Kit Store

Save 20% or more* when ordering group kit at Cotswold Outdoor

Kit out your kit store – an exclusive DofE promotion to save 20% or more by ordering with Cotswold Outdoor Group Sales.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award works with outdoor experts including Cotswold Outdoor and Vango to offer DofE Recommended Kit to groups and participants for expeditions and other outdoor adventures. As one season ends and new groups are signing up, now is a great time to review your Kit Store.

Dedicated account managers from the Cotswold Outdoor Group Sales team offer highly competitive group order prices, often in excess of the 20% discount you receive on personal purchases in-store and online with your DofE Reward Card.


How to claim your Kit Store discount:

  1. Call Cotswold Outdoor Group Sales on 01666 718576 or email [email protected]
  2. Quote the Kit Store discount code DOFE917

Claim now


About the Kit Store promotion

Expanding your group? Tents need an upgrade? Need to support more participants?

We are working together to exclusively offer you the latest Vango kit at highly competitive prices* when you order through Cotswold Outdoor Group Sales. Contact the Cotswold Outdoor Group Sales team for advice and a quote on 01666 718576 or email [email protected]

  • Pre-order new for 2018 Vango tents and expedition kit before it becomes available in November.
  • Order now for your exclusive group discount.
  • Choose from a host of delivery options to suit you. Available only from the Cotswold Outdoor Group Sales team.
  • Pre-order now to guarantee you’re amongst the first in the UK to get the latest designs and technology from Vango. Pre-order is not available online or in-store.

Cotswold Outdoor offer advice and support for DofE Leaders, participants and groups across the UK. Contact your local store to arrange a free kit talk for your DofE group.

Kit Store essentials


Tents are a DofE Kit Store essential. Vango works closely with DofE Leaders and listens to your expedition feedback. The new, improved Vango Trek Pro range is tailored to meet those needs; ensuring low weight, durability and quick and easy pitching. Vango has also added some more home comforts such as additional pocket space for ‘essentials’ like sweets and chocolate!


Vango’s 2018 Trek Pro range features new technology and features across their most popular DofE recommended tents. For 2018 the trekking range has been enhanced with a mountain of upgrades. These include premium components and user orientated features such as ripstop flysheets and strong but lightweight Yunan poles.

Safety in mind? ISO 5912 approved. All Vango DofE Recommended tents meet the international ISO 5912 requirements for safety, performance and fitness for use of camping tents. All Vango tent materials are fire retardant.

Book a free kit talk with your local Cotswold Outdoor store for your group to understand more about the needs of their expedition kit.


The Trangia cooking system is an icon of the outdoors. Trangia’s simplicity and stability means it has been the go-to choice for adventurers since the 1920s. The unique design is simple to build and use on expeditions, and packs into its windshields, making it easy to carry – the ideal product for DofE Leaders and participants alike. Choose the 25 series for every two/three people and the 27 series for every one/two. If your group loses a component or you like to have extras, any part of the system can be replaced so a missing part is not the end of your stove.

Damaged pan? Missing burner? Buy a full range of Trangia replacement parts through Cotswold Outdoor.

Rucksacks and sleeping bags

Most Kit Stores now include rucksacks and sleeping bags to save on costs and make DofE expeditions accessible to all participants. Vango offer a wide range of sleeping bags and rucksacks specially designed for trekking in the outdoors.

Free rucksack fitting for you and your participants is available at all Cotswold Outdoor stores.

*Minimum discount will be 20% DofE Leader Reward Card discount. Discount rate depends on individual product selection and order value. Selected lines are exempt.