The complete list of the best badminton brands

What are the best badminton brands? Most badminton players have thought about this question before, and they should.

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Last update on 2020-10-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

There are a lot of fake or low-quality products out there, and that’s why I created this extensive ranking list of the best badminton brands.

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Yonex

Yonex logo

In any discussion about the list of best badminton racket brand in the world, the word Yonex will come up, this is by far the most famous Badminton equipment manufacturer in the world.

Created by Yoneyama Minoru. the Japanese brand is famous for continuously innovating and improving Badminton equipment.

The fist Yonex racket was made in 1957, and the first branded one was introduced in 1961

Yonex products:

  • badminton rackets
  • tennis balls
  • shuttlecocks (birdies)
  • clubs
  • shoes
  • apparel
  • accessories

Supported teams:

  • Avispa Fukuoka
  • Kashiwa Reysol
  • Tokyo Musashino

Li-Ning

Li-Ning logo

Founded by Li-Ning, a retired athlete, the company spread over many countries around the world.

One of the best badminton brands. This Chinese company is famous for creating good quality sporting goods and supporting many players and teams.

The fist Yonex racket was made in 1957, and the first branded one was introduced in 1961

Which is the best Li Ning racket?

In terms of performance, Li Ning Woods N80 is known to be one of the best Li-Ning rackets, it has a great design too, which gives it the perfect balance of power and beauty.

The best-selling Li Ning products are:

  • Li Ning Woods N80
  • HC 100A
  • Li-Ning UC 3500

Categories of Li-Ning products:

  • Athletic shoes
  • Apparel
  • Sports equipment
  • Accessories

Supported teams:

  • Sudan track and field team
  • Argentina national basketball team

Victor

Victor badminton company logo

Victor was founded by Chen Den Li.

It is famous for creating a fast-selling line of badminton shuttlecocks, and after being very successful in Taiwan, this badminton brand expanded it’s business to Europe.

Victor support many badminton players like:

  • Ashwini Ponnappa
  • Greysia Polii
  • Lee Yang
  • Lee Jhe-huei
  • Marvin Emil Seidel
  • Tai Tzu-Ying
  • Wang Tzu-Wei
  • Kirsty Gilmour

Victor is also famous for creating some great badminton ads like this one

Victor products:

  • Badminton shuttlecocks
  • shoes
  • apparel
  • equipment
  • accessories

Supported teams:

  • Denmark national badminton team
  • Malaysia national badminton team

Carlton Sports

Carlton brand logo

Carlton is considered one of the best badminton brands out there, they make a wide range of badminton rackets and shuttlecocks.

Carlton uses scientific methods to create the best and most durable badminton rackets.

They produce a wide range of badminton products with varying prices and for different player levels.

Carlton products:

  • badminton rackets
  • badminton shuttlecocks

Wilson Sporting Goods

Wilson badminton brand logo

Mostly known for their tennis products, Wilson also creates many badminton products, like rackets and shuttlecocks and grips, and much much more.

Since 1913, This American company focused on improving the performance of the players, by creating some awesome products like the Zone X60 (novice players) and the strike (for experienced players).


FZ-Forza

FZ Forza logo

The first Danish name in our list of the best badminton brands, FZ Forza was created to be the leading badminton manufacturer and to compete with the Asian brands like Yonex.

FZ FORZA builds good quality equipment at low prices, but it keeps an eye on the styling of the design of its products.

FZ-FORZA Official website

If you don’t like the products of the previously mentioned Asian brands, FZ Forza is a great alternative.



Ashaway

ashaway badminton brand

Ashaway was founded by Captain Lester Crandall who manufactured fishing line. He devised and perfected several line-making machines

Is Ashaway a good badminton brand?

Absolutely yes, Ashaway is known for its quality and well-made products.

Ashaway history is spent over six generations, in 1939 the company used to produce fishing line ( the first commercial nylon product in the world ), and in 1949 Ashaway began making racket strings in its Rhode Island plants.

In 1977, Ashaway introduced the first Kevlar tennis string to the market.

In 2009 Ashaway introduces new ZyMax® badminton strings manufactured with Ashaway’s revolutionary ZyWeave TM core technology. ZyMax 62 is the thinnest badminton string ever produced.

ashawayusa website


Yehlex

Yehlex logo

This Taiwanese brand was founded by the Yeh family from Kaoshiung, Taiwan. It manufactures the essential sporting equipment for badminton, tennis, and squash.

Yehlex produces over 24 types of badminton rackets, like the YX-3000x, this racket is famous for its performance and speed.

Yehlex also produces YX7000 Hyper Slim Shaft, which puts a great emphasis on accuracy and control.

Categories of badminton products currently produced by Yehlex:

  • Badminton shoes
    • Badminton rackets
  • Apparel
  • Badminton Bags
  • Shuttlecocks
  • Accessories including:
    • Grips
    • Racket strings

Karakul

Karakal badminton brand logo
  • Foundation year: 1978
  • Headquarters: Belgium

Another European brand is also included in this list of the best badminton brands, Karakal was founded by Roger Vercambre in 1978.

Karakal is known for its innovative designs like the awesome racket the B65f and M70ff.

they also produce other general badminton equipment like shuttlecocks and bags etc.


Babolat

Babolat badminton brand

Babolat produces a wide range of strings and rackets for both Tennis and badminton.

This brand started as a strings maker but then they started to make Tennis and badminton rackets.

Babolat sponsorships:

Babolat is famous for a large number of players in its sponsorship program, the most notable name is the Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal.

The French brand also supports:

  • Caroline Wozniacki
  • Johanna Konta
  • Nadia Petrova
  • Dinara Safina
  • Kim Clijsters
  • Sybille Bammer
  • Francesca Schiavone
  • Sara Errani
  • Rennae Stubbs
  • Dominika Cibulková
  • Katarina Srebotnik
  • Li Na
  • Julia Görges
  • Vera Dushevina
  • Émilie Loit
  • Japan Taro Daniel
  • Japan Yūichi Sugita
  • Chile Nicolas Massu
    India Yuki Bhambri
    Canada Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Bruno Echagaray
  • Santiago González
  • Victor Crivoi
  • Marius Copil
  • Răzvan Sabău
  • George Bastl
  • Daniel Thornton
  • Uruguay Marcel Felder
  • Sam Warburg
  • Justin Gimelstob
  • Trevor Wright
  • Jason Brown
  • Thomas Sodermans
  • Brian Baker
  • Thomas Constantine
  • States Alex Bogomolov
  • Russell Shaw
  • Steve Avery
  • Ryan Harrison

Protech

protech badminton brand logo

Protech is a relatively new company (in comparison to the previously mentioned), it distributes its products in more than 20 countries and it’s planning to expand its business even more.

The shuttlecocks produced by Protech are known globally for their quality of built, Protech product also the rest of what a badminton player needs from rackets and grips to T-shirts and supplements.

Adidas

Adidas, one of the top sportswear manufacturers in the world.
Is also one of the best badminton brands today.

Adidas manufactures various badminton equipment, but it is known in the world of badminton by its wide range of rackets that are specially designed for advanced players.

What we don’t like about this brand’s equipment is its high prices in comparison to the other badminton brands on this list.

RSL

Official website: http://www.rsl-1928.com

RSL was founded in the UK in the early 20th century, and more precisely in 1928.
Today, RSL branded shuttlecocks are found in a lot of badminton clubs worldwide. It continues to open new factories to increase its shuttle production.

Besides birdies, RSL also manufactures rackets, apparel, bags, grips, strings, shoes, and various badminton equipment.

RSL’s main market is the Uk and Europe in general. But in recent years it started to expand its business to other countries where badminton is growing in popularity like China and other southeast Asian countries.

Yang Yang

This is a badminton brand that was established by a badminton player for badminton players. Yang Yang is also the name of the former Chinese badminton champion and the founder of the company with the same name.
This brand is owned by a Malaysian company that cooperates with Yang Yang to become of of the best badminton brands.
Yang Yang spread its business worldwide. You can easily find its products in many Asian, European, and North American countries.

FELET

Official website: https://feletsports.com/felet/en/
FELET is known to be the best Malaysian badminton brand today. It produces a wide range of high-quality badminton equipment.
It was founded in 1992 to satisfy the growing demand for badminton gear in Asian countries and after that, it started to export its products worldwide.
Felet provides everything that a badminton player would need. You can equip an entire badminton court, rackets, shuttles, apparel exclusively using Filet branded equipment.

Talbot-Torro

This badminton brand was born as a result of a merger between the German company Torro and its British counterpart Talbot.
The British part of this collaboration was founded by the former badminton champion Derek Talbot.
While the german part is based in Hamburg and was founded in the 80s.
These two companies decided to merge in the year 1992 in order to use their collective expertise to manufacture badminton equipment.

What is the best badminton racket company?
Yonex is currently considered to be the best badminton company in the world, their rackets are the choice of the majority of pro badminton players around the world.

Top badminton racket brands?
The top badminton racket brands to choose from are Yonex, Carlton, Li-ning.

This list of the best badminton brands will be updated constantly, we will follow each of these brand’s performance of the value they give to the badminton world.

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