online too.
Adventure travellers have yet another store to check out if they don’t want to compromise on quality or safety. Whether you are planning a holiday involving climbing, trekking or camping, you’ll find what you need here. From trail running boots to mountaineering sunglasses and hiking poles, this store has got you covered.
You can choose to visit its store in the centre of town or shop at its online store. They are also selling online through Lazada.
Originating from France, this giant sports retailer also carries durable backpacks, winter gear and comfortable travel pillows. Its outlet at Stadium Boulevard is open 24 hours – great for insomniacs, last-minute packers or if you have a midnight brainwave!
We particularly like their aftersales maintenance service on things like bikes, scooters and rackets.
If your trip is going to involve plenty of outdoor elements, you will be delighted to find useful and practical items such as headlamps, sleeping bags, tents and large water bottles at any of its stores. There are also heat packs, winter boots and other travel essentials for those venturing to colder climates, all at value-for-money prices.
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