Create and personalise your own DofE Expedition Kit using your mobile or computer.
• Update what you need to borrow and buy throughout your expedition planning.
• Find and buy DofE Recommended Kit products
• Check off what you have packed
• Print out your list, or email and share with your parents, friends or DofE Leader
Register now to save at least 10% on your expedition kit and in over 200 stores and online.
Just show your barcode at the checkout to receive your discount.
GOoutdoors.co.uk get an extra 10% off the GO Outdoors discount price.
Blacks.co.uk get 15% off the current selling price. Includes reduced price and sales items.
Millets.co.uk get 15% off the current selling price. Includes reduced price and sales items.
Ultimateoutdoors.com get 15% off the current selling price. Includes reduced price and sales items.
Tiso.com get 15% off the retail price.
Answer these ten questions to help you get the right advice instore and make sure you get the kit you really need for your expedition. Remember to always get your kit checked by your DofE Expedition Supervisor.
For expedition kit, from day one the kit list is the one thing you must not forget. Take it when you go shopping and when packing – it’s a great checklist.
Check what kit you already have that you could use (but avoid denim and cotton items).
Ask around and see what people have and would be happy to lend, particularly small items like hats, sun cream, roll mats and water bottles.
If you are still growing then you may want to spend less as you will quickly out grow your clothing, boots and some kit.
Find out what are the normal temperatures, particularly at night, for the time of year.
You must have waterproofs but check the forecast. Do you need dry-bags and extra waterproofing? What about sun cream/sun hat/sunglasses?
Making do with basic/alternative kit for two days is very different to three or four days. Really think about what compromises are safe and comfortable.
Would you use the boots everyday walking the dog or take the rucksack on your gap year? It might be worth spending more if you’ll get that value back over time.
Think about what you can afford, what kit you have to get and remember your discount of at least 10% at GO Outdoors, Blacks, Millets, Ultimate Outdoors and Tiso.
The range of expedition boots is vast because people’s feet are so different. If you want a boot to last make sure you get a professional fitting to buy a pair that really fits you. The DofE recommended retailer are GO Outdoors, Blacks, Millets, Ultimate Outdoors and Tiso, who all provide a great free fitting service.