Sporting Goods Stores

Canstar Blue’s sporting goods stores review has seen Rebel Sport and SportsPower Super Warehouse compared on their range of products, prices compared to other retailers, special deals available, store layout, website usability, customer service and overall satisfaction.

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Most Satisfied Customers | Rebel Sport

Rebel Sport has placed first in Canstar Blue’s sporting goods stores review, rating best in the majority of categories. These include product range, comparative prices, special deals available, customer service, store layout, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Rebel Sport kicking goals as best-rated sporting goods retailer

Looking to get back into shape, but still finding yourself heading to the fridge instead of the gym? If you’re looking for inspiration to get back on the fitness train, visiting your local sporting goods store may just be what the doctor ordered. In fact, our survey revealed that nearly one in five Aussies (18%) get motivated to exercise more after visiting a sporting goods store. And you can never have too much activewear right? Sports retailers offer a wide variety of gear to support your fitness goals, whether you’re looking to build your own home gym or need workout recovery equipment to help you get primed and ready to beat your PB.

This year, we asked more than 650 Aussies to weigh in on the sporting goods stores they’ve purchased from in the past 12 months. Respondents rated retailers on their product range, prices (compared to other sellers), special deals available, store layout, website usability, customer service and overall satisfaction. Stores that met the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses are compared in our results.

In our latest review of sporting goods stores, Rebel Sport won gold after rating best in a whopping six out of seven categories ─ including overall satisfaction!

Best Sporting Goods Stores

Best sporting goods store review

Here are the best sporting goods stores in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s 2021 review:

  1. Rebel Sport
  2. SportsPower Super Warehouse

Rebel Sport was recorded as this year’s MVP (most valuable player), claiming the title of best-rated sporting goods retailer after it received five stars for overall satisfaction. SportsPower Super Warehouse got the edge when it came to website usability, receiving full marks, but just missed out at the end with a respectable four stars for overall satisfaction.

About the Winner – Rebel Sport

Rebel Sport review

Rebel Sport is a legendary player in the retail game and one of the most recognisable names when it comes to shooting hoops, kicking goals, teeing off… you name it. It’s also a one-stop shop for merchandise, with fan gear for both Aussie and international teams in stock.

For clothing and footwear, expect to see major labels like Nike, Reebok, Puma, Under Armour and Gaiam. Otherwise, you can check out a variety of equipment for sports such as rugby league, AFL, football, basketball, netball, cricket, swimming and tennis. There’s also a bunch of fitness goodies, including everything from tennis tables, roller skates, scooter ramps and mat disinfectant spray to smartwatches and fitness trackers, earphones, and recovery tools.

Sports and fitness fans can additionally join Rebel Active for member-exclusive discounts, competitions and more.

  • Rebel Sports topped our ratings with five stars for its product range, comparative prices, special deals available, store layout, customer service, value for money and overall satisfaction. It got four stars for website usability.

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have made a purchase from a sports equipment store in the last 12 months – in this case, 656 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

Check out the past winner for Canstar Blue’s sporting goods stores review:

  • 2020: Decathlon