Our Commerical partners below all feature on our Expedition Kit List, or offering savings to DofE Leaders and participants.

By supporting the DofE charity, they help give young people opportunities to be the best they can be, regardless of the school they attend or their background.

Find out more about who they are, what they do, and why they work with the DofE.


Free online courses that can be completed for your DofE Skills section.

The DofE are working in partnership with IBM SkillsBuild to enable DofE participants to access 100s of courses and certifications to complete the Skills section of their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Choose from a wide range of digital learning in tech and professional skills that employers need in their teams today.

JD Outdoor
Recommended kit partner

We are the JD Outdoor family of stores, that includes GO Outdoors, Blacks, Millets, Ultimate Outdoors and Tiso. As The DofE’s Recommended Retailers, we’re committed to providing both participants and volunteers with the best kit, the best knowledge, and of course the best prices.

Recommended kit partner

Bridgedale socks are available in over 40 countries around the world – whether for walking the Appalachian Trail or climbing Mount Fuji, Bridgedale has become the most trusted and comfortable sock brand on the market.

Recommended Kit partner

Back in 1965 when Craghoppers hit upon the idea of turning a passion for travel into a bona fide business. They are is now recognised as a global outdoor and adventure travel specialist.

Recommended kit partner

Hi-Tec is a British brand founded in 1974. Hi-Tec is driven by the passion to ensure through our products that everyone can enjoy sports and the world outside.

Recommended kit partner

Lifesystems want to make sure every traveller or outdoors enthusiast enjoys their adventure, whatever happens. Our aim is to provide products that prevent issues and protect the user wherever they may go and will always perform when needed.

Recommended kit partner

British brand, Lifeventure, has designed and manufactured products for over 25 years to enable travellers to experience new cultures, see the sites, broaden horizons and explore every corner of every continent, in security and comfort.

3S Group
Recommended Kit partner

3S Group is the market leader in the provision of fully integrated mapping, search management, and tracking solutions.

Recommended kit partner

Nikwax are the global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear.

Ordnance Survey
Recommended kit partner

Ordnance Survey have been mapping Great Britain since 1791, always evolving to meet the needs of the nation. We create, maintain, and distribute detailed location information, as well as record and keep 500 million geospatial features in the OS master map up-to-date.

Serious Sport Group
Official DofE Clothing supplier

The Serious Sport Group was established in 2005 as a specialist sports clothing and teamwear company, and is now one of the fastest-growing teamwear companies in the UK due to its philosophy of offering quality garments, backed up with unrivalled quality service at competitive prices.

Recommended kit partner

Silva is a Swedish outdoor brand founded in 1933. Silva compasses are known for accurate, reliable, and fast needles. Perfect for orienteering, marine and outdoor activities.

Recommended kit partner

Established in 1966 in Scotland, Vango continues to build on a rich heritage of innovation in camping and caravanning. We continually research what would make your outdoor experience better, and find ways to make it possible.

Recommended kit partner

Wayfayrer are camping food experts who share your passion for all things outdoors. Their ready-to-eat camping food rations are an ideal backpack and camping food companion for your next adventure.