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DofE expedition kit guide page

Your two essential expedition downloads...


The DofE kit guide

Essential advice from the experts on the expedition kit you'll need.
Remember your
Cotswold discount!

The DofE kit list

Essential checklist to ensure you have all the kit you'll need. 
Remember your
Cotswold discount!

The DofE Expedition Kit List is an illustration of the type of expedition items you may need and should be used as a GUIDE only, there is no obligation to buy recommend items. Quantities of some items depends on the expedition level and duration.

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Our recommended kit suppliers... 


Cotswold Outdoor
Participants 15% off & Leaders 20% off. 
Watch great kit info videos. 
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Top quality tents, rucksacks & sleepingbags specially reccommended for the DofE.
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Ordnance Survey 
Four amazing  DofE offers from Ordnance Survey, 15%-20% off!
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Top quality clothing from one of the industry leaders. 
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Beyond the beaten track
A range of nutritious, tasty and convenient expedition foods.
16% discount available - click here for details. 

First aid kits and other
expedition essentials
from Lifesystems.
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Superb expedition socks that will help look after your feet.
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Walking footwear approved and recommended by the DofE.
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High performance cleaning and waterproofing for expedition kit.
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Technical products/accessories for DofE expeditions.
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The ultimate cooking system for all DofE expeditions.
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World-renowned navigation products from Silva.
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The amazing DofE expedition Pocket Tool from Victorinox.
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Camping Spares & Repairs
10% off outdoor equipment spares and repairs from Vango.
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Expedition Kit List partners

DofE expedition teams and DofE Leaders have tested all of our Recommended Kit.  The DofE charity receives a royalty from all sales of Recommended kit items, to help support out work with young people. 
Use of Logo: Use of the Recommended Kit logo is strictly controlled.  For more information please see this file.

DofE Marketplace offers


Did you know...?

When you buy a product from one of our partners through the DofE Expedition kit list or The Marketplace, the DofE Charity receives a small royalty for each purchase. The DofE receives no money unless you buy the products from these brand supporters.
The more money we can raise, the more we can keep costs down and the more young people we can help to do their DofE.

Cotswold Discount Card

Please note: Cotswold will honour all DofE Cotswold discount cards that show a 19th May 2013 expiry date until 31st March 2015, for both in-store and online purchases.  Find out more here.