Find great kit advice, hints and tips and money saving ideas from the experts.
Essential advice from the experts on the kit you'll need.
Essential checklist to ensure you have all the kit you'll need.
Save 15% off when buying from Cotswold Outdoor.
The DofE builds great partnerships with expert kit suppliers and manufactures so we can test and develop recommended kit suitable for DofE expeditions.
Wherever you buy one of our Recommended Kit items, in any shop in store or online, a small royalty goes from the manufacturer to support the DofE Charity. Thank you.
Remember; get kit checked by the Expedition Supervisor before using it on expedition.
Your most important item of kit and one you will almost certainly need to buy.
What clothes and waterproofs you will need for your expedition.
Complete advice for breakfast, lunch, supper and emergency rations.
Advice for looking after you feet and what socks to wear.
Advice on cooking, stoves, fuel and wash-kit.
How to get your rucksack to fit and pack it right.
First aid kits, how to cope in hot weather and knife safety.
How to pick the right sleeping bag and what the options are for sleeping mats.
Hints and tips on navigation from the experts and money off OS maps.
Expert advice and jargon busting for expedition tents.
to ask yourself before getting your expedition kit together or spending any money.
Expert adventure film maker Russ Malkin gives you his top tips for filming your expedition.
Some helpful tips on kit to support adults when out on DofE expeditions…
Visit Cotswold Outdoor
The best way to save money on expedition kit is to use what you already have or borrow kit from other people. Always check the kit's suitability (especially if borrowed) with your Expedition Supervisor.
The Lion King 10% off
Personalised DofE clothing
Residential opportunity in Africa
Learner Driver Insurance
Wicked 10% off
Ongoing savings in over 500 main high street and online retailers
Billy Elliot 10% off
War Horse 10% off
View rucksack advice