Recommended expedition kit
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been helping young people gain valuable life experience, build confidence and enjoy adventure since it began in 1956. Here is a selection of kit to help you do the same.
Your tent should be
easy to carry, simple to
pitch,and keep you
A comfortable, reliable
boot can make the
most difference to
Your gear should be as useful and practical as possible, but not get in
Carrying your load might be the hardest part of your expedition – your choice of pack can make it easier.
After a long day in the outdoors, your cooking equipment will be your
Take only what you
really need on your expedition – and make
sure your kit is effective.
Below are a selection of DofE recommended and GO Outdoors Expert selected brands with the kit you'll need to see you through your expedition.
Every tent, rucksack, sleeping bag & accessory is full of experience, reliability, quality, innovation & design.
We live to travel, and use our knowledge to make our products the best they can possibly be.
Since the original Swiss Army Knife each product has been an expression of Swiss quality and pioneering spirit.
Regatta know what works, and make products that have been tried and trusted by walkers for over 20 years.
When outdoor conditions threaten the worst, Rab gear will keep you protected with functional and clever design.
Nikwax prolongs the
life and enhances the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment.
Specialising in outdoor walking footwear & socks that's perfect for long days spent in the great outdoors.
We look to understand the latest in footwear technology to produce products that provide enduring comfort.
Constantly evolving and developing their range to encourage even more people to enjoy outdoors!
For half a century, the Trangia stove has been the natural choice for storm-proof stoves.
For over 20 years, Lifeventure has been making products you can trust wherever you find yourself in the world.
The uncompromising values of quality and performance are built into each and every Lifesystems product.
Berghaus is a brand with over 40 years experience making performance wear for climbers & walkers.
Manufactured from quality performance fabrics and designed to cope with the worst of the British weather.
Founded in 1974, Hi-Tec is a proud British brand that's driven to ensure you get the most from the outdoors.
Expert advice & kit videos
Below are a selection of useful videos to help you on your expedition and with selecting the right kit for your needs.
How to use a
compass and map
Running time: 5:23
Running time: 2:38
Running time: 7:48
What to take on a
Running time: 6:27
How to pitch your
Running time: 3:52
How do waterproof
Running time: 5:26
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A little about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been helping young people gain valuable life experience, build confidence and enjoy adventure since it began in 1956. The Award is open to young people aged 14 – 24, who can work towards either a bronze, silver or gold level by completing a programme of activities in four areas (five if you’re going for gold): Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. For many, the expedition is the most fun and exciting area of the programme – no surprise when you consider that it could be anything from sailing on the Norfolk broads to hiking in Canada or horse riding in the Brecon Beacons!
Whatever adventure you choose, you’ll need the right kit to stay warm, comfortable and safe during your expedition.View products recommended on the DofE kit list, or take a look at the alternatives recommended by GO Outdoors’ experts. Of course, you’ll need to take into account the level and duration of your expedition when choosing your kit. For expert, friendly advice, why not pop into your local GO Outdoors store and one of our knowledgeable store staff can help you pick out the perfect kit – and don’t forget that if you find a lower price elsewhere, we’ll beat it by 10%.