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How to use The Layering System

How to use The Layering System

17th Mar 2017 in Advice, Craghoppers, Expedition, General
 
How to use The Layering System By Craghoppers If you’re planning what to wear on a cold winter walk, it can often be tempting to pick out the warmest, biggest jacket you own. However, this isn’t always the best solution – despite being the most obvious – and it is even more important when planning ...

27 ways to save your soles

27 ways to save your soles

28th Feb 2017 in Advice, Expedition, General
 
No other piece of kit affects the enjoyment of your expedition more than what you put on your feet. We’ve compiled 27 ways for you to take care of your boots, socks and feet before, during and after your expedition. Choosing your footwear Getting the right material for you – leather boot are very durable ...

Choosing a Trekking Rucksack – Five Top Tips from Vango

Choosing a Trekking Rucksack – Five Top Tips from Vango

31st Jan 2017 in Advice, Expedition, General
 
If you’re completing your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, one of the most essential pieces of equipment you will need is a good trekking rucksack. However, finding the perfect backpack can be a little overwhelming. There are a seemingly endless number of styles, sizes and shapes to choose from, so where do you start? Find prednisone ...

The DofE Interactive Kit List

The DofE Interactive Kit List

24th Jan 2017 in Cotswold Outdoor, Expedition, General, Reward Card
 
The DofE Expedition Kit List is going mobile Planning and preparing for your DofE expedition is a key task at all Award levels. The Expedition Kit List has been the most downloaded document from the DofE for many years, but paper is often not the first or most practical choice for some. The DofE Interactive ...

How to choose an insulated jacket

How to choose an insulated jacket

13th Jan 2017 in Advice, Cotswold Outdoor, General
 
Get clued-up on different types of insulation. By Cotswold Outdoor Save 15%* on an insulated jacket this winter from Cotswold Outdoor with your DofE Reward Card As mammals we’re great at keeping ourselves warm, our bodies work hard to maintain our core temperature at 37°C degrees whatever the weather. Nevertheless, on cold, crisp winter days ...

Vango XD range – made for DofE expeditions

Vango XD range – made for DofE expeditions

24th Oct 2016 in Expedition, General, Partner News
 
  In 2014, Vango invited seventeen DofE Leaders and volunteers to their Glasgow based showroom to give feedback on Vango products, including how to develop their trekking tent, rucksack, and sleeping bag collections. Those attending were from various locations across the west of Scotland. Vango wanted to hear about their experiences on DofE expeditions, get ...

Who says no one ever wins prize draws?

Who says no one ever wins prize draws?

12th Sep 2016 in General
 
Well, that is definitely not that case. At DofE Shopping.org we run regular FREE prize draws, giving you a chance to win prizes ranging from expedition kit to iPhones, and days out to vouchers. There are many chances to win and you can enter every prize draw you fancy (but only one entry per draw). ...

Get Physical on National Fitness Day on 7 September!

Get Physical on National Fitness Day on 7 September!

16th Aug 2016 in General, Partner News
 
National Fitness Day 2016 With National Fitness Day fast approaching, Wednesday 7th September, ukactive Chair and the most celebrated Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson talks about the most active day of the year. I am delighted and highly privileged as ukactive Chair to be a part of National Fitness Day 2016, it’s a day when we ...

Lucy Grayston, Silver DofE participant, blogs for Craghoppers about her DofE expedition.

Lucy Grayston, Silver DofE participant, blogs for Craghoppers about her DofE expedition.

16th Aug 2016 in Blog Banners, Craghoppers, Expedition, General, Partner News
 
Ever thought to yourself, “What does the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award involve?” If you’re about embark on your first DofE expedition, read Lucy’s experience, first hand, to see what you can expect. Finally, we arrived at Lake Bala after a somewhat squashed minibus journey. We were given a brief talking to about the possible dangers ...