Consumer Goods

Base Layer Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.91 Billion by 2030

Sep 2023

Consumer Goods

As per the report published by Kings Research, the global Base Layer Market was valued at USD 7.49 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 9.91 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 3.64% from 2023 to 2030.

A rising awareness among youth about the benefits of base layers has been observed in the market. As a result of this trend, there has been an increasing demand for base layer products. The benefits of the products, such as providing additional support, insulation, and breathability during physical activities, have become more broadly understood. This change in consumer behavior has created a new growth avenue for base layer manufacturers, who can now leverage this awareness to expand their customer base and enhance their market presence.

Key Insights

  • By material type, the synthetic segment held the largest market share of 69.05% in 2022
  • Based on gender, the women segment is anticipated to register a significant CAGR of 4.55% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2030
  • On the basis of application, the gym/fitness segment is anticipated to be the fastest-growing CAGR of 4.97% over the forecast period
  • Based on distribution channel, the offline segment achieved the largest market revenue of USD 4.42 billion in 2022
  • On the basis of the region, North America held the largest market share at 38.13% in 2022

Columbia Sportswear Launched New Fabric for their Winter Base Layers

September 2022: Columbia Sportswear has recently introduced a new fabric technology that enhances the warmth provided by its winter base layers.

Rising Developments of New Materials in Base Layers to Drive Market Growth

There have been several developments in the area of materials used for apparel base layers for better optimization of performance. For example, Patagonia introduced a seamless new base-layer range using a combination of materials of sustainable wool and recycled polyester. Additionally, new applications are emerging as novel materials and 3D printing methods are being used. However, it is important to note that while there have been advancements, the fashion industry as a whole is under pressure to become more sustainable, and this includes the materials used in apparel production. For instance, The Merino Air base layer is a cold-weather activity garment that utilizes a blend of 100% recycled Capilene polyester and merino fibers, resulting in a lightweight yarn. This yarn is then knitted on the advanced Shima Seiki Whole Garment machine, allowing the creation of high-performance and comfortable garments.

The Emergence of Technologically Advanced Base Layers is Augmenting the Market Growth

The adoption of base layers by athletes has had a significant impact on the demand for products related to them. Athletes use base layers to provide both heat and support to muscles during physical activity. They are often made of four-way elastic materials that prevent rubbing against the skin, and they are designed to leave enough space for the crotch. Men's compression pants, in particular, have seen an increase in demand due to their use as a base layer during workouts.

Manufacturers of base layer products have taken notice of this trend and have responded with new technology. Smart, connected products are also being developed that can track an athlete's performance and provide feedback in real-time. These new products often consist of multiple layers, including new product hardware, embedded software, connectivity, and product cloud consisting of software.

North America Accumulated the Largest Market Share at 38.13% in 2022

The surge in fitness activities and health consciousness has emerged as the primary driver of market expansion. The US has a large population of outdoor enthusiasts and sports enthusiasts who require high-performance clothing to support their activities. Moreover, the USA is home to a wide variety of climates and terrains, which necessitate functional clothing suitable for diverse environments. Moreover, the growing health awareness has empowered more women to engage in this sport, resulting in an increase in its overall demand.

Market Players Concentrating on Innovative Product Launches to Drive Market Development

The global base layer market is consolidated with key players such as Decathlon, Nike, Inc., Under Armour, Inc., Adidas AG, Columbia Sportswear Company, Mizuno USA, Puma SE, The North Face, L. Gore & Associates GmbH, ODLO International AG, Helly Hansen. Companies employ a variety of strategic measures such as acquisitions, mergers, partnerships, product introductions, and collaborations to expand their business globally and enhance their competitive position.

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