Our recommended kit partners below all feature on our Expedition Kit List, or offer savings to DofE Leaders and participants.

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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.

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


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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Radix is freeze dried expedition food and a practical and convenient way to eat well while out and about in the great outdoors. It comes in compact, lightweight, durable packaging, making it easy to store and carry in a rucksack

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

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

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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.

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.

JD Outdoors
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.

Serious Sport Group

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.